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  • in reply to: Maha Brahma’s Domain #32869

    @vinh says :

    brahma nimantanika sutra brahma talks about his domain

    This should be the sutta “MN 49 Brahmanimantanika sutta” which @vinh inquires about “domain“.

    If you attach to earth, you will lie close to me, in my domain, vulnerable and expendable.
    Sace kho tvaṃ, bhikkhu, pathaviṃ ajjhosissasi, opasāyiko me bhavissasi vatthusāyiko, yathākāmakaraṇīyo bāhiteyyo.

    With mettā, SengKiat

    in reply to: Resources for learning Pali #32548

    This book “Syntax of the Cases in the Pāli Nikayas” by O. H. de A. Wijesekera, M.A., Ph.D., Dipl. O.A.S. (Lond.) provides an in-depth appraisal of the usage and meaning of the nominals Case-Forms in the Nikāyas of:

    1. The Nominative Case
    2. The Accusative Case
    3. The Instrumental Case
    4. The Dative Case
    5. The Ablative Case
    6. The Genitive Case
    7. The Locative Case

    in reply to: Dharma is mundane, not sacred #27722

    Greetings! Lvalio,
    Below are the links to Dharmayai Obai Sermons (English)

    2019-09-22 Dharmayai Obai Sermons (English)

    Dharmayai Obai Sermons – English (From 2017-07-30) till Now

    With mettā, SengKiat

    in reply to: How to measure kamma vipaka? #27672

    Thanks @cubibobi on the “The links under the Mahā Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta section cannot be found:

    Have corrected the links under the “Mahā Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta section”.

    With mettā, SengKiat

    in reply to: post on Vinnana, Thoughts, and the Subconscious #27249

    Tobias G asked: “Can you explain how to type these special letters for Tipitaka English, like the “a” with a line above?”

    Please see the reply above just below your question.

    in reply to: post on Vinnana, Thoughts, and the Subconscious #27246

    To be able to type Pāli special character [āĀ īĪ ūŪ ḍḌ ḷḶ ṅṄ ñÑ ṇṆ ṃṂ ṁṀ ŋŊ ṭṬ], do the following:

    1. Download Keyman Desktop
    –› download page:
    2. Install Keyman Desktop
    3. Once Keyman Desktop is installed, look for the the installed Keyman Desktop at the Windows taskbar (bottom right, look for the inverted ‘v’ sign that is this sign “^” [which show hidden icons]), then click on it to show the application.
    4. Once the Keyman Desktop is shown, click on “Configuration” to show its configuration.
    5. At the bottom left of the “Keyman Desktop Configuration”, click on “Download keyboard…” which will bring up a page “Download Keyboard From”.
    6. Choose a language by selecting from the Index: the letter “P”.
    7. From the selected letter “P” page, select the word “Pali” which will then shows two keyboard option.
    8. Select the keyboard “The Heidelberg Input Solution” by clicking on it.
    9. Once it shows the “Downloads for your device” with the keyboard “The Heidelberg Input Solution for Windows”, click the button “Install keyboard” for the installation of the selected keyboard.
    10. Once installed, go to the “Keyman Desktop Configuration” with “Keyboard Layouts”, deselect keyboards : Devanagari Uncode [DE], Devanagari Uncode [US], Devanagari Uncode [USint], and Transliteration [DE]. Leaving the Keyboards selected : Transliteration [US], and Transliteration [USint].
    11. For usage that requires the typing of Pāli words, then select either the keyboard Transliteration [US] or Transliteration [USint].
    When not using to type the Pāli word, select your usual keyboard (example English (United States) US keyboard).
    12. Read this “Heidelberg Input Solution Keyboard Help” on how to enter those special character.

    With mettā, SengKiat

    in reply to: Puredhamma meditation retreat 2020 #25828

    @TripleGemStudent: The WebLink above for Discord is correct. If you are new to Discord, read this “Getting Started for Discord“. After reading the Getting Started, you should be able to setup an account and start using Discord.

    in reply to: Use of -ti in chants #25790

    Here is what people who have studied Pali says about iti or ‘ti.

    ‘ti & iti clauses – Quotation, Speech & Thoughts

    Verbs of saying, telling, asking, naming and also knowing & thinking, are usually indicated with ‘iti’; which gets abbreviated just to: ‘ti. The particle ‘ti signifies that the word or phrase preceding it should be placed in quotation marks. Although the particle marks the end of the quotation, only context can tell you where the quotation starts!

    The quote phrase by no means is limited to words actually spoken! It may identify at attitude or thought and may represent a reason for something being done.

    The verb related to the speech or thought (eg. ‘he said’) can be placed either before or after the quoted phrase and sometime even omitted.

    It’s also important to note that particles such as ‘ti (and also ‘ca) are often merged to the end of nouns in which case they may affect the spelling of that word in two ways: an immediately preceding short vowel becomes lengthened (a->ā) and an ṃ changes to a nasal form of n, due to sandhi. So, when looking up words, these effects must be first reversed.

