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by DooDoot
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sila samadhi Panna
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Sila samadhi Panna

If one has good sila mentally verbally and physically will this lead to samadhi and then turn into vipassana? No. Samadhi cannot be developed without good sila however good sila does not guarantee samadhi. The development of samadhi requires the overcoming of the five hindrances, particularly the h...
by DooDoot
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 651

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

Another sutta supporting my interpretation is MN 121, where the "perception of earth" is a formal meditation object (and uses the same terminology as AN 11.10). Thus, it appears AN 11.10 might not be referring to the everyday perception of earth, such as when the Buddha is walking in the forest and...
by DooDoot
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 651

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

Those who have realized the cessation of perception have not only practiced but have actually realized the Noble Eightfold Path and are way beyond mere "starting to practise the path". Sorry but no one has done the above; from the start. The above is non-sequitur. The argument made up above is alie...
by DooDoot
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 651

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

Can you tell me what pali word is used which is translated to " perception " in the two instances from an11.010 https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an11/an11.010.than.html#fnt-1 shown here?: Saññā. Saññā (in AN 11.10 ) is a noun. Sañjānāti in MN 1 is a verb. The meaning of both words appear...
by DooDoot
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: About paññatti 'concept'
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: About paññatti 'concept'

The meaning of "dhamma" used in the Abhidhamma book is the so-called paramattha "ultimate reality". It seems not found in the suttas. I think the above meaning can be derived from the suttas, such as in AN 3.136 (quoted below) and even in the Anapanasati Sutta, where the final tetrad (contemplation...
by DooDoot
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 651

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

Notice that in mn1 it is only the "uninstructed run-of-the-mill person" who "PERCEIVES earth as earth" but that the arahant and the thatagata are said that each "DIRECTLY KNOWS earth as earth". This seems to amply agree with the first excerpt wherein similarly for the thoroughbred man perception ha...
by DooDoot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 651

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

lol i just don't consider you worth talking to that's all. Seems and appears never defeated anyone. My post was a good post, even if it was not accurate or true. Anyone with sincere intent in studying the suttas is welcome to reply to my post and offer any clarifications. As I said, defilement defe...
by DooDoot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 651

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

rightviewftw wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:41 pm
tl;dr but you can question and suspect as much as your heart desire
Defeated again. The defeated resort to "personal attacks" while the victorious merely discuss the Dhamma. :strawman: :jedi: :rofl:
by DooDoot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 651

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

Why is it "unachievable"? I don't understand. Because if Nibbana was the disappearance of all of the perceptions listed in that sutta then the Nibbana of the Buddha was temporary (given the Buddha experienced those perceptions). The suttas say Nibbana is not temporary. In short, the true Dhamma is ...
by DooDoot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 651

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

I find myself confused on the topic of supramundane jhanas (and yes, I know they are not mentioned in the suttas). But they appear to be found in the suttas. "Supramundane" appears to be explained in suttas such as MN 117 and SN 20.7, as connected to non-attachment & emptiness, as follows: ... word...
by DooDoot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 51
Views: 651

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an11/an11.010.than.html "There is the case, Sandha, where for an excellent thoroughbred of a man the perception[2] of earth with regard to earth has ceased to exist; the perception of liquid with regard to liquid... the perception of fire with regard to f...
by DooDoot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1004

Re: Bhikkhu Sujato's Four Nikaya translations as Ebooks—October 2018

How about some praise for his wonderful achievement? The translations themselves appear to have too much of a personal interpretation to receive widespread praise. Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations basically received high universal praise but I don't & can't see this occurring with the new (sectarian) t...
by DooDoot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada
Replies: 43
Views: 2105

Re: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada

But , Prior to this you affirmed his view . As I posted many times, Bhikkhu Vupasama view can only be correct according to sutta if it accords with my explanation of the asava of becoming. Now, you should try to understanding basic morality about relationships because without it, life will be lonel...
by DooDoot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada
Replies: 43
Views: 2105

Re: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada

What I can say ... I said I will not reply again to your posts. SN 22.81 answers your question but you choose to ignore it. Whatever is posted from sutta, you seem to ignore it. But when Bhikkhu Vupasama says something not in sutta, you choose to believe it. As I posted, the only self-view that can...
by DooDoot
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada
Replies: 43
Views: 2105

Re: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada

This said, why is evidence required since it is a strange idea that kamma would occur so early in the sequence? So SN12.2 and MN9 are "forgeries" because they don't conform to your preconceptions? :shrug: The word "kamma"" is not even mentioned in D.O. in the above suttas. :roll: As for the above i...