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by thomaslaw
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Post Your Home Altar
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Post Your Home Altar

Buddha & Brahma
by thomaslaw
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara
Replies: 17
Views: 5398

Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

Do Buddhists also chant the Namo Tassa and Saranam words not only in front of Buddha image, but also in front of Brahma/Deva/deity image(s), when doing devotional pray or worship?
by thomaslaw
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?
Replies: 46
Views: 2882

Re: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?

Verse always tends to be linguistically conservative in language (archaic words). The Sutta-nipāta, Dhammapada (both edited in Khuddaka-Nikāya), and Sagātha-vagga (in Samyutta-Nikāya/Samyukta-āgama) were composed in verse. These texts in verse were considered by some scholars an earlier compilation,...
by thomaslaw
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Source for the Pāli Canon in English
Replies: 63
Views: 3345

Re: Source for the Pāli Canon in English

It seems no English translations of commentary on the Sutta-Piṭaka and Vinaya-Piṭaka. I am particularly interested in Sāratthappakāsinī (Commentary on the Saṃyutta-nikāya).
by thomaslaw
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: My theory on Original Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 1222

Re: My theory on Original Buddhism

While some do argue that (Richard Gombrich for example), the more common understanding is that ceto-vimutti refers to temporary release from the hindrances due to samādhi , as opposed to paññā-vimutti , deliverance through wisdom. Still a very important part of development, however. See for example...
by thomaslaw
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: My theory on Original Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 1222

Re: My theory on Original Buddhism

Quid est veritas? Choong Mun-keat. :jumping: The four kinds of mind-liberation (cetovimutti) in SN 41.7 "are classified as a set of meditations (cetovimutti), but the essence of them is emptiness-insight (empty of self or of all afflictions, asavas) for ultimate liberation - nirvana." See p. 58 (cf...
by thomaslaw
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: My theory on Original Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 1222

Re: My theory on Original Buddhism

According to SN 22.51 = SA 1 and SN 22.115-116 = SA 28, paññā-vimutta is the same as ceto-vimutti ( cittam vimuttam ) and ditthadhamma-nibbana . See pp. 69-70 (cf. pp. 53, 100) in Choong Mun-keat's Fundametal Teachings of Early Buddhism . :smile: Of course they are ! The distinction between meditat...
by thomaslaw
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: My theory on Original Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 1222

Re: My theory on Original Buddhism

While some do argue that (Richard Gombrich for example), the more common understanding is that ceto-vimutti refers to temporary release from the hindrances due to samādhi , as opposed to paññā-vimutti , deliverance through wisdom. Still a very important part of development, however. See for example...
by thomaslaw
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: My theory on Original Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 1222

Re: My theory on Original Buddhism

Watana wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:21 am "See consciousness ? it's always changing, and it can make us experience suffering, therefore it can't be the eternal and blissful soul (ātman)... sooo how about you join my sect now ? Even women are allowed ! Now go grab some water and wash my feet please."
Which sutta?
by thomaslaw
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: My theory on Original Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 1222

Re: My theory on Original Buddhism

... Unfortunately, some bhikkhu failed to understand all his references. They thus took everything literally... conceiving Brahma as a god living in some kind of heaven... thinking that crucial qualities like mettā and equanimity couldn't lead to nibbāna... this is how the Buddhist religion (as opp...
by thomaslaw
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?
Replies: 46
Views: 2882

Re: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?

Sutta-nipāta collection is relevant to gāthā, but "compiled in the Khuddaka-nikāya rather than being made part of the four basic Āgamas/Nikāyas" (see p. 10, note 34 in Choong Mun-keat’s Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism ). In terms of the formation of early Buddhist texts, Sutta-nipāta collec...
by thomaslaw
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Translation of SA 359
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Translation of SA 359

若思量 ceteti yañca 若妄想 pakappeti yañca 生彼使 anuseti (?) 攀緣 ārammaṇametaṃ (*hoti) 識 viññāṇassa 住 ṭhitiyā Direct correspondences between the Chinese and Pāli. The "hoti" has to be navigated differently in Chinese. The Chinese has "arising" (生) near the word "anuseti" that is not in the Pāli or it just t...
by thomaslaw
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?
Replies: 46
Views: 2882

Re: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?

Can you present convincing arguments for such a placement? Do you really imply that, for example, the inclusion of the Anattalakkhana Sutta in both Vinaya and Saṃyutta Nikāya is evidence of its lateness? Sutta-nipāta collection is relevant to gāthā, but "compiled in the Khuddaka-nikāya rather than ...
by thomaslaw
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?
Replies: 46
Views: 2882

Re: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?

1) In the same volume there is the paper on the same subject by ven. Anālayo and S. Travagnin, with an alternative view. Have you read it? Yes, I have. The response to Choong Mun-keat by Analayo in the paper is just like a restatement of similar style or opinion of him. It is in fact just to presen...
by thomaslaw
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?
Replies: 46
Views: 2882

Re: Which Theravada school is the closest to early Buddhism?

It will be very good if Analayo directly responds to the relevant findings of Yinshun critically. But, I really consider he is unable to read the Chinese works by Yinshun. :thinking: