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by SarathW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why right knowledge and right release only for Arahant?
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Why right knowledge and right release only for Arahant?

I assume or guess only the arahant has perfected the ten factors.
Sorry. What are the ten factors?
by SarathW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 37
Views: 676

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

Ajahn Chah does not explain what ekaggata is because ekaggata is also a factor of the 1st jhana.
What is your opinion on why there is all four factors in first Jhana?
by SarathW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why right knowledge and right release only for Arahant?
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Why right knowledge and right release only for Arahant?

Why right knowledge and right release only for Arahant? Why this does not apply to others such as Sotapanna? ========== "Of those, right view is the forerunner. And how is right view the forerunner? In one of right view, right resolve comes into being. In one of right resolve, right speech comes int...
by SarathW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 37
Views: 676

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

Could you tell me where it is? Its noted in my post. Read my post. Thanks Before long, vitakka and vicāra were abandoned, rapture disappeared and the mind had a single focus (ekaggatā) , samādhi was firmly established, and the lucid calm that is a foundation for wisdom had arisen. The first jhana h...
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 37
Views: 676

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

Based on the passage above, the book seems to have ideas in it that are contrary to the suttas.
Could you tell me where it is?
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

"Of those, right view is the forerunner. And how is right view the forerunner? In one of right view, right resolve comes into being. In one of right resolve, right speech comes into being. In one of right speech, right action... In one of right action, right livelihood... In one of right livelihood,...
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

I believe you just made it up. No. It is used in many places. As you have seen in my above post even Ven. Thannisaro used the same term even though it appeared to be the wrong usage. ====== Tenfold Path In the Mahācattārīsaka Sutta[46][47] which appears in the Chinese and Pali canons, the Buddha ex...
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 37
Views: 676

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

Ekagata in Samatha and the Ekagata in Vipassana seems to be two different type of experience.
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 37
Views: 676

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

Thanks, AJ.
That book (Stillness Flowing) seems to be very good book.
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

Noble Eightfold Path is the "Path". Right Knowledge and Right Release are the destination. Thanks all. This is my understanding too. Noble Eightfold Path is the Magga (Path). Right Knowledge and Right releases are the (Phala) fruit or the result. It seems, it is inaccurate to say Tenfold Path even ...
by SarathW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: Why don't we follow Noble Tenfold Path?

What is the Sutta relating to Tenfold analysis?
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: 24 hour meditation hall

By the way, why cant we make this thread the 24 hour meditation hall?
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: How being a Theravada buddhist monk is not nihilistic and life-denying?

sexual activity, intoxicating drinks and drugs, dancing, singing, music, going to see entertainments, wearing garlands, using perfumes, and beautifying the body with cosmetics, lying on a high or luxurious sleeping place, accepting gold and silver (money). Do you think these activities provide a la...
by SarathW
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 24 hour meditation hall
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: 24 hour meditation hall

Good idea.
Is it possible to do this using say Skype?
I do not have a face book account and I do not intend to crate one.

So people can see each other.
Just a thought.