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by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 29
Views: 240

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

However, I wonder if saying the mind is "vigatūpakkilesa" also means the mind is freed—even if just temporarily—from all samyojanas (fetters), e.g., I am’ conceit (māna), non-sensual desire, own-self view, passion for form and for the formless. Now, I'm wondering if "upakkilesa" may have a more limi...
by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 29
Views: 240

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

Sorry. Just saw your post. There is this in the Maha-Saccaka Sutta, where the 4th Jhana (at least) is described as being free from defilements: When the mind was thus concentrated, purified, bright, unblemished, rid of defilement , pliant, malleable, steady, & attained to imperturbability https://ww...
by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 29
Views: 240

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

So far it seems there's no scriptural source for this. It's probably just an evolved misunderstanding.
by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 29
Views: 240

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

I'm wondering if it might have come from a later text. I can't recall reading anywhere that all defilements temporarily suppressed when in Jhana. Jhana specifically refer to five hindrances. Where did you find it? You can google it. FYI, I've heard it before Google existed, before the Internet was ...
by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 29
Views: 240

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

I appreciate the attention given to this thread, but please let me highlight my query again:
Kumara wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 2:40 am
I've seen statements like "When one is in jhana, all defilements are suppressed temporarily." Is there any scriptural source for this?
by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 29
Views: 240

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

The "suppressed" word is a translation issue. If I remember correctly it's just a different way some translators translate Purified or Cleansed or Abandoned. Source? I'm referring to "all defilements", not just the 5 hindrances. Thanks for trying anyway. The 5 hindrances are the cause of all the de...
by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 29
Views: 240

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

DooDoot wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 4:21 am
I haven't yet read the term "suppression" in any suttas in relation to jhana.
Same here. I don't expect to find such an idea in the Suttas. I'm wondering if it might have come from a later text.
by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 29
Views: 240

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

paul wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 3:59 am
“...the five hindrances..."
I'm referring to "all defilements", not just the 5 hindrances. Thanks for trying anyway.
by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 29
Views: 240

Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

I've seen statements like "When one is in jhana, all defilements are suppressed temporarily." Is there any scriptural source for this?
by Kumara
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 64
Views: 12530

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

A broad term, no doubt, but perhaps it's actually not as broad as we think, if we limit the context within the Suttas. For better or worse, it's just impossible to understand the terms clearly just on the basis of Sutta. Without later texts, the Tipitaka would be quite vague. I get your point, but ...
by Kumara
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 64
Views: 12530

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

A broad term with different meanings depending on the context. See Ven. Nyanatiloka's dictionary's definition here A broad term, no doubt, but perhaps it's actually not as broad as we think, if we limit the context within the Suttas. If we're to translate it with just one word, within the context o...
by Kumara
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 64
Views: 12530

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

Regarding the translation of 'subhanimitta': 'subha-nimitta' is also 'that-which-when-attended-to-leads-to-change-of-mental qualities', as in Ahara sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn46/sn46.051.than.html or Samvara sutta (AN 2.16 (4.14)) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/t...
by Kumara
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Piya Tan
Replies: 17
Views: 924

Re: Piya Tan

paul wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:34 pm
Are there any examples of monks returning to lay life from the Pali Canon?
Sure. Can't recall where in the Canon though. It has some lay people saying that they've disrobed not because the Buddha'a teaching is no good, but they are just not up to the training, or something like that.
by Kumara
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: upasampajja , how Thanissaro translates in the jhana formula
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: upasampajja , how Thanissaro translates in the jhana formula

My grammatical, literal translation for 1st jhana:
Here, monks, separated indeed from sensualities, separated from unskillful qualities, the monk abides engaging in the first meditation: joy & happiness born of separation, accompanied by thinking and considering.
by Kumara
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is There Clear Delineation Of What Is/Not "Early Buddhism"?
Replies: 63
Views: 4019

Renunciation [Re: ToVincent's interesting translations]

I like your contributions, eg on nekkhamma above. While I've trouble fitting "renunciation" properly into the meditation practice, "inaction" (or perhaps "non-action") actually fits in very well. I don't want accept this too quickly though, but I am seriously considering it. I'd like to somewhat re...
by Kumara
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is There Clear Delineation Of What Is/Not "Early Buddhism"?
Replies: 63
Views: 4019

Re: ToVincent's interesting translations

As I've mentioned in the other thread: "If ekaggata is rightly analyzed as "eka-g-gata", how are we to analyze ekagga?" Hi Kumara, We can turn to the Sanskrit (in fine compositi) ग ga [agt. √ गम् gam]; whose general meaning is: "who goes in, or who is in". Or even better, we can turn to a Pali gram...
by Kumara
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is There Clear Delineation Of What Is/Not "Early Buddhism"?
Replies: 63
Views: 4019

ToVincent's interesting translations

I can't agree with this:
ToVincent wrote:Therefore, I would study the word Ekaggata in the following way: see here.
As I've mentioned in the other thread: "If ekaggata is rightly analyzed as "eka-g-gata", how are we to analyze ekagga?"
by Kumara
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?
Replies: 90
Views: 10071

Re: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?

“Sound is a thorn to the first jhāna.” Or "Sound is a thorn in the first jhāna" ? Is there a possibility that both translations have been off target? Why not look at the Pali text and decide for yourself? fwik, sound (as we normally assume as a proper translation) has very little impact on the prog...
by Kumara
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 131373

Re: Dhammakaya defector slams scandal-hit abbot [Re: Wat Dhammakaya]

Oh, keep in mind, ven. kumara (if you are a monk), they(WDP supporters) will try to discredit you. Since it is an interview with someone they hate most mano lao, they'll continue to try to slander those who oppose them. I don't think they'll bother with me. We can take that as a sign as he's on som...
by Kumara
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 938
Views: 131373

Wat Dhammakaya’s TV channel to be ordered off air

Can they pull off this one? We'll see.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... ed-off-air