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by Kumara
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Yoniso Manasikāro
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

Re: Pali Term: Yoniso Manasikāro

yoniso manasikāra is wise cognition Thank you, Bhante. In your opinion where does Yoniso Maansikara fit Noble Eightfold Path? Which limb? This question may not be useful. But if I must specify something, I'd say it's under the wisdom component. Anyway, consider this: ... this is the forerunner and ...
by Kumara
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 101
Views: 4374

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

Prompted by a student of mine, I recently gave "yoniso manasikāra" much thought, and made my conclusion here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=6006&p=481382#p481382
by Kumara
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 14
Views: 1806

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

phil wrote:
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:40 am
I've always been unclear on the meaning of yoniso manasikara.
I can really empathize with that. I recently gave this much thought, and made my conclusion here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=6006&p=481382#p481382
by Kumara
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yoniso Manasikara
Replies: 17
Views: 1561

Re: Yoniso Manasikara

Dmytro wrote:
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:27 pm
Hello,

See: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=6006
Thanks, Dmytro. I've added my rendering and explanation there.
by Kumara
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Yoniso Manasikāro
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

Re: Pali Term: Yoniso Manasikāro

From the Suttas, we can tell that yoniso manasikāra (besides yoniso manasikaroti) has a very wide application, so wide that the usual translations, like wise/appropriate attention/reflection/consideration seems unsatisfactory, a tad too narrow. So, I wondered if I could find a more accurate renderin...
by Kumara
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 42
Views: 2410

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

Correct, hindrances to true meditation (jhana), not "all defilements". The hindrances are called ‘nivarana’ which seems to imply semantically they are the opposite of nibbana It seems to , in your opinion. But does it make sense? As you quoted Piya, “Only six of the 10 fetters (saṁyojana) overlap i...
by Kumara
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 42
Views: 2410

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

In AN 9:40 for example, the hindrances are first abandoned and entry into the first jhana is achieved. The hindrances cannot arise during immersion in the jhana as the mind is fixed on one-pointedness and the other factors of the first jhana. In this sense, the hindrances are suppressed. It is temp...
by Kumara
Wed May 30, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 42
Views: 2410

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

So in regards to this; It seems one engaging in the fourth jhana is like an arahant, but not in lesser jhanas. Thanks! An Arahant is not always in the 4th Jhana as i interperet it but i may be wrong . An Arahant is consumate in virtue, in concentration and discernment therefore no delusion as i und...
by Kumara
Wed May 30, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 42
Views: 2410

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

I've seen statements like "When one is in jhana, all defilements are suppressed temporarily." Is there any scriptural source for this? No. This may have evolved from Patisambhidamagga: http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/n_r/pahaana.htm Thanks. I see "vikkhambhana-pahāna" there for the hindrances....
by Kumara
Wed May 30, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 42
Views: 2410

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

There is this: “Not for all pleasant feeling, friend Visākha, (is there) a tendency to passion that should be abandoned, not for all unpleasant feeling (is there) a tendency to repulsion that should be abandoned, not for all neither-unpleasant-nor-pleasant feeling (is there) a tendency to ignorance...
by Kumara
Wed May 30, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 42
Views: 2410

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

Could perhaps upakilesa refer to specific states listed in Upakilesa Sutta such as inattention, excess energy etc rather than defilements in a broader sense? That's an interesting point. Thanks. Assuming that's correct, then "upakkilesa" in MahaSaccaka Sutta (MN36) actually just refers to blemish/i...
by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 42
Views: 2410

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

However, I wonder if saying the mind is "vigatūpakkilesa" also means the mind is freed—even if just temporarily—from all samyojanas (fetters), e.g., I am’ conceit (māna), non-sensual desire, own-self view, passion for form and for the formless. Now, I'm wondering if "upakkilesa" may have a more limi...
by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 42
Views: 2410

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

Sorry. Just saw your post. There is this in the Maha-Saccaka Sutta, where the 4th Jhana (at least) is described as being free from defilements: When the mind was thus concentrated, purified, bright, unblemished, rid of defilement , pliant, malleable, steady, & attained to imperturbability https://ww...
by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 42
Views: 2410

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

So far it seems there's no scriptural source for this. It's probably just an evolved misunderstanding.
by Kumara
Thu May 24, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 42
Views: 2410

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

I'm wondering if it might have come from a later text. I can't recall reading anywhere that all defilements temporarily suppressed when in Jhana. Jhana specifically refer to five hindrances. Where did you find it? You can google it. FYI, I've heard it before Google existed, before the Internet was ...