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by ToVincent
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma: The Law of Moral Causation
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Kamma: The Law of Moral Causation

The Law of Kamma is the Law of the 21st century; as motion was the law of the 17th, or relativity the law of the 20th. It is the law of information. As such, any byproduct should be conceive as that Law (of kamma); coming from it; not independently from it. We are just living (and entering) into the...
by ToVincent
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

Satipaṭṭhāna and the faculty of mindfulness: And where, bhikkhus, is the faculty of mindfulness to be seen? The faculty of mindfulness is to be seen here in the four establishments of mindfulness (viz. the four dwellings, guarding the recollection of the Dhamma). Kattha ca, bhikkhave, satindriyaṃ da...
by ToVincent
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Monotheistic religions are the productions of Mara (Devil)
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Monotheistic religions are the productions of Mara (Devil)

In this world with its devas, maras, and brahmas, in this generation with its ascetics and brahmins, its devas and humans. Sadevake loke samārake sabrahmake sassamaṇabrāhmaṇiyā pajāya sadevamanussāya. More than a dozen references to this pericope; just in the Saṃyutta with parallels in other texts ...
by ToVincent
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

Yes. Factors of Comprehension (bojjhanga) are developed during Satipatthana practice (including Anapanasati). See other suttas on Satipatthana practice, especially Bhikkhunupassaya. I don't really catch the relationship between the Bhikkhunupassaya sutta and the bojjhange. SN 47.12 would have been ...
by ToVincent
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

Hi, Yes. Factors of Comprehension (bojjhanga) are developed during Satipatthana practice (including Anapanasati). See other suttas on Satipatthana practice, especially Bhikkhunupassaya: Yeah, yeah! - But, once again, the most important thing is that the factors of enlightenment/comprehension have to...
by ToVincent
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

Why do you think that satipaṭṭhāna does not include the " Fulfilling of the seven factors of enlightenment"? Hi, I will again take the SN 54.13 extract: Concentration by mindfulness of breathing, kanda, is the one thing which, when developed and cultivated, fulfils the four establishments...
by ToVincent
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anekantavada - multi-perspectivism and the blind men and the elephant
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Anekantavada - multi-perspectivism and the blind men and the elephant

What Buddha meant in here https://suttacentral.net/en/dn9/58-59 is that there are things restricted to reservations and things that are not. The origination of stress … The the cessation of stress … are categorical. Paṭiccasamuppāda is categorical. However, saying that the world is eternal, is non-c...
by ToVincent
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

I have one more question about satipaṭṭhāna. Why MN 10 is called satipaṭṭhāna, if satipaṭṭhāna does not include the "Fulfilling of the seven factors of enlightenment"? SN 47.24 definition of satipaṭṭhāna is clear about the four satipaṭṭhānas - the four ways to protect (preserve) the recoll...
by ToVincent
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anekantavada - multi-perspectivism and the blind men and the elephant
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Anekantavada - multi-perspectivism and the blind men and the elephant

Hi Javi, Ironically, Jainism ended up with only two major schools, fighting each other. On a Buddhistic point of view, multi perspectivism (like quantum theory for instance,) is as useless as wondering if there are, or not, aliens; or superpowers, etc. They are just things of this world; and it alwa...
by ToVincent
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

Let's resume: We have seen that grammatically speaking, it is feasible that Pa might, in fine compositi, be the adjective base of pa: guarding, protecting. ( http://sanskrit.inria.fr/MW/145.html#paf3 ) In Sanskrit, "king" is spelled "nṛ pa " [«who protect men»]. We find such occu...
by ToVincent
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

. It is, friend, when these four establishments of mindfulness are not developed and cultivated that the true Dhamma declines. SN 47.23 The four "guarding/preserving of the recollection of the Teaching" (satipaṭṭhāna). What are they? A bhikkhu dwells contemplating the body in the body, ard...
by ToVincent
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

"earliest and hence" Does that necessarily makes it more reliable!?! I suppose that we will have to rely on Sanskrit once more (sorry to have to direct you towards a french/pali site): http://sanskrit.inria.fr/DICO/51.html#mukha "front d'une armée" means an "army front"...
by ToVincent
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

Note on Upaṭṭheti,[Caus.of upaṭṭhahati]: Attend, look after, cares for, to be ready,to be present. Thanissaro and Bodhi have translated "parimukhaṃ satiṃ upaṭṭhapetvā" as " setting mindfulness to the fore" (in front of him). As in here (ctrl S on upaṭṭh). You can see that in the ...
by ToVincent
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

... Then what is your literal translation of satipaṭṭhāna; as asked previously? And why would it be possible to have sṃrtipasthāna as "standing (firmly), guarding sṃrti" in Sanskrit; but not in the Pali? So, for instance, in Sanskrit, "sṃrtipa" means "guarding sṃrti (guardi...
by ToVincent
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

I am not a fan of refering to the Upanishads, but in this context, it is good to remember what Memory (smara in Sanskrit - smara is the root for sṃrti,) could have meant at the time of Buddha. We find in Chandogya Upaniśad, in the thirteenth Khaṇḍha of the Seventh chapter, the definition of Memory. ...
by ToVincent
Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

The elements pa, u and upa are verbal prefixes (upasagga), not nouns. Pa, in Pali, is also described as adjective ("drinking") in this little dictionary of roots: http://obo.genaud.net/backmatter/glossology/pali_roots.htm#P Pa has actually to do with "drinking" in Sanskrit, also...
by ToVincent
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 3427

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

Ref: http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5656&p=379376#p379376 Only with this (skt) pa, I am left without a clue. Any idea? Hi mirco, पा pā or प pa ifc. m. f. who guards, who protects. nṛpa [«who protects men»] king. पा pā pr. (pāti) aor. (apāsīt) subj. (pāsati) pf. (anu, pari, prati...
by ToVincent
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about Mara
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Questions about Mara

Well, I would say that the Evil one (Mara) is just Virtue that takes all liberties. So you better be (sure to be) a God to allow that to yourself; and that you also come from the right sphere. Evil is indeed very virtuous. He will not admit the slightest fault; might you pretend to be good and virtu...
by ToVincent
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: being aware, of being aware!
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: being aware, of being aware!

Continued from the above: My take from the above suttas, is that mindfulness/sati is the gate keeper in SN 35.245 ( https://suttacentral.net/en/sn35.245/15 ). That the gates are the internal spheres of senses (ajjhatikani āyatanāni), as in SN 35.245 - and that what reinforce the gates (and the gate ...
by ToVincent
Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: being aware, of being aware!
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: being aware, of being aware!

What is "sampajanno" after all? Is it merely an act of knowing that i am in the "knowing"? Rather than the words meaning, I am after its applied use - in being mindful in day to day tasks. When you are contemplating (ānupassī), you must be ātāpī sampajāno satimā (ardent, discern...

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