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by Kumara
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 94
Views: 5684

Re: Pain Faculty

I can be related to what Ven. Kumara's experience but I never thought of comparing it with Sutta. However, I think it is a matter of seeing Vedana as Vedana and Sanna as Sanna as two different things. Perhaps being mindful of Vedana and Sanna will reduce the mental suffering. (second arrow) That's ...
by Kumara
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 94
Views: 5684

Pain Faculty

I notice a few post mentioning the pain faculty as if it's the same as pain. I want to make a distinction between the two. When the pain faculty ceases, it's not that one doesn't feel painful sensations at all, but that one does not feel them as pain. They are still felt, but as a neutral sensation....
by Kumara
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 94
Views: 5684

Hot!

i once got really hot too and paniced when sitting for a longer time. I think there is a mention about meditator becoming very hot on occasion in the Vsm as well. It did not happen again to me since and i think it was just something off and it is not something one should pay much attention to. I ha...
by Kumara
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 32
Views: 2627

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

I just realized the title of this post, I dont want to get off topic, I guess it depends if OP is strictly only interested in textual references. I personally think textual references are important, but there should be support from practice too. I'd like my understanding to be back by both scriptur...
by Kumara
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 32
Views: 2627

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

"Appropriate attention" is a misleading translation, as much as translating both mano & citta as "mind". It is misleading, because it feels like some kind of "mindfulness", that seems to equate the "mindfulness" in what you call "right mindfulness". Agree that it's misleading. Good to have appropri...
by Kumara
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 32
Views: 2627

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

'When what exists does birth come to be? By what is birth conditioned?' Then, bhikkhus, through (sensorily and emotionally) intellectualising (with the mano) from the origin, there took place in me a breakthrough by wisdom: 'When there is existence, birth comes to be; birth has existence as its con...
by Kumara
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Translating saññāmanasikārā
Replies: 34
Views: 2118

Re: Translating saññāmanasikārā

Back to the OP, how would you translate saññāmanasikārā?
by Kumara
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Translating saññāmanasikārā
Replies: 34
Views: 2118

Re: Translating saññāmanasikārā

i think both translations doesn't show a reality(when presented without context or atleast example) when being healthy then the pain is itself(figurately) what demands attention. So it is when in jhana then 5 strings of sensuality are affliction while for a regular person they are not because they ...
by Kumara
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 186
Views: 11383

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

See a pretty complete list of a sotapanna's characteristics here:
https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Sotapanna

... and decide for yourselves.
by Kumara
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 186
Views: 11383

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

I have had bugs crawling on my eyelids and in my ears and up my nose while meditating though. I just shake my head, blow air out my nose, and try to brush near the bugs but not on them to scare them away. They were flying bugs though. With ants I blow them off me so as not to crush them. Never had ...
by Kumara
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 186
Views: 11383

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

I gave the example of house builder digging for foundation, he knows he will be harming insects and small creatures in this process but digs as it is his job and necessary. It's a good example. Everytime we walk, cycle, or drive, some beings are bound to die; we can be certain of that. (That's why ...
by Kumara
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 186
Views: 11383

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

The first time I ever practised meditation was when I lived in a forest monastery in Thailand. To be honest, I saw lots of mosquitoes & ants lose life at the hands of monks & meditators; such as when the monks would have to work in the swamp or jungle & they would wipe off the hundreds of ants that...
by Kumara
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravadin Resource guide
Replies: 77
Views: 57392

Re: Theravadin Resource guide

pilgrim wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:23 am
This could possibly be the largest online collection of free Theravada books - 933 books as at 12 Nov 2018
http://scriptoq.com/page/resources/book ... /theravada
It's just an index. Can't download.
by Kumara
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 186
Views: 11383

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

The first time I ever practised meditation was when I lived in a forest monastery in Thailand. To be honest, I saw lots of mosquitoes & ants lose life at the hands of monks & meditators; such as when the monks would have to work in the swamp or jungle & they would wipe off the hundreds of ants that...
by Kumara
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

[Closed] Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

I'm settling for "Theravādin scriptures". Thanks.