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by DooDoot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What is the 7th consciousness in Abhidhamma ???
Replies: 1
Views: 39

What is the 7th consciousness in Abhidhamma ???

Dear Abhidhamma expert/s The Vibhanga says: Therein what are the seven (types of) contact in the element of desire? Eye contact, ear contact, nose contact, tongue contact, body contact, mind element contact, mind-consciousness-element contact . These are called the seven (types of) contact in the el...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why are jhanas called earth-kasina ???
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Why are jhanas called earth-kasina ???

As you know there are many Kasina objects to attain Jhana. No, i do not believe in the above. As you know there are many Kasina objects to attain Jhana. The Vibhanga does not appear to say kasina is used to attain jhana. The Vibhanga described all four jhana as being or including "earth kasina". :f...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why are jhanas called earth-kasina ???
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Why are jhanas called earth-kasina ???

Dear Abhidhamma expert/s Why are the four jhanas called pathavīkasiṇaṁ ? Thank you :thanks: Herein at the time when a monk develops the path for rebirth in the plane of form, he, aloof from sense pleasures, See section 205. attains and dwells in earth-totality first jhāna; at that time there is five...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.
Replies: 21
Views: 268

Re: Poll: Abhidhamma and Theravada.

Dhammavamsa wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:24 am I voted 8, 9, and 10.
I voted for the opposite.
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Suttas using the term "dehaṃ" ("body")
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Suttas using the term "dehaṃ" ("body")

7 times in the SN This includes SN 25.1, which has: His heart is upright, ujubhūtena cetasā; he’s unfettered, detached, Vippayutto visaṁyutto, extinguished by not grasping. anupādāya nibbuto; He bears his final body, Dhāreti antimaṁ dehaṁ , having vanquished Māra and his mount.” jetvā māraṁ savāhin...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Retrofuturist's Brief Sutta-Based Refutation of Abhidhamma
Replies: 168
Views: 1924

Re: Retrofuturist's Brief Sutta-Based Refutation of Abhidhamma

Common Abhidhamma Argument #1 - Mentality and materiality are paramattha dhammas (i.e. ultimate dhammas) Sutta Reponse: Never in the Suttas are materiality referred to as "dhammas". Dhammas are phenomena, whereas materiality is noumena. Instead, materiality is represented in the Sutta via mahabhuta...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Hetu and paccaya
Replies: 13
Views: 8177

Re: Hetu and paccaya

Should hetu be translated as "cause" or "condition? Is it distinct from or synonymous with "paccaya"? The Abhidhamma Vibhanga has the following passage: sabbaṁ rūpaṁ na hetu , ahetukaṁ , hetuvippayuttaṁ , sappaccayaṁ , saṅkhataṁ , rūpaṁ Therein what is the aggregate of form? The aggregate of form b...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 66
Views: 3393

Re: how to deal with demons

Dhammavamsa wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:43 am Oh, so now you talking about deities eh? I thought you don't believe anything what you can't see?
In the suttas, the deva visited monks and Buddha. Devas can be seen; but not what you imagine devas to be.
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Those rejecting Abhidhamma Pitaka itself (regardless of commentaries) are not actual Theravadins (nor Vibhajjavadins)
Replies: 58
Views: 11024

Re: Those rejecting Abhidhamma Pitaka itself (regardless of commentaries) are not actual Theravadins (nor Vibhajjavadins

I bet those Arahants better than you. You lose the bet because Abhidhamma contradicts suttas therefore cannot be supported by any Arahant. I have made many posts showing how Abhidhamma contradicts sutta. You will know the bet is lost when it is decided to focus on the teachings rather than focus on...
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 66
Views: 3393

Re: how to deal with demons

Dhammavamsa wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:38 am . To me, it is schizophrenia and I saw them in Hospital, really unfortunate and disturbing.
so those suttas that describe the Buddha, Anuruddha,etc, hearing devas conversing when developing psychic powers or those suttas where Mara is intruding are really about schizophrenia?
by DooDoot
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Help with Pali Chanting Book
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Help with Pali Chanting Book

Hello. Copy a paste some of the chants here and let’s see what we can identify
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the meaning of "dhamma" in SN 47.42 ???
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: What is the meaning of "dhamma" in SN 47.42 ???

SarathW wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:35 pm I would say that anything arising in mind and perceive in mind is Dhamma.
the word manasikāra in Pali is generally not used as a synonym for perception
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Retrofuturist's Brief Sutta-Based Refutation of Abhidhamma
Replies: 168
Views: 1924

Re: Retrofuturist's Brief Sutta-Based Refutation of Abhidhamma

Thanissaro bikkhu disagrees with you.... Thanissaro is wrong and nonsensical. The very idea of a "foundation" of mindfulness is nonsense & illogical. p.s. also, thanissaro never translated any part of any sutta to read "nibbana exists".... The translation is irrelevant. The Pali says Nibbana "atthi...
by DooDoot
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Translating "satipaṭṭhānānaṁ" in dative case ???
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Translating "satipaṭṭhānānaṁ" in dative case ???

Our Dear friend DooDoot is trying to prove that Dhammas in Satipatthans (4th) is Dhamma principles like the 7 bojjhangas and not mere objects of mind where craving mind creates homes. The subforum is about Pali and appears not for doctrinal debate, unless the doctrinal debate is directly related to...