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by DooDoot
Sun May 16, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Nama-rupa?
Replies: 8
Views: 102

Re: What is Nama-rupa?

Designation/conceptualisation (literally name) and form/image, Brahminism. May you be well. Take a female figure for example. She is, - the mother for the child - wife for the husband - sister for the siblings - neighbor for the neighbour - friend for a fried -enemy for the enemy - Food for a lion ...
by DooDoot
Sat May 15, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: from Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 14
Views: 255

Re: from Mahayana to Theravada

huntera108 wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 12:09 pmthere be severe karmic consequences because of that?
Unlikely. What has severe consequences in the teaching of the Buddha is causing a schism in the Sangha and obviously also Doctrine, which is what Mahayana is.
by DooDoot
Sat May 15, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does anyone know where the thing I read is from + Help explain the Asura & Deva war
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Does anyone know where the thing I read is from + Help explain the Asura & Deva war

Did the Buddha use this myth metaphorically like how noble people should act or literally as in the Asuras and Devas had a war and we should act noble like king Sakka. In the New Testament of the Bible, there is a leadership dispute between the benevolent forgiving Jesus and the punishing violent P...
by DooDoot
Sat May 15, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Canonical defnition of jhana
Replies: 18
Views: 369

Re: Canonical defnition of jhana

Even for Ajahn Brahm, whose biggest thing is "let go, don't fabricate", that statement is a fabrication as is the act of letting go. That's why I like Thanissaro's acknowledgments that those acts of letting go, relaxing, "allowing" and not trying to interfere are actually what's fabricating the exp...
by DooDoot
Fri May 14, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the Jhānas the Buddha learned from his teachers before enlightenment the same as the ones he taught after it?
Replies: 78
Views: 942

Re: Are the Jhānas the Buddha learned from his teachers before enlightenment the same as the ones he taught after it?

Advaita Vedantin - To remove sense pleasures and unwholesome states that obscure the true nature of Atman and Brahman The above did not appear to exist before the Buddha. Can you quote the above from the Vedas? Thanks :thanks: Buddha - seclusion from sensual pleasures and unwholesome states is achi...
by DooDoot
Fri May 14, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the Jhānas the Buddha learned from his teachers before enlightenment the same as the ones he taught after it?
Replies: 78
Views: 942

Re: Are the Jhānas the Buddha learned from his teachers before enlightenment the same as the ones he taught after it?

Simple. Awareness/discernment in jhana as opposed to concentration meditation where 'one loses one's will' and is so oblivious to one's body... This forum is getting like it is called Jhana Wheel. Its interesting observing the false speech accumulate greater & greater; of those making claims to thi...
by DooDoot
Fri May 14, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does anyone know where the thing I read is from + Help explain the Asura & Deva war
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Does anyone know where the thing I read is from + Help explain the Asura & Deva war

Part 2: In Subhasita-jaya Sutta of https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn11/sn11.005.than.html#fn-1 , the editor put a note which states "The devas & asuras were two groups of deities who fought for control of heaven (like the gods & titans in Greek mythology). The devas eventually won. The...
by DooDoot
Fri May 14, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does anyone know where the thing I read is from + Help explain the Asura & Deva war
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Does anyone know where the thing I read is from + Help explain the Asura & Deva war

alexYaYy wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 6:55 pm Part 1: I once read from someone else's post that one time the Buddha pointed to an ant hill and said that each one of these ants have become Mara before. And that the Buddha told one of his monks that he used to be Mara before.
In MN 50, Maha Moggallana was Mara before.
by DooDoot
Fri May 14, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Paññobhasa's reflections
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Paññobhasa's reflections

the amount of 'noise' that is commonly made by high profile monks who disrobe (eg. Khantipalo, Santikaro, etc) appears to demonstrate their unsuitably for a life of solitude.
by DooDoot
Fri May 14, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the contradictions in Buddha's teaching?
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: What are the contradictions in Buddha's teaching?

You’ll be hard pressed to find anything between suttas that can be thoroughly qualified as a contradiction... MN 64 vs MN 123? SN 12.2 vs DN 15? MN 10 vs MN 118? SN 22.79 vs MN 81? What are the contradictions in Buddha's teaching? Unlikely a Buddha can have contradictions. You appear to be assuming...
by DooDoot
Fri May 14, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?
Replies: 42
Views: 2991

Re: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?

according to sutta, monks and layman like citta can enter without difficulty in 1 or 2 minutes.. maybe buddha can get in 2 or 3 seconds... which sutta? thanks Yeah it shouldn't really take that long. not for the fool & the confused BUT, that's based on your skill as a meditator, and it may take a V...
by DooDoot
Wed May 12, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long to tarry with mental phenomena?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: How long to tarry with mental phenomena?

I'm conflicted about how long remain mindful of mental contact that is unpleasant. I sometimes examine it in terms of anicca, anatta and dukkha hi Its anicca, dukkha & anatta, in that order. "dukkha" here does not mean "unpleasant feelings". "dukkha" here means the impermanent object cannot be reli...
by DooDoot
Wed May 12, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Buddhaghosa's Visuddhimagga: nāma, nati, namati & nāmeti ???
Replies: 13
Views: 2355

Re: Buddhaghosa's Visuddhimagga: nāma, nati, namati & nāmeti ???

auto wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 3:34 pm name and form in one sutta is replaced with nati in next sutta
https://suttacentral.net/sn12.40/en/sujato wrote:When consciousness is established and grows, there is an inclination.
Tasmiṁ patiṭṭhite viññāṇe virūḷhe nati hoti.
:jawdrop: brilliant find :goodpost: :thanks: :bow: :bow: :bow:
by DooDoot
Tue May 11, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: first jhana really can be this easy (35 sec. video demonstration)
Replies: 68
Views: 920

Re: first jhana really can be this easy (35 sec. video demonstration)

many have no interest in declaring false attainments. in MN 61, the Lord Buddha crucified his son Rahula if he uttered false speech. your hundreds of posts on myriad forums & blogs are not about any type of real jhana i know or have heard of :smile:
by DooDoot
Sun May 09, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Jhānā
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: Jhānā

I don't think... :roll: I feel no need to take his objection here seriously. Sure, constantly reporting to the moderators is not " no need to take his objection here seriously ". Sure :roll: In summary, regarding "jhana" as "trance" is so archaic & 1800s. Best to stick to grammar, as i suggested. I...