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by auto
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahmachariya
Replies: 24
Views: 257

Re: Brahmachariya

Brahmachariya~ Brahmacharaya Does not always mean to be celibate, in the same way that Bikkhu does not mean Monk, the word originally fits into the 4 spiritual states in ones being. Brahma ( not the creator deva brahmA) is the absolute reality or the underlying reality behind all things or the most...
by auto
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 244
Views: 9358

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

I also tried to figure out what bodily witness means, it has nothing to do with the immaterial jhanas specifically either according to AN 9.43 Sutta on Bodily witness https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html an excerpt There is the case, my friend, where a monk, withdrawn from sensual...
by auto
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: interesting Sutta sn 35.87
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: interesting Sutta sn 35.87

avajjaṃ http://dictionary.sutta.org/browse/a/avajja avajjaPTS Pali-English dictionary The Pali Text Society's Pali-English dictionary Avajja,(adj.) [Sk.avadya,seemigly a + vadya,but in reality a der.fr.ava.According to Childers = Sk.avarjya from vraj,thus meaning “not to be shunned,not forbidden".Th...
by auto
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: interesting Sutta sn 35.87
Replies: 1
Views: 68

interesting Sutta sn 35.87

excerpt https://suttacentral.net/sn35.87/en/sujato When he said this, Venerable Mahācunda said to Venerable Channa, “So, Reverend Channa, you should pay close attention to this instruction of the Buddha whenever you can: “tasmātiha, āvuso channa, idampi tassa bhagavato sāsanaṃ niccakappaṃ sādhukaṃ m...
by auto
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Nekkhamma
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Nekkhamma

https://suttacentral.net/sn27.10/en/sujato A mind imbued with renunciation is declared to be capable of directly knowing anything that can be realized.” Nekkhammaparibhāvitaṃ cittaṃ kammaniyaṃ khāyati, abhiññā sacchikaraṇīyesu dhammesū”ti. https://suttacentral.net/sn35.87/en/sujato “Reverend Sāriput...
by auto
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: quite secluded from sensual pleasure
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: quite secluded from sensual pleasure

while everyone are working and you are doing nothing, it is the inner sense of need for work what makes possible you to feel happy. the blatant/naked ascetics are mortifying their bodies to get pass the sense of duty or desires so that to avoid arousing the pleasure from not working, this way one do...
by auto
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1128
Views: 106123

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

I don't have much time today to respond in detail. But you can get the basic idea from the following: DN 33: “ Tayo akusalavitakkā —kāmavitakko, byāpādavitakko, vihiṃsāvitakko. (5) Tayo kusalavitakkā —nekkham­ma­vitakko, abyāpā­da­vitakko, avihiṃ­sā­vitakko. (6) Akusalavitakkā are just vitakka. Kus...
by auto
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: quite secluded from sensual pleasure
Replies: 3
Views: 158

quite secluded from sensual pleasure

https://suttacentral.net/mn100/en/sujato ‘I recall sitting in the cool shade of the rose-apple tree while my father the Sakyan was off working. Quite secluded from sensual pleasures, secluded from unskillful qualities, I entered and remained in the first absorption, which has the rapture and bliss b...
by auto
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1128
Views: 106123

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

lal,

what you think of vi in vitakka and vicara? does it refer to both good and bad dhamma and sensual activity. Then the sa makes vitakka to mean good thoughts?
by auto
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is the meaning of Savitakka and Savicara?
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: What is the meaning of Savitakka and Savicara?

sa = with. with, together. https://suttacentral.net/an3.61/en/sujato Seeing a sight with the eye, one is preoccupied with a sight that’s a basis for happiness or sadness or equanimity. Cakkhunā rūpaṃ disvā somanassaṭṭhāniyaṃ rūpaṃ upavicarati domanassaṭṭhāniyaṃ rūpaṃ upavicarati upekkhāṭṭhāniyaṃ rūp...
by auto
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1128
Views: 106123

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

2. From Niramisa Sutta (SN 36.31): " Katamañca, bhikkhave, nirāmisaṃ sukhaṃ? Idha, bhikkhave, bhikkhu vivicceva kāmehi vivicca akusalehammehi savitakkaṃ savicāraṃ vivekajaṃ pītisukhaṃ paṭhamaṃ jhānaṃ upasampajja viharati ." - One gets to the first Ariya jhana by getting rid of kama and akusala thou...
by auto
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dhatu and ayatana
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Dhatu and ayatana

dhatu and ayatana is in this, https://suttacentral.net/sn12.12/en/sujato ‘Consciousness is a fuel that conditions rebirth into a new state of existence in the future. When that which has been reborn is present, there are the six sense fields. The six sense fields are a condition for contact.’” ‘viññ...
by auto
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The way I analysed Sankhara.
Replies: 42
Views: 1131

Re: The way I analysed Sankhara.

SarathW wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:38 pm
End of the day they all perception and feeling.
They arise and perish.
you mean in and out breath as perception and feeling? i think they could function as perception and feeling and causing cetanā to reveal itself.
by auto
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?
Replies: 64
Views: 907

Re: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?

Is there any chance these terms were used just for illustrating the deleterious effects of attached action? slim are the changes, https://suttacentral.net/sn32.57/en/sujato “Sir, what is the cause, what is the reason why sometimes it rains?” “Mendicant, there are what are called gods of the rainy c...
by auto
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The way I analysed Sankhara.
Replies: 42
Views: 1131

Re: The way I analysed Sankhara.

Why Abhidhamma does not classify perception and feeling as Sankhara (fabrications)? The Abhidhamma lists 52 kinds of cetasikas. One is feeling (vedanaa), another is perception (saññaa). The remaining 50 are grouped together under the term sa"nkhaaraa. https://accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/mendis/...