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by Dhammanando
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Canon
Replies: 46
Views: 14765

Re: Pali Canon

Hi Craig, Which is the oldest part of the sutta pitaka? Theravada tradition holds that it was all recited at the First Council, excepting only those suttas taught by arahant disciples some time after the Buddha's passing. So, for those who accept this view obviously the oldest part of the Sutta Piṭa...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and sexuality
Replies: 9
Views: 4545

Re: Buddhism and sexuality

Hi Craig,
clw_uk wrote:Tying into another topic, i read somewhere that in thailand their was a request to expel 1000 monks from the sangha because they were homosexual. Is there a rule that one cant be a homosexual and join the sangha?
No.

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ucchedavada (annihilationism) - what does it actually mean?
Replies: 81
Views: 23637

Re: Ucchedavada (annihilationism) - what does it actually mean?

Hi Craig, not sure if this ties in but where does the three tires come from? is it pali canon or commentary The three tires come from Tireland. tire.jpg If it was the three lives that you meant, then this doctrine is expounded in brief in the canonical Paṭisambhidāmagga and in detail in the commenta...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Walshe's Dictionary
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

Re: Walshe's Dictionary

Hi Sherubtse,
sherubtse wrote:Was this dictionary ever published? Has anyone seen it? If so, is it any good?
This is news to me. I doubt it's been published as I would almost certainly have heard about it.

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Some of the smileys don't match up.
Replies: 5
Views: 2332

Re: Some of the smileys don't match up.

Hi Individual,

Thanks for the notification. I expect the glitch will be attended to shortly.

In the meantime, let's be thankful that clicking this :thanks: doesn't display this :roll:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: correct me, please
Replies: 15
Views: 5047

Re: correct me, please

Hi Genkaku, I'm just writing to let you know that I composed a reply to your query, but I didn't want to post it publicly until I'd run it by the other moderators to ensure we're of one mind on this. Ben and Retro are both in Oz, so it might be a few hours till they wake up, and David's in Las Vegas...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Tathāgata
Replies: 22
Views: 10935

Re: Tathāgata

Hi Pererin, I was surprised to see a reference to 'soteriology', which is a loaded term and one which I have to say I view with some suspicion, particularly given its use in Christological discourses. Evidently, from this article, it has a different significance in a Buddhist context. Could someone ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Levels of accomplishment?
Replies: 31
Views: 10920

Re: Levels of accomplishment?

Isnt there another way of talking of attainment as well: dhamma follower, faith follower etc? Yes, there are quite a few classifying schemes. The Puggalapaññatti of the Abhidhamma Pitaka (translated by B.C. Law as Designation of Human Types ) is a useful source for these, most of them taken from th...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Mind-made body - a question
Replies: 37
Views: 15894

Re: Mind-made body - a question

Hi Srivijaya, If the account is correct, it may have been a case of mind-made body, as that is the one which the suttas claim can walk through mountains etc. If the account is correct, surely it would be iddhividdhā , the first of the six abhiññā, in which it is one's own body that performs the feat...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Blighty!
Replies: 9
Views: 2848

Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Hi Rowyourboat,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :hello:

Have you been to the Sri Lankan vihara in Chiswick since you arrived in London?

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Tathāgata
Replies: 22
Views: 10935

Re: Tathāgata

Hi Stuka, It seems there is some controversy as to the authenticity of this sutta, is there not, Bhante...? As far as I know there's never been any dispute about it within the historical Theravada. The texts whose status as buddhavacana was challenged by some groups of reciters ( bhāṇaka ) were the ...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Tathāgata
Replies: 22
Views: 10935

Re: Tathāgata

Hi Retro, I tend to think of it as "thus gone one" in a sense analogous to having "crossed the river" to nibbana. Is that explanation, or something with a similar intent, supported by any of the established derivations? It doesn't ring a bell it but I would have to go to the library to check. 'Pārag...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Tathāgata
Replies: 22
Views: 10935

Re: Tathāgata

Hi Stuka, That is a Mahayana meaning. That's not so. Most of the various derivations of 'Tathāgata' were held in common by Indian Buddhist schools, with only a few being unique to a particular school. The one mentioned by Will is supported by the teaching of the Mahāpadāna Sutta. Best wishes, Dhamma...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Meditation
Replies: 91
Views: 16518

Re: Metta Meditation

Hi Individual, Yes, but I also remember Sariputta once saying (in one of the suttas -- can't remember the specific reference), "Two things are necessary for wisdom: Mindfulness and the voice of another." You are probably thinking of the Mahāvedallasutta's two conditions for the arising of right view...
by Dhammanando
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Bounty-hunters-wrong livelihood? Or a good job?
Replies: 97
Views: 25669

Re: Bounty-hunters-wrong livelihood? Or a good job?

Bhante, Wouldn't 'Thou shall not bear false witness...' qualify?... :shrug: In mainstream Christian churches it would, but originally (and still so in Judaism) the commandment covered only false oaths and perjury during legal proceedings. Lying in a more general sense is covered in ordinances that l...