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The Four Great References (AN 4.180)

This translation (of DN 16) includes this footnote: In the earlier edition of this work, mahapadesa was rendered as "great authorities." It is now known that the proper meaning of apadesa ...
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What is the (commentary) source for Buddha's daily schedule?

We can find mentions of morning, midday or noon and afternoon in AN 3.19. In the same way, a mendicant who has three factors is unable to acquire more skillful qualities or to increase the skillful ...
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Who was Anuruddha's father?

According to the Apadana Atthakatha, Anuruddha was the youngest brother of Mahanama, and their father was the paternal uncle of the Buddha. It doesn't mention the father's name. It is undisputed that ...
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Is there a free (libre or open) version of Visuddhimagga in a digital text or HTML format?

on archive.org you usually get several file types, for the text alone https://archive.org/download/Visuddhimagga-ThePathOfPurification
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How to avoid Tattling

So how about Gossiping or the tattling about others lives ? You are wasting your time and others time. Talk that is productive towards betterment of oneself, which lacks proper reasoning (mud ...
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What are timeframe were pali canons, included commentaries, done, especially Mahavihara-Theravada?

This may not exactly be the answer that you're looking for, but it's related. It doesn't say at which council, but it speculates on the chronology of different parts of the Pali Canon, from an ...
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Looking for an online resource of the commentary(SNA.ii.476; SA.i.155) which says that the Brahma Sahampati was an Anagami from the Suddhavasa realms

The Sutta Nipata source is Sn-A 3.10: Roman Pali: http://tipitaka.org/romn/cscd/s0505a.att2.xml Sinhalese Pali: http://tipitaka.org/sinh/cscd/s0505a.att2.xml The relevant passage is: Atha kho ...
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Advise for comment to my friend's social media which have meat

Are the Buddhist themselves? And if they are, are they one of the traditions which ban eating of meat for lay people (of which there are a few)? If you yourself don’t eat meat, then when you comment, ...
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Are there any commentaries in the pali cannon on The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta -- An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power (SN 51:20)

I haven't found a traditional Pali commentary on this yet but here is a modern commentary by Piya Tan: Iddhipada Vibhanga Sutta (SN 51.20). Piya Tan usually refers to multiple sources including the ...
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What is the (commentary) source for Buddha's daily schedule?

It's from Tipitaka like ruben2020 answered. The commentary teachers are the Tipitaka Memorizer, so they concluded the Buddha's normal daily schedule like below... sīlakkhandhavagga,aṭṭhakathā 45 paṇṇe ...
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Important Commentaries?

In my opinion commentaries and sub commentaries are important. Even the Tipitaka is a tabulation by certain Arahants. In any case, I ask a similar question in the Dhamma Wheel. https://dhammawheel....
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Is there a free (libre or open) version of Visuddhimagga in a digital text or HTML format?

I converted the pdf to html some years ago using pdf2html but due to copyright issues it can't be shared publicly. When I posted it on our website, the publisher (a Buddhist monk) promptly threatened ...
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Is there a free (libre or open) version of Visuddhimagga in a digital text or HTML format?

The two versions of the PDF (i.e. Budaedu and Access to Insight -- and actually the copy on Access to Insight's was published by the Buddhist Publication Society) are both based on similar text (i.e. ...
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Is there a free (libre or open) version of Visuddhimagga in a digital text or HTML format?

I suppose the "Path of Purification" available at AccessToInsight.org is the third online edition of the Visuddhimagga which you've mentioned as "Budaedu's Visuddhimagga version". So, it's better if ...
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Sacca-pabba Is the reason that commentary commented "Viññāṇa is Jāti and Paṭisandhi," right?

So jāti-paṭiccasamuppāda is viññāna-paṭiccasamuppāda. No, this is not a proper statement. jāti refers to conceptual birth of a satta, both in paṭiccasamuppāda and the sacca-pabba: Katamā ca, ...
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Any instance in the pali canon where a sotāpanna born as a human?

AN 3.87 didn't provide any specific instance but in this sutta, the Buddha talked about 3 grades of stream enterers from low to high: ...Having undertaken the training rules, he trains in them. With ...
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