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by frank k
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: comprehensive definition of 'sati', 'sampajano', 'vitakka & vicara', 'upekkha'
Replies: 17
Views: 1413

Re: comprehensive definition of 'sati', 'sampajano', 'vitakka & vicara', 'upekkha'

Maybe you want to start another thread? It's not clear exactly what you're after, how all of those passages you quoted are connected. One problem is B. Sujato translates 1. dhamma as 'thought' (manasa dhamma vinnaya). 2. He also translates sankappa as 'thought' and 3. sometimes vitakka as 'thought'....
by frank k
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: anuvitakketi & vitakketi
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: anuvitakketi & vitakketi

What's the difference between anuvitakketi and vitakketi? :anjali: Here's a comprehensive listing of very vitakka occurrence in the suttas. You'll find anu-vitakka in there many times. http://lucid24.org/sted/8aam/8samadhi/vitakka/all/index.html one of the meanings for the prefix 'anu' is 'follow'....
by frank k
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Vossagga
Replies: 16
Views: 1276

Re: Pali Term: Vossagga

I guess in this case (SN 48.9 samadhi indriya) it's really important that ariya savako is a stream enterer ariya or higher, (and not just a disciple of an ariya) for vossagga/nirvana to be the support/arammana of samadhi. Then KN Ps interpretation follows naturally, that a stream enterer uses insigh...
by frank k
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Vossagga
Replies: 16
Views: 1276

Re: Pali Term: Vossagga

Hi Assaji, thanks for that detailed explanation. Makes sense. 'Noble disciple' is definitely what it is according to the commentaries as you point out in the other thread, but as you know, sometimes commentaries, subcommentaries, and EBT don't all agree so we still have to end up making a personal c...
by frank k
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: don't give up on jhāna yet, until you drink from the sutta cup
Replies: 15
Views: 2159

Re: don't give up on jhāna yet, until you drink from the sutta cup

Does this sound out of reach? can you keep 5 precepts well?

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... -cup.html

can you feel an immersive bodily and mental experience of joy from appreciating virtue, Buddha, Dharma, etc?
by frank k
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why recollection of your Sila (Silanussati) and Dana (Caganussati) is better than observing Sila and Dana?
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: Why recollection of your Sila (Silanussati) and Dana (Caganussati) is better than observing Sila and Dana?

Wonderful insights! Thanks for sharing.
WindDancer wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:44 am
I have two perspectives on this topic:

1. I have heard many Dhamma talks where the teacher said that when giving one should feel joy in the thought of giving, feel joy in the giving and feel joy in having given. ...
...
Offered with Metta,

WindDancer
by frank k
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: comprehensive definition of 'sati', 'sampajano', 'vitakka & vicara', 'upekkha'
Replies: 17
Views: 1413

Re: comprehensive definition of 'sati', 'sampajano', 'vitakka & vicara', 'upekkha'

... Venerable Bodhi also writes about Nibbāna: https://books.google.com/books?id=MEA6AwAAQBAJ&pg=PA1930 and I agree with him. In my opinion, the meaning is "having made Nibbāna the basis ( ārammaṇa )." Do you agree with the Patis. interpretation then? That it's insight preceding samatha? So "having...
by frank k
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Even when Vism. Earth Kasina First Jhāna is redefining 'vitakka', it still should be translated as 'thinking'!
Replies: 0
Views: 2068

Even when Vism. Earth Kasina First Jhāna is redefining 'vitakka', it still should be translated as 'thinking'!

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/02/even-when-vism-earth-kasina-first-jhana.html excerpt: Even when Vism. Earth Kasina First Jhāna is redefining 'vitakka', it still should be translated as 'thinking'! Quoted below is Nanamolis Eng. translation of the Vism. passage in question. He translat...
by frank k
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Attention Abhidhamma experts, where in Abhdhamma is vitakka ever defined as "initial application"?
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Attention Abhidhamma experts, where in Abhdhamma is vitakka ever defined as "initial application"?

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/02/even-when-vism-earth-kasina-first-jhana.html excerpt: Even when Vism. Earth Kasina First Jhāna is redefining 'vitakka', it still should be translated as 'thinking'! Quoted below is Nanamolis Eng. translation of the Vism. passage in question. He translat...
by frank k
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Vimutti magga all 38 meditation subjects
Replies: 0
Views: 1950

Vimutti magga all 38 meditation subjects

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/02/all-38-meditation-subjects-of-vimutti.html excerpt: All 38 meditation subjects of the Vimutti magga, and the 6 higher knowledges If you really want to understand how vitakka, rupa, kaya, got corrupted by Vism. and late Abhidhamma, Vimuttimagga makes it ...
by frank k
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: comprehensive definition of 'sati', 'sampajano', 'vitakka & vicara', 'upekkha'
Replies: 17
Views: 1413

Re: comprehensive definition of 'sati', 'sampajano', 'vitakka & vicara', 'upekkha'

... That's not true, " vossagga " in SN 48.10 has a very different meaning from "relaxation". One makes " vossagga " the basis ( ārammaṇa ) of meditative composure. Hi Assaji, could you expand in detail exactly how you understand that to mean? B. Bodhi's and Thanissaro's translation of that are som...
by frank k
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: comprehensive definition of 'sati', 'sampajano', 'vitakka & vicara', 'upekkha'
Replies: 17
Views: 1413

comprehensive definition of 'sati', 'sampajano', 'vitakka & vicara', 'upekkha'

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... ions.html
(won't quote cut and paste to here because the hyperlinks won't show up legibly for this forum software)
by frank k
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: how do you do metta in vism. first jhana?
Replies: 39
Views: 1823

Re: how do you do metta in vism. first jhana?

... The key question is at what point do they enter and leave jhana . Clearly, in a Commentary interpretation, they would leave jhana before the "He understands thus..." passage. :heart: Mike https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/02/s-v-upekkha-comprehensive-definitions.html see the hyperlink ...
by frank k
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: how do you do metta in vism. first jhana?
Replies: 39
Views: 1823

Re: how do you do metta in vism. first jhana?

Well, yes, that's the main thing we should be concerned about, that the Vism. contradicts the meaning and understanding of an EBT standard. The EBT passage you quote below is really the only metta (and brahmavihara) instruction given everywhere in the EBT. Look up the Vism. gloss of how they underst...
by frank k
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: how do you do metta in vism. first jhana?
Replies: 39
Views: 1823

Re: how do you do metta in vism. first jhana?

You can read the OP (original first post in this thread) again, or even look at the title that's in front of every msg in this thread, which I'll now cut and paste here for emphasis: how do you do metta in vism. first jhana? The conclusion is, you can't. If you're in vism. first jhana, all you have ...