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by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evidence for a specific kind of Jhāna Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Evidence for a specific kind of Jhāna Practice

Ask and you shall receive.

That's the example in the Suttas of being able to enter the Jhānā in descending order, but I don't know of any where one goes directly to a Jhāna without entering into the preceding or following one.
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evidence for a specific kind of Jhāna Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Evidence for a specific kind of Jhāna Practice

Is there any other canonical source for descending and will switching Jhāna you all know of in the Suttas?
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evidence for a specific kind of Jhāna Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Evidence for a specific kind of Jhāna Practice

Ok, do you have doctrinal support from the suttas so I can study it and parse over it? While I might never have experience with your Meditation experience we share the same teacher (the Buddha) who gave out his instructions in the Dhamma Vinaya and in the Abhidhamma, and really any support from the ...
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Evidence for a specific kind of Jhāna Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Evidence for a specific kind of Jhāna Practice

In the Mahā Parinibbāna Sutta the Buddha is said to have gone into the Jhānā in ascending and descending order up from the first to the formless Jhānā and then descending back to the first and rising back to the fourth. Is cultivation of Jhāna only possible to attain in ascending and descending orde...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Translations of the Cariyāpiṭaka and Buddhavaṃsa
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Translations of the Cariyāpiṭaka and Buddhavaṃsa

Thank you so much, these are all very helpful. I'm so glad for the help.

I'm hopeful that I will learn more about the Pāramī.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Translations of the Cariyāpiṭaka and Buddhavaṃsa
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Translations of the Cariyāpiṭaka and Buddhavaṃsa

These are wonderful, thank you for them. I am going into Venerable Sucitto's book right now.

I hope I will get some more sources to work with.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Translations of the Cariyāpiṭaka and Buddhavaṃsa
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Translations of the Cariyāpiṭaka and Buddhavaṃsa

I wish to make an abhinīhāra to try my best to cultivate enough pāramī to cultivate my way to Arahantship or future Buddhahood but there is not a lot of literature on the Pāramī and I know the Cariyāpiṭaka and Buddhavaṃsa and the Jataka have some general guidelines, but I know of only one of those t...
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Parajika Exemptions (Sexual Activity)
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Parajika Exemptions (Sexual Activity)

Do you have any other questions about it?
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Parajika Exemptions (Sexual Activity)
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Parajika Exemptions (Sexual Activity)

These are the examples. Have a nice day

Hope this answers your question sufficiently.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are Samprapalapa?
Replies: 23
Views: 593

Re: What are Samprapalapa?

He means samphappalāpā, which is the word that means talking nonsense, or unbeneficial speech.

And my guess is that people do it out of a combination of delusion and either greed or hatred.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Maitreya
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Maitreya

Accept this priceless gem from Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw It is worth taking the time to read and taking to heart. Few are more skilled than he in the Practice of understanding the Brahma Viharas in this sense. And should you have the opportunity please read Compassion and Emptiness by Venerable Anal...
by Wizard in the Forest
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Maitreya
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Maitreya

If you read the Sutta I linked it goes to the form of nothingness which is a formless Jhānā which if you did not know, Jhāna goes up beyond four, and the Buddha says the Apex is the formless Jhānā of nothingness.
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism a death cult?
Replies: 35
Views: 2072

Re: Is Buddhism a death cult?

If by death you mean the death of anger, the Buddha says yes, kill anger, but that's not what you meant. We are supposed to lead to the end of greed, hatred and delusion and that itself is the end of suffering.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what is the difference in meaning between...
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: what is the difference in meaning between...

MN 1 Mulapariyaya Sutta

And Ud 1.10 Bahiya of the Bark Cloth

And SN 35.95 Maluṅkyaputta Sutta

I kind of get what they mean but when I tried to make vocab cards for them I was at a loss for differentiating them