The Miseducation of Pīti in Theravada

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Re: The Miseducation of Pīti in Theravada

Post by DooDoot » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:55 am

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Thank you. The large font and use of colour was helpful. :bow: keep on breathing, Guru DooDoot. Breath until your root chakra finally bestows rapture and serenity in you. Breath until that last grain of consciousness leaves the middle of your head
:focus: Avoid non-sense
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Re: The Miseducation of Pīti in Theravada

Post by Pondera » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:23 am

DooDoot wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:55 am
Pondera wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:04 am
Thank you. The large font and use of colour was helpful. :bow: keep on breathing, Guru DooDoot. Breath until your root chakra finally bestows rapture and serenity in you. Breath until that last grain of consciousness leaves the middle of your head
:focus: Avoid non-sense
Pursue “non-sense” - as in “Consciousness connects faculty and object. Cut off consciousness and the four great existences will lose their foot hold”

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Re: The Miseducation of Pīti in Theravada

Post by frank k » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:46 pm

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... e-and.html

Missing mudita reference found
KN Iti 104 shares some common passage with SN 46.3, the portion about the benefits of being inspired by monks and associating with them. I was puzzled for a long time, why SN 46.3 never explicitly used the magic words, mudita, pamojja, and piti, for describing the effects of coming into contact with the monks.

altruistic-mirth = modati, pamojja, mudita: they are all the same meaning, just different conjugations.
rapture = pīti, a jhana factor and the 4th awakening factor of 7sb as you know.

In the suttas, piti-pamojja often appear as a compound word, they're so closely linked.
Unlike the later Theravada redefinition of jhana, and the hard boundary between samatha and vipassana, in EBT, piti is something you actively develop, along with mudita, to develop gladness, altruistic-mirth, and rapture from consciously thinking about and doing things Dhamma related that are inspiring.
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