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We pay homage to the Buddha by saying ”Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa” three times. The widely practiced translations of it take the following forms: “Homage to the Blessed One, the Worthy (Exalted) One, the supremely (fully) Enlightened One!” “Homage to the fully Enlightened One who found the truth about the existence and became free of ...


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one need not take cognisance of anyone else's opinions or group norms, but one can simply decide for oneself what is important and meaningful That's not what I read into it. A question you should consider, one of the yardsticks by which to measure or test a belief ('doctrine', 'quality', or 'behaviour') is whether it is "praised by the wise" and "blameless"...


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There's no such contradiction. Karma can indeed be categorised as prompted and unprompted as in if it was instigated by another or not. What's refuted here is a person or a third party being able to create pain, pleasure or neutral feelings at will. Feelings arise due to contact. Ex: One cannot say "let there be pleasurable feeling at the ear" and make it ...


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How is Cakkhupālattheravatthu pronounced exactly? In the video "Dhammapada Verse One: Mind Precedes All Things", by Ven. Yuttadhammo, the pronunciation can be heard at 5:21 min. into the video.


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OP: What is the difference between chanda and cetana? Chanda is the desire to act. E.g. if you stand from a seat you have to have the "intention" to do it, but can choose not to if you want A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma Cetana is volition. This is what makes you commit a certain course of action to realise a goal or a wish. E.g. I a feeling hungry ...


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Clear and short as needed Buddha said, not to take verbatim. Just to praise the benefit of sotapanna. Sometimes one universe metaphorically said like one palm tree, just like that, suffering in long samsara(long, long duration) just compared to seven lifetime(just like a wink of eye) at the most of sotapanna.


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Dhamma is the pali version of the word- In the time of Buddha , there was a conscious decision to record the teachings in Pali rather than Sanskrit. As sanskrit was not accessible to all and created a division between those who has access to it and who were interested in higher knowledge, but Pali was a common tongue in the region. But it is to be ...


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'Sadhu' means good. So you can say 'Sadhu' back. Here in Sri Lanka we commonly say "Theruwan Saranai", which means "May the noble triple gem be your refuge".


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You tagged this question pali. The PTS dictionary does gives two meanings: The soul as postulated in etc. Oneself, himself, yourself. etc. There is for example a chapter of the Dhammapada called Attavagga, whose verses include the word; for example: Attana hi katam etc. Verse 165: By oneself indeed is evil done and by oneself is one ...


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Here is an alternative translation up on Sutta Central: https://suttacentral.net/en/snp2.5 However, the sentence you are looking for is translated as so: Friend, I am not afraid of you, but your touch is evil. The word "evil" here translates Pali pāpako - bad, malignant, evil, wrong, sinful. I suppose the meaning is that, although Enlightened One is ...


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Lokīya ñāṇa, as opposed to lokuttara ñāṇa (supramundane knowledge)


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I think there are two rather different words confused here. One is Sanskrit "utpada"/"anutpada" (to arise / not to arise) and its Pali corruption "uppada" with a past form "uppanna". Another one is Sanskrit "upaprajati" (something like "offshoot" or "derivative" - meaning something that is born off a family but separate) and the Pali corruption of its past ...


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Pāli was in oral tradition, so pāli had no its own script. However, pāli can be written by most of the indo-europian script instead. Therefore, the best tattoo in Buddhism is reciting the Sutta in pāli, it is the beginning of all meditations. Anicca is anicca (अनिच्‍च; อนิจฺจ) without number&gender-definition. It is aniccā (अनिच्‍चा; อนิจฺจา), ...


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Here is a slightly modified B.Thanissaro translation of that passage (etam santam...), with pali + english lined up side by side, nearly word for word order. http://lucid24.org/an/an09/an09-0036/toc-addon/index.html suttacentral.net is an excellent resource, if you configure the settings on there to show pali with english for B.Sujato translations (aside ...


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Kayagata-sati Sutta. Buddha was explicit that breathing is part of the body, so anapanasati is a sub-set of body scanning.


