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by frank k
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: name that fallacy
Replies: 3
Views: 98

name that fallacy

There must be an official name for this logical fallacy in math or logic. Anyone know what it is? excerpt from: https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/02/so-why-are-references-to-mn-117-missing.html Vism. pulls the same [logcial fallacy of replacing the entire set with a tiny subset] with breath...
by frank k
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New book from Venerable Analayo
Replies: 18
Views: 3555

Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

fifth installment: Sunday, February 17, 2019 So why are references to MN 117 missing in Bhikkhu Anālayo's EBMS? https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/02/so-why-are-references-to-mn-117-missing.html (sums up and connects the other posts related to MN 117) There are several blog posts on MN 117 (...
by frank k
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New book from Venerable Analayo
Replies: 18
Views: 3555

Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

fourth installment: MN 117 and its implications It's not easy to explain, so first I need to explain a few concepts. If you don't understand survivorship bias, bandwagon effect, and cognitive dissonance, it won't be easy to follow the audit. So first, a parable that explains the big problem that I'm...
by frank k
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New book from Venerable Analayo
Replies: 18
Views: 3555

Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Hi suaimhneas, (7sb) satta -(sam)-bojjh-aṅgaṃ, seven-awakening-factors are not just a causal sequence, and there are many ways to use it. For example, 4 jhānas can be seen as 4 quality levels of samādhi-sambojjhanga. But also, 7sb can be seen as factors in each of the 4 jhānas. In third jhāna, the f...
by frank k
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 78
Views: 7580

Re: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana

A critique of B. Analayo's EBMS (regarding his incorrect views of V&V and jhana in EBT)
relevance to this thread: (he has slightly different view of jhana than B.Sujato, but their views on V&V are very similar if not identical)
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=29231&p=501870#p501870
by frank k
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New book from Venerable Analayo
Replies: 18
Views: 3555

Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

third installment: Case study on intellectual dishonesty, agendas, biases: Frankk and his views on jhāna, vitakka, vicara https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/02/case-study-on-intellectual-dishonesty.html second installment: MN 111 Bhikkhu Analayo, circular reasoning and red herrings https://n...
by frank k
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New book from Venerable Analayo
Replies: 18
Views: 3555

Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Yes, that's an error. Thanks for the correction Bhante.
Dhammanando wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:49 am
frank k wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 pm
From the article:

"And since Mogallana is one of the mightiest meditators of all time, therefore drowsiness is an advanced practice."
Is this a typo? Shouldn't it read: "...overcoming drowsiness is an advanced practice." ?
by frank k
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: audtip: sutta readings in pali, english, and more
Replies: 0
Views: 45

audtip: sutta readings in pali, english, and more

I update the blog whenever I add new content (same day).
https://audtip.blogspot.com/



From the blog 'contact' page, there's a mailchimp email subscription that sends out a list of new blog entries once a week (at most).
https://audtip.blogspot.com/p/page-test-1.html
by frank k
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New book from Venerable Analayo
Replies: 18
Views: 3555

Re: New book from Venerable Analayo

Buddha Vacana, didn't you have a thread where you reviewed the book? I'm starting to do my review, and it's going to be in very small installments over time. First installment: covers MN 128, SN 40.1, narrative fallacy https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/02/mn-128-sn-401-bhikkhu-analayos.html
by frank k
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 40.1 impure jhāna is still jhāna, learner's jhāna. role of V&V
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: SN 40.1 impure jhāna is still jhāna, learner's jhāna. role of V&V

There's also this passage in the vinaya, where Moggallana is accused by other monks of claiming false samadhi attainment, for hearing sounds while in imperturbable samadhi: http://lucid24.org/sted/8aam/8samadhi/sound/index.html#calibre_link-27 imperturbable can mean fourth jhana, but in that context...
by frank k
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 40.1 impure jhāna is still jhāna, learner's jhāna. role of V&V
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: SN 40.1 impure jhāna is still jhāna, learner's jhāna. role of V&V

The technical meaning of jhana as 4 jhanas is in your own mind. Look at how the word 'jhana' is used in SN 43, and the AN 1 passages: http://lucid24.org/sted/8aam/8samadhi/4j-is-4sp/index.html#calibre_link-35 right 'jhana' also referes to the practice of satipatthana, bojjhaga, brahmavihara, any of ...
by frank k
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 40.1 impure jhāna is still jhāna, learner's jhāna. role of V&V
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: SN 40.1 impure jhāna is still jhāna, learner's jhāna. role of V&V

But I still do not believe the passages. I think the hindrance of sensual desire has been under control and basically abandoned in meditation since neighbourhood concentration. I don't believe a practitioner can do all the cleansing & purifying to reach the 1st jhana and then sensual thoughts appea...
by frank k
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 40.1 impure jhāna is still jhāna, learner's jhāna. role of V&V
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: SN 40.1 impure jhāna is still jhāna, learner's jhāna. role of V&V

Volo you're right, going by the impure jhana passages alone, it's not enough to be fully convinced. But look at the passages where the buddha talks about wrong jhana. Especially look at MN 108, KN Snp 4.7. Jhana in the suttas just means 'meditation', or 'obsessive focus'. The fuel for the meditation...
by frank k
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bilingual pali/english suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 292

Re: Bilingual pali/english suttas

Thanks for the note of appreciation Mike. It was a lot harder to learn pali when I started many years ago, and a lot harder to read the pali suttas to check up on what teachers say is true or not, sensible or not. With all the great tools like DPR and the work done at suttacentral, it's much easier ...
by frank k
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 40.1 impure jhāna is still jhāna, learner's jhāna. role of V&V
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: SN 40.1 impure jhāna is still jhāna, learner's jhāna. role of V&V

In brief? The first paragraph of this article: http://lucid24.org/sted/8aam/8samadhi/vitakka/index.html Comprehensively, with detailed pali + english audit proof, here: http://lucid24.org/sted/8aam/8samadhi/vitakka/vvweb-ndx/index.html SN 40.1-9 are not the only suttas with impure jhana. Identical p...