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by Dhammanando
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: anattā”ti and natthattā”ti
Replies: 20
Views: 264

Re: anattā”ti and natthattā”ti

.... Hi Assaji DD said : Natthattā means "There is not a self". You said : (There) is no self . Was there any difference ? The constructions "There is no + substantive" and "There isn't a + substantive" differ only in phrasing, not in meaning. There is no elephant in the room = There isn't an eleph...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating "satipaṭṭhānānaṁ" in dative case ???
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Translating "satipaṭṭhānānaṁ" in dative case ???

Bhante Sujato's theory? What is it? I have not read it. You wrote I was referring to his book A History of Mindfulness in which DN 22 is referred to as the "Piltdown Sutta". Nearly everyone I encounter who takes a dim view of this sutta does so under the influence of this book and so I thought this...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tasawwuf and Theravada
Replies: 18
Views: 214

Re: Tasawwuf and Theravada

Posts split from the topic "Jesus is the only way?"
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Unable to open a post
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Unable to open a post

I don't know why my post initially failed to appear, so I reposted it and now it does. This is the first time this has happened to me.

:shrug:
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?
Replies: 34
Views: 478

Re: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?

SarathW wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:49 am Thank you Bhante.
I still do not know what insight knowledge is.
Is this knowledge (insight) come only for Ariya?
No, at the lower levels of insight one is still a worldling, albeit a kalyāna one.
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating "satipaṭṭhānānaṁ" in dative case ???
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Translating "satipaṭṭhānānaṁ" in dative case ???

Then I read the two major Satipattana suttas were frauds concocted by abhidhammikas at the 3rd council. Would you be referring to Bhante Sujāto's theory to this effect? If so, I would note that even he doesn't allege the entire suttas to be fraudulent, but merely that in their proto-form they were ...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?
Replies: 34
Views: 478

Re: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?

Ok for Sotapanna but how about Sakdhagami? What is the yardstick? The attainment of all the ariyan paths and fruits are insight knowledges. As such, there would be no way that a sotāpanna's arrival at sakadāgāmitā and the resultant attenuation of kāmarāga and byāpāda could be mistaken for an attenu...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?
Replies: 34
Views: 478

Re: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?

So the monk will definitely know that s/he is a Sotapanna, Sakdhagami and Anagami? Is it likely that someone who's "crossed over beyond doubt" ( vitiṇṇakankhā ; tiṇṇavicikicchā ) might be in doubt about it? It is worrying if that Bhante G is not even Sotapanna, what hopes we have? In Ven. Jayasara'...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?
Replies: 34
Views: 478

Re: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?

I remember reading one strange case inside the sources, about somebody who was an arhant without being aware of that. I believe somebody posted the exact source time ago in this board. Unfortunately I cannot find it now. If somebody remember the case, it would be good to know Not arahantship. The b...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating "satipaṭṭhānānaṁ" in dative case ???
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Translating "satipaṭṭhānānaṁ" in dative case ???

To me it meant the standard formula has something terribly wrong with it. Then I read the two major Satipattana suttas were frauds concocted by abhidhammikas at the 3rd council. Are you referring to Ven. Sujāto's theory? If so, I would note that even he doesn't allege that the suttas in their entir...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 108
Views: 172095

Re: Pali Resources

Chris's resources file now updated, with thanks to Assaji for the new links.

:clap:
by Dhammanando
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?
Replies: 34
Views: 478

Re: Can a monk tell his followers that he is not fully enlightened?

In the Milindapañha Ven. Nāgasena shows one way for bhikkhus to respond to such improper questions from unordained people - with a non-committal answer: Paṭi­sandhi­pañha The King said: "Bhante Nāgasena, is there anyone who dies and is not reborn?" Some are reborn, some are not," replied the elder. ...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 18
Views: 429

Re: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?

Considering the thread's current trajectory, I believe it belongs more properly in the Early Buddhism than in he Abhidhamma sub-forum. I've moved it accordingly.
by Dhammanando
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 108
Views: 172095

Re: Pali Resources

lostitude wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:31 am May I suggest that the now broken links be removed?
Thanks. I've put asterisks under all the dead links so that if anyone notifies me of updated links to the same resources I can add them.
by Dhammanando
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 18
Views: 429

Re: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?

The Pali narrative is that the Abhidhamma is the teaching of the Buddha in the aforenamed heaven relayed by that same Buddha to Ven Sariputta, if I'm not mistaken (am I mistaken here, bhante? Yes, the account has the Buddha descending each day to teach the Abhidhamma to Ven. Sāriputta in a form tha...