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by Dmytro
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana
Replies: 45
Views: 1595

Re: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana

Hi Zan, I was hoping that you all may be able to present all of the arguments and textual evidence that support the idea that one can hear sounds in the first jhana. Here's an excellent explanation by Geoff Shatz: http://web.archive.org/web/20160306002025/http://measurelessmind.ca/jhana.html http://...
by Dmytro
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Could someone please post the Pali for this video?
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Could someone please post the Pali for this video?

Hi Manas, Jarādhammomhi jaraṃ anatīto Vyādhidhammomhi vyādhiṃ anatīto Maraṇadhammomhi maraṇaṃ anatīto Sabbehi me piyehi manāpehi nānābhāvo vinābhāvo Kammassakomhi kammadāyādo kammayoni kammabandhū kammapaṭisaraṇo yaṃ kammaṃ karissāmi kalyāṇaṃ vā pāpakaṃ vā tassa dāyādo bhavissāmi Here's the text of ...
by Dmytro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: All URLs have" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Replies: 1
Views: 240

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Hello,

would you please correct this, as described at:

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2458176

Thanks in advance!
by Dmytro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 1051

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

As described in ancient Indian sources, mount Sineru (Meru) can't be seen by ordinary people.

For more details see the thread:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5689
by Dmytro
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 100
Views: 2827

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

abhabbo diṭṭhisampanno puggalo aṭṭhamaṃ bhavaṃ nibbattetuṃ. One accomplished in view is incapable of undergoing an eighth existence [ bhava ]. (Bodhi) The issue here is "bhava" does not appear to mean "reincarnation"; also "nibbattetuṃ". In the suttas, "bhava" appears to be an "asava" or "defilemen...
by Dmytro
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 100
Views: 2827

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

Still, I probably might still have reservations about the translation " attention "; unless I can be convinced otherise. My prior impression was 'manas' refers to 'thinking' rather than 'observing' . For now, I might go for the translation of ' proper or thorough examination ', which can incorporat...
by Dmytro
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Comprehensive Website for Commentaries?

BODHI, BHIKKHU The discourse on the all-embracing net of views: the Brahmajāla Sutta and its commentaries . Kandy, Sri Lanka: Buddhist Publication Society, 1992 BODHI, BHIKKHU: The Great Discourse on Causation: The Mahānidāna Sutta and Its Commentaries : Buddhist Publication Society, 1995 — ISBN 978...
by Dmytro
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 100
Views: 2827

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

Hi DooDoot, The following is an example of yoniso manasikara: As I abided thus, diligent, ardent, and resolute, a thought of sensual desire arose in me. I understood thus: ‘ This thought of sensual desire has arisen in me. This leads to my own affliction, to others’ affliction, and to the affliction...
by Dmytro
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 85
Views: 3045

Re: How to reach the 1st Jhana?

Thanissaro said it's related to the verb jayati (spelling?) Which means to burn steadily, and used to be used to describe the steady flame of an oil lamp. This doesn't seem so much like bright visual lights when described that way. Yes, indeed. Jhāyati1 [Sk. dhyāyati, dhī ; with dhīra, dhīḥ from di...
by Dmytro
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The difference between kāyasaṅkhāra-paṭiccasamuppāda and assāsapassāsa-kāyasaṅkhāra
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: The difference between kāyasaṅkhāra-paṭiccasamuppāda and assāsapassāsa-kāyasaṅkhāra

Please give me the reference in pali. It has been mentioned that in the commentary to the Abhidhamma Pitaka (Sammohavinodani), the principle of Dependent Origination is shown occurring entirely within the space of one mind moment. http://www.buddhismtoday.com/english/philosophy/thera/002-dependent1...
by Dmytro
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 87
Views: 32887

Re: Pali Resources

I can't download the video. The videos for the course https://web.archive.org/web/20170221205434/http://www.pamc.org.sg:80/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=68&lang=en are available at: 1 - https://vimeo.com/91405072 2 - https://vimeo.com/91405071 3 - https://vimeo.com/91405074...
by Dmytro
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Searching for a sutta
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Searching for a sutta

Hi,
wulunzun wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:25 pm
I'm looking for a sutta which describes the Buddha teaching either Ananda or Sariputta about teaching body contemplation to lay followers because it's easier for them to grasp the meditation object as opposed to contemplation of the mind.
AFAIK, there's no such sutta.

Sukhi hotu!
by Dmytro
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 68
Views: 28682

Re: Pali pronunciation

I am lucky I am Bulgarian in that Bulgarian pronunciation is closer to Pāḷi than English, being 'harder'. It's almost the same actually. Yes, quite similar, in Ukrainian as well. The only problem with Pāḷi pronunciation I have is where to put the stress on. I don't think there's a set rule, is ther...
by Dmytro
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 87
Views: 32887

Re: Pali Resources

SarathW wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:31 am
Can someone find the link?
This is about the Pali course conducted by a Sri Lankan monk in Singapore.
There's an archive:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170221205 ... 68&lang=en#