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by Sati1
Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Dry insight: support by the suttas?
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Dry insight: support by the suttas?

Hello, I was wondering if anybody here knows of passages from the suttas that support the dry insight approach in which insights ars attained without prior attainment of jhanas. One sutta that I heard of but can't find the reference for is of someone who lost the ability to enter jhanas after gettin...
by Sati1
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu
Replies: 8
Views: 2061

Re: Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu

To anyone interested. https://www.youtube.com/user/yuttadhammo http://yuttadhammo.sirimangalo.org https://plus.google.com/+YuttadhammoBhikkhu/posts (StackExchange posts and contact) Thanks for these extra links. I wasn't aware of some of his other efforts. It recently called my attention that he ha...
by Sati1
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Literature and the Seventh Precept
Replies: 12
Views: 1502

Re: Literature and the Seventh Precept

An Example of Dhamma Fiction There's also novels like Voltaire's Candide, or Doorstopesky's epic work “ Crime and Punishment .” Although I wouldn't recommend reading such novels while observing eight precepts they don't come under the category of useless chatter, as so many novels do. Their purpose...
by Sati1
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta reference on Buddha teaching so students leave quickly
Replies: 19
Views: 1328

Re: Sutta reference on Buddha teaching sought

Dear Dave,

Thank you. I thought that there was a similar sutta about Buddha speaking "to dismiss his listeners", but this one is already very helpful.

With metta,
by Sati1
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Commentaries, Abhidhamma, etc. Why bother?
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Commentaries, Abhidhamma, etc. Why bother?

As a case in point, consider Dhammapada verse 294 without the aid of the Commentaries. Verse 294. Having killed mother, father, and the two kings, and having destroyed the kingdom together with its revenue officer, the brahmana goes free from dukkha. Dear Pilgrim, Could you please expand on this? W...
by Sati1
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta reference on Buddha teaching so students leave quickly
Replies: 19
Views: 1328

Sutta reference on Buddha teaching so students leave quickly

Hello,

I am looking for a reference in which it is mentioned that Buddha teaches in such a way that his students can leave as quickly as possible (rather than him getting entangled in lenghty discussions or in their affairs).

Thank you,
by Sati1
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu
Replies: 8
Views: 2061

Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu

Hello, I would like to recommend to everyone here the videos of Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu on YouTube. What makes them stand out is that most of them deal with many dozens of questions posted to him by listeners, which he addresses from his perspective as a Buddhist monk. I appreciate particularly that he ...
by Sati1
Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Literature and the Seventh Precept
Replies: 12
Views: 1502

Re: Literature and the Seventh Precept

SarathW wrote: I read only Dhamma fictions they also very entertaining.
:D
Could you provide an example of Dhamma fiction? I don't think I have come across such a book.
by Sati1
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Jhana biochemical?
Replies: 17
Views: 1576

Re: Is Jhana biochemical?

Almost certainly there is, although it is difficult to perform that type of analysis on a live, meditating brain. There are reports of changes in MRI patterns in the brains of jhana meditators: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/np/2013/653572/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="w...
by Sati1
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two sutta references sought
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: Two sutta references sought

Thank you, Mkoll! A helpful complement to the other sutta.

Wih metta,
by Sati1
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two sutta references sought
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: Two sutta references sought

Dear Mike,

Great, thanks for sharing this commentary.

Best,
by Sati1
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two sutta references sought
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: Two sutta references sought

Dhammanando wrote:
Sati1 wrote:The one I am looking for forms the framework of this talk by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu that is very interesting:
It's the two Dhammavihārī Suttas, A. iii. 86-89. ATI seems to have only the first:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
That's it, thank you!

With metta,
by Sati1
Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two sutta references sought
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: Two sutta references sought

Thanks for the postings, Sam Vara! The first one is the one I was looking for, but the second one seems a bit different. The one I am looking for forms the framework of this talk by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu that is very interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RaZXz1nzn4" onclick="window.open(this.h...
by Sati1
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two sutta references sought
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Two sutta references sought

Hello, I was wondering if anyone here knows the references for: (1) whether or not there is a Buddha, the Dhamma exists always; a Buddha only proclaims and teaches it (2) description of "a person who lives by the Dhamma" and the four or five types of individual who don't live by the Dhamma: one who ...
by Sati1
Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Two arahants who are Fully Enlightened Ones in one world system - Why is this not possible?
Replies: 40
Views: 3251

Re: Two arahants who are Fully Enlightened Ones in one world system - Why is this not possible?

1. The fact that the Buddha can encompass the whole universe with his mind means that somehow his mind has access to the entire universe. 2. The fact that going for refuge to the Buddha is highly meritorious, as is giving alms to his disciples, even long after he died, means that somehow his existen...
by Sati1
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Two arahants who are Fully Enlightened Ones in one world system - Why is this not possible?
Replies: 40
Views: 3251

Re: Two arahants who are Fully Enlightened Ones in one world system - Why is this not possible?

This is why - http://www.awareplus.co.uk/images/apples_piled.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; 8-) :goodpost: This question is indeed a very interesting one that I've wondered before as well. It is probably one of those "imponderables"...
by Sati1
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should we extend Metta to ourself?
Replies: 29
Views: 2191

Re: Should we extend Metta to ourself?

I think that would be sabbattatāya , where attatā could be viewed as functioning as a reflexive pronoun. One such use as such can be seen in a Ceylonese variant reading of Sn 3.8 " hiṃ­samat­tā­namattatā " (harming himself by himself). Dear Sylvester, Thank you very much for is information; this is...
by Sati1
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god
Replies: 44
Views: 9275

Re: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god

Dear cookiemonster, rather than present a sceptical position, I was just trying to describe what happened at the retreat. As I mentioned in a post that followed the OP, I actually believe that much of what he said is true (eg. that Brahma Sahampati exists and that he might have some degree of influe...
by Sati1
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should we extend Metta to ourself?
Replies: 29
Views: 2191

Re: Should we extend Metta to ourself?

As part of the above-mentioned course the teacher gave us a printed copy of MN 7. Towards the middle of the sutta is a description of loving-kindness meditation: "He abides, having suffused with a mind of loving-kindness one direction of the world, likewise the second, likewise the third, likewise t...