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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: 41
Views: 966

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: 196

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: 196

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: 196

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: 196

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: 196

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: 440

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: 440

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: ...
by Kumara
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 440

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: "...
by Kumara
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: I am walking

budo wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:49 am
Can you guys please define what you mean by "Results" and why they are good.
Good point. OP also speaks of "good results" without being specific.
by Kumara
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: I am walking

Here's some comments from SEEING THROUGH - A Guide to Insight Meditation - by Bhikkhu K. Ñāṇananda http://seeingthroughthenet.net/books/ Directing these two factors [of enlightenment] is what is called meditative attention, mental-noting or noticing (‘manasikāra’). Though the same term ‘mental-noti...
by Kumara
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yoniso Manasikara
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Re: Yoniso Manasikara

On manasikāra alone, see this: viewtopic.php?t=11734#p177671
by Kumara
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

On manasikāra alone, see this: viewtopic.php?t=11734#p177671
by Kumara
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Yoniso Manasikāro
Replies: 7
Views: 2167

Re: Pali Term: Yoniso Manasikāro

On manasikāra alone, see this: viewtopic.php?t=11734#p177671
by Kumara
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Translating saññāmanasikārā
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Translating saññāmanasikārā

How about using a verb? "attending to wisely/unwisely" "handling appropriately/inappropriately" "dealing with wisely/unwisely" "reacting to wisely/unwisely" It would be suitable when the Pali is the verb form: manasikaroti, to which VRI's dictionary provides "To mind, to attend, to pay attention to...