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by Kumara
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?
Replies: 22
Views: 2322

Re: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?

I suggest that you read afresh the basic anapanasati instructions.] I think you have to see the distinction between the Anapanasati Sutta and the Satipathana Sutta. I do. (Maha)Satipatthana Sutta is doubtlessly an assemblage. Anyway, I'm not speaking of suttas, but just the basic anapanasati instru...
by Kumara
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?
Replies: 22
Views: 2322

Re: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:00 am
He's going by Theravadin commentarial gloss, which I don't follow.
I respect your opinion Bhante.
The point here is that meditation object is not the body but the breath.
I suggest that you read afresh the basic anapanasati instructions.
by Kumara
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?
Replies: 22
Views: 2322

Re: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?

So, I still consider, as daverupa wrote above, parimukhaṁ has "nothing to do with the mouth or the nose." I was listening to a Sri Lankan monk on this subject and he said that in Anapanasati the meditation of object is the breath body, not the physical body. Hence meditator may see the front of his...
by Kumara
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?
Replies: 22
Views: 2322

Re: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?

I've reworked my writing on the parimukhaṁ debate (Vinaya extension): viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5636&p=488612#p488612
by Kumara
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Parimukhaṃ
Replies: 12
Views: 5752

Re: Pali Term: Parimukhaṃ

Let me share my point of view where the debate extends to the Vinaya.
by Kumara
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 89
Views: 35359

Re: Pali Resources

SarathW wrote:
Sat May 28, 2016 2:22 am
Ven Dhammanando recommended this.
By the way, I haven't seen him here in this forum for while.

http://www.pamc.org.sg/index.php?option ... 68&lang=en
Invalid.
by Kumara
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 14
Views: 1322

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

Dear all I've always been unclear on the meaning of yoniso manasikara. Sometimes it seems to be used synonymously with appamada, for example a Burmese sayadaw who said that it is "the attitude that makes akusala impossible." But recently when studying CMA I found that it is said to be the factor (r...
by Kumara
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 42
Views: 1262

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

It is an overlooked fact of doctrine that restlessness (a hindrance and a higher fetter) is one of those four mental formations inseparably associated with with all unwholesome consciousness (delusion, lack of moral shame and dread and unrest). Samatha/samadhi is the antidote to the key influence o...
by Kumara
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

What if I say "Theravadin scriptures"? What would you think it means then?
by Kumara
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

Pali literature? Wonder if that might be a bit too wide. Would it include any text written in Pali, regardless whether it's sanctioned by the Theravadin tradition? Theravadin literature, Theravadin Pali literature to be more precise Yes, that would be. Unfortunately, it's too obscure to be used in ...
by Kumara
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

What would say to refer to all sanctioned Theravadin texts (which are in Pali), including the commentaries and subcommentaries? literature Pali literature? Wonder if that might be a bit too wide. Would it include any text written in Pali, regardless whether it's sanctioned by the Theravadin traditi...
by Kumara
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

What would say to refer to all sanctioned Theravadin texts (which are in Pali), including the commentaries and subcommentaries?
by Kumara
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"
Replies: 8
Views: 295

A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

When you see the term "Pali scriptures", how do you understand it? I mean, What does the term include?
by Kumara
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 543

Re: I am walking

befriend wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:27 pm
Being a Samatha practice would it inevitably lead to jhana or at least access concentration?
It can, assuming you mean the jhanas of the Suttas.
by Kumara
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 543

Re: I am walking

Going by the Suttas, recognising "I am walking" is a satipatthana practice, not vipassana. (Theravada has muddled the terminology.) On it's own, it's a samatha practice, as it leads to mental settling (cetosamatha). (Note: I'm using Sutta terminology.) Nonetheless, we can give it a vipassana edge: ...