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by frank k
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Fun pali lesson of the day
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Fun pali lesson of the day

http://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/20 ... easy.html
learn proper pronunciation with 4 quick and easy rules
by frank k
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara

'pa' is just an amplifier prefix. Does pa-jānāti really have an appreciably different meaning than jānāti? Or in this important passage from SN 46.3 (which is again, a frequent and important 7sb sequence that I'm using as evidence) (0. 👂 Bhikkhūnaṃ dhammaṃ sutvā) 0. 👂 listen to Dhamma [teaching] fro...
by frank k
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Fun pali lesson of the day
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Fun pali lesson of the day

http://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/06/gorilla-fun-guide-to-learning-pali-easy.html I'll be adding a new mini lesson almost everyday to my blog, and organized thematically in the permalink above. Probably for at least another 2 months, expect 5-7 mini lessons per week. Basically I'm teaching ...
by frank k
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara

Thanks for that detailed explanation Bhante! But note that this causal sequence pattern happens like 50 times in the suttas (the 7sb sequence) (not exact number, DN alone also has that happening at least 10 times that don't come up in searches because of large peyaala) pā-mojjaṃ jāyati, virtuous-mir...
by frank k
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara

mudita and pamojja I thought were conjugated forms of the same word, both based on modati, as well as aa-modana, pa-modana. piti-pamojja comes together frequently as a compound word, and in the 7sb awakening sequence, what I call two shadow factors, sukha often appears after passadhi, and pamojja (m...
by frank k
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Fun pali lesson of the day
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Fun pali lesson of the day

This is an extremely important lesson. 
The slurp🥤 for sati (remembering, "mindfulness") has an implicit direct object
http://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/20 ... ering.html
by frank k
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara

My impression of mudita (as a brahmavihara) is that it very much also includes the virtuous cause/source of the happiness of others that we're appreciating, and not just appreciating that people are happy. For example, I would not have mudita for a bank robber being happy because he got rich robbin...
by frank k
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Parimukhaṃ
Replies: 17
Views: 8348

Re: Pali Term: Parimukhaṃ

I was surprised to see Vism. had a correct interpretation of parimukha, contradicting Te Ab Vb on jhana. https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/06/parimukha-from-non-ebt-sources-vism-has.html excerpt: my conclusion: pari-mukha = in-front 1. literal context, in vinaya, refers to spatial location ...
by frank k
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara
Replies: 9
Views: 350

difference between mudita (virtuous joy) pīti (rapture), and late Theravada mudita as brahmavihara

(split from another topic) The revered person needn't be a Buddhist teacher or even a Buddhist. The proximate cause of mettā is sattānaṃ manāpabhāvadassanaṃ the "beholding of what is endearing in beings", meaning whatever kusala qualities are noticeable in them. The point of beginning with a person ...
by frank k
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what happens when supernormal powers misused?
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: what happens when supernormal powers misused?

superpower depends on samadhi. Plenty of evil yogis throughout history have mastered samadhi and some superormal powers. to the extent that mental defilements can throw off your samadhi temporarily or longer term, then that's the cause of supernormal power being temporarily affected. Not because an ...
by frank k
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Fun Pali primer lesson 3: The word 'Dhamma' needs to be left untranslated, everywhere.
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Fun Pali primer lesson 3: The word 'Dhamma' needs to be left untranslated, everywhere.

Fun Pali primer lesson 3: The word 'Dhamma' needs to be left untranslated, everywhere.
http://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/20 ... amma.html
lots of highlighted words and html formatted tables that won't show up right on DW if I cut and paste.
by frank k
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: skin in the game pali primer lesson 2: learning vocabulary the fast, fun, and easy way
Replies: 1
Views: 130

skin in the game pali primer lesson 2: learning vocabulary the fast, fun, and easy way

skin in the game pali primer lesson 2: learning vocabulary the fast, fun, and easy way
http://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/20 ... son-2.html
learning can be fun!
by frank k
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 5.139: B. Sujato and Ajahn Brahm samādhi = "stillness". More like "still scared" and "frozen in stupor."
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: AN 5.139: B. Sujato and Ajahn Brahm samādhi = "stillness". More like "still scared" and "frozen in stupor."

is that mean monks keep bare awareness and focus on object of meditation like breath? I really don't know what exactly you're asking, as far as relevance to my article. The point is samadhi is not "stillness" as ajahn brahm wrongly defines. samadhi has 'stillness' as an important support quailty, b...
by frank k
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 5.139: B. Sujato and Ajahn Brahm samādhi = "stillness". More like "still scared" and "frozen in stupor."
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: AN 5.139: B. Sujato and Ajahn Brahm samādhi = "stillness". More like "still scared" and "frozen in stupor."

Actually, the intention is not to promote my blog, but to educate people on the difference between jhana and samadhi as defined in the EBT, versus the redefinition of late Theravada and monks who ride the coat tails of that and reinforce wrong definitions of important terms such as jhana and samadhi...