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by Dhammanando
Thu Jul 18, 2024 7:57 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: wearing robes and observing precepts a kind of ritual ?
Replies: 30
Views: 481

Re: wearing robes and observing precepts a kind of ritual ?

Is it ? Many monks, immediately before eating, will recite this passage from the Sabbāsavasutta: Reflecting wisely, I use almsfood neither for amusement nor for intoxication nor for the sake of physical beauty and attractiveness, but only for the endurance and continuance of this body, for ending d...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jul 16, 2024 12:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sam Harris & anattatā
Replies: 105
Views: 1954

Re: Sam Harris & anattatā

sphairos wrote: Mon Jul 15, 2024 5:42 pm It's just I saw anattātā in respected sources, e.g.:
We can probably put it down to a typo since both books also contain the regular spelling.
by Dhammanando
Sun Jul 14, 2024 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sam Harris & anattatā
Replies: 105
Views: 1954

Re: Sam Harris & anattatā

sphairos wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2024 2:32 pm BTW, I am grammatically uncomfortable with the term anattatā... Is it really found anywhere?
Shouldn't it be anattātā?
No, attatā and anattatā are correct. When adding the suffix -tā, one uses the pre-inflected form of a noun, not the nominative singular.
by Dhammanando
Sat Jul 13, 2024 7:04 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The pali equivalent of Pustaka
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: The pali equivalent of Pustaka

The above paragraph is not in the sutta central version of MN82: The passages in square brackets are just the editor's notes on variant readings. They're not part of the sutta itself. sabbesupi mūlapotthakesu dissati means that the word in question appears in all editions of the Canon. marammapotth...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jul 13, 2024 6:08 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Question about allowed syllables in Pali
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Question about allowed syllables in Pali

asksky wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:00 pm In Pali, are there any words that contains one syllable ending with a consonant and the next syllable starting with the consonant `h`
Yes, it's possible, but only with eight consonants: ñ, ṇ, n, m, ṃ, y, v, ḷ

pañha
taṇhā
sunhāta
tumhe
saṃharati
mayhaṃ
jivhā
mūḷha
by Dhammanando
Sun Apr 14, 2024 2:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Guarding against the nonchalance of the worldly attitude
Replies: 73
Views: 3872

Re: Guarding against the nonchalance of the worldly attitude

What is the Classical Theravādin view regarding the taking of psychedelics Bhante? I don't know of any explicit mention of psychedelics, but I think they're implicitly included in the fifth precept by the term majja . Whereas surā and meraya are defined as two kinds of alcohol, majja is defined as ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Guarding against the nonchalance of the worldly attitude
Replies: 73
Views: 3872

Re: Guarding against the nonchalance of the worldly attitude

While this may work for you this is not really a standard or normative path for a lay follower at all. Why "not really... normative"? The Mahāvacchagottasutta (MN73) speaks of both kāmabhogī householders and brahmacarī householders, and states that in both camps ariyasāvakas can be counte...
by Dhammanando
Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:10 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: vineyya loke abhijjhādomanassaṃ before or after kāye kāyānupassī ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1614

Re: vineyya loke abhijjhādomanassaṃ before or after kāye kāyānupassī ?

So which one of the 7 do you favor for the sati formula? simultaneous, sequential, causal? Pubbakālakiriyā-uttarakālakiriyā . Did that list of 7 also include an imperative? That wouldn't be possible. The imperative is a grammatical mood, but non-finite verb forms (of which the absolutive is one) ar...
by Dhammanando
Thu Apr 11, 2024 10:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: With harmonising communication - Samaggakaraṇiyā vācāya
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: With harmonising communication - Samaggakaraṇiyā vācāya

orval wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:47 pm Interesting. Just to confirm though, the spelling is the same?
Yes. In the PTS dictionary you'll find the participial noun and the participial adjective covered in the same entry.

https://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/app/p ... y?page=196
by Dhammanando
Thu Apr 11, 2024 3:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Right to Refuse Donation
Replies: 26
Views: 1103

Re: The Right to Refuse Donation

But what do you think of not accepting Dana from a soldier? If you mean the Myanmar episode where a section of the sangha carried out an "inverting of the bowl" action against the entire military, then I don't think it was a lawful procedure. To be lawful the target has to be an individua...
by Dhammanando
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Right to Refuse Donation
Replies: 26
Views: 1103

Re: The Right to Refuse Donation

I think Budhha specifically mentioned the incidents where a monk could turn the bowl upside down, it appears that there are only eight reasons to do so. In all other circumstances, monks have to accept it. That's not so. The part in bold should say: "In all other circumstances, when a monk is ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Apr 10, 2024 10:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there the idea of a third eye in any lineage of Buddhism or Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Is there the idea of a third eye in any lineage of Buddhism or Theravada Buddhism?

Does this exist in Theravada Buddhism? "Third eye" isn't a literal translation of any term found in Theravada Buddhist texts. Rather, it's an outdated and vulgar way of referring to the uṇṇa , which is the 31st of the 32 marks of a great man, as described in the Lakkhaṇa Sutta. The mark i...
by Dhammanando
Wed Apr 10, 2024 8:37 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: vineyya loke abhijjhādomanassaṃ before or after kāye kāyānupassī ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1614

Re: vineyya loke abhijjhādomanassaṃ before or after kāye kāyānupassī ?

Does " vineyya loke abhijjhādomanassaṃ " refer to what happens prior to kāye kāyānupassī or after? There are a couple of old threads by Assaji (Dmytro) which go into the grammar of the term. A short thread on vineyya itself. https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=245680 And a long th...
by Dhammanando
Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:12 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: With harmonising communication - Samaggakaraṇiyā vācāya
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: With harmonising communication - Samaggakaraṇiyā vācāya

Am I correct in saying that "karaṇāya" is the dative of karaṇa ? No, not here. When we are using karaṇa as a participial neuter noun then its dative singular forms would be karaṇāya and karaṇassa . Here, however, we're using it as a participial adjective and so it has to agree with the ge...
by Dhammanando
Tue Apr 09, 2024 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Immortality
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Immortality

Can Theravadists not use the word soul? Theravādins can and do use the word "soul" ( jīva ) when critiquing certain wrong views. In particular, it crops up in connection with the two views, "The soul and the body are the same" and "The soul and the body are different"....