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by DooDoot
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "the path is born"
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: "the path is born"

he attained supernatural knowledge into his 100,000+ past lives, divine eye into beings arising and passing... It appears the sutta don't say supernormal powers were required for recollection of past abodes (pubbe nivasa); particularly the version in SN 22.79 , which appears to require very ordinar...
by DooDoot
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness of Breathing
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Mindfulness of Breathing

Citta sankhara (mental fabrications) are ultimately calmed with the attainment of cessation of perception & feeling [SN36.11] Maybe but this is not the meaning of stage 8 of MN 118 (because, after stage 8, the citta stages are revealed). Similarly, at jhana level, the calming of piti & sukha result...
by DooDoot
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 21
Views: 142

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

Buddha did not say that there is no self. What about this? :shrug: Insofar as it is empty of a self or of anything pertaining to a self: Thus it is said, Ananda, that the world is empty https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn35/sn35.085.than.html :candle: Living Buddha's old Dependently Orig...
by DooDoot
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 21
Views: 142

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

Interesting, can i get a link to this passage? DN 1: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.01.0.bodh.html To examine Pali-English: https://suttacentral.net/dn1/en/sujato There are some ascetics and brahmins who are annihilationists . They assert the annihilation , eradication, and extermin...
by DooDoot
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex before marriage
Replies: 33
Views: 649

Re: Sex before marriage

The same reason a lay Buddhist might eat a piece of chocolate cake.. The suttas appear to say any act motivated purely by lust (such as eating a piece of chocolate cake) is unwholesome. Regardless, eating chocolate cake does not appear to be included in the 5 precepts. Sex appears to be included as...
by DooDoot
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 21
Views: 142

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

For those of you who don't know, I would like to disclose that I am actually skeptical about the more mainstream annihilationist intepretation of anatta... Annihilationism & anatta appear to be total opposites because it appears Annihilationism is a self-view. Refer to DN 1; Iti 49; SN 12.17, etc. ...
by DooDoot
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?
Replies: 35
Views: 532

Re: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?

Interesting, thank you. Please elaborate? I was hoping to not spend years gradually building up knowledge on this but rather to get some answers relatively quickly. I imagine taking the following refuge is the quickest & also most honest way: The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One, to be s...
by DooDoot
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness of Breathing
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Mindfulness of Breathing

5) He trains himself, 'I will breathe in sensitive to rapture.' He trains himself, 'I will breathe out sensitive to rapture.' 6) He trains himself, 'I will breathe in sensitive to pleasure.' He trains himself, 'I will breathe out sensitive to pleasure.' 7) 'I will breathe in sensitive to mental fab...
by DooDoot
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 428

Re: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?

i guess that that the body of breath is a body in the body and is of the body. I think you are probably right here, i wonder how sensitive to the entirety of a body would be said in pali. I am no expert in Pali but i heard it suggested once the term for "entire" or "whole" is " kevala " rather than...
by DooDoot
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "the path is born"
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: "the path is born"

What do words "born" (arise?) and "path" (the Noble Eightfold Path?) mean here ? "Born" = sañjāyati = to bring forth, produce or similar (such as in DN 18 - " āloko sañjāyati: light came forth " or in AN 4.200 - " Pemā pemaṃ jāyati, pemā doso jāyati: Affection is born of affection. Aversion is born...
by DooDoot
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 428

Re: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?

I tell you, monks, that this — the in-&-out breath — is classed as a body among bodies.... i can only guess, it is not clear to me. This verse appears to unambiguously say there is more than one 'kaya'. In Pali, stage 3 is ‘ sabba kāya paṭisaṃvedī assasissāmī’ti sikkhati'. "Sabba" generally means "...
by DooDoot
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 428

Re: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?

Work in the second tetrad is associated with development of Vedananupassana. Fwiw the commentary associates this tetrad with full absorbtion in jhāna, but the experience of rapture, joy, and calm is also associated with the access to jhāna (upacāra-jhāna). OK... so you appear to be saying there are...
by DooDoot
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 428

Re: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?

i think they just overlap, what is felt is perceived. No, it is unlikely they overlap, which is why there are 4 separate tetrads. The word "sankhara" is probably translated wrongly . The term "citta sankhara" refers to "feeling & perception" therefore each of the four stages in the 2nd tetrad are o...
by DooDoot
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 428

Re: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?

More to show that the work in second tetrad has to do with vedana[and perceptions]; "In-&-out breaths are bodily fabrications. Directed thought & evaluation are verbal fabrications. Perceptions & feelings are mental fabrications." "[2] On whatever occasion a monk trains himself, 'I will breathe in....
by DooDoot
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness of Breathing
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Mindfulness of Breathing

imho: 1-2) Breathing in long, he discerns, 'I am breathing in long'; or breathing out long, he discerns, 'I am breathing out long.' Or breathing in short, he discerns, 'I am breathing in short'; or breathing out short, he discerns, 'I am breathing out short.' 3) He trains himself, 'I will breathe i...