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by Dmytro
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating a MN 140 passage
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Translating a MN 140 passage

I translated from memory, but also checked the M 140 commentary where the meaning for kāyapariyantikaṃ is kāyakoṭikaṃ, 'end of body'. https://tipitaka.org/romn/cscd/s0203a.att3.xml It's not 'end of body', it's "ending with the (end of) body", as explained further: Kāyapariyantikan ti kāyakoṭikaṃ. Y...
by Dmytro
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating a MN 140 passage
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Translating a MN 140 passage

Actually Ven. Bodhi and Thanissaro's versions are more accurate (Thanissaro's being the best imho). There're 2 separate connotations in 2 separate sentences. And Sujato's version makes one tend to interpret both as meaning the same thing: the death of an arahant. Yes, Venerable Bodhi and Venerable ...
by Dmytro
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating a MN 140 passage
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Translating a MN 140 passage

kāyapariyantikaṃ* - end-of-body or body ending (adjective) Just of of curiosity, where from are such "translations"? When I interpret the word, I look up the dictionary: kāya-pariyantika, mfn. [cf. SWTF s.v. kāya­paryantika, q.v.], limited by the body, cf. kāyantika, q.v.; ~aṁ veda­naṁ vedayāmi, M ...
by Dmytro
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana

Repetition of the name of object-support is consonant with the description in Yoga-sutra: tatra śabdārtha-jñāna-vikalpaiḥ saṁkīrṇā savitarkā samāpattiḥ ॥42॥ [HA]: The Engrossment, In Which There Is The Mixture Of Word, Its Meaning (i.e. The Object) And Its Knowledge, Is Known As Savitarka Samapatti....
by Dmytro
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana

According to Visuddhimagga, such vitakka is also used to induce the third jhana: 152. When he has emerged from the second jhāna happiness appears gross to him as he reviews the jhāna factors with mindfulness and full awareness, while bliss and unification appear peaceful. Then as he brings that same...
by Dmytro
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana

Some more details are given in Vibhanga Atthakatha: Tattha kesādīnaṃ vaṇṇasaṇṭhānadisokāsaparicchedavasena upaṭṭhānaṃ uggahanimittaṃ, sabbākārato paṭikūlavasena upaṭṭhānaṃ paṭibhāganimittaṃ. Taṃ punappunaṃ āvajjentassa manasikarontassa takkāhataṃ vitakkāhataṃ karontassa cattāro khandhā paṭikūlāramma...
by Dmytro
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana

Visuddhimagga describes the usage of vitakka for jhana in such a way: Vism 1, 4. pathavīkasiṇaniddeso apica vaṇṇaṃ amuñcitvā nissayasavaṇṇaṃ katvā ussadavasena paṇṇattidhamme cittaṃ paṭṭhapetvā manasi kātabbaṃ. pathavī mahī, medinī, bhūmi, vasudhā, vasundharātiādīsu pathavīnāmesu yamicchati, yadassa...
by Dmytro
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 31
Views: 1206

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

Did buddha ever say NOT to make images of him? There are statements to this effect in Kalingabodhi Jataka: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=32666&p=485197#p485172 https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=32666&p=485197#p485197 In Samantapasadika: https://books.google.com/books?id=mY...
by Dmytro
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: [MN 111] Fallacy of Anupadadhammavipassana while in a jhana
Replies: 58
Views: 5929

Re: [MN 111] Fallacy of Anupadadhammavipassana while in a jhana

“it is certainly not possible to observe, as is stated in the text, the disappearance of these qualities in any of these states [i.e., the absorptions], because they are constituted by these qualities.” :thumbsup: Arguments don't get much more QED than that. With a single sentence Tilman Vetter cut...
by Dmytro
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: puññakiriyavatthu meaning ?
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: puññakiriyavatthu meaning ?

Dear James,

According to Critical Pali dictionary,

a-puñña-kiriyā, f., action causing demerit; °~ă-vatthūni dasa, ten items of that, Saddh 54 (scil. himsā, etc.).

http://cpd.uni-koeln.de/search?article_id=6783
by Dmytro
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 70
Views: 13972

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

P.S. I have explained nimitta above in several different ways, which may seem mutually exclusive. I feel this deserves some clarification. It so happens that when the mind is clear and just one object-support is predominant (ekaggata), the mind becomes naturally colored by that object-support. This ...
by Dmytro
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 70
Views: 13972

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

You are welcome! It reminds me of the NLP/Hypnosis word "Anchoring" Yes, it's somewhat similar. The difference is that nimitta is used consciously to enter samadhi. Simple stimulus-response link won't be of much use here, since samadhi is a higher order, less conditioned state. One has to deconstruc...
by Dmytro
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 70
Views: 13972

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

Thanks for the response! So would you say a nimitta is more like a familiar intuition, or a familiar hunch? Like a landmark or pattern that one has recognized before leading to jhana? In Mohavicchedani (Mya: .161) we read: "Samathova taṁ ākāraṁ gahetvā puna pavattetabbassa samathassa nimittanti sam...
by Dmytro
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Developing Nimittas as in Visuddhimagga ?
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Developing Nimittas as in Visuddhimagga ?

Hey thanks for posting this. What do you think of Bhikkhu Sona's article comparing Patisambhidamagga to the Vissudhimagga's nimittas? It's been a pioneering work, which prompted many people, including myself, to explore this topic: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2770 Also what kind of...
by Dmytro
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 70
Views: 13972

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

Also what kind of nimitta is the Vissudhimagga referring to? Feelings or something else? Here is Bhikkhu Sona's article where he talks about the visual nimitta in the vissudhimagga. https://www.arrowriver.ca/dhamma/nimitta.html In the course of time, Pali terms underwent semantic shift from abstrac...