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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: 396

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: 396

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: 396

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: 593

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: 1383

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: 15
Views: 592

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: 224

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: 15
Views: 592

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: 1666

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: 1768

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...
by pyluyten
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What was the innovation of Siddhartha Gautama?
Replies: 19
Views: 1303

Re: What was the innovation of Siddhartha Gautama?

What essentially new did Siddhartha Gautama bring into his yogic practice that allowed him to become a Buddha? not everyone agrees. Most of the time i have read he learned Jhana (and even Arupa Jhana) then he (re-)discovered vipassana and all the truths that vipassana can bring. So what you already...
by pyluyten
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

Re: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?

i consider your question to be a very good one a) sutta do not call "arupa" attainments "jhanas" ( there is no "arupajhana" in suttas) b) jhana, are not a distinct practice from vipassana. Jhana are both samatha and vipassana. c) some sutta say buddha was taught arupa attainments so we have many pos...
by pyluyten
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Noble Eightfold Path include both Samatha and Vipassana?
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Does Noble Eightfold Path include both Samatha and Vipassana?

Natthi jhanam apannassa, Panna natthi ajhayato; Yamhi jhanan ca panna ca, Sa ve Nibbanasantike. “There is no Jhana without wisdom, There is no wisdom without Jhana. One who has Jhana and wisdom, He is in the vicinity of Nibbana.” http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/Buddhism/B%20-%20Theravada/Teachers/A...
by pyluyten
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Noble Eightfold Path include both Samatha and Vipassana?
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Does Noble Eightfold Path include both Samatha and Vipassana?

Natthi jhanam apannassa, Panna natthi ajhayato; Yamhi jhanan ca panna ca, Sa ve Nibbanasantike. “There is no Jhana without wisdom, There is no wisdom without Jhana. One who has Jhana and wisdom, He is in the vicinity of Nibbana.” http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/Buddhism/B%20-%20Theravada/Teachers/A...
by pyluyten
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Noble Eightfold Path include both Samatha and Vipassana?
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Does Noble Eightfold Path include both Samatha and Vipassana?

Verse 372. There Is No Wisdom In Those Who Do Not Think No concentration wisdom lacks, no wisdom concentration lacks, in whom are both these qualities near to Nibbana is that one. http://www.buddhanet.net/dhammapada/images/IDP372@50dpiRGB.jpg Explanation: For one who lacks meditation there is no wi...