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by Sam Vara
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Need Mudita Phrases
Replies: 8
Views: 84

Re: Need Mudita Phrases

"May everyone abide in well-being, in freedom from hostility, in freedom from ill-will, in freedom from anxiety, and may they maintain well-being in themselves.

May all beings be released from all suffering.

And may they not be parted from the good fortune they have attained."
by Sam Vara
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Kāya
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Kāya

It still doesn't explain why both translators use " life" rather than "these ten", but it certainly makes sense. Hi Sam Vara , perhaps the parallel text is much clearer . Bhikkhus , when one who grows in five way grows , the noble disciple grows in way that grows nobly . And he is a genuine achieve...
by Sam Vara
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Kāya
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Kāya

Yes, that's why I said it would clearly make more sense, although I think it is closer to "of the body". (The genitive?) My guess is kaya means collection or group, i.e., that group of the ten dhammas mentioned. (i) fields and lands; (ii) money and grain; (iii) wives and children; (iv) in bondserva...
by Sam Vara
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Dhamma friends!
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Hello Dhamma friends!

Welcome CKT! And good luck with the course. :anjali:
by Sam Vara
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Kāya
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Kāya

I imagine that it's an expression: "in this body" ~ "in this body [and not another future body]" ~ "in this life". If that is the case, I imagine the translator picked "in this life" because "in this body" might be less clear. Yes, that's why I said it would clearly make more sense, although I thin...
by Sam Vara
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Kāya
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Kāya

Is the term kāya often used by itself to mean "life", as in "this life"? I am used to it meaning "body" as in one's own material body, and "group", "mass of something", etc, as in a lot of aggregates, etc. Both Bhikkhu Bodhi and Sujato translate it as "this life" in AN 10.74: Mendicants, a noble dis...
by Sam Vara
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: need deadbody images
Replies: 22
Views: 265

Re: need deadbody images

I've never ever come across a Sutta that suggests watching violent murder is a proper way to reduce desire. I imagine watching this kind of video might have some unintended consequences. Maybe you could try male autopsy images, if female is problematic? How about "sky burial" images/videos, in whic...
by Sam Vara
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Being aware from...

mikenz66 wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:47 pm
Mostly in talks about meditation, e.g.

:heart:
Mike
Excellent! Many thanks Mike, I'll have a look at those tomorrow. :anjali:
by Sam Vara
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Being aware from...

Sam Vara Yes, that's kind of my point. I see how we are conscious of things in a particular location. That location could be in my body (certainly I can feel apprehension, tension, etc. in my body) or it could be something outside of my body, as when we direct attention to a sight or to a sound. If...
by Sam Vara
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Being aware from...

I think that "consciousness from" or "locus of consciousness" comes from a sense of self or identification. I wouldn't normally describe varieties of my consciousness being "in my head", but as I described in my previous post, there is definitely a subtle sense of that that goes unnoticed because i...
by Sam Vara
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Being aware from...

is it to experence peace and bliss without body perception or body awareness? Maybe. I've often encountered peaceful states where the body drops out of consciousness, but this (as described in the OP) seems to be about moving awareness around within the body, experiencing whatever arises (including...
by Sam Vara
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Being aware from...

If you step on a pin you feel the pain at the point of contact. Consciousness arises at the point of contact. Focus on sound and you will notice more sounds (Sound consciousness arises). Focus on sight and you will notice more things visually. Focus an the solar plexus and you will notice what arra...
by Sam Vara
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Being aware from...

If you step on a pin you feel the pain at the point of contact. Consciousness arises at the point of contact. Focus on sound and you will notice more sounds (Sound consciousness arises). Focus on sight and you will notice more things visually. Focus an the solar plexus and you will notice what arra...
by Sam Vara
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Being aware from...

Bhikkhu Sujato often comments that he thinks that one of the biggest Commentarial developments is not to do with depth of jhana, but is the idea of a "meditation object". And he points out that this has a huge influence on how we approach meditation, subtly reinforcing the impression that sensation...
by Sam Vara
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Being aware from...

is it to experence peace and bliss without body perception or body awareness? Maybe. I've often encountered peaceful states where the body drops out of consciousness, but this (as described in the OP) seems to be about moving awareness around within the body, experiencing whatever arises (including...