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by Dhammanando
Sun May 16, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help with Pāli
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Help with Pāli

Sabbehi me piyehi vinābhāvo ("I shall be be separated from all that is dear to me") will get it down to 24 characters, unless spaces count as characters.

In that case try, Piyehi me vinābhavo (I shall be separated from what is dear to me").
by Dhammanando
Sun May 16, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Digha Nikaya Commentaries
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Digha Nikaya Commentaries

Translations of the commentaries to four of the DN Suttas are available at archive.org. The four are the Brahmajāla, Sāmaññaphala, Mahānidāna and Sampasādanīya Suttas. https://archive.org/details/PaliCommentariesCollection/01%20DN%2001%20Brahmajala%20Sutta%2C%20The%20Discourse%20All%20Embracing%20Ne...
by Dhammanando
Sun May 16, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Transmitting wrong dhamma is slandering
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Transmitting wrong dhamma is slandering

In the context of AN 2.23 and similar suttas, "slandering" is just a klutzy translation by Ajahn Thanissaro, along with several others who put too much trust in the PTS dictionary and don't consult other sources. The verb abbhācikkhati *can* mean to calumniate or accuse, but it also means to misrepr...
by Dhammanando
Fri May 14, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: White clad followers
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: White clad followers

Celibate and enjoying pleasures using other sences are same? The brahmacarī vs kāmabhogī distinction has celibate vs non-celibate as its basic meaning, but then each term has other ramifications. In the case of kāmabhogī the extended meaning encompasses any sort of conduct that's at odds with renun...
by Dhammanando
Fri May 14, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The word buddha
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: The word buddha

From the Sela Sutta Now at that time Keṇiya of the Dreadlocked Hair had confidence in the brahmin Sela. Then Sela accompanied by his three hundred students were out for a walk, and they came to the hermitage of Keṇiya. Sela saw the activity in the hermitage and said to Keṇiya, “Master Keṇiya, are yo...
by Dhammanando
Fri May 14, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Viññātesu & Rūpesu
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Viññātesu & Rūpesu

Contextually when rūpa and viññāta occur in the locative case, the meaning is most often "in/with regard to..." idha diṭṭhasutamutaviññātesu, piyarūpesu hemaka; chandarāgavinodanaṁ, nibbānapadamaccutaṁ. "In regard to likeable forms here seen, heard, sensed, and cognized, Hemaka, the dispelling of de...
by Dhammanando
Fri May 14, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: White clad followers
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: White clad followers

"Householders dressed in white" ( gihī odātavasanā ; Skt. gṛhī avadātavasanā ) is simply a term for householders in general, presumably based on the most commonly worn colour. All Indian religions used the term and it doesn't specify that the persons referred to belong to any particular class or cas...
by Dhammanando
Fri May 14, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Metta Translation
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Metta Translation

Can someone who is skilled in Pali please translate this from the Karaniya Metta Sutta: Sukhino va khemino hontu Sabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta I'm looking for a quite literal translation word for word. Sukhino, khemino and sukhitattā may be either adjectives or nouns. In English most translators ...
by Dhammanando
Tue May 11, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: The Problem With Hell

Don’t we have “Gods who delight in creating”? Along with “Gods who delight in controlling those creations”? They don't create the universe or even a single world-system. The nimmānarati devas have the power to create things for their own amusement. The paranimittavasavatti devas have the power to o...
by Dhammanando
Mon May 10, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: micchādhimokkho/viparitādhimokkho (Abhidhamma question)
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: micchādhimokkho/viparitādhimokkho (Abhidhamma question)

For negative applications of the term in the suttas it would be better to look at the use of its source verb, adhimuccati, and its past participle adhimutta.

As for the noun, see its use in the chapter on paticcasamuppāda in the Abhidhamma's Vibhanga and its commentary.
by Dhammanando
Mon May 10, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: The Problem With Hell

Kusala wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 11:09 am God/Allah/Yahweh whatever you call him is none other than Mara...
As Buddhism rejects the doctrine of a world creator, surely the Buddhist equivalent of God or Allah or Yahweh would be sky flowers or the sons of a barren woman or the horns of a hare.
by Dhammanando
Mon May 10, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?
Replies: 23
Views: 434

Re: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?

Apparently, undertaking right view at the time of death can be helpful in attaining a good rebirth. This is not the same as saying the last thought moment is decisive but it’s heading in that direction. Yes. There's also the Yodhajīvasutta, with the Buddha's repudiation of the Indian version of the...
by Dhammanando
Sun May 09, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?
Replies: 23
Views: 434

Re: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?

but did he help in war that lead to mass murder? No, there's no mention of any such thing. When the Jains were badmouthing Sīha after he transferred his allegiance from Mahāvīra to the Buddha the worst they could come up with was that he'd had an ox slaughtered to feed the Sangha. Even that charge ...
by Dhammanando
Sun May 09, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?
Replies: 23
Views: 434

Re: Is dhammawiki.com article on 'Last thought moment' correct?

Ven. Dhammika: The theory of the importance of the last thought moment is not mentioned in any of the Buddha's discourses or even in the later Abhidhamma Piñaka. The Tipiñaka records many occasions where the Buddha counselled people who were either dying or critically ill. If the last thought is re...