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by Dhammanando
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 107
Views: 171776

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: Abhidhamma
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 324

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...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?

I didn't know that (according to Theravada) Ananda recited the Abhidhamma at the first council. Does any Theravadin truly believe that? In Theravādin Asia the account of the Buddha teaching Abhidhamma in Tāvatimsa is widely known and widely believed. In Burma it's almost ubiquitously believed. The ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it compulsory to accept Abhidhamma as a part of doctrine to be considered as Theravada?
Replies: 201
Views: 1995

Re: Is it compulsory to accept Abhidhamma as a part of doctrine to be considered as Theravada?

Lets take an example : essentially how both below quote of internal external are differents ? Therein what is internal form? That form which, for this or that being, is personal, self-referable, one’s own, individual and is grasped (by craving and false view), (i.e.) the four great essentials and t...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?

Didn't Buddha supposedly teach that secretly to devas and Sariputta? And Sariputta would have been dead before this first council as well? In the Atthasālinī's account (see the link below) it was taught to devas who'd gathered from ten thousand world-systems, so hardly secretive. Ven. Sāriputta was...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Why buddhist monks being called samana ?
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Why buddhist monks being called samana ?

Bhante , but it appears that in the vinaya those terms were not used except only bhikkhu . Even in the Vinaya there are passages where samaṇa is synonymous with bhikkhu. For example, one of the ways of announcing that you're giving up the bhikkhu training is by saying "assamaṇoti maṃ dhārehi", "Hol...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Why buddhist monks being called samana ?
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Why buddhist monks being called samana ?

Was bhikkhu and samana synonym ? In some contexts they are synonymous, particularly when the words are being used in a valorized sense: "true bhikkhu," "true samana" or even "true brahmin". For example, "samana" as used in the Mahaparinibbanasutta: "Wherever, Subhadda, the Noble Eightfold Path is n...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Capitalism.
Replies: 42
Views: 368

Re: Buddhism and Capitalism.

And monarchy is justified by divine right? No, not by divine right. In the Aggañña Sutta the foundation of monarchy is represented as a contractarian one, rather similar to that of Thomas Hobbes (who severely criticised Sir Robert Filmer's divine right defence of monarchy). Now some being, Vāseṭṭha...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?

Is there any article or book that discusses how Te Ab (pali) changed through the ages? Did it go through some revisions, additions, through the 6 councils? The main sources for the Theravādin emic view are the introductions to the Dhammasaṅgaṇī and Kathāvatthu commentaries. The said view is that si...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?

Do Burmese, Thai, Sri Lankan all have slightly different versions, similar to how their pali suttas have some slight differences? The differences between different regional recensions of the Abhidhamma Piṭaka are much slighter than those in the different recensions of the other two Piṭakas. Just ra...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 108 recitations of Itipiso a day
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: 108 recitations of Itipiso a day

Did the Buddha day we should meditate, or did did the Buddha say people should chant for maybe 1½ hours a day? If the chanting is for the sake of memorising the teaching, then this is in fact one of the prescribed early stages in several of the gradual training suttas. And for a bhikkhu in early Bu...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the kamma result of a monk who eats after noon time?
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: What is the kamma result of a monk who eats after noon time?

There's a spectrum of possibilities. At the innocuous end of the spectrum, if the rule is transgressed by mistake (i.e., a bhikkhu either misjudges the time or else consumes a food item during the vikāla mistakenly believing it to be an allowable medicine) then there wouldn't be any kammic consequen...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)
Replies: 150
Views: 1033

Re: Atman in Buddhism? (Nikaya)

See the posts of member ancientbuddhism in the "Anattā thread".

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by Dhammanando
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why are ancient statues of Buddha depicted as sitting in full-lotus?
Replies: 23
Views: 442

Re: Why are ancient statues of Buddha depicted as sitting in full-lotus?

Do we find this sitting posture or the hand gesture in any Greek statutes? Art historians who posit an Hellenic influence on early Buddha statues are not referring to their postures or mudras. What they're referring to is, firstly, the very idea of making statues of one's heroes, and secondly, to t...