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by pyluyten
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 59
Views: 893

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

anyway this is mainly a wording issue. People who practice jhana : "the sutta taught only my pratice which is attention to breathe , and its name is jhana and it includes wisdom". People who pratice vipassana "the sutta taught my practice, which is attention to breathe, and is named vipassana, but a...
by pyluyten
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Jhana Formula in Agamas?
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Jhana Formula in Agamas?

the STED 4j formula (standard EBT def. of 4 jhanas) occurs in agamas just like it does in pali. I translated the EA 12.1 version here, http://lucid24.org/sted/8aam/8samadhi/8aam8/index.html Also on that page is Ven. Analayo's MA translation of the pericope. (english only, you'll have to look up the...
by pyluyten
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Jhana Formula in Agamas?
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Jhana Formula in Agamas?

the STED 4j formula (standard EBT def. of 4 jhanas) occurs in agamas just like it does in pali. I translated the EA 12.1 version here, http://lucid24.org/sted/8aam/8samadhi/8aam8/index.html Also on that page is Ven. Analayo's MA translation of the pericope. (english only, you'll have to look up the...
by pyluyten
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Jhana Formula in Agamas?
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Jhana Formula in Agamas?

Hello,

Jhanas standard formula ( pita, sukkha, ...) is a subject of debates, including into this forum obviously. One of the issues is translation of pali terms. A lesser issue is variants on the formula.

Hence i'm wondering, what is the equivalent of Jhana formula onto Chinese Agama? This may help?
by pyluyten
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: extreme bliss feeling without body awareness
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: extreme bliss feeling without body awareness

then bliss and body feeling (no thinking) Jhana 1, bliss "born from withdrawal". Does not match imo. Then Jhana 2, "rapture and pleasure born of composure, unification of awareness". Better, no? Some modern scholars consider Jhana 2 is where thought stops. In Visudhimagga there is no thought even i...
by pyluyten
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: 3rd and 4th Jhana as an equanimous look at the world?
Replies: 20
Views: 625

Re: 3rd and 4th Jhana as an equanimous look at the world?

Thanks much.
I've just had a look a few pages, but i will soon enjoy it ! It sounds a very surprising argument but i want to leverage it as something constructive
by pyluyten
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: 3rd and 4th Jhana as an equanimous look at the world?
Replies: 20
Views: 625

Re: 3rd and 4th Jhana as an equanimous look at the world?

Gombrich, would have the same view. I have only one short excerpt I know this is controversial, but it seems to me that the third and fourth jhanas are thus quite unlike the second The above comment says little. Yes... sadly i don't have better quote to let Gombrich explain what he means Bhikkhu Bu...
by pyluyten
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: 3rd and 4th Jhana as an equanimous look at the world?
Replies: 20
Views: 625

3rd and 4th Jhana as an equanimous look at the world?

excerpt from Wynne; The Origin Of Buddhist Meditation The translation of sati as ‘mindfulness’ and upekkha as ‘equanimity’ do not do full justice to these terms. They give the misleading impression that the third and fourth jhana are heightened states of meditative absorption characterized by some s...
by pyluyten
Wed May 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: cetaso ekodibhāva
Replies: 21
Views: 795

Re: cetaso ekodibhāva

since ekagga citta and "samadhi" are also nearly synonymous in many contexts, and I have samadhi = "undistractible lucidity", (not able to distract from the focus on a single preoccupation) then all 3 terms ekodi, ekagga citta, samadhi match up, as they should. I thought we had : "samadhi" may appl...
by pyluyten
Wed May 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha knew all along
Replies: 18
Views: 1566

Re: Buddha knew all along

I believe they are all tested for physical and mental health What was the mental health of the people who used nuclear bomb in Japan? Nazis lost war, with millions of dead people. Which is lucky, because it was far from obvious WWII would be won. After this drama, Japan kept fighting and was killin...
by pyluyten
Fri May 10, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are 'maps' counter-productive?
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: Are 'maps' counter-productive?

Someone brings you a treasure map issue of maps in Buddhism and meditation more generally, is a geographical map may have tangible, unbiaised *clues*. A location is a location, open your GPS and ask it where you are. But even provided a map, by the Dhamma, then you or your teacher will have to inte...
by pyluyten
Fri May 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nimitta and Ārammaṇa
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Nimitta and Ārammaṇa

a famous article you probably know, that in my opinion states Nimitta is not the sign of object but sign of factors http://leighb.com/case_of_the_missing_simile.htm
by pyluyten
Thu May 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are 'maps' counter-productive?
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: Are 'maps' counter-productive?

Hi!, today i came to dhammawheel to look for any TMI related stuff. Found this post. I was looking about TMI because, at the same times - its "stages" have some practical fundation. These are not "mystical stages", it is intended for practice. I like this part. - distinguishing stages still requires...
by pyluyten
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 1808

Re: I am walking

I like to distinguish the two : * practice formal meditation while walking / standing. This is an alternative to sitting meditation. For example in zen it is possible to practice sitting / have a very short slowly walking session / then practice sitting again. There are pro and con. Main pro is to b...
by pyluyten
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?
Replies: 41
Views: 1883

Re: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?

As long as the practices work, does it even matter? The whole thing could be a complete fiction, but if the practices delivered the end of suffering, it wouldn't matter at all. Another "who cares" version may be, as soon as wise people taught some useful stuff, does it matter it was actually one wi...