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by Dhammanando
Fri Mar 04, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Match the Buddha’s teachings
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Match the Buddha’s teachings

In the video we quote several passages from the Visuddhimagga to highlight these differences. Hi, welcome to Dhamma Wheel. I have a couple of suggestions regarding your videos. Firstly, when a block of text is being displayed it would be better to let it stand for a few seconds longer so that viewe...
by Dhammanando
Thu Mar 03, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Eye
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: The Eye

Do you have any resources on how this other word is derived, bhante? I'm afraid not. Childers' dictionary is missing the word; and neither the PED nor Cone supply an etymology. The commentaries, likewise, supply a gloss but not an etymology: "Acakkhussan" ti cakkhūnaṃ hitaṃ na hoti, parih...
by Dhammanando
Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: byādhidhammānaṁ
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: byādhidhammānaṁ

Byādhidhammānaṁ (var. vyādhidhammānaṁ) is the form that the adjective byādhidhamma would take if the noun that it qualifies is in the dative or genitive plural. Its meaning is "subject to sickness" or "of the nature to get sick". This is an example where it's being used in the da...
by Dhammanando
Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks and Thai Government Hospitals
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Monks and Thai Government Hospitals

1. Is the treatment there always free? In the sangha hospitals everything is free for monks. In the government hospitals almost everything is free. In the latter the only charges are for private rooms (if the monk doesn't want to stay in a public ward) and non-life-threatening complaints when they'...
by Dhammanando
Thu Mar 03, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Eye
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: The Eye

The word cakkhussa comprises two homonyms. One is the genitive of the noun cakkhu, but the other is an entirely different word, an adjective that's cognate with Skt. cakṣuṣya. The latter isn't a very common word. An example (AN 5.208): Dantakaṭ­ṭha­sutta “Pañcime, bhikkhave, ādīnavā dantakaṭṭhassa a...
by Dhammanando
Sat Feb 19, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Clad in the refuse's rag robe and asubha real practice experience?
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Clad in the refuse's rag robe and asubha real practice experience?

Lastly, I have been seeking for years a respectable bhante, namely Dhammanando from Wat Tha-Ma-Oh, Lampung, North Thailand, but unsuccessful so far. I shall be most delighted and would very much appreciate if anyone could tell me how to contact him, bhante Dhammanando (mail, PM or whatso...) Hi ven...
by Dhammanando
Sat Feb 19, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Skilful Thoughts of Renunciation
Replies: 30
Views: 881

Re: Skilful Thoughts of Renunciation

If the Buddha wanted us to develop metta n karuna at the second order of N8FP ie right intention , he would have pointed it out . No doubt. And the commentarial understanding is that the Buddha did point it out, but did so using the words "non-ill will" and "non-harming" in plac...
by Dhammanando
Sat Feb 19, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Pronunciation Critique
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Pali Pronunciation Critique

Occasionally, however, the preference may be overridden, especially in verse when there's a metri causa need to lose a vowel. It's then that one might meet with t-m (though I can't immediately think of an example). Bhante, can metri causa also result in pronouncing a vagga followed by an avagga as ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Feb 19, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Skilful Thoughts of Renunciation
Replies: 30
Views: 881

Re: Skilful Thoughts of Renunciation

This means after devoid of something , they develop metta pervading in all direction . :quote: devoid of longing, devoid of ill will, unconfused, clearly comprehending, ever mindful, dwells pervading one quarter with a mind imbued with loving-kindness I don't think so. If the commentary is right to...
by Dhammanando
Sat Feb 19, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Skilful Thoughts of Renunciation
Replies: 30
Views: 881

Re: Skilful Thoughts of Renunciation

That is commentary explanation . In Pali and Sanskrit the a- and an- prefixes have four main semantic functions: negative, privative, invertive and idiomatic. In other words: (1) not-X, (2) free-from-X / without-X, (3) opposite-of-X, and (4) of unpredictable meaning that needs to be contextually de...
by Dhammanando
Fri Feb 18, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Good Indian History Books?
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Good Indian History Books?

A. L. Basham, The Wonder that was India: a survey of the culture of the Indian subcontinent before the coming of the Muslims. From W. Norman Brown's review: The ten chapters of Dr. Basham's work treat of five main themes, namely history with prehistory (70 pages); the state, social order, and daily ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Feb 18, 2022 6:15 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Pronunciation Critique
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Pali Pronunciation Critique

But are there any common examples of combinations of two different vaggas With vagga consonants there's a strong preference that when any two are juxtaposed they should be of the same place of articulation (velar with velar, palatal with palatal, etc.). Hence Sanskrit ātmā and śabda become Pali att...
by Dhammanando
Wed Feb 16, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 359
Views: 185231

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

* He may strengthen his motivation to observe the Uposatha precepts by reading and regularly re-reading the various Anguttara Nikaya suttas that outline the advantages in doing so. When tempted to break a precept he may resist the temptation by resort to the three ādhipateyyas ("authorities&qu...
by Dhammanando
Wed Feb 16, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Pronunciation Critique
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Pali Pronunciation Critique

The pronunciation seems ok, but I noticed some mistakes in the syllabification. 1. Only the initial syllable of a Pali word can begin with a vowel. Every medial and final syllable has to begin with a consonant. For example, dipamattano is syllabified as "dī-pa-mat-ta-no", not "dīp-am-...
by Dhammanando
Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 359
Views: 185231

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Sam Vara wrote: Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:59 pmOr does one maintain the eight precepts, finishing this off with the less luxurious bed on the night of the 16th/17th?
One would observe the precept from dawn on the 16th until dawn on the 17th.