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by atipattoh
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

Cetovimutti is the liberation of citta through samadhi (see intro & notes https://justpaste.it/5x298) - and the liberation from citta is paññāvimutti . And Nibbāna is beyond. Is paññā, thinking - > learning - > mental development (sammasamadhi) , a kind of defilement that you need to get liberated ...
by atipattoh
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 121
Views: 4072

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

.... Thus if the reality is a language, then extinction of that language would only leave the truth and reality of non-objectification, unaffected :) lets see how this is complicated. ( ) = where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind; neither dimension of the infinitude of space, no...
by atipattoh
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 121
Views: 4072

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

you will always find that sutta if you only remember to google "superlative man" :) https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an11/an11.010.than.html Yes, this is the one. I had a glance of the verse previously. that the verse is mentioned 3 times, indentical; this is the theme of the sutta; not ...
by atipattoh
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 121
Views: 4072

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

I am not too excited about explaining it because that Dhamma is beyond conjecture and is to be directly discerned so it is far easier to explain what it is not rather than explaining what it is. Since you are not too excited, so I took priority to settle other things first; before putting forward m...
by atipattoh
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 121
Views: 4072

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

How does singleness defined, without perceiving and conceived one of this six? [.....Wherein world is that in the world through which one perceives and conceives of the world; eye, intellect, nose, tongue, ear, body. This singleness that you mention, if you do not refer to atman, are you referring t...
by atipattoh
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 121
Views: 4072

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

Vinnanam Anidassanam,endless, radiant all around,has not been experienced through the earthness of earth ... the liquidity of liquid ... the fieriness of fire ... the windiness of wind ... the allness of the all. I'm trying to make a guess here. You do not seem to fall within brahmanical atman, not...
by atipattoh
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 4490

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

Hi Robert123 I was wondering if you could comment on what I posted in my previous post with regard to what Ananda says when stating that cessation of perception and feelings occurs after the 8th jhana, before practicing insight, and therefore it is not connected to realizing nibbana, and if you coul...
by atipattoh
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 4490

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

… Furthermore, take a mendicant who, going totally beyond the dimension of neither perception nor non-perception, enters and remains in the cessation of perception and feeling. And, having seen with wisdom, their defilements come to an end. Puna caparaṃ, āvuso, bhikkhu sabbaso (nevasaññānaāsañña)[ā...
by atipattoh
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 4490

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

"perception" here is not intended the way it is intended by sannavedananirodha. "Cessation of perception" is intended only as the perception of the 6 sense doors, yet awareness still occurs. "When a monk has emerged from (the cessation of perception & feeling), three contacts make contact : contact...
by atipattoh
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 4490

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

There is a word in Ud8.1, that is worth a look; “Tatrāpāhaṃ”, and there is an end of previous statement before this word. I'm trying to redefine this word, Tatra : 1. there; in that place; to that place. 2. as loc. of ta(d): in that; in those; in regard to that; in that case; on that occasion. 3. (r...
by atipattoh
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 63
Views: 2148

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

At the end of AN 9.41 , The Buddha declared: when I had entered into and withdrawn from these nine progressive meditative attainments in both forward and reverse order , I announced my supreme perfect awakening in this world with its gods, Māras, and Brahmās, this population with its ascetics and br...
by atipattoh
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 79
Views: 16539

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

... In Visuddhimagga nimittas are unique for each object-support, and represent its qualities . Then the translation should be seed-like silky-cotton if it is to qualify for a patibhaga nimitta, white cotton (wool) for a uggaha nimitta, smokey for a parikamma nimitta. The touch only occur on prelim...
by atipattoh
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 3486

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

There is that dimension, monks, where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind; neither dimension of the infinitude of space, nor dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, nor dimension of nothingness, nor dimension of neither perception nor non-perception; neither this world, nor ...
by atipattoh
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT
Replies: 128
Views: 3486

Re: Nibbana experienced at mind-sense base... NOT

"Nibbana is existence without contact" which is a paradoxical statement but guess what so is "pleasure where nothing is felt" If there is a 32nd "realm", that is a "place" of existance without contact, and it happened that the Buddha forget to mention it, do you think that He will be less competent...
by atipattoh
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 76
Views: 6504

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

Is it possible that, interpreting vitakka as thinking, fits into the framework of 5-fold Jhana?