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by ToVincent
Sun Dec 11, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Doubts on greed, hatred, delusion?
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Doubts on greed, hatred, delusion?

LOBHA - DOSA - MOHA
Etymological & Suttas references:
https://justpaste.it/15dxx
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by ToVincent
Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 4.163: how to interpret it?
Replies: 28
Views: 4871

Re: AN 4.163: how to interpret it?

The four Jhānā, (the pleasant practice with swift insight) .
https://justpaste.it/Jhana_cheatsheet
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by ToVincent
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: JHĀNA
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: JHĀNA

There is a more complete version of this jhāna cheatsheet at:
https://justpaste.it/Jhana_cheatsheet
That can be downloaded as pdf.
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by ToVincent
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: JHĀNA
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: JHĀNA

Note that in the first jhana, pīti, the propitiatory pleasure, the contentment with oneself, is born of the separation (vivicca/viveka) from those two states — and that sukkha is just the serenity and confidence acquired from that.
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by ToVincent
Wed Nov 30, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: JHĀNA
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: JHĀNA

I would have thought that the "wasting away" verb would be khīyati from kṣīyate . Are you saying these two are the same, or that jhāyati is from both, or something else? Sorry for the typo. kṣiyati, not kṣāyati. kṣiyati in Skt, lemmatizes as: [kṣi] Still from root kṣi. https://sanskrit.in...
by ToVincent
Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: JHĀNA
Replies: 5
Views: 697

JHĀNA

JHĀNA (a cheatsheet) Jhāna (from jhāyati) - Sk. kṣāyati (root kṣi) = to be diminished, decrease, waste away). What is "to be diminished" or "waste away", is bolded and red. These "decreases", lead to the ensuing state, which are the "perception and thinking upon&q...
by ToVincent
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha Indian or Nepalese?
Replies: 32
Views: 4250

Re: Was the Buddha Indian or Nepalese?

Buddha was a Saka (Śaka).
https://sanskrit.inria.fr/MW/259.html#zaakya

https://justpaste.it/Buddha-Saka
Lake Issyk-Kul was on the Steppe Route - the forerunner of the Silk Road.
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by ToVincent
Thu Nov 03, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: question on nothing-ness and empti-ness
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: question on nothing-ness and empti-ness

There are three major notions of emptiness in the early Buddhist texts with parallels - (indeed four; but the last two are quite similar). 1. As per the Buddhist's definition of the "world" (SN 35.82), the latter is "empty of self, and what belongs to self", [due to the impermane...
by ToVincent
Mon Oct 31, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Staring Into the Void: The Resolution of Nihilism Through Buddhist Practice
Replies: 11
Views: 1379

Re: Staring Into the Void: The Resolution of Nihilism Through Buddhist Practice

Staring into the void ... There is no " void " in Buddhism. Emptiness at the ajjhattikāni āyatanāni - but that is another matter. Sorry to disappoint you. Only "no-thing" (ākiñcañña / na-kiṃ-cit/cid), [but also "no-understanding" (idem: na kiṃcit/cid)] - and "no-k...
by ToVincent
Fri Oct 28, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Substance
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Substance

Wherever we turn, sāra comes from √sṛ — and you find the same √sṛ in sam+sṛ (samsāra). For the record, this is incorrect. https://sanskrit.inria.fr/MW/292.html#saaraf2 https://sanskrit.inria.fr/MW/292.html#saaraf1 https://sanskrit.inria.fr/MW/285.html#sara Taken from the Monier-Williams Sanskrit-En...
by ToVincent
Fri Oct 28, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Substance
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Substance

... Apparently, there is a reality with no substance. ---------- You say "unsubstantiated" — however, unsubstantiation is about uncorroboration — that is about "unsupported" evidence. The antonym is "supported". Do not confound with "substance" — namely, what...
by ToVincent
Fri Oct 28, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Substance
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Substance

What is substantial? Is there a Pali word for substance? Substance is the fundamental stuff of reality; that which grounds stuff — whatever the different philosophers considered it to be in the history of philosophy (idea, thought, body, monad, atom, God [as essence and substance] , nature, etc). S...
by ToVincent
Fri Oct 21, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever try to describe supramundane consciousness?
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Has anyone ever try to describe supramundane consciousness?

May I add from the previous post ( https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=699614#p699614 ), the importance of the end of craving , to attain that "supramundane" (or more properly stated, fundamental viññana) — as stated here: https://justpaste.it/34tie and particularly in the process ...
by ToVincent
Wed Oct 19, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever try to describe supramundane consciousness?
Replies: 17
Views: 655

Re: Has anyone ever try to describe supramundane consciousness?

We have a tendency to conceive viññāṇa as "consciousness", and delve into the former, with our western way of seeing the latter. However, viññāṇa has always meant some kind of "knowledge". Vijñāna [act. vijñā] = the act of distinguishing or discerning , understanding , comprehend...