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by Srilankaputra
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 15
Views: 158

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

There are four suttas (MN 52; MN 64; AN 9.36 & AN 11.16) containing this teaching but I personally do not believe them. Personally, I do not believe Arahantship can be attained in the 1st jhana. Why not DD? Is not the first jhana a manifestation of the khandhas? Is not possible to see the true natu...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 22
Views: 237

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

What are these three? “Mendicants, there are these three scopes of language, terminology, and descriptions. They’re uncorrupted, as they have been since the beginning. They’re not being corrupted now, nor will they be. Sensible ascetics and brahmins don’t look down on them. “Tayome, bhikkhave, niru...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 22
Views: 237

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

Blessed one used language to communicate the realisation of the nature of reality. But it is important to understand the limitations of language. Can we explain even what an ice-cream tastes like using language?
by Srilankaputra
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 22
Views: 237

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

It seems during blessed ones time there were number of teachers who called themselves Buddhas. What ever teachings they taught including the blessed one, they were ways of expressing reality or dhamma as they saw it. Like the simile of the finger pointing at the moon. Even the suttas are not the dha...
by Srilankaputra
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 15
Views: 158

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

So knowing his, how does one see dependent origination in Samadhi meditation? This sutta seems relevant, Then Dasama the householder from Atthakanagara, on completing his business at Pataliputta, went to Ven. Ananda at Veluvagamaka near Vesali. On arrival, having bowed down to him, he sat to one si...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The suffering of others
Replies: 28
Views: 372

Re: The suffering of others

I'm asking about how to reduce MY suffering when it is caused by empathy, i.e. seeing the suffering AROUND me, which I do not control. Apparently my question is not clear, but I don't see how I could clarify it more... By taking charge of the mind through yoniso manasikara. By stopping the mind cyc...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 22
Views: 237

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

mikenz66 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:18 am
Thank you!
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The suffering of others
Replies: 28
Views: 372

Re: The suffering of others

You have no absolute control over others perceived pain but you do have control over your own. The million dollar question is how much can you do to help. That delicate balance between callousness and being drawn into the whirlpool of suffering. That requires true wisdom. May I have the serenity to...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 22
Views: 237

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

can some kind soul share with us Bikkhu Bhodi's notes on this sutta ? :anjali:
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fetter and obstacle
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Fetter and obstacle

Doubt as a nivarana is stilled on entering first jhana. So , what is the confusion or suspicion that trouble in this context ? Vickiccha- Leaping of mind on to diverse objects(Arammana) Simile- A traveler hesitating at a junction of roads. opposed by- Ekkaggata from the vibhanga, Therein what is do...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fetter and obstacle
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Fetter and obstacle

Doubt as a fetter is given up on attaining sotapatti-phala.
"Then all his doubts do vanish since he understands conditions and the exhaustion of contions"

Doubt as a nivarana is stilled on entering first jhana.
by Srilankaputra
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??
Replies: 64
Views: 978

Re: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??

How would you define 'Jarā' ? Hi SLP. I recall Jara is defined in SN 12.2 as the aging, greying, wrinkling, etc, of “beings”. I remember we discussed together what “a being” is; as defined in SN 23.2. Regards May I just point out that Sn23.2 does not say 'what a being is' rather it discusses 'how a...
by Srilankaputra
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??
Replies: 64
Views: 978

Re: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:12 am
"jati" & "marana" mean "ego-birth" and "ego-death"
Hi DD,

How would you define 'Jarā' ?