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by Zom
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: vitakka synonym is saṅkappa?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: vitakka synonym is saṅkappa?

Sankappa is inclination, intention; vitakka is just thinking. So, Samma Sankappa as a 2nd path factor is not just thinking, based on "non-sensuality" etc, but inclination to such states of mind and with such states of mind.
by Zom
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: MN 68: a good case study on how easy and ordinary first jhana is
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: MN 68: a good case study on how easy and ordinary first jhana is

If jhana were easy and ordinary, Buddha would not include it in Vinaya parajika rule (lying about superhuman states, e.g. attaining 1st jhana).
by Zom
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is the Sutta Nipata the oldest and therefore the only truly reliable text in the canon?
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: Is the Sutta Nipata the oldest and therefore the only truly reliable text in the canon?

Certain parts of Suttanipata are very old and thus very interesting. Though, as Dhammapada, it does not explain Dhamma fully and in all details. Also some suttas from Suttanipata are very late additions - I guess, added or composed after Buddha's death (or, well, Parinibbana).
by Zom
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Upcara Samadhi and its powers
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: Upcara Samadhi and its powers

Taking straight way is one thing, but inventing shortcuts where they should not be is another.
by Zom
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Upcara Samadhi and its powers
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: Upcara Samadhi and its powers

People always want shortcuts 8-) But it doesn't work that way in Dhamma.
by Zom
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: The Bodhisatta entered this world via a womb; and women can be so much more than just sex objects.
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: The Bodhisatta entered this world via a womb; and women can be so much more than just sex objects.

I realize today, men and woman can be so much more to each other, than just sexual objects.
How about best friends? -) I thought that was obvious, if we are talking about lasting relationships 8-)
by Zom
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech
Replies: 51
Views: 1589

Re: Right Speech

MN 58 - the best sutta on Right Speech. Unfortunately, suitable in full only for The Buddha .)
by Zom
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is ignorance?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: What is ignorance?

What is ignorance and how do i create it and how do i stop it? Do all suffering comes from ignorance?
"Suffering is created by ignorance"
Ignorance is not knowing 4 truths about suffering. This is in a most broad sense.
by Zom
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meeting of the three is contact
Replies: 30
Views: 863

Re: The meeting of the three is contact

“If, friends, internally the eye is intact but no external forms come into its range, and there is no corresponding conscious engagement, then there is no manifestation of the corresponding section of consciousness. If internally the eye is intact and external forms come into its range, but there is...
by Zom
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?
Replies: 34
Views: 2183

Re: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?

You can see the 4 items there have nothing to do with looking at subatomic particles and abhidharmic mind objects or phenomena, but entirely to do with realizing the Dhamma-teachings via a Dharma framework to ripen in nirvana (patinissaga): anicca, viraga, nirodho. The thing is all 4 satipatthanas ...
by Zom
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?
Replies: 34
Views: 2183

Re: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?

Samyutta explains it this way, 7 bojjhanas vs 5 hindrances. This is the major role of 4th satipatthana, as it helps to get to jhana eventually (7th factor which is four satipatthanas must lead to 8th factor which is jhana, where hindranes are removed and bojjhangas greatly developed).
by Zom
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 1324

Re: Results of past karma

MN 135 is not just about "minimal" consequences. It is about general consequences, it shows ways how kamma works - this is the very essense of the sutta. This is the way, student, that leads to short life... This is the way, student, that leads to sickliness... This is the way, student, that leads t...
by Zom
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 1324

Re: Results of past karma

I don't see how the above is supported by the suttas.
Reread MN 135 to see how.
by Zom
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 1324

Re: Results of past karma

It is difficult to say, what means "at minimum". But if suffering is concerned, short life can cause a small suffering (if say a person dies in a sudden accident). Being poor or going to jail might bring more problems. Kamma is not about social justice. Kamma is not about "punishing" you with whate...
by Zom
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Results of past karma
Replies: 56
Views: 1324

Re: Results of past karma

Hello Zom (or whatever your real name is). Your short description on Karma is very interesting . I wonder if you can direct me to any website or blog on Karma that you know. Some articles on Karma that I read were rather boring, or else I find them not making sense. More on the imaginations than an...