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by mikenz66
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Off-topic posts removed. This is a discussion of the Classical progress of insight.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Thanks Robert. Here are some relevant passages from: A Comprehensive Manual of the Abhidhamma:The Abhidhammatthasangaha of Acariya Anuruddha, With commentary by Bhikkhu Bodhi. Free PDF: http://store.pariyatti.org/Comprehensive-Manual-of-Abhidhamma-A--PDF-eBook_p_4362.html IX. KAMMATTHANASANGAHA ... ...
by mikenz66
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 16
Views: 330

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

A gentle reminder that the topic is: "How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?" As several of us have said "dry" is somewhat confusing characterisation of such practices, since insight requires, according to the commentaries, to develop the jhana factors to access-concentration level. And that is what ...
by mikenz66
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Does the cause for craving is feeling ?

It might be helpful to look at the analyses here for more details. And what is craving? There are these six classes of craving. Craving for sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touches, and thoughts. This is called craving. And what is feeling? There are these six classes of feeling. Feeling born of cont...
by mikenz66
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is the idea that Nibbāna is seen at each of 4 stages of awakening canonical?
Replies: 77
Views: 3139

Re: Is the idea that Nibbāna is seen at each of 4 stages of awakening canonical?

Ven KN's Sermon would not have changed. The addition is by Ven Analayo. Keep in mind that the sermons were given in Sinhala 30 years ago and translated (by him) and recorded ten years or so later. Ven Analayo then transcribed them. Ven Analayo mentioned last year that the English translations Ven KN...
by mikenz66
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Five stages of Rupajjhana
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Five stages of Rupajjhana

The Abhidhamma (or the commentaries, I'm not sure where) divides the second (I think) rupa jhana into two, giving five altogether. Take a look at the first entry here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=826 Bhikkhu Bodhi's A Comprehensive Manual of the Abhidhamma: The Abhidhammatthasangaha...
by mikenz66
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 51
Views: 679

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

I quote Dhammanando here as he said that it is not necessarily against a person; Either professing that ariyans don't exist ("There are no good and virtuous samaṇas and brahmins in the world who have realised for themselves by direct knowledge and declare this world and the other world") or else de...
by mikenz66
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is the idea that Nibbāna is seen at each of 4 stages of awakening canonical?
Replies: 77
Views: 3139

Re: Is the idea that Nibbāna is seen at each of 4 stages of awakening canonical?

Ven KN often seems to quote old PTS translations. If you register for Ven Anlayo's course: https://analayo2018.buddhistinquiry.org you'll find his modified PDFs that add other translations and parallels. Thank you for your reply. Registration for the 2018 course closed on 30 April. If you have a mo...
by mikenz66
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 51
Views: 679

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

I am neither arguing for or against Zen practice. However, if they are indeed trying to become Buddhas, isn't a Buddha an Ariya? Since your knowledge of Zen practice is limited, why comment on things you don't know about? I am just asking if there is a reason to believe that the 8FNP is at all real...
by mikenz66
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya
Replies: 51
Views: 679

Re: Can a wholesale dismissal of Non-Theravada traditions result in Ariyupavadantaraya

I have not actually studied much of it but from what little i did learn it seemed like nobody would be developing the 8FNP there, Mahayana in particular. I know even less about Zen. I don't understand your statements, since Chan/Zen/Seon are Mahayana schools: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chan_Budd...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: can you be superstitious in buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 231

Re: can you be superstitious in buddhism

I second Robert. And see this, for example:

The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk viewtopic.php?t=11284

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Strong aversion against blue veins
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Strong aversion against blue veins

Hi trefobe Secondly, I realised that using aversion doesn't help and that fearfully looking away is not the solution. I therefore started to continue looking at them until my feeling of aversion has grown weaker. I feel that these two methods have already worked to some extent but may either need mo...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is the idea that Nibbāna is seen at each of 4 stages of awakening canonical?
Replies: 77
Views: 3139

Re: Is the idea that Nibbāna is seen at each of 4 stages of awakening canonical?

I read Nibbāna Sermon 18, and found a couple of Bhante's translations of important terms in the Nibbānadhātu Sutta are misleading. He has departed from the usual translation of saupādisesā, 'with residue left', and instead uses 'residue with clinging'. ... Ven KN often seems to quote old PTS transl...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 79
Views: 1165

Re: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?

Thanks. That's very interesting.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Gender and the Sakyadhita
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Gender and the Sakyadhita

So freed! So thoroughly freed am I! from three crooked things set free: from mortar, pestle, & crooked old husband. Having uprooted the craving that leads to becoming, I'm set free from aging & death. Therigatha 1.11 Mutta Good find! See: https://suttacentral.net/thig Specifically: https://suttacen...