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by Zom
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is the jhana produce joy and happiness feeling ?
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Why is the jhana produce joy and happiness feeling ?

Jhana formula itself explains that: 1st jhana: secluded from sensual pleasures , secluded from unwholesome states , some bhikkhu enters upon and abides in the first jhāna, which is accompanied by applied and sustained thought, with rapture and pleasure born of [this] seclusion . 2nd jhana: with rapt...
by Zom
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: AN 10.177 Jāṇussoṇī Sutta. To Janussonin.(Revisited)
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: AN 10.177 Jāṇussoṇī Sutta. To Janussonin.(Revisited)

Reading the translation, it seems that the brahmin was asking if the gifts one gives to the dead such as food and clothing are received, not the merit of giving to others which is then shared with departed relatives. Yet, this sutta is often quoted to support the ritual of transference of merit. Yo...
by Zom
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Identity View
Replies: 17
Views: 591

Re: Identity View

They regard form as self, self as having form, form in self, or self in form.
(MN 44, Sujato)


1. Body is a self.
2. A self has (some material) form.
3. A self is something bigger than body and so it includes body.
3. A self is something smaller than body and hides inside a body.
by Zom
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

Would appreciate if someone could provide examples,if any, in the Suttas where the Buddha himself resorted to Catuṣkoṭi analysis in his teaching? As far as I remember, he never used it, though it is mentioned throughout the suttas. Buddha's analysis is/was called "vibhajjavāda". The meaning is - a ...
by Zom
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2658

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

What ethnic group are the last ones from that list ? Just a mixture from central Russia. Most Russian are even not aware of their roots. They know, at best, their grandparents, while in reality their lineage comes from several different ethnic groups. Its good you don't have gypsies in Russia. We h...
by Zom
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2658

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

In any case, it does not change the fact that many Russians and Ukrainians (to take the examples I know) hate the Blacks for being disgustingly black full stop. As a Russian I can say this is not so. Russians see black people with interest, like "people from another planet", because they are so rar...
by Zom
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 22
Views: 507

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

if one were to cling to the view that there is no self, one would be creating a very subtle sense of self around that view Thanissaro This is true only in a case when someone with a self-view says: "There is no self". As a result he gets: "My self has no self", which leads him not to a subtle sense...
by Zom
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: 4 Tetrads, 4 Foundations, 4 Jhanas?

Regarding the relationship between the four tetrads and the four foundations of mindfulness, the Anapanasati sutta MN 118 itself confirms that each tetrad and its four steps is intended to develop one of the four foundations: I wouldn't say "intended". Reading the sutta I've got the impression that...
by Zom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 22
Views: 507

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana? Yamaka Sutta is about the nature of death and rebirth of an Arahant. The question is whether we can apply the same to a r.un of the mill person. (non-arahant) Yamaka sutta is NOT about death and rebirth of an arahant. It is about deluded person with wrong sel...
by Zom
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 619
Views: 34235

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Pre-Canon, if you like. Common source upon which all early buddhist schools based their teachings, theravada included. In the end, theravada ended up with its Canon, other schools had their own. This is why it is a mistake to say "Pali Canon was the first, all other Canons came later". More than tha...
by Zom
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?

You’re correct Zom, do you imply to state that the Buddha exited nibbana to experience the Jhanas? In depends on how one understands "nibbana". “It is said, friend, ‘directly visible nibbāna, directly visible nibbāna.’ In what way has the Blessed One spoken of directly visible nibbāna?” (1)–(8) “He...
by Zom
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 619
Views: 34235

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Could you quote a section or give some page numbers? I don't have time to read the whole text. Thanks. It is fruitless to compare with later versions, no matter how many one can quote from. As you have no time to read, I have no time to search. But the thing is - there are no facts to assert that P...
by Zom
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 619
Views: 34235

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

After all, we do know that it goes back all the way to the first Buddhist Council (Sangayana) just three months after the Parinibbana of the Buddha. All other texts in Chinese, Sanskrit, etc. are later works.
Why are you so sure? Just because theravadins say so?
Have you read this? I recommend.
by Zom
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Does "rapture more not of the flesh" refer to nibbana?

The buddha states that he was able to experience the jhanas when he was in nibbana.
He does not say that in there.
by Zom
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?
Replies: 223
Views: 4087

Re: Which category belong to for the cessation of feeling perception ?

You likely can’t eel wrig your way out of this one ... for instance and in particular ... It seems you just still can't grasp the meaning of what I say. But I'll try again. It depends on how you read the passage. Perhaps you consider here two types of perception, where "cessasion of being" is one, ...