    Also, when iti or ti, is followed by a vowel, sandhi takes place regularly, eg.:
    evaṃ + ‘ti = evañti
    kvaci + iti = kvacīti
    iti + evaṃ = iccevaṃ;

    in reply to: gandhabba as explained elsewhere #25216

    From the Concise Pali-English Dictionary by A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera there are two meanings for gandhabba:
    gandhabba :[m.] 1. a musician; a heavenly musician belonging to the demigods; 2. a being ready to take a new existence.

    in reply to: Where is the Mana Indriya located in the Brain? #25208

    Here is a link where you are able to search the Tipitaka for the word.

    Sorry, link with double “http://http://….” causing the error, corrected the above link.

    The link above search for the word “hadaya”.

    You can narrow down by clicking : Anya, or Tīkā or Aṭṭhakathā and/or Tipiṭaka (Mūla) as shown below the item found:

    Anya (16)
    Tīkā (14)
    Aṭṭhakathā (6)
    Tipiṭaka (Mūla) (1)


    The link between consciousness and feeling is details in this tab_Citta_feeling file.

    in reply to: Four Conditions for Attaining Sōtapanna Magga/Phala #23352

    How can a puthujjana know who is an Ariya?

    I have read all the topics in this Pure Dhamma website.

    What you need to do is to understand all the dhamma especially the anicca, dukkha and anatta and listen to the desana (at Living Dhamma and Three Marks of Existence) in this website to attain to Sotapanna.

    With metta, SengKiat

    in reply to: Anantariya Kamma, Euthanasia and Assisted Suicides #22946

    @sybe07 said:”Does anyone know a sutta reference that shows the 5 heinous crimes lead directly to birth in hell after death?”
    There are six heinous crimes in this sutta MN 115 – Many Elements – Bahudhātukasutta.

    See the right side text referrence SC 13.1 to 13.10.

    1. mātaraṃ jīvitā voropeyya (to murder their mother)
    2. pitaraṃ jīvitā voropeyya (to murder their father)
    3. arahantaṃ jīvitā voropeyya (to murder a perfected one (arahant))
    4. duṭṭhacitto tathāgatassa lohitaṃ uppādeyya (to injure a Realized One (Buddha) with malicious intent)
    5. saṅghaṃ bhindeyya (to cause a schism in the Saṅgha)
    6. aññaṃ satthāraṃ uddiseyya (to acknowledge another teacher (beside the Buddha))

    Second sutta sutta Aṅguttara Nikāya 1.21 First – paṭhamavagga Verse 271 to 276.

    Third sutta AN 6.94 Things That Can’t Be Done (3rd) – Tatiyaabhabbaṭṭhānasutta.

    With metta, SengKiat

    in reply to: My spiritual experiences and their relation to Dhamma #22520

    Welcome to the forum! Akmal.

    There is a difference between Kundalini Awakening and Stages of Nibbana.

    Kundalini Awakening is the cleansing of the body while Stages of Nibbana is the cleansing of the mind. Although Kundalini Awakening maybe of help to the Stages of Nibbana, it is not the same as Stages of Nibbana.

    To attain the Stages of Nibbana, one need to cleanse the mind by cultivating the good (alobha, adosa and amoha) and avoid all evil (lobha, dosa and moha). This is as stated in the Dhammapada verse 183.
    [Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
    kusalassa upasampadā,
    etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.
    [To avoid all evil,
    to cultivate good,
    and to cleanse one’s mind
    —this is the teaching of the Buddhas.]

    Your questions:
    1) What is the significance of the purging process (and chakras) in the Dhamma teachings? Because purging is a reality for me and if I can get some insight into it I can really strengthen my faith in Dhamma teachings.

    As stated above, these purging process has nothing to do with the Dhamma teaching, it is just a body cleansing process where the meridians that has been blocked is being cleared. In the process, you will feel the tingling sensations when those blocked meridians are being cleared.

    2) What does Dhamma say about these energy sensitive people? are these Abhinaa powers?

    Abhinna can only be attained if you have reached the fourth jhana (Sutta definition) or fifth jhana (Abhidhamma definition) and need to have complete mastery over these jhanas which will need to take a very long time to cultivate if you have not cultivated it in the previous life.

    A good start for beginners will be to read the topic on “User’s Guide to Pure Dhamma Website” and follow the suggested flow of the topics.

    You may also want to check out these sections:

    1. Living Dhamma

    2. Bhāvanā (Meditation)

    3. Three Marks of Existence – English Discourses

    With metta, SengKiat

    in reply to: Dealing With The Past #22486

    @Yeos : You may want check out these suttas:

    1. Khandha Vaggasaṃyutta – many suttas in this Vagga (group).
    2. MN 36 The Longer Discourse With Saccaka – Mahāsaccakasutta
    3. SN 27.10 Khandhasutta
    4. SN 26.10 Khandhasutta
    5. SN 22.48 Khandhasutta

    It will be good to have understanding of what are The Five Aggregates (Pancakkhandha).
    The khandha are collections of past, future, or present, internal or external, gross or subtle, disliked or liked, far or near (atītā­nāgata­pac­cup­pan­naṃ vā ajjhattaṃ vā bahiddhā vā oḷārikaṃ vā sukhumaṃ vā hīnaṃ vā paṇītaṃ vā yaṃ dūre santike).

    With metta, SengKiat

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