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by Pondera
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?
Replies: 29
Views: 760

Re: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?

In all seriousness, the sutta reference is right there. How does it feel to directly contradict the dhamma and spread misinformation, DooDoot?
by Pondera
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?
Replies: 29
Views: 760

Re: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:31 am
Pondera wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:33 am
there is no “radiation” of bliss or pleasure...
There is. :smile:
Okay. You win. I can’t keep up with these complicated arguments :bow:
by Pondera
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?
Replies: 29
Views: 760

Re: Why first Jhana is called Rupavacara Jhana?

even tho' i don't understand much of it Imo, its called "rupa jhana" because the pleasant feelings are bodily feelings. I imagine when the body & its nervous system are purified from stress & stored sankharas, the nerves of the nervous system start to radiate & bliss out. Even though there is no aw...
by Pondera
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 218
Views: 6008

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?
by Pondera
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 218
Views: 6008

Re: Jhana

Budo:

Does your experience of Jhana echo the suttas?
by Pondera
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeing the dhamma without contacting Buddhism before hand
Replies: 24
Views: 491

Re: Seeing the dhamma without contacting Buddhism before hand

It’s partly true. That is another definition of Nibbana. But if someone claims the ninth jhana is anything other than final liberation they are speculating on something they know nothing about. And some of the loudest and most reoccurring members here are the one’s who deny that the cessation of per...
by Pondera
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeing the dhamma without contacting Buddhism before hand
Replies: 24
Views: 491

Re: Seeing the dhamma without contacting Buddhism before hand

:woohoo: And what if I tell you it’s a forgery? That the real meaning of Nirvana is an end to greed, hatred, and ignorance? That cessation of perception and feeling is simply the ninth jhana and nothing more?
by Pondera
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeing the dhamma without contacting Buddhism before hand
Replies: 24
Views: 491

Re: Seeing the dhamma without contacting Buddhism before hand

“SN 1.2: Liberation At Sāvatthī. Then, late at night, a glorious deity, lighting up the entire Jeta’s Grove, went up to the Buddha, bowed, stood to one side, and said to him, “Good sir, do you understand liberation, emancipation, and seclusion for sentient beings?” “I do, sir.” “But how is it that ...
by Pondera
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeing the dhamma without contacting Buddhism before hand
Replies: 24
Views: 491

Re: Seeing the dhamma without contacting Buddhism before hand

Buddhism allows for self taught Buddhas - silent Buddhas - “pratyekabuddha” in Sanskrit. Pratyekabuddhas are said to achieve enlightenment on their own, without the use of teachers or guides, according some traditions by seeing and understanding dependent origination. They are said to arise only in ...
by Pondera
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is iddhi?
Replies: 30
Views: 686

Re: Where is iddhi?

If you investigate the ajna chakra, then you will be an iddhi-ot. :jumping:
by Pondera
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: theravadin view on enlightenment
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: theravadin view on enlightenment

Defilements are both mental and bodily. There is no separation between body and mind wherever a defilement is concerned. Right action. Right speech. Right thought. Restraint leads to non-remorse. Non-remorse to gladness. Gladness to Joy. Joy to rapture. Rapture to serenity. Serenity to pleasure ... ...
by Pondera
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help understanding Ñāṇavīra Thera
Replies: 16
Views: 695

Re: Help understanding Ñāṇavīra Thera

Hello learned experts on all things Theravada! I would like you to do the needful and help me understand the blessed one, Ñāṇavīra Thera. Clearly this man is among the elite as he deconstructed 2600 of Sangha misunderstandings. He removed psychic obstacles like a modern day Ganesh. One thing that I...
by Pondera
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: 3rd and 4th Jhana as an equanimous look at the world?
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: 3rd and 4th Jhana as an equanimous look at the world?

Thanks, Mike.

Hi DooDoot. No. I don’t believe perception is thinking and I’m not opposed to your interpretation of what vittaka is in this style of jhana.