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by Pulsar
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Faith and Reliability
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Faith and Reliability

Binocular wrote But that's not the order in which those things happened for you, is it? It sorta did, in that order.  The scripture is very organized, I am not, I cease to become at times, then again i become enchanted by becoming. Renunciation is not as easy as it sounds. But i don't give up.  You ...
by Pulsar
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we send Mudita to Ourselves?
Replies: 25
Views: 1944

Re: Do we send Mudita to Ourselves?

The 2nd wrote ....On that occasion the bhikkhus dwell in a divine abode, that is, in the liberation of mind through MUDITA. When one is joyful, happiness arises. For one with a happy mind, the body becomes calm. One calm in body feels pleasure. For one feeling pleasure, the mind becomes composed... ...
by Pulsar
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Faith and Reliability
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Faith and Reliability

Hi dear One! Binocular: so Karl's trick did not work for you, but it managed to show me how he understood the idea of faith. It is a bit like I trust you so much, I will take a huge risk for you Buddha! I know you won't let me down. Truthfully Dhamma worked for me like that, now I am a never returne...
by Pulsar
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Faith and Reliability
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Faith and Reliability

Regarding faith a comment found elsewhere, like lightening it struck me. A comment from sutta central made by Karl Lew. When I started rock climbing, I inferred that I could trust the rope–it’s physics, right? Yet I had doubts. Eventually I got so frustrated with my doubts that I went to Yosemite, ...
by Pulsar
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we send Mudita to Ourselves?
Replies: 25
Views: 1944

Re: Do we send Mudita to Ourselves?

The2nd wrote Indeed, mudita is the peaceful joy 'one feels' from the cultivation of the friendly, non-contentious, attitudes. Only by maintaining such non-contentious attitude, can one recognise the "joy" behind them, which is not an excitement but a peaceful happiness which, if also maintained, can...
by Pulsar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma recalibrates your feelings and perceptions
Replies: 58
Views: 516

Re: The Dhamma recalibrates your feelings and perceptions

OP wrote Sigh.. Did you continue reading? I did continue and you are right. However it looks so formulaic to me, that I would disregard stuff like this. You proved that it is in the sutta pitaka. What does that mean? That it is true? Sutta pitaka also writes Buddha went through Arupa Samapathis, bef...
by Pulsar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma recalibrates your feelings and perceptions
Replies: 58
Views: 516

Re: The Dhamma recalibrates your feelings and perceptions

Dear Coconut Thank you, I read the sutta. Its wording goes After the meal, on my return from alms-round, I enter a wood. I gather up some grass or leaves into a pile, and sit down cross-legged, with my body straight, and establish mindfulness right there. It does not say After the meal he enters fir...
by Pulsar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma recalibrates your feelings and perceptions
Replies: 58
Views: 516

Re: The Dhamma recalibrates your feelings and perceptions

OP writes It's just a simple question, please let me know if you can answer it: I have already answered your question. OP continues The Buddha sits down and enters first jhana after the meal, and then goes into the other jhanas from there. If he has no 5 hindrances ever, then what state is he in bef...
by Pulsar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma recalibrates your feelings and perceptions
Replies: 58
Views: 516

Re: The Dhamma recalibrates your feelings and perceptions

OP wrote But do you not see the contradictions? If: 1) The Buddha enters jhanas, in other words, he's not always in a jhana, he has to enter a first jhana. 2) The Buddha never has a hindrance. 3) And there is no Upacara Samadhi. then: What state is he in when he's not in the jhanas? Is not the Buddh...
by Pulsar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma recalibrates your feelings and perceptions
Replies: 58
Views: 516

Re: The Dhamma recalibrates your feelings and perceptions

OP wrote So when the Buddha is not in First Jhana, what is he in? That is a strange query, my impression was 1st jhana was a piece of cake for Buddha or any arahant. They are all free of hindrances, why even ask? That would be the minimal domain for an arahant. I recall one sutta where Buddha says "...
by Pulsar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explanation needed: Contact is one end. The origin of contact is the second end. The cessation of contact is the middle.
Replies: 22
Views: 548

Re: Explanation needed: Contact is one end. The origin of contact is the second end. The cessation of contact is the mid

OP wrote Since in the fourt jhana there's still a kind of feeling, the neutral one (in my interpretation, coconut has another more articulated opinion that I am trying to understand and digest right now) the 4th jhana cannot be spoken as cessation of contact since there's still a kind of feeling the...
by Pulsar
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Explanation needed: Contact is one end. The origin of contact is the second end. The cessation of contact is the middle.
Replies: 22
Views: 548

Re: Explanation needed: Contact is one end. The origin of contact is the second end. The cessation of contact is the mid

OP wrote  The butcher's simile after all speak to cut the craving between the six external media and the internal ones, the skin is not presented as being "all the five aggregates". The simile goes like this... Suppose a skilled butcher,  having killed a cow, were to carve it up with a sharp carving...
by Pulsar
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 542
Views: 139014

Re: Jhana

The Parayana, is the 5th and final chapter of Sutta Nipata, consists of framing a story and 16 sections in each of which the Buddha answers the questions of the students of elder brahmin Bavari.  The Verses from the Parayana are cited and explained elsewhere in AN, SN, and MN. This testifies to its ...
by Pulsar
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?
Replies: 21
Views: 467

Re: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?

SteRo wrote Pulsar wrote: ↑Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:54 am Who is Ācariya Anuruddha? The author of Abhidhammattha Sangaha. See B. Bodhi's A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma On this forum I have made it plenty clear, that I do not live by Abhidhamma, so why drag this in. Why speak from the position of Ab...
by Pulsar
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?
Replies: 21
Views: 467

Re: Drawbacka of sensual desire. ?

SteRo wrote There doesn't need to be doubt This I know 'cause Sotapanna is free of doubt. Who is Ācariya Anuruddha? Was he an Arahant? as far as I know there are various speculations about Sotapanna in the canon. One lifetime, two, three, four, five, six, seven. Buddha was not fond of this kind of s...