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by DooDoot
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

I think the DO is fully realised only by Arahant. Everything appears "fully realised" by an Arahant. But this topic is about "seeing" rather than "full realisation". SN 12.28 appears to be about the stream-enterer seeing dependent origination: When, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu thus understands aging-and-de...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

For example, the Buddha probably since he was born was contemplating dependent origination. The suttas appear to not say the above. Refer to SN 12.10 & SN 12.65. The reason you suggest neighborhood concentration and not first jhana to see DO is the lack of overbearing joy, is that so? Yes. Correct....
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

Also, what is neighborhood concentration? Hi J. Neighborhood concentration is a level of clear stable concentration that is not the level of jhana that is mentioned in the Commentaries and also taught by non-Commentary meditation teachers. For example, the Anapanasati Sutta refers to 16 experiences...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more
Replies: 35
Views: 611

Re: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more

Hmm. No point in your making low quality replies that offer no analysis. "Upapajjati" does not appear to literally mean "reincarnation". The entire premise of your question is faulty, unfortunately. The Buddha never, afaik, used a term that could be translated as "rebirth". https://buddhism.stackex...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more
Replies: 35
Views: 611

Re: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more

cappuccino wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:29 am
analysis won't necessarily lead to faith

faith is necessary to accept rebirth
:focus:
cappuccino wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:58 am
sam·sa·ra
noun
the cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound.
:focus:
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

So it is clear that to "see" dependent origination, the 5 hindrances have to be subdued and one must be in at least first jhana. Unlikely. First jhana is not required to see dependent origination. In fact, it is probably very difficult to see dependent origination in the 1st jhana due the predomina...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating attato, attānaṃ & attani ???
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Translating attato, attānaṃ & attani ???

Thank you again Volo :bow:
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: Sankhara

allister wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:35 am
Yes - the five khandas of attachment
Hi. SN 22.48 appears to refer to two types of khandhas: (i) the five aggregates and: (ii) the five aggregates subject to clinging. What is your view of the relevance this teaching? Thanks
by DooDoot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating attato, attānaṃ & attani ???
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Translating attato, attānaṃ & attani ???

Dear Pali gurus As usual, I can't see the forest for the trees. I thought the following from SN 22.1 might help me but I am so lost, again. Both 'sankhara' & 'atta' appear masculine. Yet 'attānaṃ' appears plural :shrug: . They regard perception as self, self as having perception, perception in self,...
by DooDoot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The mindfulness conspiracy
Replies: 19
Views: 304

The mindfulness conspiracy

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... irituality

It is sold as a force that can help us cope with the ravages of capitalism, but with its inward focus, mindful meditation may be the enemy of activism.

By Ronald Purser
:spy:
by DooDoot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?
Replies: 18
Views: 226

Re: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?

Sorry, I don't have time now to find the sutta references for the below. The first & best quote is from AN 8.40 . (4) “False speech, repeatedly pursued, developed, and cultivated, is conducive to hell, to the animal realm, and to the sphere of afflicted spirits; for one reborn as a human being fals...
by DooDoot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma?
Replies: 33
Views: 520

Re: Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma?

binocular wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:27 pm
Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma?
Dhamma is natural truth or natural law. Buddhism appears to be a social construct, generally a "religion".
by DooDoot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 22
Views: 240

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

What do you mean by "these dhammas"? The three scopes of language, terminology and descriptions, namely, niruttipathā, adhivacanapathā & paññattipathā. This said, there use in DN 15 appears unrelated to SN 22.62. This is how far the scope of language, terminology, and description extends; how far t...
by DooDoot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?
Replies: 18
Views: 226

Re: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?

Sorry, I don't have time now to find the sutta references for the below. Kind regards :smile: Bhikkhus, musavada (false speech) that is thoroughly consumed, developed, and made much of, naturally leads to hell, to animal birth, and to the preta (hungry ghost) realms. The result of false speech of th...
by DooDoot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6206
Views: 574858

Re: the great rebirth debate

They lead to further clinging, which is true. That doesn’t mean that such a view is false nor that it isn’t a beneficial view. It actually is a "false view" not in terms of morality but in terms of anatta & Nibbana. The belief in "my good kamma" is a false view from the perspective of Nibbana but n...