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by khemindas
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: when nimitta comes what we should do? see the nimitta?
Replies: 28
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Re: when nimitta comes what we should do? see the nimitta?

I found interested thing. Buddhagosa : 215. It appears to some like a star or a cluster of gems or a cluster of pearls, to others with a rough touch like that of silk-cotton seeds or a peg made of heartwood, to others like a long braid string or a wreath of flowers or a puff of smoke , to others lik...
by khemindas
Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Kammaṭṭhāna errata
Replies: 12
Views: 2381

Re: Boran kammatthana

There’s no jhāna for one without wisdom;
No wisdom for one without jhāna.
But for one with both jhāna and wisdom,
Nibbana truly is near.
—​The Buddha, Dhammapada 372
by khemindas
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Kammaṭṭhāna errata
Replies: 12
Views: 2381

Kammaṭṭhāna errata

[Moderator Note: split from http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=22434 ] There is a tendency to look for some "secret" in the Path: the only secret is the threefold division of the Path factors into those of Morality, Concentration and Wisdom (insight, understanding). Many of these academ...
by khemindas
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Boran kammatthana
Replies: 21
Views: 4514

Re: Boran kammatthana

I find interested information from Rupert Gethin book: 1) "Just what the would-be meditator has to do to get from sitting down cross-legged to the jhanas and beyond is not at all clear. To put it another way, if one set off into the forest with only a copy of the Samannaphala Sutta as one's guide, i...
by khemindas
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Boran kammatthana
Replies: 21
Views: 4514

Re: Boran kammatthana

Hi Khemindas, Boran kammatthana is not a book, it's a term referring to the Thai Forest Tradition which has a particular interpretation of the Dhamma which is experiencing attempts at adulteration in some Western quarters, such as denial of the mental hindrances and the function of Right Effort, pa...
by khemindas
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: How do monks shave?
Replies: 19
Views: 5748

Re: How do monks shave?

Best way to shave for me, is shaving 1 time per week.
by khemindas
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Boran kammatthana
Replies: 21
Views: 4514

Boran kammatthana

Is somebody know anything about this book? It seems that it is another mystical book connected with Theravada tradition, similar to Vimuttimagga and Yogavacara manual. I found just some information about this book here

http://www.globalbuddhism.org/15/cox14.pdf

May be somebody knows more?