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by Dhammanando
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: Kosa Reading Group ii b: Introduction by Poussin
Replies: 7
Views: 3087

Re: Kosa Reading Group ii b: Introduction by Poussin

When I saw this it brought to mind a fuzzy memory of reading about the Elephant that tried, while enraged, to killed Shakyamuni. For the life of me I can't recall where I read this, but recall there being some debate over the karmic implications for that Elephant. This also brings to mind a nice pa...
by Dhammanando
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 118
Views: 6454

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

The website of the Research Institute of Sanskrit Manuscripts at Beijing University used to host Dr. Fan Jingjing's edition of the Sanskrit text of the Bhāṣyaṃ, along with interlinear Chinese translations by Paramārtha and Xuanzang. For some reason they've taken them down now, but luckily I download...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 118
Views: 6454

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

I forget to mention ... for anyone who reads French, Poussin's own translation is now public domain and all six volumes are available from archive.org https://archive.org/details/labhidharmakosat01vasuuoft https://archive.org/details/labhidharmakosat02vasuuoft https://archive.org/details/labhidharma...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 118
Views: 6454

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

Is the Poussin translation the one you recommended Malcolm? There are actually three Poussin translations: his own into French and then two from Poussin's French into English. The older and better known of the latter, by Leo Pruden, has now been superseded by the more recent one by Gelong Lodrö San...
by Dhammanando
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Abhidharmakośabhaṣyaṃ and origin controversies
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

Re: Abhidharmakośabhaṣyaṃ and origin controversies

The festival of Buddha's descent from the Trayastrimsa heaven was known in China and Tibet. They certainly got it from the schools they were in contact with in India. Would you happen to know if they too claim that the purpose of the Buddha's visit was to teach the deva Santussita (formerly his mot...
by Dhammanando
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: What is the name of the “arrogant” monk who had memorized the whole canon?
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: What is the name of the “arrogant” monk who had memorized the whole canon?

References to any source texts—from which this could have been drawn—would be welcome, and links to them, if available, appreciated. There's no mention of this incident in the relevant Pali sources. Both the Mahāvihāra commentaries and the Sinhalese chronicles report the Fourth Council (I mean the ...
by Dhammanando
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Avici hell eternal?
Replies: 31
Views: 4265

Re: Is Avici hell eternal?

If I recall you from a while ago on DhammaWheel (some years ago), I think either you or the user Alfatun in responces to you used a dichotomy of Platonic Forms vs Theseus' Ship to explore it. Yes, it was actually both of us. Alfatun was the Platonic forms guy and I was the Theseus' Ship one. https:...
by Dhammanando
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Avici hell eternal?
Replies: 31
Views: 4265

Re: Is Avici hell eternal?

In Buddhist cosmology it's said that portions of each world system get regularly destroyed, either by fire, water or wind. Destruction by fire burns up all realms from the hells to the Ābhassara Brahma heaven. Destruction by water washes away all realms from the hells up to Subhakiṇha. Destruction b...
by Dhammanando
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Lampoon of the Comic Messiah John Cleese
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: A Lampoon of the Comic Messiah John Cleese

Rowan Atkinson seems to be parodying the Bishop of Southwark, Rev. Mervyn Stockwood, who was one of the more prominent critics of Life of Brian when it first came out. Here he is in debate with Cleese and Palin...

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The bishop comes in at 18:35
by Dhammanando
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Difference in ethics between Theravada and Mahayana?
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: Difference in ethics between Theravada and Mahayana?

Is there a significant difference in how ethical conduct (in particular the Five Precepts) are interpreted in Theravada Buddhism vs Mahayana Buddhism? If we set aside the issue of how Buddhists tend to behave in this or that country and focus instead on how their texts say they ought to behave, the...
by Dhammanando
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How to Wear Buddhist Robe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: How to Wear Buddhist Robe?

Hm, that is severe indeed. Well, sorry about that, though my aim was actually to be clear rather than severe. Well, I thought the robe looked nice Indeed! Don Marquis's Hermione apparently thought so too. THE SWAMI BRANDRANATH I HEARD such a lovely lecture the other night on the Cosmos. A Little Gr...
by Dhammanando
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How to Wear Buddhist Robe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: How to Wear Buddhist Robe?

Right right... It's disrespectful to flaunt the garments without being ordained. The problem is not just that it's disrespectful. If someone passes themselves off as a Buddhist monk or nun when they are not one, then the penalty in all three surviving Vinaya lineages would be a lifetime ban on rece...
by Dhammanando
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How to Wear Buddhist Robe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: How to Wear Buddhist Robe?

Does anyone know where I can get instructions on how to where a 9 piece Buddhist saffron robe? There are videos on youtube which demonstrate the different styles of wearing the robes. But these are chiefly aimed at monks who are planning to move from one country to another (e.g., Taiwan to Korea, o...
by Dhammanando
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: 8 Precepts taking
Replies: 10
Views: 2556

Re: 8 Precepts taking

Is there anything similar to this found in the suttas? If so, which ones? No. In Pali sources the underlying principle here, i.e., of obstructive kamma and destructive kamma, is more of an Abhidhamma topic. There are one or two stories in the suttas instantiating the principle (and many more such i...
by Dhammanando
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: 8 Precepts taking
Replies: 10
Views: 2556

Re: 8 Precepts taking

What do you think about this? Is there some textual resource to back it up? The general idea that undertaking and observing the eight precepts can impede the ripening of unwholesome karmas is found in many texts, but I don't recall seeing one that specifies sexual misconduct in particular. "O great...
by Dhammanando
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 40
Views: 3109

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

Did he really believe it or was he a sort of pre-internet troll? I never got a chance to ask as he died a decade before I was born. But listening to family stories about him and reading John Michell's account in Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions (link below) I sense that he really meant it. Jeru...
by Dhammanando
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 40
Views: 3109

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

An aside I just remembered: there is a whole movement that believes the Iliad and Odyssey are British epic poems that take place in Britain. I didn't know there was a movement that believed that, but my eccentric Great Uncle Bill (aka William Comyns Beaumont, Daily Mail journalist and amateur catas...
by Dhammanando
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Karmic accrual and Momentariness
Replies: 30
Views: 3671

Re: Karmic accrual and Momentariness

Thank you sir HOWEVER this book is out of print Please kindly direct me to a downloadable edition which is legal to download OR a place to buy this :anjali: Sorry to hear that it's out of print. Abebooks don't have any used copies and the online ones will most likely be in breach of copyright. Perh...
by Dhammanando
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Karmic accrual and Momentariness
Replies: 30
Views: 3671

Re: Karmic accrual and Momentariness

Is there any book in publication which acknowledges what I bring up here comparatively? :anjali: Of those approaching the topic from an academic perspective I believe the most recent is: Alexander von Rospatt, The Buddhist Doctrine of Momentariness - A Survey of the Origins and Early Phase of this ...
by Dhammanando
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: More Pdfs from BDK
Replies: 10
Views: 2432

Re: More Pdfs from BDK

I tried to download the two volumes of the Dīrgha Āgama but both had broken links. They are, however, available from the Wayback Machine. https://web.archive.org/web/20171121035515/http://www.bdkamerica.org/system/files/pdf/dBET_T0001_LengthyDiscourses1_2015.pdf https://web.archive.org/web/201711210...

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