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by ToVincent
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Meaning of phrase
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Meaning of phrase

Neither-perception-nor-non-perception (nevasaññanasaññayatanupaga deva) The devas that have been born in the 31st realm, after having attained the fourth formless jhāna, find themselves in the last realm of the planes of existence. They have no more perception of the lowest realms; yet they are not ...
by ToVincent
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Meaning of phrase
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Meaning of phrase

What is the meaning of the phrase "with perception or without perception or with neither perception nor non-perception"? This phrase appears frequently in different discourses. Neither-perception-nor-non-perception (nevasaññanasaññayatanupaga deva) The devas that have been born in the 31st realm, a...
by ToVincent
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Assāsapassāsā & Ānāpāna
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Assāsapassāsā & Ānāpāna

How is anapanasati different from yogic practice, then? Once in Buddhism, one has gotten rid of the external sensory influences (Somatic Peripheral Nervous System), then one turns to the internal (Central Nervous System (CNS)). The central nervous system is divided into two parts: the brain and the...
by ToVincent
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Assāsapassāsā & Ānāpāna
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Assāsapassāsā & Ānāpāna

Some people somewhat do breathe very wrongly. So maybe they should be doing more mulling on the first steps of Ānāpānasati (viz. breathing long & short). _________ Assāsapassāsā & Ānāpāna If Assāsa-passāsā is about (heavy) in & out breathing, there quite a nuance to catch for Ānāpāna. In Pali, it is...
by ToVincent
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Anicca
Replies: 23
Views: 700

Re: Anicca

could the 'seeing with right wisdom as it really is' the same as 'not grasping at anything in the world'. I suppose so. First, let me translate correctly this extract: "seeing with right wisdom as it really is"; namely: "seeing with right discerment, according to what have become". There is a nuanc...
by ToVincent
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Heartbeat relating to jhana
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Heartbeat relating to jhana

... Well, your heart was just in panic mode, telling you: "breathe or I'll die". Period. Don't put the ox before the cart. Or worst, don't ride the cart without the ox. ______ There is a procedure (major steps): Body (breath) >> feeling (first body, second citta) >> establishment of (severed pristi...
by ToVincent
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Anicca
Replies: 23
Views: 700

Re: Anicca

"Worse, perverted" are post-Buddhist meanings. na ceva me cittaṃ vipariṇataṃ bhavissati Neither will our minds turn from a straight course. MN 21 In this case, √ नम् nam means: to turn away (turn from a straight course or fixed direction) RV. Bodhi has translated it as "perverted". But that is not t...
by ToVincent
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Anicca
Replies: 23
Views: 700

Re: Anicca

... Sorry, I should have said vipariṇam, instead of vipariṇa. vi-pari-nam; with [p. p. vipariṇāta] and [act. vipariṇāma]. It is good to bring that particular vipariṇam case. "Change" is a late Vedântas meaning. the √ नम् nam means to ward off (prevent from happening) RV. In our case, the closest Bu...
by ToVincent
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Anicca
Replies: 23
Views: 700

Re: Anicca

its true that i did not catch the source when i first commented i was trying to locate samyukta agama 298 so i could read it myself https://legacy.suttacentral.net/sa298 SA 298 is translated in "The fundamental teachings of early Buddhism", by Choong Mun Keat. https://ahandfulofleaves.files.wordpre...
by ToVincent
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Anicca
Replies: 23
Views: 700

Re: Anicca

the sutta definition of name is feeling, perception, intention, contact and attention your diagram is factually incorrect But that does not take into account the definition of nāma in the SA 298 Agama. A definition that is complementary, not contradictory. SA 298 is the definition of nāma when the ...
by ToVincent
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali compound: "attabhāva" ???
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: The Pali compound: "attabhāva" ???

May I correct the following post and add something: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=34052&sid=750992aa798dd8b8ac1e3986ebd7746b#p508171 1. It is not DN 1, but DN 9. There is no attabhāva mentioned in DN 9. Katamo arūpo attapaṭilābho? What is a non-physical "self"-attainment? Arūpī saññām...
by ToVincent
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Great success with "full body" breath meditation
Replies: 39
Views: 1252

Re: Great success with "full body" breath meditation

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/04/16aps-great-for-driving-out-thoughts.html I will expand on that article later, but Benjamin really captured the essence of why 16 APS is so effective in cutting of V&V. Again, maybe ānā-pānas-sati (ānāpānasmṛtiḥ) does not mean "mindfulness" of in & out ...
by ToVincent
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali compound: "attabhāva" ???
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: The Pali compound: "attabhāva" ???

भाव bhāva √ [ bhū ] - any state of mind or body , way of thinking or feeling , sentiment , opinion , disposition , intention (Mn. MBh) - the seat of the feelings or affections , heart , soul , mind (ŚvetUp. Mn. MBh) - that which is or exists , thing or substance , being or living creature (MuṇḍUp. [...
by ToVincent
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali compound: "attabhāva" ???
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: The Pali compound: "attabhāva" ???

Of the three kind of possible attas in DN1, which one(s) is/are attabhāva? Oḷāriko attapaṭilābho, manomayo attapaṭilābho, or arūpo attapaṭilābho? "Tayo kho me, poṭṭhapāda, attapaṭilābhā— “Poṭṭhapāda, there are these three kinds of "self"(atta)-attainment: oḷāriko attapaṭilābho, manomayo attapaṭilābh...
by ToVincent
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Pali compound: "attabhāva" ???
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: The Pali compound: "attabhāva" ???

Olivelle's summarized the definition of (A)atman in the Upanishads as such: a term liable to misunderstanding and mistranslating because it can also mean the spiritual self, or the inmost core of a human being, besides functioning as a mere reflexive pronoun. From the suttas with parallels above (wh...