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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: 9385

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: 9385

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: 9385

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: 9385

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: 53344

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: 9385

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: 805

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

I'm settling for "Theravādin scriptures". Thanks.
by Kumara
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Establishing Mindfulness in Front?
Replies: 22
Views: 3116

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: 3116

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: 3116

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: 3116

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: 6247

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: 90
Views: 39851

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: 1785

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: 2258

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...