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"Kuṭṭhi Sutta" Questions

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"Kuṭṭhi Sutta" Questions

Postby Tom » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:18 am


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Re: "Kuṭṭhi Sutta" Questions

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:29 am

Progress through to the fourth Jhana.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: "Kuṭṭhi Sutta" Questions

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:00 am

• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: "Kuṭṭhi Sutta" Questions

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Re: "Kuṭṭhi Sutta" Questions

Postby Tom » Fri May 31, 2013 6:02 am

Are there any suttas where the process by which one attains a mind that is "elevated, & clear" is described?

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Re: "Kuṭṭhi Sutta" Questions

Postby BlackBird » Fri May 31, 2013 8:50 am

It just means his mind was made very clear and still by listening to the Buddha's Dhamma talk on the preliminaries. It gladdened him and suppressed the hindrances enough for him to gain personal knowledge of the Four Noble Truths when they were revealed to him.

As to your most recent question. You quoted one in your OP.
I think you're attempting to reify something that doesn't need to be given that much attention. Ask yourself, what's it like when your mind is clear? What's it like when you're distracted.

I've found that after a particularly good samatha session, my mind is very clear and concentrated and it's easier to direct my thought towards Dhamma analysis. It is possible to still one's mind simply by paying close attention to a dhamma talk that one finds gladdening. Throughout the Suttas we find the Buddha giving these preliminary talks, in order to gladden and rouse the minds of the Bhikkhus or whoever he's talking to, for the express purpose of giving them a deeper talk on the more fundamental aspects of Dhamma that they might not otherwise have understood if they were not prepared in mind.

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Re: "Kuṭṭhi Sutta" Questions

Postby IanAnd » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:07 am

"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV

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