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by frank k
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: looking for citation, pīti and sukha of 4 jhānas compared to dying of thirst, seeing water in distance, and drinking it
Replies: 25
Views: 561

looking for citation, pīti and sukha of 4 jhānas compared to dying of thirst, seeing water in distance, and drinking it

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/09/mn-40-what-is-meaning-of-lotus-pond.html excerpt: MN 40: what is the meaning of the lotus pond simile? There's an excellent simile in the Theravada non canonical literature explaining the difference between piti and sukha in the first 3 jhanas, reminisc...
by frank k
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 152
Views: 5560

Re: if you witness a crime

I've updated that blog article https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/09/b-brahmali-translation-of-kaya-in-16.html with this: In an older version of sutta central, from 2 or 3 years ago, B. Brahmali used the translation in step 3 "full body [of breath]", which is half wrong, but not criminal, be...
by frank k
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: MN 68: a good case study on how easy and ordinary first jhana is
Replies: 24
Views: 863

MN 45 and MN 36

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... irst.html

examining two more sutta passages that show how accessible and ordinary first jhana is (compared to VRJ vism. redefinition of jhana).
by frank k
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 49
Views: 1425

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

What are you driving at? Are you saying because the breath is a foundational component of body, it's ok for VIsm. and Ajahn Brahm and B. Brahmali to reinterpret step 3 of 16 steps breath meditation to substitute breath for kaya/body? I think SN41.6 and MN44 imply at least a very close relationship b...
by frank k
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 152
Views: 5560

Re: if you witness a crime

I've started to use a feature on Dhamma wheel forum called "foe" from "friend or foe", which filters out posts from people on your 'foe' list. You can still read it, but you have to click a link to expand their post. I enjoy having my views challenged, and clarifying and improving my explanation to ...
by frank k
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 49
Views: 1425

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

Thanks for the feedback Paul, but I doubt your suggestions will help. Though I will make an effort to expand out more acronyms in the future. You really think if I spell out Visuddhimagga and khuddaka nikaya petakopadesasdfsdf that's going to make people understand the topic better? The nature of th...
by frank k
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 152
Views: 5560

Re: if you witness a crime

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/09/b-brahmali-translation-of-kaya-in-16.html excerpt: B. Brahmali translation of kāya in 16 APS breath meditation is not only wrong, but criminal The first 4 steps of 16 steps in breath meditation Under Theravada vinaya, parajika #3 killing. https://suttac...
by frank k
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.
Replies: 30
Views: 1461

Re: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/09/mn-48-b-sujatos-translation-of-metta-as.html excerpt: MN 48 B. Sujato's translation of 'metta' as 'love' is wrong. B. Sujato's translation of 'metta' as 'love' is wrong. It's so clear that it's wrong, he had to avoid using his usual translation of 'love...
by frank k
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 152
Views: 5560

Comparison of Vism. and KN Pe confirms the crimes of Vism. in redefining Jhāna

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/09/comparison-of-vism-and-kn-pe-confirms.html excerpt: Comparison of Vism. and KN Pe confirms the crimes of Vism. in redefining Jhāna Here is the full KN Pe four jhanas gloss, word commentary, based on B. Nanamoli's translation from the PTS. I highlight th...
by frank k
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 49
Views: 1425

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/09/comparison-of-vism-and-kn-pe-confirms.html excerpt: Comparison of Vism. and KN Pe confirms the crimes of Vism. in redefining Jhāna Here is the full KN Pe four jhanas gloss, word commentary, based on B. Nanamoli's translation from the PTS. I highlight th...
by frank k
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 49
Views: 1425

Late Theravada crime against the Dhamma

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/09/late-theravada-crime-against-dhamma.html excerpt: Late Theravada crime against the Dhamma In the EBT (early buddhist texts), and later non EBT scripture, when a distinction between mind and body is made, they do it the same way. 'citta' or 'mano' to rep...
by frank k
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 152
Views: 5560

Late Theravada crime against the Dhamma

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/09/late-theravada-crime-against-dhamma.html excerpt: Late Theravada crime against the Dhamma In the EBT (early buddhist texts), and later non EBT scripture, when a distinction between mind and body is made, they do it the same way. 'citta' or 'mano' to rep...
by frank k
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 49
Views: 1425

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

Even if what you're saying there is true, it's not relevant to this thread. What is relevant is whether the 5 senses are active and perceivable in the four jhanas. Read at least the "KĀYA as BREATH" part (for Buddha's sake). Holly cow! - Is it so hard to understand the Indian philosophy at the time ...
by frank k
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 49
Views: 1425

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

Glossing the base of infinite space formula, which is the samadhi attainment right above fourth jhana. It shows that, if that is the attainment where one transcends sights, sounds, smells,...., then it means in the 4th jhana, and first through 4th jhana, one has NOT transcended sights, sounds, smel...
by frank k
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 49
Views: 1425

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

If you're in a samadhi where it's impossible to hear sounds, then what you're doing isn't first jhana, and any of the four jhanas, by the EBT definition. Even when Mahamoggallana heard sounds in the arupa samadhis, the Buddha called it "impure", he didn't say it disquailfied it from being an arupa s...