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by budo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Jhana as a prerequisite for satipatthana: Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 9
Views: 72

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

Mundane Jhanas are not necessary for entering Sotapanna, that is correct, since Devedatta attained mundane jhanas and superpowers but was reborn in hell, and there have been lay people who attained sotapanna just by hearing the Buddha speak. The case of Devadatta proves that jhanas aren't sufficien...
by budo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati, Samatha, and Vipassana, from: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 6
Views: 27

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Hello Budo: I don´t agree with some of the things you are saying. -Where did the Buddha said there is no mindfulness in the formless jhanas? -Where did the Buddha said you should get out of jhana to bring back our mindfulness? -What do you mean by "discernment"? (and by discernment not being presen...
by budo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 99
Views: 955

Re: Slandering buddha

And yes you do, just look at your own post history and you'll see, I'm not one to rub people's face in their own feces so you can take a look for yourself. I know the manner in which i post and i make conscious effort not to do this exact bs that you are accusing me of. So burden of proof is on you...
by budo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 99
Views: 955

Re: Slandering buddha

Look at your own post history, you reference what the Buddha said countless times. It seems like you're looking for reasons to quarrel with people (just like in your forum Avatar) instead of giving them the benefit of doubt and trying to understand their message.. perhaps that's a reflection of you...
by budo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 99
Views: 955

Re: Slandering buddha

so you don't know if he actually said it? I assume that the pali canon is authentic and therefore he said it. Just like I assume the writings of Einstein are also authentic and he said/believed in those things. The Sutta usually start with "Thus have i heard" for a reason. Assuming that someone sai...
by budo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 99
Views: 955

Re: Slandering buddha

you heard this from his lips or what Nope, from reading a sutta from the vinaya pitaka last week. so you don't know if he actually said it? I assume that the pali canon is authentic and therefore he said it. Just like I assume the writings of Einstein are also authentic and he said/believed in thos...
by budo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 99
Views: 955

Re: Slandering buddha

rightviewftw wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:28 pm
budo wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:21 pm
As the Buddha said, a monk shouldn't teach others if they don't respect them, it is no longer a win-win situation.
you heard this from his lips or what
Nope, from reading a sutta from the vinaya pitaka last week.
by budo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 99
Views: 955

Re: Slandering buddha

A good way to control your writing is to make sure that it benefits you first and foremost. Therefore if you're debating with someone, you could use your writing as a form of "note to self" or "post it note" so that you can remember that content for a later time. I constantly review my old posts to ...
by budo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati, Samatha, and Vipassana, from: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 6
Views: 27

Re: insight requires access concentration?

@2600hz The "I will breath in & out" is the samatha part, the part after that is the vipassana part. For example: "He trains himself, ' I will breathe in sensitive to rapture .' He trains himself, 'I will breathe out sensitive to rapture .' The underlined part is samatha, the blue part is vipassana....
by budo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati, Samatha, and Vipassana, from: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 6
Views: 27

Re: insight requires access concentration?

That quote is a bit tricky 2600hz. You grabbed that from the anapanasati sutta. The last tetrad of anapanasati is focusing on dispassion, cessation, relinquishment, 5 aggregates, etc. However, if 'right' jhana is involved that means the 5 hinderances are involved and that is insight because you see ...
by budo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 99
Views: 955

Re: Slandering buddha

You're never going to agree 100% with another person. Even Arahants don't agree with some things among eachother, let alone lay people, as explained here https://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebsut061.htm When I write or talk to someone I expect them to disagree with me, it's simply not realistic for people t...
by budo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Jhana as a prerequisite for satipatthana: Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 9
Views: 72

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

This article may be of interest to you https://puredhamma.net/living-dhamma/samadhi-jhana-magga-phala/ascendance-to-nibbana-via-jhana-dhyana/ He explains the difference between anariya (mundane) and ariya (supermundane) jhanas. There is first anariya jhana and also first ariya jhana. That site is q...
by budo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Jhana as a prerequisite for satipatthana: Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 9
Views: 72

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

Mundane jhanas are certainly not necessary for the attainment of path and fruition, as i remember according to commentary there are 5 types of Arahants liberated by wisdom, those who attain liberation after each of the four jhanas and the dry-insight practitioner. From my understanding, jhanas are ...
by budo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Jhana as a prerequisite for satipatthana: Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 9
Views: 72

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

Mundane jhanas are certainly not necessary for the attainment of path and fruition, as i remember according to commentary there are 5 types of Arahants liberated by wisdom, those who attain liberation after each of the four jhanas and the dry-insight practitioner. From my understanding, jhanas are ...
by budo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Jhana as a prerequisite for satipatthana: Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 9
Views: 72

Jhana as a prerequisite for satipatthana: Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

Split from this topic: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=32135&p=477909#p477839 Good post cjmacie. :goodpost: Have you read the book "Way of Buddhist Meditation" by Kheminda Thera, who is a friend of Soma Thera and helped translate the latest edition of Vimuttimaga? He says that satipath...