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by Dhammanando
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Mathematics of Buddhaghosa
Replies: 93
Views: 1556

Re: The Mathematics of Buddhaghosa

The whole objection is moot if the "mathematics" of "one in a hundred or a thousand" is just a figurative expression for "it's rare." Well. Sure. If you look at it that way. Which seems to me quite a reasonable way of looking at it. Had the precise figure been both knowable and known to Buddhaghosa...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lifespan in Buddha's time
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Lifespan in Buddha's time

The fallacy can be seen is that in any era of human being there are not without animals realm hence always has killing . That's an obvious non sequitur. The fact that animals coexist with humans in every era doesn't mean that humans will always kill them in every era. Nor does it mean that in those...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: International Institute of Theravada
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: International Institute of Theravada

a group of highly educated forest vinaya monks Is not shaving a sign of higher education? :roll: The stubble on Ven. Maggavihārī's chin is merely a sign that he shaves his beard only when he shaves his head - a common practice among Sri Lankan forest monks. The Vinaya prohibits the growth of a long...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lifespan in Buddha's time
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Lifespan in Buddha's time

In reality I have seen many peoples doing sinful acts and live to a full life span of 80 90 100 . Virtuous peoples did not perform any bad deeds in this life yet suffered and live for only short time . Thats the meaning of illogical , lacking sense or sound reasoning when attributed to living a vir...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The full moon and Buddha vs the lunatics?
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: The full moon and Buddha vs the lunatics?

Moon does have some influence in the waters of our bodies? According to the second of your two links, no. Tides in the Human Body? Many people believe that the Moon’s gravitational force also affects humans, as our bodies are made up of approximately 70% fluid. However, there is no scientific evide...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lifespan in Buddha's time
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Lifespan in Buddha's time

What i am saying is , the illogical is the virtuous or sinful acts is the reason that decide the human lifespan . Then you're misusing the word "illogical". To say that human longevity fluctuates according to the state of human virtue is to make an assertion (specifically a religious faith claim), ...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mara question
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Mara question

Namaste i have a question, can Mara destroy any being if he wants to? In the case of human beings, even tree devas can kill us if they want to. Happily they don't usually want to. And nor does Māra. What Māra wants is that beings living in his world - the kāmaloka - stay in that world and don't mov...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lifespan in Buddha's time
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Lifespan in Buddha's time

Unfortunately DN26 is full of illogical stories of india continent . Those descriptions are inaccurate to factual events . Whether you find the sutta logical or illogical, my citing it does at least answer your question as to what the suttas teach about the increase and decrease in longevity. That ...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lifespan in Buddha's time
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Lifespan in Buddha's time

What are your thoughts ? I think you should read the Arakasutta, AN 7.74 for what the Buddha said about lifespan in his generation, and then the Cakkavattī-sīhanādasutta, DN 26, for his account of how human lifespan increases or decreases according to whether humans in general are given to virtuous...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Why obsession ?
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Why obsession ?

Here's the explanation that Ajahn Thanissaro gave for his translation back in 2001: This term — anusaya — is usually translated as "underlying tendency" or "latent tendency." These translations are based on the etymology of the term, which literally means, "to lie down with." However, in actual usag...
by Dhammanando
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Recommendation for a Pali-English dictionary?
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Recommendation for a Pali-English dictionary?

There is the Pali Text Society's Pali English Dictionary, which can be searched here: https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/pali/ There are also pdf copies of it available somewhere online. But by far the best is Margaret Cone's dictionary. Three volumes have so far been published, which will take ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Archaeology of Indian Buddhism - introductory course
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Archaeology of Indian Buddhism - introductory course

A course of thirteen lectures given earlier this year by Jason D. Hawkes, Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies at Leiden University. Lectures https://video.leidenuniv.nl/channel/The%2BArchaeology%2Bof%2BBuddhism/201230153 Dr Hawkes' LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-hawkes-...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi’s “The Buddha's Teaching As It Is”
Replies: 15
Views: 2246

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi’s “The Buddha's Teaching As It Is”

Hi antobudh66, I am unable to find it in the wiki. Can you either point me (us) to it, or send it to me directly. I wish to translate it and make this translation available. Thank you 🙏 Hi antobudh66, could you please share the transcripts here via google drive or any other service? I'm an alumnus ...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Phra Khantipalo
Replies: 30
Views: 6215

Re: Phra Khantipalo

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by Dhammanando
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 8 precept and life span
Replies: 23
Views: 854

Re: 8 precept and life span

Dhammanando wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:03 am For details of the controversy, see P. S. Jaini's paper, Buddha's Prolongation of Life (Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, vol. 21, issue 3).
See attached file.
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