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by DooDoot
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 130
Views: 3411

Re: if you witness a crime

Bhantes Sujato and Analayo seem to simply not believe vitakka means thought... The above is nothing new. Its probably only controversial to wanna-be Westerners. My impression is the recent watering down of 'jhana' into 'McJhana' or 'Soft-Jhana' is largely a Western phenomena (Shaila Catherine, Leig...
by DooDoot
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 36
Views: 532

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

Even if what you're saying there is true, it's not relevant to this thread. Its entirely relevant because it debunks your view 'kaya' means 'physical body'. Late Theravada crime against the Dhamma In the EBT (early buddhist texts), and later non EBT scripture, when a distinction between mind and bo...
by DooDoot
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 36
Views: 532

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

Even when Mahamoggallana heard sounds in the arupa samadhis, the Buddha called it "impure", he didn't say it disquailfied it from being an arupa samadhi, where Mogallana could drift in and out of hearing sounds or not. Hi Frank. Could you quote the relevant passage? Which sutta/s does the above ref...
by DooDoot
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Jhana, Buddhadasa, Visuddhimagga, Patisambhidamagga, Anapanasati Commentary
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Jhana, Buddhadasa, Visuddhimagga, Patisambhidamagga, Anapanasati Commentary

Dear persons learned in the Visuddhimagga, Patisambhidamaggaforum & Anapanasati Commentary It seems, in 1959, Thailand's Bhikkhu Buddhadasa delivered a series of lectures which became the 1971 English language book translated by Bhikkhu Nagasena called Anapansati . This English translation appears t...
by DooDoot
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Visuddhimagga: piti included in the formations aggregate
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Visuddhimagga: piti included in the formations aggregate

And wherever the two are associated, happiness (piti) is the contentedness at getting a desirable object, and bliss (sukha) is the actual experiencing of it when got. Where there is happiness there is bliss (pleasure); but where there is bliss there is not necessarily happiness. Happiness is includ...
by DooDoot
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 216
Views: 7347

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

Last night I did the same with MN 140 and found cracks in it, that I had not seen before. :roll:... such as? :shrug: Rather than focus on things like access... and  neighborhood... [concentration] , concepts introduced by later scholasticism, you will notice that training in what is taught in the a...
by DooDoot
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 36
Views: 532

Re: B. Sujato makes the body disappear in 3rd jhana

.... Its seems you just repeating the same idea. We disagree with it. Our aspirations are lofty (rather than common). :smile: the pali word 'kāya' in some meditative contexts might not be referring to the physical body. Indeed. From MN 118 - Anapanasati Sutta: Kāyesu kāyaññatarāhaṃ, bhikkhave, evaṃ...
by DooDoot
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 36
Views: 532

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

The relevant point is that Gethin and Bodhi translated kaya in 3rd jhana the same exact way they translate kaya in a 7sb awakening factor and 4 jhana context the same way, as "body". Gethin & Bodhi are not the Buddha. Bodhi can be wrong, such as his translation of "kaya" in SN 12.19. And B. Sujato ...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 36
Views: 532

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

No, that's not what I'm saying. For that context, where 9 samadhis are grouped together and referred to by 'kaya', you could justifiably claim kaya has a metaphorical meaning WHEN GROUPED WITH THOSE 9 SAMADHIS. "Kaya" when not meaning "physical body" is never "metaphorical". "Kaya" literally means ...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conceived or descent ?
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Conceived or descent ?

What is avakkanti ? Forming ? “There are things that are prone to being fettered. When you concentrate on the gratification provided by these things, nāmarūpassa are avakkanti . “Saṃyojaniyesu, bhikkhave, dhammesu assādānupassino viharato nāmarūpassa avakkanti hoti. https://suttacentral.net/sn12.58...
by DooDoot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Tactile sensation and feeling
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Tactile sensation and feeling

I find that in this text the physical body tactile sensation not labeled as Vedana , anyone knows why ? https://suttacentral.net/an5.139/en/sujato It’s when a mendicant, feeling a touch with their body, is aroused by a desirable touch, so is not able to still the mind. Idha, bhikkhave, bhikkhu kāye...