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by R1111
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"

More relative Sutta material. Then the Blessed One addressed the monks, "Now, then, monks, I exhort you: All fabrications are subject to decay. Bring about completion through heedfulness." Those were the Tathagata's last words . — DN 16 "And what is heedfulness? There is the case wher...
by R1111
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Second Jhana is the taste of first Nibbanic experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 142

Re: Second Jhana is the taste of first Nibbanic experience?

Just a correction here. The red part isnt about Nibbana might want to edit What is nibbana? I have heard that on one occasion Ven. Sariputta was staying near Rajagaha in the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrels' Feeding Sanctuary. There he said to the monks, "This Unbinding is pleasant, friends. This Un...
by R1111
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"

I misread your comment initially. Yea in the historical context it is so indeed.
by R1111
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"

What is the Pali for precept in terms of 5 precepts ie?
by R1111
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Second Jhana is the taste of first Nibbanic experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 142

Re: Second Jhana is the taste of first Nibbanic experience?

SarathW wrote:It is a general understanding that a person should experience at least first Jhana to have a taste of Nibbana (Sotapanna).

What do you mean by first Jhana and a taste of nibbana? like Samatha Rupa Jhana to see the unmade? i dont think its a common understanding.
by R1111
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"

Hi R1111, S. iv.118 is SN 35.132 - Lohicca. Ud 71 is Udana chapter 6, sutta 8, Courtesan. Regards, Vincent. Thank you, I found it abit hard to find the words and translations because of seemingly long texts. I am inclined to think that the meaning is Precepts/rules and/or Practises, i think it is t...
by R1111
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How did Buddha live without thinking I, me and myself?
Replies: 35
Views: 1907

Re: How did Buddha live without thinking I, me and myself?

i edited abit:) It should illustrate that in the game of samsara immoral actions have negative expected result, so perfectly enlightened/skilled in terms of strategy player wouldnt do these things. Some things would have certain outcomes he would act as optimally as is possible.
by R1111
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How did Buddha live without thinking I, me and myself?
Replies: 35
Views: 1907

Re: How did Buddha live without thinking I, me and myself?

I imagine it is somewhat like playing a video game similie, you know whats going on, what to do, how to do it but you know its not really you on the screen, playing with perfect mindfulness, capped in skill and strategy.
by R1111
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Why i can not move to the second jhana from the first jhana?
Replies: 25
Views: 1167

Re: Why i can not move to the second jhana from the first jhana?

to get a good understanding of what the term jhana means and what it means for diffrent people and how people use it, one either has to put faith in a teacher and/or do quite alot of Tipitaka study. There are alot of weird views among people who dont reach what they think they reach in general. ther...
by R1111
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi :)
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Hi :)

Welcome and best wishes in Dhamma.
by R1111
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Why i can not move to the second jhana from the first jhana?
Replies: 25
Views: 1167

Re: Why i can not move to the second jhana from the first jhana?

The meditation object is the breathing, as i wrote before. First jhana is i focus on the breath, thoughts comes and goes, but thoughts does not distract my mind. I feel joy. Second jhana is thoughts disappear and i focus on the breath without thougts, and i feel joy. Hi, Respectfully, Im not intere...
by R1111
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi :)
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Hi :)

Hello, feel free to tell us about your practise:)
by R1111
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"

An interesting Sutta relating to OP: Here i found the intereting Sutta related to the interesting Sutta related to the OP: ... "Monks, have you ever understood me to teach the Dhamma in this way: 'Whatever a person experiences — pleasant, painful, or neither-pleasant-nor-painful — his unskillf...
by R1111
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to deal with "found cash"?
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: How to deal with "found cash"?

I think if one finds some money in a somewhat remote area, one could deal with it in similar way as finding a Robe, one should wait for owner to return in a reasonable time. If the owner doesnt return i think it was ok to appropriate the requisite.
by R1111
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"

An interesting Sutta relating to OP: When — by following a life of precept & practice, a life, a holy life that is followed as of essential worth — one's unskillful mental qualities increase while one's skillful mental qualities decline: that sort of precept & practice, life, holy life that...
by R1111
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"
Replies: 20
Views: 249

Re: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"

In the historical context, it does indeed mean attachment to the rites and rituals of the religion of the Buddha's day: Definition of Stream-Entry . How do we know this? Sīla and sīlabbatupādāna are etymologically related, but this does not imply that the precepts are what people get attached to. S...
by R1111
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"
Replies: 20
Views: 249

exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"

Greetings friends, I am curious about the Pali semantics of these concepts Silabbata-paramata accoding to wiki this is the term used for the fetter of rites and rituals? Also im curious what is the word for precept and if can be said that the fetter is attachment to precepts in some way? Im curious ...
by R1111
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Looking for Russian speaking Teachers
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Looking for Russian speaking Teachers

Thank you!

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