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by char101
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Dispraise to those worthy of dispraise
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Dispraise to those worthy of dispraise

So if the wise speak only what is kind, what does "dispraise" of those worthy of dispraise mean? What is the line between dispraise and unkind words? While the line may be thin but the intention is far apart. Dispraise is voiced with good intention while unkind words is voiced with bad intention (h...
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: About Buddhist hell . .
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: About Buddhist hell . .

I have this idea what Christian hell looks like, but are there pictures, or descriptions of Buddhist hell, that are reliable, from Buddha, or good sources . . Yes https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petavatthu and the corresponding https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vimanavatthu describes the Deva world.
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What life is like in pure abode?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: What life is like in pure abode?

No music,no dance, no video games, no sports... only focus on nibbana for long eons? No entertainment? Brahmas seeing humans enjoying sensual pleasure is like human seeing pigs enjoying bath in the mud. Yes, you are right on the spot.Of course that is what really happen you know, how could be other...
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A big problem . .
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: A big problem . .

Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha are necessary, but you need to know the meaning of each. This is denoted in the tisarana paritta: Buddhāṁ saranaṁ gaccāmi Dhammaṁ saranaṁ gaccāmi Saṅghaṁ saranaṁ gaccāmi To the Buddha I go for refuge To the Dhammā I go for refuge To the Saṅgha I go for refuge To take refug...
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How does land originate according to the commentary/Abhidhamma tradition?
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: How does land originate according to the commentary/Abhidhamma tradition?

Rather than temperature I think utu can be better understood as physical process, in other words physics and chemistry. Ok, thanks. I was just using the word temperature as that's how some translate it. Anyway, do you think that utu is what originates land? If so, where is this stated or at least s...
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Are kalapas and dhammas dependently originated?
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Are kalapas and dhammas dependently originated?

It seems that it can produce matter and that this can be external. Since utu can produce matter on it's own, with utu as it's dependent cause, and can arise outside of beings or satta, it seems safe to say that, in ultimate terms, a conventional "rock" is nothing other than utu/tejodhatu (utu: phys...
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How does land originate according to the commentary/Abhidhamma tradition?
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: How does land originate according to the commentary/Abhidhamma tradition?

Rather than temperature I think utu can be better understood as physical process, in other words physics and chemistry.
by char101
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Are kalapas and dhammas dependently originated?
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Are kalapas and dhammas dependently originated?

I did a lot of research to rule out the possibility that just these two venerables believe this and found that tejo/utu/temperature is repeatedly stated to be able to generate matter, by many scholars, and none seem inclined to clarify that it is not utu alone causing it to arise. Sorry, I was read...
by char101
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1117

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

By posting a link to apocryphal Burmese texts, you've effectively made my point for me. Sorry, such fruitlessness is of no interest to me, nor is it my refuge. It is written in the puggala pannati and also in one of the dipani by Ven. Ledi Sayadaw. Are you saying you have more authentic knowledge t...
by char101
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Drowsiness
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Drowsiness

Walking meditation. As a bonus it is also a good exercise. Switch to a light kasina (use a flashlight*) as a meditation object until you don't feel sleepy anymore. (*) I suggest a flashlight with a cree q5 led. This led can produce a rather bright white light. Also an zoomable head flashlight so tha...
by char101
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Are kalapas and dhammas dependently originated?
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Are kalapas and dhammas dependently originated?

So temperature born matter has temperature or the fire element as it's cause (I think this is "utu" the same as your translation's "physical change", and "tejodhatu" for the "fire element".)? So, rocks and weather for example can be produced dependent on temperature or fire? So a rock is dependent ...
by char101
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1117

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

Your view expressed appears to be one influenced by the "meditation traditions" which gained prominence in the 20th century. As has been said many times here at this forum, the suttas show people becoming stream-entrants whilst listening to and reflecting upon the teaching of the Buddha. Those who ...
by char101
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?

Samadhi (this is where the 40 kammatthana stands): 2. Purification of mind (citta-visuddhi) If I assume this is to be the Samma Vayama, Samma Sati and Samma Samadhi, then no direct mention of Sati Pathana. Any reason for it? Citta visuddhi is samma samadhi. Satipatthana is samma sati. Although samm...
by char101
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?

Thanks. Can we lock these seven purifications to Noble Eightfold Path or the Noble Tenfold Path? In other words Sila, Samadhi, Panna I think I just did write it above. Sila: 1. Purification of conduct (sila-visuddhi) Samadhi (this is where the 40 kammatthana stands): 2. Purification of mind (citta-...
by char101
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?

Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana? If yes, where do you find four frames of reference on 40 meditation objects? The Visuddhi Magga is based on the satta visuddhi: Sila: 1. Purification of conduct (sila-visuddhi) Samadhi (this is where the 40 kammatthana stands): 2. Purification of mind (citta-vis...