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by cjmacie
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Absorption in Insight Meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: Absorption in Insight Meditation

... The way i do it is i will note as in mentally verbalize rising - falling or in -out breath when i direct attention to those realities but if i notice ie sensations on the nostrils while observing the rising or falling i dont note the sensations at the nostrils, i just know that i noticed it and...
by cjmacie
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Is Papanca commentary, identification or both?
Replies: 21
Views: 594

Re: Is Papanca commentary, identification or both?

Here's a rather comprehensive, and ostensibly authoritative, overview of the topic: https://audiodharma.org/series/16/talk/3019/ Two-days of talks on the topic, given in 2012 by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. "Papañca When discussing the sources of conflict—inner and outer—the Buddha pointed to a type of think...
by cjmacie
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Absorption in Insight Meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: Absorption in Insight Meditation

Looks like one ought to keep noting mentally but there is no need to name everything... Yes. "Noting" is perhaps a s/w unfortunate word to use as in English it's connotation is rather light -- taking note of, noticing. The sense the Sayadaw Mahasi uses, more clearly in discussions of more advanced ...
by cjmacie
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Absorption in Insight Meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: Absorption in Insight Meditation

"Noting", as per Mahasi's writings (and retreat instructions to this day at Panditãrãma centers) should get beyond the verbalization fabrication as soon as possible. It's really more "knowing" phenomena, becoming progressively more intense as one deepens the insight with greater concentration. Do y...
by cjmacie
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Absorption in Insight Meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: Absorption in Insight Meditation

That quotation in the OP looks like the Sayadaw may be aligning the 4 jhanas with various of his 16 stages of the progress of insight, much like the " vipassana jhana -s" as described in more detail by the Sayadawgyi Pandita (Chapter 5 in " In This Very Life " http://www.aimwell.org/inthisverylife.h...
by cjmacie
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 74
Views: 2813

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

Hi guys, Can you please keep this thread on the topic of Jhanas, specifically 1-4 rupa jhanas and 5-8 arupa jhanas. Here is the definition for those jhanas in case you need a refresher, http://www.leighb.com/jhana8.htm Remember, the recipe for entering first jhana is 1) Initial and sustained thinki...
by cjmacie
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma teachings in the Suttas
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: Abhidhamma teachings in the Suttas

A slightly tangential detail -- surprised to find, in a recent Pali class nearby, taught by a Burmese translator, with students from vaious SE-Asian countries, that they pronounce "abhidhamma" as "aBHIdhamma" (accent on 2nd syllable), rather than "ABhidhamma" as most Americans say it. Also, they say...
by cjmacie
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

Thanks CJMacie, Discussion of whether Jhana is a prerequisite of satipatthana is have been moved. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=32214 Please respect the OP of topics. Thanks. :heart: Mike My post above was intended to clarify the OP in pointing-out that associating the Sayadaw Mahasi...
by cjmacie
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

Just to clarify, to put in perspective, that "Mahasi practice" (as the " vipassana " practice) is a method the Sayadaw developed and taught in the context of the 20th-century movement to revive, popularize the Buddha's practice, to counterbalance against the colonialist (British) pressure to extingu...
by cjmacie
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi method new york
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Mahasi method new york

http://www.mahasiusa.org/addresses.html Information on that website looks, at least in part, to be s/w out-of-date. Specifically, under Menu "Mahasi" --> "World Wide Meditation" is listed: " Theravada Buddhist Society of America Ven. U Silananda (Aggamaha Pandita) http://www.tbsa.org 17450 South Ca...
by cjmacie
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The original meaning of "viññāṇa"
Replies: 24
Views: 796

Re: The original meaning of "viññāṇa"

A new essay by the scholar Alexander Wynne offers a s/w unusual discussion of the meaning(s) of viññāṇa -- "Sariputta or Kaccāna? A preliminary study of two early Buddhist philosophies of mind and meditation" , available at: https://www.academia.edu/36752191/Sariputta_or_Kacc%C4%81na_A_preliminary_s...
by cjmacie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?
Replies: 20
Views: 971

Re: How is Mahasi not a samatha practice?

A footnote on "noting"... In Sayadaw Mahasi's writings, and in contemporary retreat instructions (e.g. at Tathatgata Meditation Center -- monks from Sayadawgyi Pandita lineage) the "naming" aspect is a crutch for beginners, to be abandoned as soon as possible. "Noting" is in the direction of direct ...
by cjmacie
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Free download of Itivuttaka by J.D. Ireland—EPUB, Kindle, PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Free download of Itivuttaka by J.D. Ireland—EPUB, Kindle, PDF

Why not use the just finished translation of Ajahn Sujato's designed to be easily understood by non-academic English speakers? Because... it doesn't exist. The only translation he has done in the KN is the Theragatha. :smile: https://readingfaithfully.org/verses-of-the-senior-monks-theragatha-ebook...
by cjmacie
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: is pāḷi a sacred language?
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: is pāḷi a sacred language?

Contents: 1: a direct answer, according to one source and in one sense; 2: documentation as to the relationship between Pali and the Buddha's "language"; 3: some reflections on regional dialects. 1: From the 1st paragraph of the (rather elaborate) Wikipedia article on Pali: Pali ... is the sacred la...
by cjmacie
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 648

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

retrofuturist wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:38 am

How would Dhamma Wheelers answer Tucker's questions?
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And just where is the "Dharmic perspective" in this sort of (typical and incessant) bear-baiting?