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by frank k
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: STED 4j (jhanas) code phrase: "pleasant abiding here and now"
Replies: 0
Views: 43

STED 4j (jhanas) code phrase: "pleasant abiding here and now"

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/06/sted-four-jhanas-are-pleasant-abiding.html Also interesting to note kāma (sensual pleasure), like chanda (desire), is not always negative as the cause of suffering/dukkha. In the passage examined, "kāma", is in the context of one easily obtains, "at wil...
by frank k
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: where does hiri & ottappa (shame & fear of wrongdoing) fit in 4nt, 8aam, 37bp?
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: where does hiri & ottappa (shame & fear of wrongdoing) fit in 4nt, 8aam, 37bp?

http://lucid24.org/tped/h/hiri-ottappa/book/index.html I haven't yet done an exhaustive search (looking at every single occurence of hiri and ottappa in the suttas), but I have looked at enough passages now to establish an STED (standard EBT definition) that occurs in several key passages. It looks...
by frank k
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: where does hiri & ottappa (shame & fear of wrongdoing) fit in 4nt, 8aam, 37bp?
Replies: 3
Views: 89

where does hiri & ottappa (shame & fear of wrongdoing) fit in 4nt, 8aam, 37bp?

In 7.67, we see it working protecting the fortress with outer road and moat: (and the remaining 5 factors are 5 indriya, and Dhamma weapons) https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/06/an-767-frontier-fortress-sutta.html In AN 7.65, it's a vital condition for sense restraint, which in turn is vita...
by frank k
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Original meaning of the word "saddha"
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

best english translation for "saddha"?

bodhi: faith thanissaro: conviction analayo (from agama chinese): confidence I had been following along with Thanissaro's 'conviction' in my translations. But then looking up the dictionary today, I realized that's problematic as well, in the primary meaning: Noun: conviction |kun'vik-shun| An unsha...
by frank k
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.
Replies: 28
Views: 581

Re: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.

I'm not convinced that Ajahn Sucitto is proposing the wishy washy style of mindfulness that you're objecting to. I quoted exactly what he said, and linked a reference to his full article for reference in the OP blog post. He's not proposing a wrong mindfulness exactly, but he IMO is not taking a st...
by frank k
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.
Replies: 28
Views: 581

Re: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.

Judgmental is a negative word to describe someone who often rushes to judgment without reason. The adjective judgmental describes someone who forms lots of opinions — usually harsh or critical ones — about lots of people. Judgmental types are not open-minded or easygoing. https://www.bing.com/searc...
by frank k
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what sutta passage give detailed meaning of mudita in 4bv brahma-viharas?
Replies: 1
Views: 66

what sutta passage give detailed meaning of mudita in 4bv brahma-viharas?

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/06/sted-4bv-brahma-viharas-and-symbols-for.html pa-mojja and piti often occur together, almost like synonyms. (mudita is closely related to pa-mojja). There are a number of passages where pamojja and piti has the role of being delighted, gladdened, in the ...
by frank k
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: looking for more brahma-vihara chants to add to the collection
Replies: 0
Views: 64

looking for more brahma-vihara chants to add to the collection

The pali text of the passage is included in the link. So far I have a couple of pali and english chants. I'm interested in audio recordings of all languages, but just for that passage (or an abridged version of that passage), not other metta type of suttas such as karaniya metta, etc. And for langua...
by frank k
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help me complete list of 'happy' words like 'sukha'
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: help me complete list of 'happy' words like 'sukha'

Sommnasa vs Domnasa Sukkha vs Dukkha Samadhi Jhana ah yes, somanassa. good catch. jhana and samadhi though, don't intrinsincally encompass 'happy'. For example, in MN 36 when buddha did austerity of forcibly holding his breath, (one will die of brain oxygen deprivation after about 7 min.), that's d...
by frank k
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help me complete list of 'happy' words like 'sukha'
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: help me complete list of 'happy' words like 'sukha'

On what basis do you declare sukha to be "primarily physical"? http://lucid24.org/sted/4nt/4nt1/vedana/index.html In the 4 jhanas, sukha is sukha-indriya, which is explicitly physical. somanassa-indriya is explicitly defined as mental. sukha vedana = sukha-indriya + somanassa-indriya. But if you ca...
by frank k
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help me complete list of 'happy' words like 'sukha'
Replies: 5
Views: 139

help me complete list of 'happy' words like 'sukha'

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/06/complete-list-of-happy-words-like-sukha.html 'Happy' terms abhi-nandati: great-rejoicing ā-nanda: lots of joy. ārāma: 1. pleasure; delight; 2. a park; 3. a monastery. (m.) diṭṭha-Dhamma-sukha-vihārānaṃ🙂: pleasurable-dwelling (code phase for 4 jhānas) mo...
by frank k
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Could someone help with finding chanting text of anatta-lakkhana sutta?

https://audtip.blogspot.com/2019/06/sn- ... -2nd.html

excellent pali pronunciation on this recording, from
Venerable Ariyadhamma Maha Thero, NaUyana Aranya Forest Monastery, Sri Lanka