Search found 293 matches

by Pulsar
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 213
Views: 7129

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

Auto wrote Can you write about the results this path you walk have brought to you? in a few short words a peacefulness that I had not imagined was not possible before, that motivates me to pursue further, to push the envelope to the edge. I am still fettered, but to a lesser degree, there are lapses...
by Pulsar
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 213
Views: 7129

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

Auto wrote when you are meditating, do you notice the moment when you don't want to meditate anymore? plainly do you notice urges? Jhana is a way of concentrating, devised by Buddha, none other than the Buddha. He did it so, so that his followers may gain insight into his doctrine, through the sharp...
by Pulsar
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?
Replies: 28
Views: 784

Re: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?

Dharmasherab wrote Be careful not to over-conceptualise these teachings. The path to enlightenment is free from concepts. So trying to create more concepts in your mind could become the biggest obstacle you will have to your path. Best to meditate more and experience it will be my kind advice to you...
by Pulsar
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?
Replies: 28
Views: 784

Re: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?

frank k wrote I don't think anyone knows for sure, but just that in general SN collection is earlier than MN, which is earlier than DN. that helps, but again it is O' so complicated, because of what you say below But each collection, has earlier and later portions. Even abhidhamma pitaka, has preser...
by Pulsar
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?
Replies: 28
Views: 784

Re: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?

frank k wrote  More likely that SN 41.6 was earlier, and MN 44 was derived from that. The catechism style of MN 43 and MN 44, and that the suttas are not spoken by the Buddha, are pretty good indicators of some lateness. But all that doesn't mean it isn't legitimate Dhamma. Ultimately we still have ...
by Pulsar
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?
Replies: 28
Views: 784

Re: Are the "feeling faculties" in the Suttas belated Abhidhamma?

frank k wrote Yes, of course suttas came first, Abhidhamma was originally based on the suttas. But a sutta like SN 48.40, when compared with agama EBT parallels which differ radically, not even compatible with EBT suttas, and then reading how Vism. uses that sutta to justify their claim that the bod...
by Pulsar
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 213
Views: 7129

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

Auto wrote "Buddha Abhidhamma Ultimate Science by Dr. Mehm Tin Mon" thank you for your helpfulness and concern. But abhidhamma, while it is useful to read, and does suggest helpful practices, I found it not so helpful, in advancing my practice. Besides the most helpful abhidhamma is the one of antiq...
by Pulsar
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 239
Views: 8714

Re: Jhana

This story is very much related to jhana meditation. The Kimsuka Tree SN 35.45 Kimsuka means "what if", that itself is kind of a puzzle.  Sutta refers to the wisdom gained through jhana meditation, but on the first glance it does not appear to be clearly so. In the sutta, four men describe the Kimsu...
by Pulsar
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 213
Views: 7129

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

During the jhana meditation, one turns the mind away from sensations, sanna, and volitional formations. Mind becomes peaceful and sublime. The world according to Buddha, is a creation of consciousness. Tathagata has called the consciousness a magic trick, a fabrication (SN 22.98) For the few moments...
by Pulsar
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 239
Views: 8714

Re: Jhana

IN MN 122 Mahasunnata sutta. Buddha admonishes Ananda one does not shine by delighting in company, by delighting in society, by rejoicing in society. For such a one, it is not possible to obtain at will, without trouble or difficulty, the bliss of renunciation, the bliss of peace, the bliss of enlig...
by Pulsar
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 239
Views: 8714

Re: Jhana

Auto wrote i mean by superpowers like the result of longtime practice: going through walls, flying in the air but first there should be these things come, healing for sicknesses fast, not have to eat many days straight, new teeth grow etc. But im not sure if you can do it with this type of body, bod...
by Pulsar
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 239
Views: 8714

Re: Jhana

Auto wrote that is the reason why the jhana can't be just some shyt relaxation. that is merely a thought arising out of ignorance. Tell me your first jhana experience, and I will tell you about what 4th jhana is like, to correct you though, it is not a relaxation...it is a dynamic state. Do I think ...
by Pulsar
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 213
Views: 7129

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

For everyone, to emphasize that jhana is very doable, for the interested buddhist, the #1 appeal the meditation helps to alleviate the angst of life more efficiently, than all other methods of meditation, hits the nail on the head, designed by Buddha himself. If you had faith in Buddha, would you no...
by Pulsar
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 213
Views: 7129

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

Chownah wrote I think the buddha is saying that the inexperienced meditator is distracted with sensuality (like the colts excitement over food) and the expereinced meditator is not distracted but keeps his mind firmly upon the task of the training true, basically to summarize, the Buddha says the th...
by Pulsar
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 239
Views: 8714

Re: Jhana

Auto wrote i tried to just leave larger space between two messages. So that you would focus on the first part of the message that is funny, but then you are so right. I learn to survive by not reading some comments, or else it would be hard to get into that equanimous mode, after I am done with the ...