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by DooDoot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?

There is no need to have Vitakka and Vicara in second Jhana because the heart is saturated with love. :heart:
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?

I think jhana in itself is a brahma realm, where the heart is saturated with bliss & love due to having no (unwholesome) hindrances. There is no need to practise verbal 'metta' recitations because the heart already is saturated with love. :heart:
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What are constructed formations in SN 12.51?
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: What are constructed formations in SN 12.51?

Are you of the opinion that cittakkhana in accordance with Theravāda Abhidhamma are discreet temporal units? Or are they a conceptual framework for stressing moment-to-moment (in a general sense, as in "any given frame of time") general impermanence? Thanks C but, sorry, I can't provide an opinion ...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

Saengnapha wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:00 am
+1 :twothumbsup:
The best part of the talk is at @45:28 to 45:44 :twothumbsup: Can't deny AB can be a supernormally funny guy. :namaste: @46:00 to 46:45 :rofl:
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The difference between kāyasaṅkhāra-paṭiccasamuppāda and assāsapassāsa-kāyasaṅkhāra
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: The difference between kāyasaṅkhāra-paṭiccasamuppāda and assāsapassāsa-kāyasaṅkhāra

Tipitaka translation version and reading study system are the main cause of your question. If you understand pāli's relation of saṅkhāra, I was browsing a book about Abidhamma yesterday, which said, in the context of dependent origination, the word 'saṅkhār ā ' is the suttas is plural (พหูพจน์) whi...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 28
Views: 281

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

justindesilva wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:53 am
May I please indicate that the path to wisdom lies by eradicating defilements ( asava)
In my opinion, the path to eradicating defilements ( asava) lies by wisdom.
I directly knew as it actually is: ‘This is the way leading to the cessation of the taints.’

MN 4
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

Contrary to what Ajahn Brahm appeared to say, 'mindfulness' ('sati') was obviously not invented by Buddhism. Instead, Right Mindfulness (Samma Sati) was invented by Buddhism. Also, Ajahn Brahm's view that mind is independent of brain is obviously not something totally Buddhist since certain suttas a...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What are constructed formations in SN 12.51?
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: What are constructed formations in SN 12.51?

... meritorious, demeritorious & imperturbable formations might be the 9th condition of dependent origination, i.e., types of clinging ( upadana ). Any opinions? What do we think about this? I was browsing a book about Abidhamma yesterday, which (obviously correctly) said, in the context of depende...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 131

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

I could not find any problem with LB's teaching according to the following chart. http://the-wanderling.com/jhana_factors.html The words in the chart may be OK but the experiences LB's describes (elsewhere) may not match what these words really mean. This is why I suggested to SunWuKong to describe...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana?
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: Jhana?

I was just noting the in and out breathing and enter some very subtle rapture and like a state of not being aware of anything it was enjoyable as I felt like I could sit like that for a long time but my awareness was less than normal I could still think but it was very different state than just clo...
by DooDoot
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 131

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

Finally, the hindrance of doubt (vicikiccha) is explained as uncertainty with regard to the Buddha, the Dhamma, the Sangha and the training." Bhante Gunaratana Doubt has many contexts in the suttas. Gunaratana is referring to "fetter" ( samyojana ). I was referring to "hindrance" ( nivarana ). As I...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 15
Views: 131

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

My experience with jhana/samadhi is leading me somewhere I just need a road map and some fellow travelers. Hi SWK According to the suttas, in jhana, all of the five hindrances have disappeared, including the hindrance of doubt. Since there appears to be many doubts in your post, it appears likely y...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 28
Views: 281

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

As of celibacy it is my belief that sexual desires arising out of 6 sensualitues is the greatest obstacle and the 1st obstacle for a person who needs to meditate. Have you made a selection here?: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=31028 I was the only member that selected sexual misconduc...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which Senior Theravada monks should ideally discuss and explore with each other over which topics?
Replies: 59
Views: 811

Re: Which Senior Theravada monks should ideally discuss and explore with each other over which topics?

Again, I point people to the AN 4's, 5's, and AN 2.101-117 (in the Wisdom Pubs translations), just to name a few. Please don't take my word for this. By all means, please go read for yourselves. Venerable Subharo. I am not sure how AN 2.101-117 negates a Sangha hierarchy. Which suttas in AN 4's, 5'...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 28
Views: 281

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

May I here indicate that lord buddha would have identified the fact that a layman cannot practise celibacy by their nature. Most layman cannot practise celibacy but some can. I am a layman & happily practice celibacy for 58% of my life. We can see that even a sotapanna is not totally clean of sensu...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 28
Views: 281

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

I have not seen any sutta where lay buddhists are advised to be celibate. While AN 5.180 provides an example of celibate lay people, I do not recall posting that lay people should be celibate. Instead the 3rd precept as refraining from sexual misconduct was the advice of lord budda. This sounds lik...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 28
Views: 281

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

Does maintaining celibacy as a lay person produce pleasant kammic results? I doubt celibacy is much different for a layperson compared to a monk; apart from monks receiving lots of Sangha support. Certain monks can struggle with celibacy & subsequently disrobe, even after 10, 20 and 30 years of cel...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Israel calls on world Jewry
Replies: 60
Views: 1359

Re: Israel calls on world Jewry

DooDoot You're back. With so many different types of issues & causes in the world, your mind appears to take fixation with this. Don't worry about reading my other posts or understanding them. Most are trash lol Trash is in the eye of the beholder. Don't take it so personally. In this post think ab...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for a story or sutta
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Looking for a story or sutta

Monks, associate with Sariputta & Moggallana. Consort with Sariputta & Moggallana. They are wise monks, sympathetic toward their fellows in the holy life. Like the mother giving birth: That's Sariputta. Like the nurse raising a child after it's born: That's Moggallana. Sariputta trains [others] to ...