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by ToVincent
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

Oops ! Sorry, I posted the wrong URL.
For Anapanasati & Jhana side by side, this is the one:
https://justpaste.it/69jp3

That's all folks !.
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by ToVincent
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

Maybe this could also help.

Samadhi:
https://justpaste.it/5x298

&

Saṅkhara in Ānāpānasati:
https://justpaste.it/5o7hp
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by ToVincent
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

Oh !, one more thing:

The Sanskrit रननाप manāpa [mana_āpa] means lit. “reach the manas”.
So what is agreeable (manāpa,) or disagreable (amanāpaṃ) , or both ( manāpāmanāpa,) seems to be related to “reaching the mano”. (See MN 152).

You have it all.
by ToVincent
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

What is saṅkhara in the particular case of Anapanasati ? Thanissaro translates sankhara as fabrications: MN 44 (MA210) & SN 41.6 (SA 568), that are concerned respectively with the second nidanna of paticcasamuppada (and also the 9th jhana); as well as outside this niddana (it seems,) are pretty muc...
by ToVincent
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Finding quiet living conditions as a householder
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Finding quiet living conditions as a householder

2600htz wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:53 pm
...

Yes, sometimes I think it's good to take a break.
by ToVincent
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

It is just nimitta.

The nimitta of body, feeling, or citta, is breath, in ānāpānasati.
They are linked to, built upon and can be measured with breath.
https://justpaste.it/17va5
by ToVincent
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

What is saṅkhara in the particular case of Anapanasati ? One should refer to both SN 22.81, and its parallel SA 57 (translated by Analayo). What these two texts are teaching us, and have in common, is that: 1. We should "well contemplate the aggregates, that is, [based on cultivating] the four estab...
by ToVincent
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

What is saṅkhara in the particular case of Anapanasati ? One should refer to both SN 22.81, and its parallel SA 57 (translated by Analayo). What these two texts are teaching us, and have in common, is that: 1. We should "well contemplate the aggregates, that is, [based on cultivating] the four estab...
by ToVincent
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 28
Views: 552

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

I wouldn't question the great achievements of the experts over the newbies. And I wouldn't wonder how the mind can become apprehensive & confused over the rapture because it can be difficult for the newbie to control & maintain the composure, equanimity & concentration... However, I might wonder wha...
by ToVincent
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zen's "not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures"
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: petavatthu

The problem is elswhere than in the title of this locked thread. Zen's "not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures" https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=32751 This is my final answer. The problem is not in that Zen believes or not in that the truth is standing out of the s...
by ToVincent
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zen's "not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures"
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: petavatthu

Oh, sorry ! I must have confounded the conversation with your signature. And although It made me thought about how one could become a peta, I felt it a bit ambiguous. 世尊在靈山會上拈華示眾眾皆默然唯迦葉破顏微笑世尊云 The Lord dwelt at the Vulture Peak with the assembly and plucked a flower as a teaching. The myriad totalit...
by ToVincent
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zen's "not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures"
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Zen's "not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures"

[ Split from petavatthu ] 世尊在靈山會上拈華示眾眾皆默然唯迦葉破顏微笑世尊云 The Lord dwelt at the Vulture Peak with the assembly and plucked a flower as a teaching. The myriad totality were silent, save for Kāśyapa, whose face cracked in a faint smile. The Lord spoke. 吾有正法眼藏涅槃妙心實相無相微妙法門不立文字教外別傳付囑摩訶迦葉。 I have the treasure ...
by ToVincent
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 476
Views: 27156

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

SarathW wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:53 am

I cant attain even upacara Samadhi let alone first Jhana.

Do we really know what samadhi is all about; and where it takes place ?
https://justpaste.it/5x298
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by ToVincent
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 3393

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

... It is not traditions but sectarian posturing that lead to schisms. . Not at all. It is adding to the original message that leads to schism. Like this Bon's reincarnated child lama stuff. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Bon-Tibetan-religion . If refferring to the Encyclopedia Britannica is a la...
by ToVincent
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 3393

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

What "traditions" could probably mean ? . Buddha was against schisms. So what "tradition" could probably mean ? . The all purpose of modern studies on Buddhism, is to find the common trunk to these schismatic traditions. That is to say, to extract the common parallels between the different EARLY sch...