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by darvki
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Arupa Jhana
Replies: 11
Views: 2859

Re: Arupa Jhana

TMingyur,

That's an intriguing idea. However, it's not completely clear to me what you mean. Perhaps you could elaborate and/or give an example of such a state of mind?
by darvki
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Arupa Jhana
Replies: 11
Views: 2859

Re: Arupa Jhana

From the above article: "The faith-follower and the Dhamma-follower are the lowest members of a sevenfold typology of noble persons mentioned in the Nikāyas as an alternative to the more common scheme of "the four pairs of persons," the four path-attainers and the realizers of their respective fruit...
by darvki
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhāna According to the Pāḷi Nikāyas
Replies: 242
Views: 50087

Re: Jhāna According to the Pāḷi Nikāyas

The Buddha called counterfeit dhamma fools gold and there is nothing that concretely states that my view is counterfeit dhamma. I'm not trying to say that your stance is wrong and that my stance is right. There isn't enough scriptural evidence that can satisfy proof for that, or for that matter sati...
by darvki
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhāna According to the Pāḷi Nikāyas
Replies: 242
Views: 50087

Re: Jhāna According to the Pāḷi Nikāyas

Matheesha, Calling it "pseudo-gold" in an effort to illustrate a point to me is pointless because there is no "real gold" for it to contrast with, as I see it. The absorptions may be a widely accpted idea, but to me the suttas do not explicitly describe jhanas as such. It's up for interpretation and...
by darvki
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhāna According to the Pāḷi Nikāyas
Replies: 242
Views: 50087

Re: Jhāna According to the Pāḷi Nikāyas

Somebody wrote "Jhanas Solved" here: http://dreamwhitehorses.blogspot.com/2009/07/jhanas-solved-part-i.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Thank you very much for pointing this out. Personally, that interpretation clears a lot of things up. Also gives an explanation of why so many h...
by darvki
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6109
Views: 515642

Re: the great rebirth debate

Lets see again what Ajahn Sumedho is saying here in "The sound of Silence"... Aloka You are not representing Ajahn Sumedho very well. As has been shown to you already Ajahn Sumedho is not a rebirth denier. He has spoken of literal rebirth many times. You say you are neutral on the whole rebirth iss...
by darvki
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: forest tradition , permanent state
Replies: 19
Views: 1744

Re: forest tradition , permanent state

More from the above talk by Ajahn Chah: *** "As he sat mindfully listening to the Buddha's discourse, Buddha-nature arose in him." "When the mind is Dhamma, it stops. It has attained peace. There's no longer a need to do anything special, because the mind is Dhamma already. The outside is Dhamma, th...
by darvki
Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Luminous, is the mind!
Replies: 39
Views: 2577

Re: Luminous, is the mind!

There is no "the Unconditioned ." "There is, bhikkhus, a not-born, a not-brought-to-being, a not-made, a not-conditioned. If, bhikkhus, there were no not-born, not-brought-to-being, not-made, not-conditioned, no escape would be discerned from what is born, brought-to-being, made, conditioned. But s...
by darvki
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Luminous, is the mind!
Replies: 39
Views: 2577

Re: Luminous, is the mind!

There is no "the Unconditioned ." "There is, bhikkhus, a not-born, a not-brought-to-being, a not-made, a not-conditioned. If, bhikkhus, there were no not-born, not-brought-to-being, not-made, not-conditioned, no escape would be discerned from what is born, brought-to-being, made, conditioned. But s...