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by Coëmgenu
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Re: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?

Hmmmm. My tentative guess then is that people might want to chose to seletively interpret it that way in order to interpret vitarkavicāra as completely identical with non-jhānic discursive worldly thought, so much so that the jhāna itself is not one-pointed.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Ekaggatā only in 2nd jhana onwards in Pali Canon?

Wikipedia says that according to the Pali Canon, only the 2nd jhana and onwards has ekaggatā as a feature. What are they citing here other than the texts cited on the Wikipedia page? Which jhana descriptions?
by Coëmgenu
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 79
Views: 1596

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

When I converted from PDF to text, the formatting is not easy to preserve, and sections get easily misgrouped. I'll take a closer look at it today and fix where my comment happens to regroup "...disadvantage" . What atipattoh says concerning "...disadvantages" is likely true, but at the same time, ...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 143
Views: 3404

Re: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic

I would add to samseva's post that I don't know what the downside is to the interpretation that jhāna is a deep, and difficult to attain, absorption. Personally, I work on developing the eight-fold path, including doing what I can to develop sati and samādhi. Perhaps, according to some of the parti...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti

Here is a piece of the quotation: https://www.academia.edu/12663014/Otherness_in_the_Pratyabhijna_Philosophy Look at footnote 24 on page 325. See for instance Stcherbatsky’s translation (Ibid., p. 86) of su¯tra 78 and 79 (‘‘In inferring the existence of other mind, one is also to take into account t...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti

The way to find out would be to search the text for the quotation in that document. I myself don't have one of these memberships. I might get one eventually, but not now. He might spell "cittamatra" with a hyphen. You linked the same paper 3 years ago, but you said the translation can’t be found on...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.
Replies: 12
Views: 680

Re: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.

From reading wikipedia, it looks like it was built after the reign of Indravarman III, after he had given official state patronage to the Mahāvihāravasins. This actually might technically be incorrect. The dates and the name of the king are from wikipedia, so we can presume they are more or less ri...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti

The way to find out would be to search the text for the quotation in that document. I myself don't have one of these memberships. I might get one eventually, but not now. He might spell "cittamatra" with a hyphen.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti

I found it here behind a paywall or something:

https://www.scribd.com/doc/312923536/Dh ... ther-Minds

I've never been a user of Scribd. I don't know how you would access it.

EDIT: not being able to read it, I'm just pretty sure that this is the article, not certain.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti

Venerable Dharmakīrti has some very common-sense things to say in his Saṁtānāntarasiddhināmaprakaraṇa (Treatise on Proof of Others’ Continua): The Cittamātra perspective also accepts that those representations, in which other’s actions and speech appear to us, would not have existed, if the special...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti

Venerable Dharmakīrti has some very common-sense things to say in his Saṁtānāntarasiddhināmaprakaraṇa (Treatise on Proof of Others’ Continua): The Cittamātra perspective also accepts that those representations, in which other’s actions and speech appear to us, would not have existed, if the special ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.
Replies: 12
Views: 680

Re: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.

Indeed. I guess the artistic aspect of Theravāda definitely isn't what attracts people to the vehicle. :lol: If I ever visit Cambodia, I'm certainly going to take in Wat Phnom. From reading wikipedia, it looks like it was built after the reign of Indravarman III, after he had given official state p...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Duality in Theravada
Replies: 27
Views: 469

Re: Duality in Theravada

Duality is supposed to be bad. That is why nonduality is good. Not that nonduality is really a thing, but people treat it like it is a thing when it is just a zero for duality. There are lots of kinds of non-duality, though. A A A A A A A A A A B B B B B B B B B B There is a list of twenty letters ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti

These are extremely hard to find as full original texts in translation in my experience. I've been trying to find Venerable Dharmakīrti's "Proof of Others' Continua" for a few years now. You can find Buddhologists who study Tibetan Buddhism who have a fair amount of academic papers on these two (AFA...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Duality in Theravada
Replies: 27
Views: 469

Re: Duality in Theravada

Maybe in nibanna there is no duality, but who is in the position to say so? That is what Ven Nāgārjuna's argument boils down to, but he makes the further argument that nirvana can be found as the "true aspect" of any dharma, to use the phrasing from the Chinese MMK, and that only through the applic...