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by Kare
Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: who's an ajahn?
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: who's an ajahn?

Ajahn, Acharn, Ajaan, Ajarn, Achaan... it is just a convention really and the Thais have several other terms for more senior (teaching) monks. But in the Western Ajahn Chah community, this term is used for monks and nuns who have 10+ Rains (vassa) or years behind them. I've heard a similar explanat...
by Kare
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hej hej hola
Replies: 10
Views: 2251

Re: hej hej hola

Hei David!

Heia Danmark!

:bow:
by Kare
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: who's an ajahn?
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: who's an ajahn?

Ajahn Brahm and Ajahn Sumedho are students of the late Ajahn Chah. All are members of the Thai Forest Tradition. I believe that "ajahn" means "teacher" ... That is correct. Ajahn (with slight variations of spelling) is the Thai pronounciation of the Pali word acariya (aacaariya), which means "teach...
by Kare
Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Wonderful Dhammadapa study site
Replies: 11
Views: 2695

Re: Wonderful Dhammadapa study site

Excellent! :clap:
by Kare
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Tathāgata
Replies: 22
Views: 10057

Re: Tathāgata

Here is a further exposition of the meaning of the Tathagatha from the Aganna sutta, DN: Yassa kho panassa, vāseṭṭha, tathāgate saddhā niviṭṭhā mūlajātā patiṭṭhitā daḷhā asaṃhāriyā samaṇena vā brāhmaṇena vā devena vā mārena vā brahmunā vā kenaci vā lokasmiṃ, tassetaṃ kallaṃ vacanāya – ‘bhagavatomhi...
by Kare
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "I am" in Pali?
Replies: 3
Views: 1812

Re: "I am" in Pali?

Looking over Ven. Narada's Pali course again, he doesn't mention how to translate statements relating to "you" as subject or "I" as subject. I assume that the Pali language has such a case. http://orunla.org/tm/pali/htpali/lesson1.txt" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; SING. So pacati* ...
by Kare
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's your favorite Buddha's quote?
Replies: 20
Views: 4543

Re: What's your favorite Buddha's quote?

‘‘Tasmātiha te, bāhiya, evaṃ sikkhitabbaṃ – ‘diṭṭhe diṭṭhamattaṃ bhavissati, sute sutamattaṃ bhavissati, mute mutamattaṃ bhavissati, viññāte viññātamattaṃ bhavissatī’ti. Evañhi te, bāhiya, sikkhitabbaṃ. Yato kho te, bāhiya, diṭṭhe diṭṭhamattaṃ bhavissati, sute sutamattaṃ bhavissati, mute mutamattaṃ ...
by Kare
Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Practise vs suttra
Replies: 33
Views: 6964

Re: Practise vs suttra

A group of buddhism friends then told me that by doing cultrivation alone is not enough. one must be well verse in suttra. that also applies to two monk masters reply too. One told me to practise yet the other told me to read sutta... My feels is : Are By knowing the suttra alone, is that important...
by Kare
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Online Pali Canon?
Replies: 36
Views: 8888

Re: Online Pali Canon?

Bhante, Ok so I know the idea of an online Pali Canon would take forever, but I'm just curious about it. It is already available — the Pali text, the Commentaries and the Subcommentaries, and in many different scripts. Tipitaka.org That is a great site, but I kind of think that he might mean in tra...
by Kare
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: Hello

Welkom!

:namaste:
by Kare
Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Humor in the dhamma
Replies: 15
Views: 3157

Re: Humor in the dhamma

There is one really remarkable passage in Patisambhidamagga about smiling wisdom (or laughing understanding): Katamā hāsapaññā? Idhekacco hāsabahulo vedabahulo tuṭṭhibahulo pāmojjabahulo sīlāni paripūretīti – hāsapaññā. Hāsabahulo vedabahulo tuṭṭhibahulo pāmojjabahulo indriyasaṃvaraṃ paripūretīti – ...
by Kare
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online
Replies: 14
Views: 5900

Re: A comprehensive manual of abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi online

Thank you pt1 for pointing out this valuable work. I have a hardcopy of ACM which has been an invaluable reference. I recommend the work thoroughly for anyone who wishes to know a little of the Abhidhamma. Metta Ben Agreed. If I should have to pick ONE book to bring to a desert island, this would b...
by Kare
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

Re: Introduction

Welcome Albert It is good to have you here at Dhamma Wheel! I wish you all the very best with the great Dhamma-work you are doing and I look forward to hearing how your project progresses! Metta Ben Thank you for the friendly welcome - both from yourself and from the others who have replied here. P...
by Kare
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

Introduction

Hi, My name is Kåre Albert Lie, and I live in Norway. I first got interested in buddhism around 1970. I studied Pali on my own (using mainly Warder), and later Pali and Sanskrit at the University in Oslo. I got my first real introduction to meditation from the Burmese teacher U Janaka. I have transl...
by Kare
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Studying Pali
Replies: 33
Views: 7900

Re: Studying Pali

Ben wrote: Hi Kare

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel and thank you for your review. Like Chris, I am intending to learn Pali and so your comments are especially welcome.
Metta

Ben
Thank you. Hmmmm .... I should have written a presentation. I'll see what I can do ...