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by frank k
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 22.29 what does dukkhasmāti mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: SN 22.29 what does dukkhasmāti mean?

thank you, that makes sense. How about the difference between jhāna and nijjhāna? I don't see an entry for nijjhāna on the pali terms wiki. I've been collecting all the references to that term and studying that lately, that would be a good addition.
by frank k
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 22.29 what does dukkhasmāti mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: SN 22.29 what does dukkhasmāti mean?

Thanks Dmytro.
Does pari-mutto have a sense of "completely" liberated from dukkha, rather than just mutto, liberated, and does vi-mutto have a specific nuance differing from either of those two?

Like the way Pari-nibbana is different than nibbana?
by frank k
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: SN 22.29 what does dukkhasmāti mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 198

SN 22.29 what does dukkhasmāti mean?

yo dukkhaṃ abhinandati, a-parimutto so dukkhasmāti vadāmi. bodhi: One who seeks delight in suffering, I say, is not freed from suffering. how is the compound dukkhasmāti broken up exactly? dukkh-asmāti c dukkha: suffering; pain; misery; agony; discomfort. (nt.) Asman (nt.) [Vedic aśman; the usual P....
by frank k
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 59
Views: 2621

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

Someone on the thread posted a few times, hilariously, that "Sujato's article on vitakka and vicara is still undefeated!" This reminds me of what Michael Jordan said about himself. Jordan is considered by many basketball experts/historians to be the greatest basketball player of all time, because he...
by frank k
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 59
Views: 2621

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

Is yogasutra patanjali's? circa 400 CE? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga_Sutras_of_Patanjali Yes, these Yoga Sutras. However, Wikipedia isn't to be trusted about the dates of such texts, since there's a strong Indian religious lobby behind their dating to time immemorial. What approximate time ra...
by frank k
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 59
Views: 2621

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

I have updated a part of the article: ... What is possible, on the other hand, is that the mind would be still, the hindrances would be largely reduced, but the first jhana would still not kick in, because one is not skilled in inducing pāmojja (serene joy), which is an essential trigger for the fi...
by frank k
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 59
Views: 2621

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

And now with Yogasutra: vitarka-vicharanandasmitanugamat sanprajnatah Cognitive contemplation is accompanied by reasoning, deliberation, bliss and the awareness of pure being (asmita). (17) ... http://www.primordialsalt.com/2016/11/12/yoga-sutras/ Is yogasutra patanjali's? circa 400 CE? https://en....
by frank k
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: jhana similes in Vism? Where?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: jhana similes in Vism? Where?

Dhammanando wrote:
frank k wrote:Am I remembering wrong?
Yes. They're in the 7th and 8th chapters of the Vimuttimagga, but nowhere in the Visuddhimagga.
Thanks Bhante for confirming. Thank you Santa for the reference.
by frank k
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: jhana similes in Vism? Where?
Replies: 3
Views: 292

jhana similes in Vism? Where?

The jhana similes, from AN 5.28, are of a bathman making soap powder, a lake with spring, pond with lotus, man covered with white cloth. I looked through the section in Vism. near earth kasina where it glosses the standard four jhana formulas. No mention of the similes there. I then did a text searc...
by frank k
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'
Replies: 47
Views: 6062

Re: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'

On a related question, why are there no buddha images and statues where he looks like a bhikkhu wearing a vinaya compliant robe and hair that is less than 1 inch long? Here's one a friend pointed out where the Buddha at least has a shaved head that looks like a bhikkhu. But the robe, not compliant: ...
by frank k
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: proof listening for ajahn lee's "keeping the breath in mind"
Replies: 0
Views: 713

proof listening for ajahn lee's "keeping the breath in mind"

hi all, need a volunteer proof listener for a chapter in the audio book i'm recording. the proof listening forum gets low traffic, so hoping to find a volunteer here. it's about 16 min. long, details on the audtip.org proof listening forum http://www.audtip.org/general-discussion-forum/proof-listeni...
by frank k
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Does anyone have audio of MN 16 Cetokhilasutta?
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Does anyone have audio of MN 16 Cetokhilasutta?

i do actually have the full set of MN suttas recorded by ven. Jiv. in pali. unfortunately only about 1/3 of it is done with a good quality microphone (on audtip.org). i've listened to some of the remaining 2/3 of MN recordings, and the microphone quality is too low. Ven. Jiv. is in the process of re...
by frank k
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "right side"
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: "right side"

I remember from (indian) yoga class long ago when getting up from sivasana (corpse pose lying on back), they said before sitting up first roll over on to your right side, explaining that it puts less pressure (body weight) on the heart. from taoist yoga, they have something similar to the lion postu...
by frank k
Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: devamanussaṃ - royalty and common people?
Replies: 13
Views: 1445

Re: devamanussaṃ - royalty and common people?

Thanks Bhante D. And Bhante G. for the references. Searching for "abhikkantāya rattiyā" throughout the pali sutta in DPR, mostly the references are to devas approaching but a few instances it's ananda. I wonder if the Buddha's office hours for devas had any kind of priority system, for example, if B...
by frank k
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: devamanussaṃ - royalty and common people?
Replies: 13
Views: 1445

Re: devamanussaṃ - royalty and common people?

Dear Bhante, That is really interesting. I didn't know that the Buddha taught devas every night. Could you point me to some sutta references where this is mentioned? Off hand I don't recall running into it in MN, SN, AN, which are the ones I read the most. Most of the descriptions of deva encounters...
by frank k
Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: 4 jhanas similes not in SN. why?
Replies: 6
Views: 2025

Re: 4 jhanas similes not in SN. why?

thanks for finding those other DN sources Daverupa. i wish there are digital versions of the tipitaka with all the elided text (repetitions) filled in so doing keyword searches could give more accurate results. one thing else i noticed about these 4 similes. in the kāyagatā sutta, mn 119, when the 4...
by frank k
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wet dreams.
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: Wet dreams.

Magandiya sutta MN 75, and Ananda Sutta in Vangisa Samyutta are really excellent suttas worth reading, re-reading, carefully studying again and again. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn08/sn08.004.than.html bhikkhu bodhi's translation for the complete sutta is here: http://suttacentral.ne...
by frank k
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need help proof listening to Majjhima Nikaya suttas (english)
Replies: 0
Views: 624

Need help proof listening to Majjhima Nikaya suttas (english)

I'm going away in a few weeks on a long retreat (1 to 2 years). Before I go, I'm recording many MN suttas in english. I've got about 15 of them backlogged right now waiting to be proof listened. MN suttas tend to be anywhere from 15-30 min avg. If you can help, please check our proof listening forum...
by frank k
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What is an orgasm ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2947

Re: What is an orgasm ?

I don't know how you could have a discussion of orgasm with the modern audience, to describe in terms of 6 sense bases and 5 aggregates without reference to some scientific and biological descriptive experiences that they can relate to. Orgasm is very much tied to health, vitality, endorphins, pleas...
by frank k
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: volunteer(s) needed to process Pali sutta recordings
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Re: volunteer(s) needed to process Pali sutta recordings

Hi Mirco, I've finished processing all of Bhante Jiv's pali recordings up to this date. He records about 20-30min's a day, everyday, so in about a year or 2, there should be quite a backlog. I'm going on a 1-2 year retreat in a few more weeks. If someone could take over the processing of Bhante Jiv'...