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by mikenz66
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 22
Views: 450

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

That could be an interesting question. Take, for example: What do you think, Reverend Yamaka? Do you regard the Realized One as form?” “No, reverend.” “Do you regard the Realized One as feeling … perception … choices … consciousness?” “No, reverend.” https://suttacentral.net/sn22.85/en/sujato#sc8 Wh...
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: makkha : (m.) depreciation of another's worth.
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: makkha : (m.) depreciation of another's worth.

Hi CanadianBuddhist! Does anyone have some details on how to get rid of Makkha (depreciation of another's worth.) in the theravada canon? Basically, I am looking for pali canonical teachings about Makkha and how to overcome it? Thank you! Here is some basic information and some suttas: Dictionary de...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 704

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

"Luminous, monks, is the mind.[1] And it is defiled by incoming defilements." {I,v,9} "Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is freed from incoming defilements." {I,v,10} https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an01/an01.049.than.html See: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=22134 for a disc...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 818

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Actually, it seems that access concentration maybe is required to fulfill purification of mind. Thank you for pointing that out. Yes, the Path of Purification, such as, for example on P345 of A Comprehensive Manual of the Abhidhamma https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=826 has the progressi...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 818

Re: insight requires access concentration?

It seems the short answer is no, insight does not require access concentration, only momentary concentration. So really we should ask how much family resemblance is there between the two. While momentary concentration may contain an equivalent amount of stillness and focus of mind, does it necessar...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 704

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

I would suggest that it is the full and complete dissolution of greed & enmity, and the cooling of the temperament which is nibbana. Nibbana is causeless, and its presence is characterised by the absence of such causes. Being causeless, it is also not a cause, so the opinion you read on the Interne...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.

Analysis by Piya Tan: http://www.themindingcentre.org/dharmafarer/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/11.13-Ani-S-s20.7-piya.pdf “Thinkers [poets and scholars],” kavi, usu tr as “poets”, but here has a general connotation of worldly thinkers and writers, incl academic scholars. The Kavi S (A 4.230) speaks of...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.

Here's another sutta with a related message: AN 5.79
https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN5_79.html
https://suttacentral.net/an5.79

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.

For a discussion of the Pali syntax see: viewtopic.php?f=23&p=483619

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 818

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Off topic discussion moved here: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=32564

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.

Notes from Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation: Bhikkhus, once in the past the Dasārahas had a kettle drum called the Summoner. Spk: The Dasārahas were a khattiya clan, so called because they took a tenth portion from a hundred (satato dasabhāgaṃ gaṇhiṃsu—reference not clear). The Summoner (ānaka) was the n...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.
Replies: 11
Views: 305

SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.

SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg. Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato As an ancient drum has disintegrated, so too will the true teachings disappear. https://suttacentral.net/sn20.7/ At Sāvatthī. “Once upon a time, mendicants, the Dasārahas had a clay drum called the Commander. Each time the Commander spli...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 584

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Greetings Mike, many discourses that describe how a student is trained by either the Buddha or another teacher. Trained in the Dhamma, or trained in technique? It was the latter I was enquiring upon. Thanks. Metta, Paul. :) Technique, or details if you like. As in the sutta I linked to or in the An...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 584

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Greetings Mike, Sure. You need to make up technique (or, more commonly, read/hear from others) and refine it... Is there any sutta evidence for this approach? Of course. See, for example, https://suttacentral.net/an4.94 and the many discourses that describe how a student is trained by either the Bu...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 704

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

For an alternative view of the Fire Simile see: Nibbāna and The Fire Simile ( a 'Pahan Kanuwa' Sermon) by Bhikkhu Kañukurunde Ñānananda http://seeingthroughthenet.net/books The answer is aleady implicit in the statement: 'The fire has gone out.' How ridiculous it is to conclude that the fire goes [7...