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by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 1123

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: 941

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: 736

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: 736

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: 736

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: 1123

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: 736

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: 736

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: 28
Views: 1814

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: 28
Views: 1814

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: 941

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...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 28
Views: 1814

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Helping each other attain something and trading tips is a way more productive use of a community than arguing over what is real or not real, true or not true, and instead the focus becomes what yields results and what doesn't. That way you have less people spending years theorizing and not getting ...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

Dear Mike, I couldn't find your preview (where is it?), but I identified the page by the reference: it's page 55, chapter 5 "The Analysis of Mind". You are correct: it's MN 44. Hi, The preview link is at the bottom of this page: https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/early-buddhist-teachings and Amazon al...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 1123

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Since this is the Classical Theravada section members should support their statements with quotations from suttas, abhidhamma, or commentary. The question under consideration is (adding some context that is missing from the OP, and makes it somewhat confusing): As several of us have said "dry" is so...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

Perhaps there was a misreading of what you posted: I have the book, it's great. Something like a final say of a distinguished Sri Lankan Abhidhamma scholar on the topic of Early Buddhism ('s teachings). As you say, Prof Karunadasa is well known for his work on Abhidhamma, but this particular book co...