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by DooDoot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 140
Views: 2402

Re: Jhana

As for your other thoughts on MN 128, my research does not match with your thoughts, so let's agree to disagree. MN 128 literally says it is about obstacles (upakilesa) for entering the first jhana. SN 46.55 says the five hindrances are the reason for not comprehending MN 128 is about obstacles (up...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 55
Views: 764

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

Some perceive the four rupa jhanas as superhuman states The Dhamma-Vinaya says jhanas are superhuman states. Good, good, Anuruddha. But while you abide thus diligent, ardent, and resolute, have you attained any superhuman state, a distinction in knowledge and vision worthy of the noble ones, a comf...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?
Replies: 32
Views: 545

Re: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?

Srilankaputra wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:41 am
May be pulsar has reached jhana. Who knows? I don't know.
Yes, you don't know.
Srilankaputra wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:41 am
But I will believe or disbelieve when I experienced for my self.
How can you know if you experienced jhana?
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN35.07 Origin of the world - another way to explain Depndent Origination
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: SN35.07 Origin of the world - another way to explain Depndent Origination

In the Origin of the World sutta Buddha stated DO from Salayatana omitting the previous links. Not in SN 12.15, for example. SN 12.15 refers to the origin of the world and has all 12 links. Also, D.O. often starts from Salayatana omitting the previous links, such as in MN 38. This obviously makes t...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?
Replies: 32
Views: 545

Re: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?

I would say, leave your ideas here as you would seeds in a bird feeder. Birds will come, take what they want and leave. Definitely "for the birds". :tongue: Origin of “for the birds” (Trivial; worthless; only of interest to gullible people.) To say that something is "for the birds" is to call it ho...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?
Replies: 32
Views: 545

Re: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?

I must not waste... If I trained for 10 years, many hours each day, and won a gold medal in the Olympic Games, I would understand how much special time, effort & skill it took me to win my gold medal. I would not preach to others that winning a gold medal is easy. I imagine jhana is the same. ' Ove...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 140
Views: 2402

Re: Jhana

Dear DooDoot Budo is not wrong here. I say Budo is wrong, here, because MN 128 called Upakkilesa Sutta is about the arising of various hindrances or corruptions (called Upakkilesa ), which the suttas appear to say does not occur in jhana. Simply because the words "light" & "nimitta" are mentioned i...
by DooDoot
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?
Replies: 32
Views: 545

Re: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?

mindfulness of breathing I say there is no such thing as "mindfulness of breathing". 99.9% of Buddhists are wrong when using the term "of". thank you for one common denominator. Thank you for showing one common error in 99.9% of Buddhists. I read your comment this morning before you deleted it. I d...
by DooDoot
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6215
Views: 585665

Re: the great rebirth debate

The argument used about "beings" is a :redherring: since the word is used in the conventional sense here, meaning living creatures. This is clear from the references to "classes of beings", which means humans, animals, etc. Dependent Origination appears not 'Conventional Truth'. Try to not misrepre...
by DooDoot
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?
Replies: 32
Views: 545

Re: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?

Satipatthana is being mindful (sati) when experiencing/observing (anupassi) body, feelings, citta & Truth. 'Being mindful' ( sati ) is remembering to not cling to body, feelings, citta & Truth as 'self' & 'pertaining to self'. Jhana is the highest level of concentration ; where the mind has ekaggata...
by DooDoot
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 140
Views: 2402

Re: Jhana

I find right speech, is harder for me than accomplishing right jhana, inference being right jhana is not that hard to accomplish, as some folks imply. With that in mind... Indeed. To continue to claim non-jhana as 'jhana' and to continue to claim attaining 'jhana' when jhana has not occurred will c...
by DooDoot
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6215
Views: 585665

Re: the great rebirth debate

The aging process is clearly described as physical rather than mental (see SN12.2), it's simply that mental suffering arises from physical aging and the associated ailments and pain. The Arrow Sutta is relevant here. So mental suffering arises from the physical process of aging and death, due to id...
by DooDoot
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and unconcious state same?
Replies: 36
Views: 817

Re: Nibbana and unconcious state same?

budo wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:46 am
Yes, yes and I suppose the sutta is fake as well, as the typical DooDoot programming goes.
Budo. Obviously you misinterpreted the teaching and obviously I kindly properly explained the teaching. :console:
by DooDoot
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 140
Views: 2402

Re: Jhana

budo wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:34 pm
MN 128 speaks about Light AND Vision (vision is an abhinna that arises in 4th jhana).
Budo. MN 128 appears to be about development of psychic powers regarding Anuruddha, who became a master of psychic powers. It doesn't appear to be about jhana or jhana nimittas.

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by DooDoot
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and unconcious state same?
Replies: 36
Views: 817

Re: Nibbana and unconcious state same?

An Unconscious Person does not have bright and clear faculties. Budo. The "faculties" here appear to be the five physical sense organs (rather than mental facilities). :roll: Friend, there are these five faculties each with a separate range, a separate domain, and they do not experience one another...