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by ToVincent
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Replies: 16
Views: 158

Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?

frank k wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:49 am
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Paṇidhāya parimukhaṃ satiṃ upaṭṭhapetvā
https://justpaste.it/4sil5

Note on the side, that both definitions of sati and samadhi agree with the Chinese translation; particularly in this case.
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by ToVincent
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Asankhata >> Amata >> Parinibānna >> Nibbāna >> Avyakata ?
Replies: 18
Views: 736

Re: Asankhata >> Amata >> Parinibānna >> Nibbāna >> Avyakata ?

What does "sabbaṃ lokaṃ abhiññāya" ("Knowing directly all the world") really means? How does the deathless fit into this? There was indeed, in Buddha's time, the belief that there was a part of the "world" (as per Buddhist definition of "world" - SN 35.82 & SN 12.44), that was devoid of time (etern...
by ToVincent
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: do all paths merge in the deathless
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: do all paths merge in the deathless

Asankhata seems to be the "door" to the deathless:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=30163&hilit=deathl ... 19#p435472
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by ToVincent
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Vinnana in Dependent Origination (second limb) and the Vinnantayatana Arupavacar the same?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Is Vinnana in Dependent Origination (second limb) and the Vinnantayatana Arupavacar the same?

For my self, the question is , does the conditional relations in DO apply to one in viññāṇañcāyatana(infinite consciousness) who is not an Arahant? This question is a bit confusing. The Stages of the Path. 8. arahant 2 (fruit), tathagata. ----[eliminated: five higher fetters (saṃyojanā)] 7. arahant...
by ToVincent
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Vinnana in Dependent Origination (second limb) and the Vinnantayatana Arupavacar the same?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Is Vinnana in Dependent Origination (second limb) and the Vinnantayatana Arupavacar the same?

Is Vinnana in Dependent Origination (second limb) and the Vinnantayatana in Arupavacar Jhana the same? If not what is the difference? vinnantayatana arupavacar !?!?!? Do you mean viññanam anidassana when you speak about vinnantayatana arupavacar? If so, viññana nidāna & viññanam anidassana are the ...
by ToVincent
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN35.07 Origin of the world - another way to explain Depndent Origination
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: SN35.07 Origin of the world - another way to explain Depndent Origination

As usual, one has a tendency to counfound the "world" with the "dhamma" (धर्मन् dharmán). This is an unwitting and unknowledgeable tendency, or maybe just another purposeful one. ध dha (or √ dhā) - √ मन् man - somewhat meaning a "performed & established/objectified "thinking"" (dharma) [धर्मन् dharm...
by ToVincent
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sakkāya-diṭṭhi
Replies: 20
Views: 664

Re: sakkāya-diṭṭhi

Although this word does not exist in Sanskrit, Sakkāya could be decomposed as follows: sak (√ शक् śak) + Ka + iya lit. "to be able (to be like) what belongs to Ka" (where Ka is the other name for the god Prajāpati [made selves]) ॰ईय -īya forms possesives in Sanskrit. & sak means "to be able to". Ka ...
by ToVincent
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Distinguishing equanimity from indifference
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Distinguishing equanimity from indifference

Does upekkha really mean "equanimity"?
https://justpaste.it/11izu

Note that these extracts are still liable to equate their extracts' parallels (even if the suttas are quotred as such)
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by ToVincent
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: SN28.1-10 Born of seclusion?
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: SN28.1-10 Born of seclusion?

SN28.1-10 Born of seclusion? “Reverend, quite secluded from sensual pleasures, secluded from unskillful qualities, I entered and remained in the first absorption, which has the rapture and bliss born of seclusion, while placing the mind and keeping it connected. But it didn’t occur to me : ‘I am en...
by ToVincent
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past, present and future all exist together?
Replies: 35
Views: 740

Re: Past, present and future all exist together?

I don't see why some people consider the Kaccānagotta sutta as a "difficult philosophical discourse". What the Buddha simply said is that things exist and don't exist (as they simply arise and fade). It is as simple as that. for one who sees the origin of the world (viz. the sensory world), accordin...
by ToVincent
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why kaya vaci citta does not fit into dependent origination
Replies: 37
Views: 919

Re: Why kaya vaci citta does not fit into dependent origination

I bow to you. The Buddha said due to elements beings associate with each other. The Buddha used the example of Devadatta for " rebels " that associate with eachother. The good associate with the good, the evil associate with evil, the rebels associate with rebels, the educated associate with the ed...
by ToVincent
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why kaya vaci citta does not fit into dependent origination
Replies: 37
Views: 919

Re: Why kaya vaci citta does not fit into dependent origination

Agama is too recent; too polluted. This is a Theravada forum. Agama is non-sense or "Chinese Whispers" of transmissions over many centuries of time. It would be a loss of time and effort to answer the rest of your deceiving responses. But I would like to pinpoint something that you haven't yet gras...
by ToVincent
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: wording in dependent origination
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: wording in dependent origination

... Understanding phassa - taṇhā - upādāna - bhāva - and jāti: (See visual aid - https://justpaste.it/1695d) - One does not transfer the property (phassa) of the object's khandhas & dhatus (and their external "sensualization" in the bāhirāni āyatanāni) to oneself (as "I"). https://justpaste.it/vyhx...
by ToVincent
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why kaya vaci citta does not fit into dependent origination
Replies: 37
Views: 919

Re: Why kaya vaci citta does not fit into dependent origination

... I suppose it is time to go beyond superficial statements. Satta is not literally an aspect of the 11th nidana called "jati". Literally is the problem. I am not talking particularly about you. Many people on this forum have a tendency to circumscribe their answers to a single sentence in the sut...
by ToVincent
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why kaya vaci citta does not fit into dependent origination
Replies: 37
Views: 919

Re: Why kaya vaci citta does not fit into dependent origination

I suppose you haven't read this previous post: https://dhammawheel.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=12520&sid=e65f4143a4110e6bfb9744374efceb53 Nothing to read here; expect your personal profile page. That might be better indeed: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=34448&start=30#p515766 Yo...