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by frank k
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: 7sb and jhana pericope in DN 2 through DN 12?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: 7sb and jhana pericope in DN 2 through DN 12?

thanks for the confirming the elision Dmytro! That DN sequence, -5niv (hindrances) + 7sb (awakening factors) + 4j (jhanas) That appears in one third of the suttas in DN. That sequence pretty much equates samadhi-sambojjhanga with the 4 jhanas. That's the way I always understood it, but besides that ...
by frank k
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: 7sb and jhana pericope in DN 2 through DN 12?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

7sb and jhana pericope in DN 2 through DN 12?

Most of the suttas from DN 3 - DN 12 are severely elided, and I believe they're all meant to refer back to this pericope in DN 2, But I'm not sure. Can someone else confirm? (if you search for paṭhamaṃ jhān in DPR, it will pull up the elided passages) DN 2, is probably the most detailed sutta we hav...
by frank k
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: 24 hour meditation hall

I have been strongly considering doing something like this for a while, but using a Google Hangouts platform so it's the equivalent of an "always on" video chat room, so different people could log in at whatever times and you would be able to see others practicing. Is this something I should move f...
by frank k
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?
Replies: 33
Views: 2720

Re: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?

Why would you want to memorize a sutta? They're written down. They have been written down for more than 2000 years. Read them and apply them! Even if you read them and apply them, you're applying something you've partially memorized. So you can't get away from having to memorize important things. A...
by frank k
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?
Replies: 33
Views: 2720

Re: Memorizing Suttas - Methods?

I'm a horrible memorizor (sp?) Anyone who successfully memorizes entire suttas have any ideas, inspirations to help us less-endowed with this faculty? It's like anything else. If you practice regularly, everyday, then you will get good at it. Memorize a few lines that are important and inspirationa...
by frank k
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: 24 hour meditation hall

I am still learning facebook myself, but there are advantages to it. You could try using this thread, I'm open to using whatever platform is most viable.
by frank k
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 10
Views: 688

24 hour meditation hall

24 hour meditation hall I was talking to a friend, who was lamenting that they have not been able to go on a long retreat for many years for health reasons. So an idea occurred to me. Many people would like to do long retreat, short retreats, or even just a one day silent retreat. What's the barrier...
by frank k
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 76
Views: 6524

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

hi Dmytro, in response too the passage quoting upavicarati with 18 mental explorations (somanassa, domonassa, upekkha) x 6 sense bases, in Vism. jhana of appana samadhi, vicara would not be able to do that. It has to first emerge from the frozen state of appana samadhi, then it can do vicara of 18 m...
by frank k
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 76
Views: 6524

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

Vitakka as mental recitation is started as a way to enter jhana, and continues on further stages, even in transition to the third jhana, as quoted above: In VRJ (vism. redefinition of jhana) the transition between jhanas are upacara samadhi. First they exit the previous jhana, then the mental recit...
by frank k
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 76
Views: 6524

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

Hi Dmytro, So the Vibhanga Atthakatha you were referring to is the Commentary for this Abhidhamma Vibhanga gloss on first jhana V&V? Abhdhamma Vibhanga 12, V&V in jhānas first jhāna V&V, (J2 same def) ♦ 565. “savitakkaṃ savicāran”ti “Accompanied by initial application, accompanied by sustained appli...
by frank k
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 76
Views: 6524

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

Dmytro, Thanks for sharing those Vism. passages. What do you think is the difference between takka & vitakka, versus V&V (vitakka and vicara)? As far as I understand, in VRJ (vism. redefinition of jhana), you have a visual nimitta, and for appana samadhi, an abhidhamma moment of "jhana", you can't b...
by frank k
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what's on your raft? (the indispensable sutta passages to memorize)
Replies: 5
Views: 684

what's on your raft? (the indispensable sutta passages to memorize)

I’ve put together an anthology of suttas, what I consider the absolute essential suttas. For crossing the flood from near shore to far, to reach the island (of nirvana). The raft is the 8aam (noble eightfold path). On my raft, there’s roughly 2 hours worth of chanting. The part I consider indispensa...
by frank k
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?
Replies: 7
Views: 633

what 'dhamma' is exactly in vaya-dhamma?

the last words of the Buddha: (ven. Thanissaro trans.) “I exhort you, monks: All fabrications are subject to decay. Reach consummation through heedfulness.” That was the Tathāgata’s last statement. the pali: “handa dāni, bhikkhave, āmantayāmi vo — ‘vaya-dhammā saṅkhārā, appamādena sampādethā’ti. aya...
by frank k
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?

https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/mn-78-eng-pali-b-sujato-mn-78s-ma-179-from-chinese-to-english-b-analayo/10308 if you note the difference between MN 78 and its parallel in chinese, follow where "right sankappa" drops out, for MN 78, it's in 2nd jhana this happens, whereas in MN 179, its 4th jhan...
by frank k
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

sankappa equivalent with vitakka or not?

vens' bodhi, thanissaro, nanamoli have sankappa as "intention" or "resolve". MN 117 we have vitakka as part of the samma sankappa definition, and in Ab Vibhangha first jhana vitakka definition, includes "samma sankappa". So in several contexts, sankappa is equivalent to thinking/vitakka. Can you poi...