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by robertk
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

The next 1,000 years there will be "bare insight" arahants. The next 1,000 years there will be anāgāmin (non-returners). The next 1,000 years there will be sakadāgāmin (once returners) and the next 1,000 years there will be sotāpanna (stream enterers).  I'm not convinced by the commentaries on this...
by robertk
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

TheY: Sukkhavipassaka's lokuttara-appanā-jhāna-attaining is harder than lokiya-jhāna-attaining because lokuttara-appanā-jhāna-attaining can cessation unwholesome-anusaya arising, and can access to insight nibbāna-object. Of course attaining nibbana - even by sukka-vipassaka- is much more profound a...
by robertk
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

Few thoughts about "jhāna as prerequisite for vipassana" issue if we look form the Pa-Auk system point of view (the way I understand it). Before practicing vipassana one has first to acquire two preliminary knowledges: #1) Knowing nāma-rūpa and #2) Apprehending dependent origination. For the 2nd kn...
by robertk
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

theY All your quotes came from people who never have the experience of jhāna-attaining, most of them also are not tipitaka-pāli-memorizers. Some of them, nina&sucin&neab, came from the dark age of thai buddhism. That's why they often let pāli canons conflict each others I quoted one small translati...
by robertk
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

theY: the blunt indriya have to study 2 characteristics first, to open their mind for samatha&vipassanā meditation. So, buddha have to teach these 2 vipassanā for the blunt indriya first, such as in Sutta. Saṃ. Kha. Vakkalisutta. Vakkali had understood 2 characteristics after buddha taught him abou...
by robertk
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 50
Views: 829

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

What I sometimes observe: Person A: " Can I do this ?" Person B: "Check the rule book!" What I see less frequently: Person A: " Should I do this ?" Person B: "Check your conscience." Just because an act is or isn't forbidden in the Pali Canon shouldn't make its inclusion or omission in the book you...
by robertk
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 50
Views: 829

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

What I sometimes observe: Person A: " Can I do this ?" Person B: "Check the rule book!" What I see less frequently: Person A: " Should I do this ?" Person B: "Check your conscience." Just because an act is or isn't forbidden in the Pali Canon shouldn't make its inclusion or omission in the book you...
by robertk
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help me expand - New Monks
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: Help me expand - New Monks

Ven. Bodhi gives fairly decent dhamma talks and excellent translations (you have to pay for), but he goes against the commentaries and abhidhamma even though he translated one of the most important abhidhamma books out there. Shame on him, but it is his kamma. Best of luck. Bhante Subhuti https://a...
by robertk
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma as Phenomena
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Dhamma as Phenomena

http://www.abhidhamma.org/forums/index. ... wtopic=169
The meaning of 'dhamma' by Nina van gorkom
by robertk
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

9. My monk friend who graduated from MIT, abhidhammist, vinaya-sticker, and have been santi's student like me he went to meditate with pa-auk and said "pa-auk teacher taught like they know his mind"
I wonder if I know him. what is his name?
by robertk
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

More on why mastery of jhana is not required for developing the path. In the Commentary to the Susima sutta by Buddhaghosa it says Saratthappakasini (Atthakatha) : Why is this said? For the purpose of showing the arising of knowledge thus even without concentration. This is meant: "Susima, the path ...
by robertk
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

we need to remember that the distinction between mundane and lokuttara jhana. Even the sukkavipassaka ( dry insight worker) has , for a moment) the lokuttara jhana. . There is always some degree of concentration. In the Atthasalini -I use The expositor PTS (translator : maung tin). P58. Triplets in ...
by robertk
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

8. I am addicting tipiṭaka since when I was 16 years old. Although I have been sujin's students, u-mahāsī-student's practitioner, and archān nab's listener, and bh. santi's student we have much in common, as I spent months at wat Boonkunjanaram in 1989, 1990, where acharn Naeb had taught ( and died...
by robertk
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentariness
Replies: 21
Views: 360

Re: Momentariness

The Assutavā Sutta appears to say the physical body is not related to "momentariness". Body not, but four great elements are. Body is a concept, momentariness applies to absolute reality. You can only talk about things that you are thinking about....elsewise you will be takling gibberish. The only ...
by robertk
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 29
Views: 546

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

As I see the texts it is quite difficult even to attain a few moments of jhana-let alone using jhana as a basis. Would you agree. Now, the kasiṇa preliminary work is difficult for a beginner and only one in a hundred or a thousand can do it. The arousing of the sign is difficult for one who has done...