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by DooDoot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How to understand AN 9.34 (my explanation).
Replies: 112
Views: 1878

Re: How to understand AN 9.34 (my explanation).

Pondera wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:19 am
If Nibbana is the end of suffering, how is it that Arahants and Buddhas continue to suffer after destroying their asavas?
I never read or heard that Arahants suffer (although the feel painful feelings without suffering). Best wishes. :meditate:
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 46
Views: 917

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

Pondera wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:12 am
“Letting go” requires concentration...
The suttas say concentration requires letting go & leads to more letting go. Best wishes. :meditate:
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Five stages of Rupajjhana
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Five stages of Rupajjhana

mikenz66 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:21 am
Take a look at the first entry here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=826
Bhikkhu Bodhi's A Comprehensive Manual of the Abhidhamma: The Abhidhammatthasangaha of Acariya Anuruddha, Buddhist Publication Society
:thanks:
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 46
Views: 917

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

Intention, pleasure and consciousness are all part of the first jhana. I may not take note of entering the earth kasina, but I do actively suffuse my body with the joy and pleasure born of that element. Could be like Hindu Laughing Yoga. "Intention" has many nuances. The "intention" in jhana may no...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How to understand AN 9.34 (my explanation).
Replies: 112
Views: 1878

Re: How to understand AN 9.34 (my explanation).

Your quote implies nothin about the permanence of the attainment. Many quotes: Sariputta, even if you have to carry me about on a bed, still there will be no change in the lucidity of the Tathagata's wisdom. MN 12 :alien: And you clearly have missed the point of the the sutta “one after another”. S...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Gender and the Sakyadhita
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Gender and the Sakyadhita

The Buddha's instruction is that gender roles must be overcome: Not really. The quote made is for higher practise. Any person engaging in the act of sexual intercourse is engaging in gender roles. In the ordinary world, there are gender roles. In the monastery there are also gender roles, such as t...
by DooDoot
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Detailed instruction - working with breath nimitta
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Detailed instruction - working with breath nimitta

You're too focused on scripture Sutta are often a mirror to overestimating & misinterpreting experiences. Do you meditate at all? No. Definitely not. Does the "you" meditate? If the "you" entered jhana, why is the one-pointedness of each jhana called " citta ekaggatā" ("one-pointedness of mind") ra...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Detailed instruction - working with breath nimitta
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Detailed instruction - working with breath nimitta

1st jhana has five factors (arising & existing together). Piti & sukha without the immovable oneness nimitta is probably piti & sukha arising from neighborhood concentration. Its probably not jhana. Not all piti & sukha is jhana.
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How to understand AN 9.34 (my explanation).
Replies: 112
Views: 1878

Re: How to understand AN 9.34 (my explanation).

How this quote states that cessation is not the highest is not clear. Also, your assertion that cessation is not the highest contradicts this quote. Furthermore, with the complete transcending of the dimension of neither perception nor non-perception, Sariputta entered & remained in the cessation o...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: autopsy - graphic content
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: autopsy - graphic content

budo wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:22 am
I believe only those who cannot hear nor see cannot be taught the dhamma. I believe every person can meditate and if not meditate, at least reflect and contemplate.
Does not appear to be the view of the suttas.
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 46
Views: 917

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

I enter earth and water at will. No instructors. :mrgreen: Here, bhikkhus, an untaught ordinary person, who has no regard for noble ones and is unskilled and undisciplined in their Dhamma, who has no regard for true men and is unskilled and undisciplined in their Dhamma, perceives earth as earth. H...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by the term "human control"?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: What is meant by the term "human control"?

pitakele wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:01 am
Seems straightforward to me. Dantikā, having seen an elephant well trained by a mahout, reflects that she should be able to do likewise with her mind.
Is this saying every person can control an elephant or control the mind?
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: autopsy - graphic content
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: autopsy - graphic content

budo wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:19 am
They should meditate and contemplate and hopefully attain higher understanding.
What if the organism (nama-rupa) is unable to? Did the Buddha (Seeing One) say all organisms/aggregates/nama-rupas would be liberated?
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: autopsy - graphic content
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: autopsy - graphic content

Let go of desires...let go of your attachment... What if the organism (nama-rupa) is unable to? For example, what if the organism is unable to give up attachment & becoming over papanca about ideas about 'jhana'? 4 element body and learn to enjoy jhanas Viewing the organism as 4 elements seems the ...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: autopsy - graphic content
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: autopsy

Run that by me again? Nama-rupa appears to be an interdependent compound; as the Mahayana illustrated in paintings (below). The four great elements, bhikkhu, are the cause and condition for the manifestation of the rupa aggregate. Nama-and-rupa is the cause and condition for the manifestation of th...