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by Kumara
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

What would say to refer to all sanctioned Theravadin texts (which are in Pali), including the commentaries and subcommentaries?
by Kumara
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A Survey on "Pali scriptures"
Replies: 11
Views: 826

A Survey on "Pali scriptures"

When you see the term "Pali scriptures", how do you understand it? I mean, What does the term include?
by Kumara
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 1089

Re: I am walking

befriend wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:27 pm
Being a Samatha practice would it inevitably lead to jhana or at least access concentration?
It can, assuming you mean the jhanas of the Suttas.
by Kumara
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 1089

Re: I am walking

Going by the Suttas, recognising "I am walking" is a satipatthana practice, not vipassana. (Theravada has muddled the terminology.) On it's own, it's a samatha practice, as it leads to mental settling (cetosamatha). (Note: I'm using Sutta terminology.) Nonetheless, we can give it a vipassana edge: ...
by Kumara
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 1089

Re: I am walking

Going by the Suttas, recognising "I am walking" is a satipatthana practice, not vipassana. (Theravada has muddled the terminology.) On it's own, it's a samatha practice, as it leads to mental settling (cetosamatha). (Note: I'm using Sutta terminology.) Nonetheless, we can give it a vipassana edge: "...
by Kumara
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 1089

Re: I am walking

budo wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:49 am
Can you guys please define what you mean by "Results" and why they are good.
Good point. OP also speaks of "good results" without being specific.
by Kumara
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: I am walking
Replies: 16
Views: 1089

Re: I am walking

Here's some comments from SEEING THROUGH - A Guide to Insight Meditation - by Bhikkhu K. Ñāṇananda http://seeingthroughthenet.net/books/ Directing these two factors [of enlightenment] is what is called meditative attention, mental-noting or noticing (‘manasikāra’). Though the same term ‘mental-noti...
by Kumara
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yoniso Manasikara
Replies: 17
Views: 1555

Re: Yoniso Manasikara

On manasikāra alone, see this: viewtopic.php?t=11734#p177671
by Kumara
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

On manasikāra alone, see this: viewtopic.php?t=11734#p177671
by Kumara
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Yoniso Manasikāro
Replies: 7
Views: 2430

Re: Pali Term: Yoniso Manasikāro

On manasikāra alone, see this: viewtopic.php?t=11734#p177671
by Kumara
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Translating saññāmanasikārā
Replies: 34
Views: 1573

Re: Translating saññāmanasikārā

How about using a verb? "attending to wisely/unwisely" "handling appropriately/inappropriately" "dealing with wisely/unwisely" "reacting to wisely/unwisely" It would be suitable when the Pali is the verb form: manasikaroti, to which VRI's dictionary provides "To mind, to attend, to pay attention to...
by Kumara
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yoniso Manasikara
Replies: 17
Views: 1555

Re: Yoniso Manasikara

The way I understand it now Yoniso Manasikara is very big basket and it contains many small baskets. It is relevant to four noble truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. Manasikara is a universal mental faculty and applies to every consciousness. That seems so to me too. Do you have in mind any suitab...
by Kumara
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yoniso Manasikara
Replies: 17
Views: 1555

Re: Yoniso Manasikara

rolling_boulder wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:04 pm
Yoniso manasikara is paying attention in ways that do not produce suffering.
Is there any basis for making this connection?

I mean, "paying attention in ways that do not produce suffering" is great, but how can we know if that's what it means.
by Kumara
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Translating saññāmanasikārā
Replies: 34
Views: 1573

Re: Translating saññāmanasikārā

perpahsa This might help us along: ālokasaññaṃ manasikareyyāsi (AN7.61) Literally, it's "You should make in the mind the perception of light." In any case, it suggests that saññāmanasikārā isn't a dvanda. which is closer in the meaning of the two; "one should attend to the perception of light in th...
by Kumara
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Translating saññāmanasikārā
Replies: 34
Views: 1573

Re: ālokasaññaṃ manasikareyyāsi (Re: Translating saññāmanasikārā)

Kumara wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:32 am
This might help us along:
ālokasaññaṃ manasikareyyāsi (AN7.61)

Literally, it's "You should make in the mind the perception of light."

In any case, it suggests that saññāmanasikārā isn't a dvanda.
Meaning-wise, perhaps "You should conceptualise the perception of light."