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by budo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist
Replies: 72
Views: 1573

Re: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist

Furthermore “Mendicants, all those who have come to a conclusion about me are accomplished in view. Of those who are accomplished in view, five conclude their path in this realm, and five conclude their path after leaving this realm behind. Which five conclude their path in this realm? The one who h...
by budo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist
Replies: 72
Views: 1573

Re: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist

No. According to the suttas becoming Buddhist means attaining right view. There are people who call themselves Buddhist their whole lives but still do not have Right View. The Buddha declares those who do not have Right View to be outside of his community (The Sangha). This is not correct. Anyone t...
by budo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist
Replies: 72
Views: 1573

Re: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist

No. According to the suttas becoming Buddhist means attaining right view. There are people who call themselves Buddhist their whole lives but still do not have Right View.

The Buddha declares those who do not have Right View to be outside of his community (The Sangha).
by budo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 240
Views: 8846

Re: Jhana

So you experience joy, followed by rapture, followed by serenity, followed by pleasure, followed by concentration? What is the theme of your meditation? Usually breath and brahma viharas, usually appreciation works best for me out of all brahma viharas. The other brahma viharas are better for tackl...
by budo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 240
Views: 8846

Re: Jhana

Pondera wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:54 am
Budo:

Does your experience of Jhana echo the suttas?
Of course, otherwise I wouldn't meditate every morning 1-4 hours.
by budo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 240
Views: 8846

Re: Jhana

Furthermore MN 48 also shows that the Fruit of Stream Entry requires Jhana: When a noble disciple has these seven factors, they have properly investigated their own nature with respect to the realization of the fruit of stream-entry. A noble disciple with these seven factors has the fruit of stream-...
by budo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 240
Views: 8846

Re: Jhana

MN48, which talks about novices, shows the hindrances should not arise at the time of meditation: <After having right view and not quarreling with other ascetics and sharing your food and material with them> And how does the view that is noble and emancipating lead one who practices it to the comple...
by budo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 240
Views: 8846

Re: Jhana

Budo wrote I recommend you read Bhikkhu Buddhadasa's book on Anapansati and attaining Jhana I have not read the link you gave, but will do so later. I have read stuff written by other scholars on Buddhadasa, that while he emphasized Anapanasati, he did not encourage Satipatthana, nor the 4 jhanas, ...
by budo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do the suttas say about kamma?
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: What do the suttas say about kamma?

Would someone like to elaborate on the suttas idea of old kamma? Taking up a body (birth, aging, death), the last 2 two links in dependent origination (assuming you don't break the cycle by attaining stream entry). As well as the 5 first links in dependent origination. "Now what, monks, is old kamm...
by budo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 240
Views: 8846

Re: Jhana

"Where sensual pleasures cease, and those who have thoroughly ended sensual pleasures meditate, I say: ‘Clearly those venerables are desireless, extinguished, crossed over, and gone beyond in that respect.’ If someone should say, ‘I do not know or see where sensual pleasures cease’, they should be ...
by budo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 240
Views: 8846

Re: Jhana

Wrong. The sutta I referenced refers to the 3 trainings. The next sutta that comes after that one defines the 3 trainings. But this does not prove that in order to attain the first jhana, it is enough only to distance oneself from sensual desires and unwholesome mental states, only for the period o...
by budo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 240
Views: 8846

Re: Jhana

No such thing. The Buddha defined Right Concentration as the 4 jhanas. The only other types of concentration come AFTER 4 jhanas. You confuse samma samadhi, as a factor of the Way, and samadhi, as mental capacity. And there are also aggregate of samadhi, which include the right efforts and the righ...
by budo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 240
Views: 8846

Re: Jhana

The fruit of the sotapanna + the first jhana = the fruit of the anagami https://suttacentral.net/an3.94/en/sujato As the sutta I referenced says, Anagamins are wholly trained in the 4 jhanas (they have Jhana mastery). And what about Once returners? Once returner has reduced Desire and Aversion, thu...
by budo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 240
Views: 8846

Re: Jhana

Antaradhana wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:06 pm
If you about this: "moderately accomplished in concentration", it is not about jhana, but about other lower types of samadhi.
No such thing. The Buddha defined Right Concentration as the 4 jhanas. The only other types of concentration come AFTER 4 jhanas.
by budo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What if we accept birth, death and suffering as it is?
Replies: 58
Views: 1222

Re: What if we accept birth, death and suffering as it is?

What does "attain the deathless" mean to you, practically speaking? And if you do attain the deathless, do you think your body will never grow old or die? A better question is how does one attain the deathless: The 11 doors to the deathless: the brahma viharas and jhanas, aka pleasant abidings, aka...