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by frank k
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MA 143 || AN 3.60, mind reading a meditator in second jhana, B. Analayo and B. Sujato sustains deathblow to their v&v
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: MA 143 || AN 3.60, mind reading a meditator in second jhana, B. Analayo and B. Sujato sustains deathblow to their v&

cappuccino wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:34 pm too complex, you need to simplify……
it's as simple as I can make it. If you explain what part you don't understand, I'll try to to revise it.
by frank k
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MA 143 || AN 3.60, mind reading a meditator in second jhana, B. Analayo and B. Sujato sustains deathblow to their v&v
Replies: 5
Views: 168

MA 143 || AN 3.60, mind reading a meditator in second jhana, B. Analayo and B. Sujato sustains deathblow to their v&v

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/09/ma-143-360-mind-reading-meditator-in.html MA 143 傷歌邏經 || AN 3.60, mind reading a meditator in second jhana, B. Analayo and B. Sujato sustains deathblow to their vitakka interpretation excerpt: Just as an alert reader should be asking, why is noble silen...
by frank k
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MA 77 (agama parallel to MN 68), SN 47.4, Buddha designed and expects newly ordained to be able to do first jhana
Replies: 7
Views: 141

MA 77 (agama parallel to MN 68), SN 47.4, Buddha designed and expects newly ordained to be able to do first jhana

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/09/ma-77-agama-parallel-to-mn-68-sn-474.html excerpt: MA 77: agama parallel to MN 68, matches closely. Again, notice how it's expected for newly ordained to get first jhana if they can choose delighting in holy life over 5niv⛅. Also, notice importance of u...
by frank k
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 125 agama parallel MA 198 調御地經 has some fascinating details about first jhana not in MN 125, through elephant similes
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: MN 125 agama parallel MA 198 調御地經 has some fascinating details about first jhana not in MN 125, through elephant sim

Part 2:
https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... ison.html
MN 125 agama parallel MA 198 調御地經 comparison, part 2
In this installment, I'll point out and comment on the specific things relevant to jhanas and vitakka that are in MN 198, but not in MN 125
by frank k
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Is there a website or online dictionary where you can learn the pronunciation of words in Pali?
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Is there a website or online dictionary where you can learn the pronunciation of words in Pali?

Is there a website or online dictionary where you can learn the pronunciation of words in Pali? For example, Kesa, Loma, Nakha, Danta, Taco. I've got a bunch of recordings on lucid24.org, especially look for the ones by Ven. Jiv', impeccable pali pronunciation from a sri lankan monk. http://lucid24...
by frank k
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: khanti (patience) and khama (patient) are coming from the same root right?
Replies: 0
Views: 49

khanti (patience) and khama (patient) are coming from the same root right?

khanti (patience) and khama (patient) are coming from the same root right? A more general question how do you tell looking in the dictionary to confirm if different conjugations and declensions are coming from the same word? PED shows different looking sanskrit roots, so it's not so easy for me to t...
by frank k
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 83
Views: 1909

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

... Not by bluntly pronouncing you “lion roar” by pointing others of so call illusion believe, when you don’t really read Chinese, but pretending to know the language... Just this one quote already is enough to summarize your ability to comprehend English and discuss issues with integrity and honor...
by frank k
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 83
Views: 1909

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

... And now to align with Sutta then the 'i am aware of breathing in' could denote the breath-perception. ... And if you're in an arupa samadhi (Vism. redefinition of "jhana") where you have no perception of body and no perception of the physical breath, that can't denote breath perception. You're ...
by frank k
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 83
Views: 1909

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

... You still not bringing anything substantial to the table. ... Good luck! Um, open your eyes? The very first post I entered into the thread, containing these two detailed research articles describing how EBT jhana and Vism. redefinition of jhana are drastically different. You actually want to ta...
by frank k
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?

Wikipedia says that according to the Pali Canon, only the 2nd jhana and onwards has ekaggatā as a feature. What are they citing here other than the texts cited on the Wikipedia page? Which jhana descriptions? That's not quite right. Ekodi, rather than ekaggata is what the standard 4 jhana formula r...
by frank k
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Lists to memorize, which ones should be required?
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: Lists to memorize, which ones should be required?

The raft http://lucid24.org/misc/raft/index.html It has been a long time since I first read The Four Noble Truths and memorized the steps of the Eightfold Path. I wasn't ever clear enough about the 12 links of Dependent Arising to memorize them. It seems to me, now, that it would be helpful to conso...
by frank k
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 83
Views: 1909

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

Yes, Vimt. talks about SEEING visual nimittas as you quote below, and those are DEVIANT nimittas to be avoided, rather one should pay attention to the GENUINE breath meditation nimitta of tactile sensation. This is no surprise though, that late Abhidhamma Vism. followers blindly believe their redefi...
by frank k
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 83
Views: 1909

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

I checked with Dr. William Chu, an EBT and Agama expert, also one of the translators on BDK MA project. He said, regarding the Chinese source text for the relevant part in Vimt. on nimittas and breath meditation: He's not reading the passage in question correctly. The key passage in Vimuttimagga is ...