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by Dhammanando
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Focusing like an Owl
Replies: 19
Views: 353

Re: Focusing like an Owl

Perhaps my short statement was not very clear. My point was that the description by these corrupted householders wouldn’t even have necessarily taken an accurate account of how the monks appeared into consideration, but was purely meant to imply that whatever they were doing was wrong. Thanks for t...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Focusing like an Owl
Replies: 19
Views: 353

Re: Focusing like an Owl

In this talk Bhante references a sutta where the Buddha discourages meditating like "an owl hunting it's prey." I think Ven. N. Ñānamoli is either misremembering what the sutta says or else never understood it properly in the first place. Yes, in the very least one can assume that to describe an as...
by Dhammanando
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: anattā”ti and natthattā”ti
Replies: 22
Views: 367

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: 494

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: 274

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: 261

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: 570

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: 494

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: 570

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: 570

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: 570

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: 494

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: 172325

Re: Pali Resources

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

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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: 570

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. ...