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by rhinoceroshorn
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what is the longest most obnoxious compound pali word you've run into?
Replies: 13
Views: 2532

Re: what is the longest most obnoxious compound pali word you've run into?

On rhino's comment on chinese example: I have a very small written chinese character vocabulary, but I have no problem differentiating borders between Chinese characters for thousands of words I don't know the meaning of, because single glyph character words naturally have a rectangular border. In ...
by rhinoceroshorn
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.
Replies: 19
Views: 6181

Re: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.

This girl in my avatar also ended like that. So sad.

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Let's strive for liberation, friends!!
by rhinoceroshorn
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.
Replies: 19
Views: 6181

Re: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.

Wow, this is strong.
I need to arise samvega in myself everyday. I enjoy my youth and the only dukkhas I occasionally face are sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair. Death and old age are the dukkhest of those and I forget about them!! I need to remember myself about them EVERYDAY!!!
by rhinoceroshorn
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.
Replies: 19
Views: 6181

How to arise samvega in approximately 1 second.

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Some years later...


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This is cliche but useful.
by rhinoceroshorn
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 492
Views: 106293

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

Just a detail: I don't know if the Venerable explicitly defends piracy like me.

A more accurate description in order not to misrepresent him is saying that he doesn't speak against/in dispraise of piracy. Just that.

:anjali:
by rhinoceroshorn
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Does someone know a Pali dictionary like this one for Kindle?
Replies: 0
Views: 1631

Does someone know a Pali dictionary like this one for Kindle?

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You just press on the word and the meaning appears, instead of looking for the word in the dictionary.

Many thanks.
by rhinoceroshorn
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 492
Views: 106293

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

People defending piracy!!!! They certainly must be noobs, beginners, unvirtuous!!!! Just watch Bhante Yuttadhamma (who is btw very knowledgeable) defending publicly piracy: https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/questions/2847/does-illegal-downloading-or-viewing-of-copyright-material-violate-the-second...
by rhinoceroshorn
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 492
Views: 106293

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

People defending piracy!!!! They certainly must be noobs, beginners, unvirtuous!!!! Just watch Bhante Yuttadhamma (who is btw very knowledgeable) defending publicly piracy: https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/questions/2847/does-illegal-downloading-or-viewing-of-copyright-material-violate-the-second-...
by rhinoceroshorn
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what is the longest most obnoxious compound pali word you've run into?
Replies: 13
Views: 2532

Re: what is the longest most obnoxious compound pali word you've run into?

Pāli is a simplified version of Sanskrit. Sanskrit means literally put together. One of the major features of Sanskrit is this agglomeration of words. It makes a lot of sense that they remain all together in Pāli for etymological purposes. Removing it would be equivalent to removing genders from Rom...
by rhinoceroshorn
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is 'fart' in pali?
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: What is 'fart' in pali?

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by rhinoceroshorn
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 492
Views: 106293

Re: There is no difference between reading a book at a library and downloading it online

Wholesome desire for the welfare of human beings who can't afford books. A possible wholesome purpose does not justify the unwholesome means. Abandoning anything that is unwholesome is the top priority in the Buddha's teachings. Justice vs. Skillfulness Wisdom over Justice It's not an unwholesome m...
by rhinoceroshorn
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 492
Views: 106293

Re: There is no difference between reading a book at a library and downloading it online

Wholesome desire for the welfare of human beings who can't afford books. The most wholesome desire of that nature leads to the purchase of books and distribution to those who can't afford them. Demanding the producers receive no payment for their labour looks like a good way of ensuring that nothin...
by rhinoceroshorn
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 492
Views: 106293

Re: There is no difference between reading a book at a library and downloading it online

The most wholesome desire of that nature leads to the purchase of books and distribution to those who can't afford them. This is unpractical. If you just put books on library Genesis, who wants them, downloads them. Demanding the producers receive no payment for their labour looks like a good way o...