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by Assaji
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: You can hear sounds in the 4 jhānas.
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: You can hear sounds in the 4 jhānas.

frank k wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:20 pm
Detailed analysis of passages from DN 21, DN 16, KN Ud 3.3 that show this.

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... a-to.html
Thank you!
by Assaji
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1330

Re: S.N. Goenka says: only use one kind of meditation...why?

If I remember correctly the nettippakarana says, sati is a function of the sati-indriya and samajana of the pañña-indriya. Also in the earliest explanation of Satipatthana in Vibhanga one finds: ‘Sampajāno’ ti. ‘Full awareness’. Tattha, katamaṁ sampajaññaṁ? Herein, what is full awareness? 16 Yā pañ...
by Assaji
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1330

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

E.g. keeping in mind the instruction to observe Mainly it is keeping in mind one of the four frames of reference. Within which one may observe. Yes, it is the task of awareness ( sampajāñña ) . For example, in case of the first way of keeping in mind ( satipatthana ) this may be: “Puna capara.m, bh...
by Assaji
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1330

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

Mindfulness ( sati ) is not about observation. It is about keeping something in mind. E.g. keeping in mind the instruction to observe Mainly it is keeping in mind one of the four frames of reference. In the context of Satipatthana, sati is the taking hold (i.e. keeping in mind) of the object-suppor...
by Assaji
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Do you have Jhana factors in Vipassana meditation?
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Do you have Jhana factors in Vipassana meditation?

Do you have Jhana factors in Vipassana meditation? Generally, we accept that Jhana factors Vitakka,Vicara,Pithi,Sukha and Ekagata are in various stages of Samatha jhana. The question is whether you find them in Vipassana Samadhi? Yes. The Buddha taught the development of the the seven Enlightenment...
by Assaji
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1330

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

:namaste: Nothing can be observed in real time. We observe everything after the event. For example, you observe anger AFTER it has occurred, which is why there is regret. You observe the thought AFTER it's occurred, which is why there's frustration is not being able to control it. So point is: we ne...
by Assaji
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for a text
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: Looking for a text

There's no such a sutta.
by Assaji
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What alphabet did the earliest written Pali texts use?
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: What alphabet did the earliest written Pali texts use?

Devangari, Sinhalese, etc.? Devanagari didn't yet exist. The earliest alphabet was Brahmi, which on Sri Lanka was gradually transformed. Straight lines of Brahmi broke ola leaves on which the manuscripts were written, so the alphabet became rounded: http://aluvihara.virusinc.org/appendix2.html As f...
by Assaji
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha did not teach12 dependent arising links
Replies: 43
Views: 1121

Re: Buddha did not teach12 dependent arising links

sentinel wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:21 am
Avijja not necessarily pointing to previous life . If one to eliminate avijja this life , abandoning of avijja is present time .
If you would really like to know why "avijja" is attributed here to the previous life, just let me know.
by Assaji
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha did not teach12 dependent arising links
Replies: 43
Views: 1121

Re: Buddha did not teach12 dependent arising links

Here's a summary diagram of the Buddha's descriptions of Conditioned Arising, with Sutta references:

http://dhamma.ru/lib/paticcas.htm
by Assaji
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: which living monks/nuns/teachers teach only genuine EBT?
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: which living monks/nuns/teachers teach only genuine EBT?

Venerable Dhammavuddho, the abbot of Vihara Buddha Gotama.
by Assaji
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 67
Views: 2497

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

The fires have moved now to the area of Wat Buddha Dhamma.
by Assaji
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali term: samsāra
Replies: 27
Views: 1731

Re: Pali term: samsāra

From the Pali-English dictionary: Sarati [sṛ (p. 697) Sarati [sṛ Sarati1 [sṛ given by Dhtp 248 as "gati"] to go, flow, run, move along J iii.95 (=parihāyati nassati C.); Pot. sare J iv.284. -- aor. asarā J vi.199. -- pp. sarita1. -- Caus. sāreti (1) to make go A i.141; iii.28=M i.124=S iv.176 J iv.9...
by Assaji
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali term: samsāra
Replies: 27
Views: 1731

Re: Pali term: samsāra

From Monier-Williams dictionary: saṃsāra saṃ-sāra a &c. See saṃ-√ sṛ below. saṃ-sāra b m. going or wandering through, undergoing transmigration, MaitrUp. course, passage, passing through a succession of states, circuit of mundane existence, transmigration, metempsychosis, the world, secular life, wo...
by Assaji
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Where did the wrong translation come from?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Where did the wrong translation come from?

Viachh wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:31 am
Where did the wrong translation of the name of the Four Truths of the Nobles( ariya ) come from (as the Four Noble Truths)?
From some early Buddhologists.

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