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You might want to download Bhikkhu Bodhi's one hour talk on this Sutta from http://bodhimonastery.org/sutta-nipata.html It is track 31. I was curious, so I listened to this track and Bhikkhu Bodhi explains the point that you are asking about. The Yakkha's name is "Sūciloma"; "sūci" means needle and "loma" means hair of the body (one of the 32 parts). So ...


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'Dukkha' means 'suffering', that is, mental torment, i.e., a lack of peace. So "reactivity" is certain a type of dukkha since reactivity is disturbing, tormenting & not peaceful. However, other mental experiences are also "dukkha", such as sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief & despair. Reactivity or mental concocting is one kind of dukkha (called ...


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How common is the term "lord" for Buddha? People use it about 150 times in posts on this site. Would the followers of any of the Buddhist traditions ask the Buddha, who gave the fire sermon, to choose them, or pluck them out? I don't think so (it implies there's a 'me' and implies that I'm not responsible for my own salvation). This is the closest I've ...


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"Lord Buddha" is used all the time ". Translations from Pali would often use language from the Bible, at least in earlier translations. Sounds like appreciation to Lord Buddha for plucking one out of the fire of sensual desire. Many people asked to be taught the teachings in many ways, some misunderstood the teachings before they asked and some understood ...


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Is there any reference scheme for paragraph in Sutta? How it can be presented in numerical notation? This is not universal but here is: Sutta lists and indexes by Piya Tan. These indices give the reference numbers to Sutta Discovery (SD) and PTS schemes. Also multiple indices at http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ (http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index-subject....


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"Does the word 'atta' refer to both 'self' & 'soul' or can these two ideas (self & soul) be different in Buddhism to give them different meanings?" It seems atta was never directly defined in the texts. While non-canonical texts help inform it's translation, it's meaning is drawn from context and seems to range from simple "oneself" (reflexive ...


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To help understand the differences between the two words, let’s try to understand the meaning of the words independently. Vyäpäda is ill will. It is a stronger word than patigha. Because of kamachanda, “dosa” or long-lasting hateful situations arise. In the present day Sinhala language, we say ‘dvesa’ for the term ‘dosa’. This long-lasting hateful situation,...


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It is important to note that the Buddha taught in Magadhi, a dialect of the eastern-UP region; however much later his teachings were written down in Pali. The Buddha specifically did not teach in Sanskrit because it was the language associated with the brahmins, the high-caste priests. And it is very important to note that a lot of the Buddha's teachings ...


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Dharma (Sanskrit) or Dhamma (Pāli) in Buddhism can be taken to mean the same, and as having two primary meanings: the teachings of the Buddha which lead to enlightenment, and the constituent factors of the experienced world. But to me Dhamma (Pāli) is “Suddhamma” and refers only to the teachings of the Supreme Buddha. Whereas Dharma is regarded variably by ...


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There are two types of Buddhas, depending upon their abilities, one is Samma Sambuddha and other is named as Prakket Buddha, according to Buddhism.. To become a Buddha by doing his own sadhana without help of any Guru or spiritual master is very rare phenomenon and that is achieved by both Buddhas, But what distinguish them is that after enlightment only ...


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Refer to Sammāsambuddha Sutta https://suttacentral.net/sn22.58/en/bodhi “The Tathagata, bhikkhus, the Arahant, the Perfectly Enlightened One, is the originator of the path unarisen before, the producer of the path unproduced before, the declarer of the path undeclared before. He is the knower of the path, the discoverer of the path, the one skilled ...


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Katamañca, kevaṭṭa, ādesa­nā­pā­ṭihā­ri­yaṃ? Idha, kevaṭṭa, bhikkhu parasattānaṃ parapuggalānaṃ cittampi ādisati, cetasikampi ādisati, vitakkitampi ādisati, vicāritampi ādisati: ‘evampi te mano, itthampi te mano, itipi te cittan’ti. And what is the miracle of telepathy? There is the case where a monk reads the minds, the mental events, the thoughts, ...


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