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by mikenz66
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: B. Brahmali incorrect translation and interpretation of jhāna and samādhi in Vinaya scripture
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: B. Brahmali incorrect translation and interpretation of jhāna and samādhi in Vinaya scripture

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:30 pm
... Agama is belated inaccurate utterances; hundreds of years after the Buddha. This is a Theravada & Pali forum.
Actually, this is the Early Buddhism section:
Early Buddhism
Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.
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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 58
Views: 857

Re: Awareness of awareness

Awareness is sati cetasika, the one that knows that this is awareness, this is its arising, this is its ceasing, that it is impermanent, is sampajjana, which is panna cetasika. Both are sankhara-khandha. Being aware of these is dhammanupassana. The purpose of vipassana is to see the arising and cea...
by mikenz66
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 58
Views: 857

Awareness of awareness

On a recent retreat we discussed "turning awareness around" and examining "what is aware?" This background awareness is very stable, and so is sometimes said to be one of the last aspects of experience to be dropped from being taken as "self". I'm curious how this "background awareness" or "awarenes...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana is not so important and In fact the attachment to it is a huge barrier on following the Buddha's teaching.
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: Jhana is not so important and In fact the attachment to it is a huge barrier on following the Buddha's teaching.

Yes as I said, the "attachment to jhana" is a massive hinderance on the path. Don't misrepresent the Buddha and further propagate wrong view. Who on earth taught you like that? Can you cite a sutta or two that clearly support your statement? Chanh Dao has already pointed out that attachment to anyt...
by mikenz66
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reconciling Suttas on Debate
Replies: 19
Views: 485

Re: Reconciling Suttas on Debate

Some great replies here, especially to do with attitude. I think this is very true: The last thing lay people should use as a guide in debates are the actions of individuals who were not fettered in any way. Most lay people, being fettered, should know they cannot act without conceit and therefore c...
by mikenz66
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong translations in English version of Ledi Sayadaw's Nibbana Dipani (The Manual of Nibbana)
Replies: 19
Views: 512

Re: Wrong translations in English version of Ledi Sayadaw's Nibbana Dipani (The Manual of Nibbana)

Hi SDA, This wrong translation probably leads to the meaning that stream-winner achieves a kind of "anupādisesa" nibbana. That, of course, is not the intended meaning clearly found [at least in Burmese] on the subsequent pages. ... I appreciate the effort you've put into the diagram, but I'm not sur...
by mikenz66
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Are all Sankhara and Dhamma Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta?
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: Are all Sankhara and Dhamma Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta?

Space is described as a dhatu in the Dhatu-Vibhanga Sutta. ... But there is also these passages in the Milinda Panha. ... Is this the distinction that is in the link give by Robert? https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=36128#p540622 In any case, the point of my posts was to point out that "...
by mikenz66
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries
Replies: 22
Views: 446

Re: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries

Rerukane Chandawimala and Katukurunde Nyanananda are two popular thero writers in Sinhala in Sri Lanka who had been interpreting the Tripitaka while there are many others who have written books in Sinhala on Tripitaka. While Sinhala is derived from Pali and Sanskrit many Pali words are quite famili...
by mikenz66
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Are all Sankhara and Dhamma Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta?
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: Are all Sankhara and Dhamma Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta?

Space is nothingness. It is not a dhamma. It is said to be asankhata, unconditioned, because it is nothing. If there is nothing then there is no arising and no destruction. Sankhara means formed. By formed means it is composed of other things, thus its existence depends on conditions. Anything that...
by mikenz66
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Are all Sankhara and Dhamma Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta?
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: Are all Sankhara and Dhamma Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta?

SarathW wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:29 am
Buddha is only referring to Anatta. Not for Anicca and Dukkha in regard to Space.
But what do you think "space" means in that sutta?

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Guys! Im newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Hey Guys! Im newbie

Welcome!

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries
Replies: 22
Views: 446

Re: Tipitaka translation in Buddhist countries

Bhante, could you comment a little on the Thai translations? My understanding is that they are rendered in a rather flowery form of Thai, which makes them quite difficult to read compared to modern English translations.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Are all Sankhara and Dhamma Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta?
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: Are all Sankhara and Dhamma Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta?

SarathW wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:52 am
The argument here appears to be Dhamma naturally is not Anicca and Dukkha.
For instance, space is no Dukkha. (I am not sure whether space is Anicca)
What does "space element" mean in the suttas? That may answer your question...

Hint: read MN140...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Is Sotapanna a fixed state?
Replies: 48
Views: 1106

Re: Sotapanna is not a fixed state!!

Hi Sarath, This is no different from to Wharaka thread in my opinion. I'm not sure what you mean by that, but that thread started with Paul asking if anyone knew anything about Ven Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=26749 and there was a lot of discussio...