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by sphairos
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 1688

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

thomaslaw wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:45 am
sphairos wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:30 am
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).
The book is in fact based on the Pali texts on the topic of early Buddhist teachings.
Why do you say that? Did I say something incorrectly ?
by sphairos
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 1688

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

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).
by sphairos
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Help with R. Gethin's article on Abhidhamma/Abhidharma
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Help with R. Gethin's article on Abhidhamma/Abhidharma

Bhante, thank you.

Take a look at the menu on the left ("In This Article)". There is a comprehensive set of topics , that is not (apparently) available in that preview, that you posted.

The whole article by Gethin is around 30 pp. long. (It's written on Gethin's uni page).
by sphairos
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Special instructions on eyes' movement in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: Special instructions on eyes' movement in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma

...entering the jhAna. When jhana is entered, I imagine the hindrance of doubt ends. ... significantly increased REM (rapid eyes motions) phases ... The Buddha taught about how to overcome stressed eyes caused by outflows of defilements ( asava ): So if a monk should wish: 'May neither my body be f...
by sphairos
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 23
Views: 2800

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

Don't quote Suttacentral The Pali suttas were quoted, with various translations by Buddharakkhita and Bhikkhu Bodhi. What else should be quoted if not the Pali suttas? :shrug: it It was your words that the passage is not attributed to arahant The passage appears attributed to arahant practise; alth...
by sphairos
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 197
Views: 48004

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

In fact, satipaṭṭhāna may very well represent the Buddha's personal final teaching, the comprehensive meditation system, which he designated in the end of his teaching life. Thus the minor textual inconsistencies may reflect the great effort of codification and loss prevention of his greatest and l...
by sphairos
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 23
Views: 2800

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

Not really, research better. The "research" was done a long long time ago; eradicating "beginner" status. Heedfulness is the path to the Deathless. Heedlessness is the path to death. The heedful die not . The heedless are as if dead already Dhp 21 Bhikkhu, ‘I am’ is a conceiving; ‘I am this’ is a c...
by sphairos
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition

Please accept my request : my name starts with G, surname wih S (Sh).

:anjali:
by sphairos
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition

Thank you so much , TRobinson465 ! :heart: :heart: :heart:

MettAya upekkhAya

:anjali:
by sphairos
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 23
Views: 2800

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

So I see no problem that the building block was used here as in other hundreds times in PC. Hi Sphairos The building block above is generally in relation to the puthujjhana and not the Arahant. MN 140 is about the Arahant & Nibbana-without-residue. Regards :) Not really, research better. Your sente...
by sphairos
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Help with R. Gethin's article on Abhidhamma/Abhidharma
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Help with R. Gethin's article on Abhidhamma/Abhidharma

There is a relatively new piece by R. Gethin, and I couldn't access it however hard I tried.

Abhidharma/Abhidhamma Literature

http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/vie ... 1-0252.xml

Can anybody help ?
by sphairos
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition
Replies: 10
Views: 812

DhammakAya TipiTaka edition

Could anyone in the know shed some light on how much has been done and when the project will be finished ?

I mean the up-to-date information, I've read papers about it.

:anjali:
by sphairos
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 23
Views: 2800

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

I dont see any problem with MN 140. The pattern is regular : Iti has the shortest phrase-block, SN has somewhat longer, MN has yet longer. This pattern is common to all of the Sutta-piTaka. "kāyassa bhedā paraṃ maraṇā uddhaṃ jīvitapariyādānā" these are all synonymical phrases, meaning the death. Wha...
by sphairos
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Special instructions on eyes' movement in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: Special instructions on eyes' movement in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma

Outside of some teachings related to nimittas, I don't know of anything on eye movement, and I have kept a proverbial eye out for that. I'm not really sure what it means but I get a lot of weird stuff happening with my eyes. Usually about 30 minutes into meditation my eyes begin rolling back or twi...