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by Pulsar
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??
Replies: 64
Views: 983

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

Doo Doot wrote My impression is the Puthujjana Gotama used "yoniso manasikārā" to make a "breakthrough" thus attained stream-entry; and then followed the path and later used "abbhaññāsiṃ" to attain full enlightenment. What do you think about this? My impression is that Gotama was not a puthujjana on...
by Pulsar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.
Replies: 26
Views: 508

Re: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.

Auto wrote "enlightened one made that method when he was unenlightened bodhisatta. It won't get you to the goal" what goal do you mean? I said it brings serenity. Buddha also said, if practiced and sculpted, to the level of immeasurable, it is a stepping stool on to the 4th jhana, the 8th factor of ...
by Pulsar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.
Replies: 26
Views: 508

Re: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.

tamdrin said 'I noticed some improvement in my meditation session this morning. I sat contemplating metta for about 20 minutes' that is good news. Brahma viharas are very effective, at those times when other meditations fail to bring the serenity. You also said I have schizophrenia and am on anti ps...
by Pulsar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who/what is discerning the 5 aggregates?
Replies: 49
Views: 1041

Re: Who/what is discerning the 5 aggregates?

lostitude, a fine thread, many good answers intellectually however, whatever answer given, is not conducive to your own realization of 'who'? or what, the subject is. I faced the same riddle once, and tried to split my head intellectually, but my head did not split, so one reads MN 63 and begins the...
by Pulsar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding the truth of the dhamma? or convincing oneself of it?
Replies: 45
Views: 879

Re: Understanding the truth of the dhamma? or convincing oneself of it?

Lostitude wrote I wonder why experienced meditators, even after having experienced firsthand the absence of self and "understood" it, still have to carry on meditating for years and years Understood can mean at sotapanna level or higher whatever you meant, depending on level of understanding they wo...
by Pulsar
Fri May 31, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dhamma-vicaya-sambojjhanga of 7sb and the 4th category of 4sp, Dhamma-anu-passsana, are one and the same
Replies: 39
Views: 953

Re: Dhamma-vicaya-sambojjhanga of 7sb and the 4th category of 4sp, Dhamma-anu-passsana, are one and the same

frank k
Is this commonly known?
perhaps commonly to the persistent investigator,
I've suspected this for years, but only recently became thoroughly convinced.
Thanks, I appreciate this.

Sam Vara thanks for Popper,
Conjectures and Refutations
.
that helps, quite a stimulating paper.
by Pulsar
Wed May 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana and Nibbana in Noble Eightfold Path?
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Jhana and Nibbana in Noble Eightfold Path?

Budo wrote Fourth jhana, purity of mindulness. Case closed. We don't need to make every wrong view known. We already know that many monks don't read the suttas, or try to warp them to fit their ideology . DooDoot wrote Budo murdered this horse. Why continue to kick a dead horse? Fourth jhana, purity...
by Pulsar
Wed May 29, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1644

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

Why be popular? why be ranked at the top? Buddha says to Nagita: May I have nothing to do with fame, Nagita, and fame nothing to do with me. Whoever cannot obtain at will — without difficulty, without trouble — as I do, the pleasure of renunciation, the pleasure of seclusion, the pleasure of peace, ...
by Pulsar
Tue May 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Physical Food as Nutriment
Replies: 28
Views: 631

Re: Physical Food as Nutriment

the word nutriment tends to create confusion in some, a bit of an archaic word, one of those words for which you cannot find the exact fit in English, Ahara like Asava or suññatā have to be contemplated in meditation. To understand nutriment/Ahara is to contemplate on what Buddha taught in SN 12.63 ...
by Pulsar
Tue May 28, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha a product of Mara?
Replies: 43
Views: 1176

Re: Are Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha a product of Mara?

what Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta said is completely logical If there were no Mara, there would have been no need for Buddha, Dhamma, and sangha to eradicate Mara, and therefore one can conclude Buddha Dhamma and Sangha too are the conditionally dependent products. When there is a wound one seeks a surgeon, ...
by Pulsar
Fri May 24, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Source of mudita "ma laddhasampattito vigacchantu" chant ???
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Source of mudita "ma laddhasampattito vigacchantu" chant ???

you wrote DooDoot, "Often, it is said the above "mudita" reflection is an antidote for "envy" or "jealousy"; however the suttas appear to say "mudita" is an antidote for "discontent" but in a sense, they are not any different, the person who is content has no envy or jealousy towards another, he is ...
by Pulsar
Wed May 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Advanced searches on Suttacentral
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Advanced searches on Suttacentral

A unique identifier (UID) is a numeric or alphanumeric string that is associated with a single entity within a given system. UIDs make it possible to address that entity, so that it can be accessed and interacted with, for instance, a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a unique identifier that mak...
by Pulsar
Wed May 22, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Source of mudita "ma laddhasampattito vigacchantu" chant ???
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Source of mudita "ma laddhasampattito vigacchantu" chant ???

DooDoot, thanks for asking, so timely
your inquiry of Mudita. :candle:
by Pulsar
Wed May 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Advanced searches on Suttacentral
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Advanced searches on Suttacentral

Dear Srilankaputra
Thanks for opening up a new world for me.
Between DooDoot's asking of Muditha, and the new tool
you provided, it is heaven.
Be well! :candle:
by Pulsar
Tue May 14, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help finding two suttas (possibly 1)
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Need help finding two suttas (possibly 1)

clw_uk another sutta you might like is Kajjaniya https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22/sn22.079.than.html excerpt Having reflected in this way, he becomes indifferent to past form, does not delight in future form, and is practicing for the sake of disenchantment, dispassion, and cessation...