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Piya Tan says, though I'm not sure this is clear, “Old karma” here refers to the six senses. The theme of “old karma” (purana,kamma) is applied to the body (synonymous with the six senses) in the (Kaya) Na Tumha Sutta (S 12.37/2:64 f), where the Anguttara Commentary explains that the body is not “old karma” but because it arises from old karma, it is ...


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Where can I find the references mentioned? (in Niddesa, Abhidhamma, Visuddhimagga) Visuddhimagga > Chapter 3 KammatthanaggahanaNiddesa (Describing the way to recite and learn the meditation from the teacher) > cariyāvaṇṇanā (Describing the mental behavior [for stopping PariyutthanaKilesa] for the teacher to analysis his student behavior), and it's sub-...


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The people at the PTS also divided each sutta in paragraphs, but not numbered. The pali text they work on is this https://obo.genaud.net/dhamma-vinaya/pts_pali/mn/mn.2.077-106.pts_pali.htm where there are already paragraphs It is really the work of the each translator to find the beginning and end of a paragraph. it is not from a tradition. THe palm leaf ...


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The Pali suttas were initially transmitted by oral tradition. The composition is in a poetic form, using mnemonic formulae for memorization and recitation. The recitation would have also served a ritualistic or ceremonial purpose. Even the tradition says that in the First Buddhist Council, Ananda and Upali recited the suttas and the vinaya. So, the answer is ...


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The Dhamma was traditionally spoken, heard, memorized and recited in unison. It was written down and organized later. Bhante Sujato has a very useful overview of the challenge of organizing the Dhamma throughout the ages. Notably, Bhante Sujato has himself chosen to organize the Tipitaka into numbered segments, which allows translations to be matched up with ...


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here Consciousness+nutriment is like the a seed, like in https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.077.than.html but with karma-field replacing the 4 stations-earth for the seed... But the nutriment is dropped in the remaining of the sutta. In SN22.54, it is not that there 5 kinds of consciousnesses. Consciousness is the 6 usual consciousnesses, ...


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What is consciousness together with its nutriment, that forms five kinds of seeds? What five? From Ven. Bodhi's note in "Middle Length Discourses": Nutriment (ahara) is to be understood here in a broad sense as a prominent condition for the individual life-process. Physical food(nurture the body), contact (nurture feeling), mental volition (...


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Yes, if that Dhamma-Thinking is arising continuously without five strings, without five hindrances, and with understanding the real reality, more than trillion times in a second, with it's real relation. However, most people are thinking of Dhamma with five hindrances in between because they have not enough concentration meditation power, so their mind can't ...


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Fully sustained attention on beautiful breath DN 10 SubhaSutta (I recommend this sutta to be the reference of Jhana because it is long enough and step by step. Notice, some part of this sutta is same as KāyagatāsatiSutta which I refer to Ānāpānassati above): ‘And what, Ānanda, is this so noble body of doctrine regarding self-concentration (Samādhi) in ...


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Additional site for sutta crossreferencing. https://palistudies.blogspot.com/2018/05/navigating-sutta-numbering-schemes.html https://palistudies.blogspot.com/2020/02/sutta-number-to-pts-reference-converter.html


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I agree with other answers which state that knowing some terminology and vocabulary is useful, but learning the grammar is unnecessary, unless you're a scholar. The reason is that some words are technical terms with specific meanings, that can't be easily translated to plain English words. While there's no need to know the grammar, it may be useful to be ...


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