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by Srilankaputra
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Now this is samadhi !
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Now this is samadhi !

“Monks, these are the four developments of concentration. Which four? There is the development of concentration that, when developed & pursued, leads to a pleasant abiding in the here & now. There is the development of concentration that, when developed & pursued, leads to the attainment of knowled...
by Srilankaputra
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one arrive at right view ?
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: How does one arrive at right view ?

Four spectrums of the teaching: Cattāro dhammakkhandhā — ethics, immersion, wisdom, and freedom. sīlakkhandho, samādhikkhandho, paññākkhandho, vimuttikkhandho https://suttacentral.net/dn33/en/sujato Right view and right thought: these things are included in the category of wisdom.” Yā ca sammādiṭṭh...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 181
Views: 7253

Re: Momentary 'experience'

It's also important to distinguish between the Canonical Abhidhamma texts, such as: https://suttacentral.net/ds from the commentaries, Visuddhimagga, and much later commentaries, such as A Comprehensive Manual of the Abhidhamma: The Abhidhammatthasangaha of Acariya Anuruddha https://dhammawheel.com...
by Srilankaputra
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Canki Sutta: What is meant by conviction?
Replies: 23
Views: 457

Re: Canki Sutta: What is meant by conviction?

Also, as I understand. There are fortunate types of people born with the three roots of Alobha, Adosa and Amoha. Here Amoha is synonymous with pañña. I am pretty convinced that anyone born in a non-buddhist country who becomes interested in the Dhamma must be of this innate intelligence type. Its ju...
by Srilankaputra
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abandoning greed of higher fetters
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: Abandoning greed of higher fetters

On one occasion Ven. Sariputta & Ven. Maha Kotthita were staying near Varanasi in the Deer Park at Isipatana. Then Ven. Maha Kotthita, emerging from seclusion in the late afternoon, went to Ven. Sariputta and, on arrival, exchanged courteous greetings with him. After an exchange of friendly greetin...
by Srilankaputra
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"
Replies: 58
Views: 1561

Re: "Venerable Buddhaghosa was a Hindu!"

I did not look in to this in great detail, but surprisingly (or maybe not) these clever new theories seem to be propagated by a highly educated class of doctors, engineers, university lecturers etc. :bow: The disease that knowledge brings is arrogance ~Ibn Taymiyyah Real genius is nothing else but t...
by Srilankaputra
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 181
Views: 7253

Re: Momentary 'experience'

Both physiologically and psychologically, our perception is analogue, and not digital. Momentariness is an abstraction here Actually, both are abstractions. I am sure the vast majority of people on this planet does not give a second thought about the nature of consciousness. Reaching the end of the...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 181
Views: 7253

Re: Momentary 'experience'

Regarding the question of what observes 'Momentariness'.(As I understand it.) That conscious-moment that "knowing" is all there is at that moment. Including its concomitant Cetasikas and what ever Rupa dhammas are present at that moment. The next citta might have a different object or it might be fu...
by Srilankaputra
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: patanjali mediation and wrong view?
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: patanjali mediation and wrong view?

As far as I understand right-view in Buddhism is synonymous with wisdom(pañña). Wrong view on the other hand is likened to the simile of the blind men touching different parts of the elephant. When wrong view is mentioned, clinging to those views is also included. Clinging to views is 'upadana' . Wh...
by Srilankaputra
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 181
Views: 7253

Re: Momentary 'experience'

SDC wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:24 pm
I have zero interest in debating about whether or not the Abhidhamma is actually Dhamma. It is part of the Theravada tradition, and since the Sutta Pitaka is essentially a contemporary to it, there is no chance I would claim it is "outdated".
:anjali:
by Srilankaputra
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 181
Views: 7253

Re: Momentary 'experience'

I guess what I am trying to understand is that if these moments (however you want to define them) are clearly something secondary to the things that are already there, then why are they necessary? Why raise the issue of moments if the immediate tact would be to then deal with the so-called content ...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 181
Views: 7253

Re: Momentary 'experience'

Time is there, but it is a redundancy in the sense that things are already arranged and time sits on top of that That is exactly what the Abhidhamma says(so it seems to me) . But in different words. Time is a 'paññatti'. The most fundermental structure of experience is not a moment in time. But a c...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism a death cult?
Replies: 35
Views: 1592

Re: Is Buddhism a death cult?

From a talk to an Ageing Lay Disciple approaching Death ~Ajahn chah This very lump of flesh that lies here in decline is saccadhamma, the truth. The truth of this body is saccadhamma, and it is the unchanging teaching of the Buddha. The Buddha taught us to look at the body, to contemplate it and com...
by Srilankaputra
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 181
Views: 7253

Re: Momentary 'experience'

Meanwhile, here 'I' am, breaking down the constitution into a collection of concepts and aggregates doesn't in any way at all negate my experience. Ability to breakdown the constitution in to separate aggregates is already considered a deep insight. If you have this ability wouldn't the logical que...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dependent origination models and practice
Replies: 100
Views: 5023

Re: Dependent origination models and practice

Friend Musīla, apart from faith, apart from personal preference, apart from oral tradition, apart from reasoned reflection, apart from acceptance of a view after pondering it, does the Venerable Musīla have personal knowledge thus: ‘With birth as condition, aging-and-death comes to be’? With existe...