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by Pulsar
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent Origination, Meditation and Stream Entry
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Dependent Origination, Meditation and Stream Entry

What is that one thing? It is mindfulness directed to the body. From Anguttara my non-partisan thought here is that, one cannot take each and every sentence in a sutta like this literally, when content of the teaching is repeated this many times, there had to be brevity, or short cuts. One who read...
by Pulsar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why right view comes first
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Why right view comes first

thanks SDA for the information, did not have time to check these out, thanks for the red heart sincerely, I love that it is not bloody. You are very kind. :candle: Budo "I recommend we post all the suttas on right view in this thread" but that involves every word of Buddha, so perhaps we could discu...
by Pulsar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity in SFoE ,fourth jhana and four Brahma vihara
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: Equanimity in SFoE ,fourth jhana and four Brahma vihara

I think I figured out how to explain the difference between equanimity of Divine Abodes and equanimity of 4th jhana, The former no matter how well polished i.e. the immeasurable Divine Abodes, it does not lead to ridding oneself of lust, hate and delusion, but equanimity of 4th jhana when practiced ...
by Pulsar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity in SFoE ,fourth jhana and four Brahma vihara
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: Equanimity in SFoE ,fourth jhana and four Brahma vihara

It seems to me upekkha of the bojjhangas and of fourth jhana are of similar nature, and not dissimilar. Upekkah of 4th Jhana is neatly explained on p.238 in the Expositer/Atthasalini, something to be experienced. I have no idea as to how to compare this with upekkha in Brahma Vihara, plus divine abo...
by Pulsar
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why right view comes first
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Why right view comes first

Thanks Srilankanputra, for the sutta on 'The Spike', years go I read this, the first time Right View sank into my head. And I thought what a clever simile Buddha used to explain Right view. A well aimed spike can draw blood, likewise right view, when well aimed shatters ignorance, draws knowledge le...
by Pulsar
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Aloka Nimitta
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Aloka Nimitta

Thanks Thag for "Aloka Nimitta" a very well thought out discussion on the path of release, word 'Nimitta' confused me, as I walked thru the commentaries, the very ones that you carefully outlined. I read each one of them. Briefly, an issue with VSM is that it is a commentary of commentaries, identif...
by Pulsar
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia

Hi SDA
the real human right is the right of a human to be a stream-winner

Thank you for these words of wisdom.
:toast:
by Pulsar
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, May you all be peaceful...
Replies: 27
Views: 923

Re: Hello, May you all be peaceful...

If SDA is just 44, that is impressive, it is hard to find such, this interested in the teachings, it is nice that he engages. I like it that SDA raises issues, I was unaware of Buddhadasa's teachings in detail until SDA came along, and I like that DooDoot engages too, makes it more interesting, and ...
by Pulsar
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I chose where I want to be reborn?
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Can I chose where I want to be reborn?

Alfa A Buddhist should fear rebirth, not desire it. I agree with you. DNS bewilders me, first I learn that he created the site, then that he finances the site too, a gift to us, the users, then I learn of his biblical hebrew proficiency. How many lives has he been around? Folks like me, curiously bu...
by Pulsar
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Battle of the Translators !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 449

Re: The Battle of the Translators !!!

Some issues the translators have to deal with an excerpt of notes Thanissaro made under SN 35.117 https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/SN/SN35_117.html. DooDoot thanks for spotlighting this sutta in a past post. Reading the texts of Bodhi and Thannissaro on this sutta, it appears that Bodhi left out s...
by Pulsar
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Battle of the Translators !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 449

Re: The Battle of the Translators !!!

You said The winner is Isaline Blew Horner OBE (30 March 1896 – 25 April 1981). A girl defeats the big boys. She is pretty too. I 've read here and there, where others disagree with some of her translations. Imagine translating the Vinaya Pitaka, I know nothing about Pali, but to be impressed with e...
by Pulsar
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali words: "attā" and "nirattā" ??
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Pali words: "attā" and "nirattā" ??

Volvo you wrote there is no attā" refers to absence of views of self, and "there is no nirattā" to absence of views of annihilism that really helps, but I think no matter how it is said in so many ways, some folks in the common world accuse Buddha of saying "There is no self". Buddha neither support...
by Pulsar
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 301
Views: 3111

Re: Theravada against mathematics

Dear Germann
you wrote
Nibbana in the past
Is not Nibbana timeless?
Be well! :candle:
by Pulsar
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are "underlying tendencies" ("anusaya") similar to "instincts"?
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Are "underlying tendencies" ("anusaya") similar to "instincts"?

Dear DoDoot; Perhaps I was not qualified to answer the question I am not a psychologist, just a scientist, and did not realize the word instinct has many nuances in the field of psychology "Psychologist Abraham Maslow argued that humans no longer have instincts because we have the ability to overrid...
by Pulsar
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Practices for realising anatta
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: Practices for realising anatta

Dear Laurens all suttas provide help, to the discerning person, but the one that helped me most in this regard in understanding the freedom from identity view was MN 64 Mahamalunkyaputta sutta. I do not find BB version on the web. a couple of relevant excerpts.. "there is a path, Ananda, a way to th...