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by auto
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: pubbenivāsa
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: pubbenivāsa

https://suttacentral.net/mn123/en/sujato ‘When the being intent on awakening is conceived in his mother’s belly, no afflictions beset her. She’s happy and free of bodily fatigue. ‘yadā, ānanda, bodhisatto mātukucchiṃ okkanto hoti, na bodhisattamātu kocideva ābādho uppajjati; sukhinī bodhisattamātā h...
by auto
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: pubbenivāsa
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: pubbenivāsa

https://suttacentral.net/define/j%C4%81tiya being of such a kind, of such a class; ? or type of birth, class, lineage; ? Angulimala wrote:Ever since I was born in the noble birth, sister, I don’t recall having intentionally taken the life of a living creature. By this truth, may both you and your b...
by auto
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: pubbenivāsa
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: pubbenivāsa

It's always useful to look at the context - have a look at the Sutta which follows SN52.22: https://suttacentral.net/sn52.23/en/sujato I've seen it suggested that pubbenivasa literally means "past abodes", and therefore doesn't mean actual past lives, as in previous births (despite "jati" appearing...
by auto
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: pubbenivāsa
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: pubbenivāsa

http://dictionary.sutta.org/browse/p/pubbenivāsa pubbenivāsaConcise Pali-English Dictionary by A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera pubbenivāsa:[m.] one's former state of existence. opened thread. Another definition: https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/pubbenivasa And the relevant sutta: https://suttacentra...
by auto
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: pubbenivāsa
Replies: 12
Views: 215

pubbenivāsa

http://dictionary.sutta.org/browse/p/pubbenivāsa
pubbenivāsaConcise Pali-English Dictionary by A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera
pubbenivāsa:[m.] one's former state of existence.

opened thread.
by auto
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?
Replies: 32
Views: 527

Re: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?

https://suttacentral.net/mn125/en/sujato They meditate observing an aspect of feelings … Vedanāsu … pe … mind … citte … principles—keen, aware, and mindful, rid of desire and aversion for the world. It’s like when the elephant trainer dug a large post into the earth and tethered the elephant to it b...
by auto
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana: are the three types of concentration real?
Replies: 25
Views: 351

Re: Jhana: are the three types of concentration real?

parikamma nidāna https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN3_34.html “Any action performed with greed—born of greed, caused by greed, originating from greed: Wherever one’s selfhood [atta-bhāva] turns up, there that action will ripen. Where that action ripens, there one will experience its fruit, eit...
by auto
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 131
Views: 2215

Re: Jhana

jhana could mean escape literally, you seclude yourself from hindrances so that sukha could arise.... it can't be that hard? Being without hindrances is not necessarily 'jhana'. Refer to the attachment below. i agree when the seclusion is meant as taking your body to empty lodging, but not when you...
by auto
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is wrong with Sati's pernicious viewpoint?
Replies: 21
Views: 1012

Re: What is wrong with Sati's pernicious viewpoint?

https://suttacentral.net/an4.171/en/sujato As long as there’s a mind, the intention that gives rise to mental action causes pleasure and pain to arise in oneself. But these only apply when conditioned by ignorance. Mane vā, bhikkhave, sati manosañcetanāhetu uppajjati ajjhattaṃ sukhadukkhaṃ avijjāpac...
by auto
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: crypto-buddhist hindu stuff?
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: crypto-buddhist hindu stuff?

aham brahmasmi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aham_Brahmasmi The difference between Brahma and atma emerges most clearly where they appear side by side with one another such as - स वा अयमात्मा ब्रह्म विज्ञानमयो मनोमयः प्राणमयः – 'That Self is indeed Brahma, as also identified with the intellect, the ...
by auto
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 131
Views: 2215

Re: Jhana

I think my posts are accurate. For example it is quite literally obvious MN 128 is not about jhana. Also, it appears quite obvious there is no awareness of breathing in the 1st jhana. :smile: hmm jhana is a means to get to the sukha. Corruptions of mind are what doesn't allow you to live without bl...
by auto
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 131
Views: 2215

Re: Jhana

https://suttacentral.net/an4.41/en/sujato “Mendicants, there are these four ways of developing immersion further. “Catasso imā, bhikkhave, samādhibhāvanā. What four? Katamā catasso? There is a way of developing immersion further that leads to blissful meditation in the present life. Atthi, bhikkhave...
by auto
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 131
Views: 2215

Re: Jhana

the Brahma realm abider can have wrong views like belief in permanent self Yes. But in order to master the jhana and be born in the worlds of rupa-loka, it is necessary to develop to a certain extent virtue, concentration and wisdom. Virtue must be developed practically to complete perfection, conc...
by auto
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 131
Views: 2215

Re: Jhana

could that superhuman detachment be viriya ? Diligence alone is not enough. In order to achieve the first jhana, all factors of awakening must be developed to a certain extent. Also, to a certain extent, the aggregate of wisdom, virtue and concentration must be developed. . https://suttacentral.net...
by auto
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 131
Views: 2215

Re: Jhana

idk stone I do not understand. What it is? idk= i don't know, i picked random word for to denote object of concentration. So what are the reasons the sign appear? A certain level (very exalted, superhuman) of detachment from the defilements that chain the mind to kama-loka. could that superhuman de...