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by frank k
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN 33 differentiating vitakka and sankappo, B. Sujato incoherent, can't do metta in first jhana by 'placing the mind'
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: DN 33 differentiating vitakka and sankappo, B. Sujato incoherent, can't do metta in first jhana by 'placing the mind

and an update to the article: ... (later down in the same section of threes) ... Three kinds of immersion. Tayo samādhī— Immersion with placing the mind and keeping it connected. Immersion without placing the mind, but just keeping it connected. Immersion without placing the mind or keeping it conne...
by frank k
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN 33 differentiating vitakka and sankappo, B. Sujato incoherent, can't do metta in first jhana by 'placing the mind'
Replies: 2
Views: 121

DN 33 differentiating vitakka and sankappo, B. Sujato incoherent, can't do metta in first jhana by 'placing the mind'

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/01/b-sujato-incoherence-in-differentiating.html excerpt: DN 33: B. Sujato incoherence in differentiating vitakka (thinking) and sankappo (resolve/intention) This article is going to focus on two problems. Both are illustrated by the same passage in DN 33. ...
by frank k
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Help needed

the last part of the word 'upama' is probably from opama, the pali word for simile. it would help if you cite the sutta number and show more of the passage. is that from the famous 5 similes for the 5 aggregates? if so, i think marici is the one corresponding to perceptions aggregate, so perceptions...
by frank k
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is kayena ?
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: What is kayena ?

... Very difficult to work out what you are attempting to say. Please explain more. Thanks What part was confusing? The basic idea, is the kaya in the 7 awakening factor's pacification/passadhi, is the same kaya that enters samadhi-bojjhanga, which is manifested in the form of 4 jhanas. So B. Sujat...
by frank k
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is kayena ?
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: What is kayena ?

Some translation is body , some translated as Personal ?! https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/01/is-kaya-body-physical-or-is-mental-b.html excerpt: Contradiction! From the first passage on awakening factors, Sujato's idiosyncratic translation of vitakka and vicara as "placing the mind" assur...
by frank k
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can thought arises prior to feeling perception ?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Can thought arises prior to feeling perception ?

Upon sense media and sense object in contact , consciousness arises . Thereafter , feeling perception . So , where does the thought fit in ? check out MN 18. http://lucid24.org/mn/mn018/index.html the synopsis from that translation gives a concise summary a clear picture of the hierarchy Synopsis C...
by frank k
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is stilling physical processes ?
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: What is stilling physical processes ?

http://lucid24.org/sted/16aps/index.html see these two articles: The Buddha's commentary on 16 APS: EBT compliant commentary for 16 APS: from non-EBT sources Hi Frank , what is step 4 pacifying body ? Does it similar to 4th jhana stopping of breathing ? Did you read those 2 articles? they quote sut...
by frank k
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is stilling physical processes ?
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: What is stilling physical processes ?

http://lucid24.org/sted/16aps/index.html

see these two articles:
The Buddha's commentary on 16 APS:
EBT compliant commentary for 16 APS: from non-EBT sources
by frank k
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was Sariputta a liar? (jhāna, kāya, sukha contradictions in Theravada history)
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Was Sariputta a liar? (jhāna, kāya, sukha contradictions in Theravada history)

Is there a way to cross post to Abhidhamma and early buddhism sub forums? https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/01/sariputta-was-liar-jhana-kaya-sukha.html excerpt: Sariputta was a liar (jhāna, kāya, sukha contradictions in Theravada history) Sariputta was a liar. At least that's the conclusion...
by frank k
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Te Ab Vb 12 Jhāna: What's that sound you hear? That's the sound of justice.
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Te Ab Vb 12 Jhāna: What's that sound you hear? That's the sound of justice.

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/01/te-ab-vb-12-jhana-whats-that-sound-you.html excerpt: Te Ab Vb 12 Jhāna: What's that sound you hear? That's the sound of justice. The Theravada Abhidhamma Book 2, Vibhanga, Chapter 12 on Jhāna Presented in English and Pali side by side. I don't intend to...
by frank k
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Attention Abhidhamma experts, where in Abhdhamma is vitakka ever defined as "initial application"?
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Attention Abhidhamma experts, where in Abhdhamma is vitakka ever defined as "initial application"?

Theravada abhidhamma changed quite a bit over time. How jhana and appana samadhi works in vimutti magga, is a lot closer to what the EBT pali suttas say. In Vimt., appana samadhi means the 5 hindrances are completely suppressed, as opposed to a medicore or low quality first jhana when perceptions/sa...
by frank k
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Attention Abhidhamma experts, where in Abhdhamma is vitakka ever defined as "initial application"?
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Attention Abhidhamma experts, where in Abhdhamma is vitakka ever defined as "initial application"?

Yes, that Vism. quote below is what I'm talking about from earth kasina first jhana. Is Atthasalini (buddhaghosa's commentary of book 1 of Abhidhamma) the only other places where vitakka gets a redefinition? Am I correct in saying the 7 canonical books of Theravada abhidhamma all consistently use th...
by frank k
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Attention Abhidhamma experts, where in Abhdhamma is vitakka ever defined as "initial application"?
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Attention Abhidhamma experts, where in Abhdhamma is vitakka ever defined as "initial application"?

the definition that occurs frequently in books 1 and 2 of Ab are: Abhi Dhs, 1. cittuppādakaṇḍaṃ, kāmāvacarakusalaṃ, padabhājanī, para. 7 ⇒ 7. katamo tasmiṃ samaye vitakko hoti? yo tasmiṃ samaye takko vitakko saṅkappo appanā byappanā cetaso abhiniropanā sammāsaṅkappo — ayaṃ tasmiṃ samaye vitakko hoti...
by frank k
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: You can hear sounds in the 4 jhānas.
Replies: 4
Views: 283

You can hear sounds in the 4 jhānas.

Detailed analysis of passages from DN 21, DN 16, KN Ud 3.3 that show this. https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/01/dn-21-sound-of-chariot-causes-buddha-to.html According to the EBT (early buddhist texts). Late Abhidhamma and Vism. redefine 'jhāna' to be a completely different kind of samadhi.
by frank k
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What is the reason sexual abstinence ranking number 1 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: What is the reason sexual abstinence ranking number 1 ?

This is referring to bhikkhu precept , isn't the karma of killing is heavier than breaking the sexual abstention precept ? Sexual misconduct is probably listed #1 because it's the most tempting and likely one to be broken. Whereas virtuous people have a strong resistance to killing, and don't reall...