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by Assaji
Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: An Anapanasati Question
Replies: 30
Views: 2233

Re: An Anapanasati Question

Hi Heaviside, Thanks to everyone who responded. I learned a new Pali word! But I think the introduction of yet another Pali term does not increase clarity. I tend to think the tip of the nose is not the intended meaning. Here's why. Any reasonable interpretation of ``him'' would include all body par...
by Assaji
Sun Dec 24, 2023 2:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is more reliable? Visuddhi Magga or Vimuttimagga?
Replies: 49
Views: 9844

Re: What is more reliable? Visuddhi Magga or Vimuttimagga?

Hi Frank, I've sent a few emails to the address listed on that university website over a period of 2 years inquiring about whether the paper book would ever be available on amazon, and asked about the PDF of volume 2, and have never gotten any response. Checked my spam folder, nothing. Doesn't seem ...
by Assaji
Thu Dec 14, 2023 9:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is more reliable? Visuddhi Magga or Vimuttimagga?
Replies: 49
Views: 9844

Re: What is more reliable? Visuddhi Magga or Vimuttimagga?

Dmytro, in the link you posted, I can only find content from Volume 1 of the Vimuttimagga book, which ends at Page 512. Will the Volume II of the book be uploaded separately? When everyone has fully developed samādhi and is ready for the wisdom teachings in Volume II ... (joking) :) Really, that's ...
by Assaji
Mon Dec 11, 2023 3:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is more reliable? Visuddhi Magga or Vimuttimagga?
Replies: 49
Views: 9844

Re: What is more reliable? Visuddhi Magga or Vimuttimagga?

Hi Dhamma friends, The new translation of the Vimuttimagga by Ven. Nyanatusita is now available as a free eBook at: https://www.buddhism.hku.hk/publication-post/the-path-to-freedom-vimuttimagga/ :anjali: Thank you Dmytro.. You are welcome, Arkaprava! The accompanying glossaries can be found at: htt...
by Assaji
Sat Dec 09, 2023 6:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stone chambers dating back 1400 years, filled with stone slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Stone chambers dating back 1400 years, filled with stone slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures

Hi, In the southwest suburbs of Beijing, the capital city of China, there are several mysterious caves on a high mountain. These caves are filled with stone slabs with Buddhist scriptures engraved on them. According to research, these stone slabs are about 1,400 years old. Who dug these caves? Why a...
by Assaji
Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is more reliable? Visuddhi Magga or Vimuttimagga?
Replies: 49
Views: 9844

Re: What is more reliable? Visuddhi Magga or Vimuttimagga?

Hi Dhamma friends,

The new translation of the Vimuttimagga by Ven. Nyanatusita is now available as a free eBook at:

https://www.buddhism.hku.hk/publication ... uttimagga/

:anjali:
by Assaji
Wed Nov 22, 2023 7:11 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Me sutanti dvedhāvitakkasuttaṃ
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: Me sutanti dvedhāvitakkasuttaṃ

ssasny wrote: Wed Nov 15, 2023 2:54 pm The commentary is glossing the words, "Me sutaṃ"
What was 'heard by me'? The dvedhāvitakkasuttaṃ.

The next phrase glossed is "dvidhā katvā dvidhā katva", etc, etc.
:goodpost:
by Assaji
Mon Oct 30, 2023 5:55 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 85
Views: 47131

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

Hi Frank, Good to see you! Hope all is well where you are. Nice to see you as well. Thank you, I am fine. I would much rather see translations of Smb of yogacaribhumi with sanskrit and english side by side than a scholar's research summary. I don't mind their summary, but without seeing the actual s...
by Assaji
Sun Oct 15, 2023 11:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 85
Views: 47131

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

Hello Pali friends, German scholar Martin Delhey has explored the meaning of this term in relatively early Yogacara Sanskrit texts, and after a long and difficult research, concluded the following (in English translation): 5.4.3 Techniques of object contemplation: discussion of the concept of nimitt...
by Assaji
Tue Oct 03, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Why is the authenticity of Digha nikaya so often disputed?
Replies: 20
Views: 2794

Re: Why is the authenticity of Digha nikaya so often disputed?

Greetings Mike Ralph King, Independently of the sources or opinions cited here, I came to the conclusion a while back that the Digha Nikaya did not reach the standards of the Majjhima, the Samuyutta or the Anguttara, though taken as a whole these four constitute the 'serious' part of the Canon. It i...
by Assaji
Thu Apr 13, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sakkāya
Replies: 30
Views: 9730

Re: Pali Term: Sakkāya

Visuddhimagga (ХХII, 56): "Cankers (āsava): ... is a term for greed for sense desires, greed for becoming, wrong view, and ignorance, because of the exuding (savana) [of these defilements] from unguarded sense-doors like water from cracks in a pot in the sense of constant trickling, or because...
by Assaji
Thu Apr 13, 2023 6:32 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sakkāya
Replies: 30
Views: 9730

Re: Pali Term: Sakkāya

Hi Asahi, The contradiction lies in the Pointing Out of an existence of an arahant itself , the assumption somehow there is an arahant somewhere . If the arahant cannot be found or to be found from or on the five aggregates , then there is no such thing as arahant to be said of . Similarly with this...
by Assaji
Tue Mar 28, 2023 8:19 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sakkāya
Replies: 30
Views: 9730

Re: Pali Term: Sakkāya

Ps . Perhaps if you to rethink a baby has five clinging aggregates ? Does the baby already being accompanied by defilements or that is tainted earlier on and taken up as one's own ? 😉 The text of the Sutta talks about āsava s, not "defilements" ( kilesa ). Āsava s are rather preconditions...
by Assaji
Tue Mar 28, 2023 7:47 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sakkāya
Replies: 30
Views: 9730

Re: Pali Term: Sakkāya

Hi Asahi, Are you saying both below translation are outdated ? Yes, a better translation is needed. Ps . If you say cant pinpoint the arahant as the five aggregates . Yes, this is clearly stated in the Suttas, e.g. in the Bhikkhu Sutta: https://accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22/sn22.036.than.html...
by Assaji
Tue Mar 28, 2023 7:13 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome new admin Sam Vara!
Replies: 19
Views: 7573

Re: Welcome new admin Sam Vara!

Greetings, Sam Vara, and best wishes with this difficult work :anjali: