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by Assaji
Tue May 24, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Buddhābhisekagāthā
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Buddhābhisekagāthā

rahula80 wrote: Sun May 22, 2022 1:43 pm Does anyone know any English translation of this text?
See the book "Becoming the Buddha" by Donald Swearer.
by Assaji
Tue May 17, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: arati
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: arati

Hi Asahi, Here appear to translate arati as delight ? Is that correct ? This is wrong. Unfortunately, Sujato's translations are often misleading. Discontent (Arati), was one of the three daughters of Māra, the others being craving (Taṇhā) and lust (Ragā). http://www.aimwell.org/DPPN/arati.html :anja...
by Assaji
Sun May 15, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The meaning of Sacca
Replies: 14
Views: 264

Re: The meaning of Sacca

Hi Bundokji,
Bundokji wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 3:17 pm Sacca is often translated as truth and was mentioned in the first sermon by the lord Buddha when he taught the four noble truths.

Are there alternative translations of the term?
See the thread:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=4283

:anjali:
by Assaji
Sun May 15, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is more reliable? Visuddhi Magga or Vimuttimagga?
Replies: 31
Views: 4937

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

Unfortunately one of the passages of Vimuttimagga affects it's reliability over all the other arguments: "When you meet a person belongs to a low caste while on pindapata, cover the bowl with your hand" Above caste discrimination (Vimuttimagga) indicates more influence from Hinduism over ...
by Assaji
Sun May 01, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Chronology of the Pali Canon
Replies: 10
Views: 6636

Re: Chronology of the Pali Canon

Now, as to the question of the stratification of Pali Canon by lexical and grammatical markers. Rhys-Davids'es Pali-English dictionary mentions the words which are used only in the later texts:... Ven. Nyanatiloka lists a number of chronological markers: https://www.budsas.org/ebud/bud-dict/dic4_ap...
by Assaji
Fri Apr 15, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: buddha etymology
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: buddha etymology

Hi Orlandus, Normally a past participle has a grammatical referent though, it needs to 'participate' with another word. ie pacita = cooked this would not imply 'one who cooked'. One would need a phrase like 'pacitaṃ odanaṃ - the cooked rice' Indeed, there's such a meaning, even though it's very rare...
by Assaji
Fri Apr 15, 2022 4:53 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?
Replies: 183
Views: 33189

Re: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?

Alex123 wrote: Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:41 pm
Assaji wrote: Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:02 pm 'Paṭigha' here is rather an 'impact, sensory reaction; what is experienced (through sensory reaction)', as Margaret Cone's dictionary explains it.
So sensory reaction means that senses are functional in the 4 jhāna-s.
Indeed.
by Assaji
Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?
Replies: 183
Views: 33189

Re: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?

Some meditators say that we can’t hear sounds in jhāna, not even the first one. Is sound rūpa? If so, when do perceptions of rūpa cease? Are sense perceptions diversity? If so, when does diversity cease? When one attains base of infinite space. Indeed. Taking the above in consideration, what sort o...
by Assaji
Thu Apr 14, 2022 6:15 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sandhi rules
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Sandhi rules

Hi Ceisiwr,
Ceisiwr wrote: Wed Mar 16, 2022 1:35 am Does anyone know of a useful sandhi rule chart?
Appendices to the translation of Kaccayana's grammar are quite useful:

https://ariyajoti.files.wordpress.com/2 ... f#page=105

:anjali:
by Assaji
Thu Apr 14, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: buddha etymology
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: buddha etymology

Dear Orlandus, √budh (know) + ta = budhta = buddha (via sandhi; Duroiselle rule 63) The common etymology is that 'ta' is the past participle suffix ie buddha = "known" but could ta instead be the demonstrative pronoun stem ie buddha = "one that knows" To be precise, "buddha&...
by Assaji
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: ariya savako: noble disciple, or disciple of noble ones?
Replies: 7
Views: 3299

Re: ariya savako: noble disciple, or disciple of noble ones?

Hi Frank, So to be clear, does Tv commentary say ariya savaka means noble disciple (at least stream enterer) anywhere it occurs in the suttas, or just in those cases where they clarify that in commentary? The Commentary explains the meaning of the word in the current context. In rare cases, it expla...
by Assaji
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?
Replies: 183
Views: 33189

Re: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?

Nimitta indeed means cause in many places in the sutta's just as Ven Upatissa points out in the Vimuttimagga. If you go back just one sutta to AN 2.77 you'll find the exact some formula as AN 2.78 with nidana replaced with nimitta: “Bad, unskillful qualities, mendicants, arise with a foundation, no...
by Assaji
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?
Replies: 183
Views: 33189

Re: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?

I'm actually in the process of study, it is a difficult document, very dense. It will takes months to extract all the juice. It would be extremely helpful if others would share their insights on the forum. For me, the passage in the Yogasthāna III of the Śrāvakabhūmi in the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra (TU...
by Assaji
Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?
Replies: 183
Views: 33189

Re: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?

How does he subdue [the mind]? Those signs on account of which that mind of his is distracted — namely, by the signs of forms, sound, smell, taste and tangible objects, 95 and by the sign of greed, hatred, ignorance, woman and man,96 therein, he first comprehends them with the ideation of being dis...
by Assaji
Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Is the PTS a reliable dictionary?
Replies: 65
Views: 2375

Re: Is the PTS a reliable dictionary?

These citations demonstrate the futility of trying to "re-discover" allegedly-lost Pāli meanings (allegedly lost on account of all of the "post-Buddhist" "gish gallops" no doubt!) based on an amateur understanding of Vedic (!) etymological roots and the prefixes and su...