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by saddhamma
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 46.3 on difference between 4 jhanas and samadhi-sambojjhanga
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: SN 46.3 on difference between 4 jhanas and samadhi-sambojjhanga

Hi ToVincent,
Thanks for your contributions to this thread. I made the comments on the blog not knowing it will generate such interest on this forum. I appreciate all the contributions and do ask for the newbie pardon if I have stepped on any toes. :smile:
by saddhamma
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 46.3 on difference between 4 jhanas and samadhi-sambojjhanga
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: SN 46.3 on difference between 4 jhanas and samadhi-sambojjhanga

Hi ToVincent, I think referencing parallels are great for academic/intellectual discussions but they suffer from the same drawbacks as modern translations from the pali, which tend to be limited by lack of representative words in the language it is being translated to, or by lack of understanding of...
by saddhamma
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 46.3 on difference between 4 jhanas and samadhi-sambojjhanga
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: SN 46.3 on difference between 4 jhanas and samadhi-sambojjhanga

Hi ToVincent, I agree that this concise summary: "the 4 sp fulfill the 7 sb and culminate in the 4 jhānas" packs the whole of the Buddha's teachings into one sentence and could benefit from some unpacking with sutta references. Thanks to budo for his comments and solid sutta references to back them ...
by saddhamma
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 46.3 on difference between 4 jhanas and samadhi-sambojjhanga
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: SN 46.3 on difference between 4 jhanas and samadhi-sambojjhanga

Hi Frank and budo, Thanks for your feedback. I think I now understand what you mean by "overlap". Perhaps a concise summary would be: "the 4 satipaṭṭhānas fulfill the 7sb and culminate in the 4 jhānas". Though it is important to note that in the suttas, the 7sb and 4 jhānas are separate abidings in ...