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by DooDoot
Wed May 12, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long to tarry with mental phenomena?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

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: 2344

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: 39
Views: 544

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: 556

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...
by DooDoot
Sun May 09, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Canonical defnition of jhana
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Canonical defnition of jhana

MN 119's jhana pericope meaning "body" still stands as an interesting topic of discussion. The above has been discussed to death for many years The reason is this: in jhana, nama-rupa is still present. No, only "nama-kaya" is present rather than "rupa-kaya". However, why they are called "rupa-jhana...
by DooDoot
Sun May 09, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: happy mother's day
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: happy mother's day

want to exp everything in this life? no. the word for this can be "nihilism" ("natthikavāda"), which is "moral nihilism". "annihilationism" ("ucchedavāda") means believing a "self" ends at "death" many Buddhists, including scholar, mix up & confuse "natthikavāda" vs "ucchedavāda" kind regards :smile:
by DooDoot
Sun May 09, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Canonical defnition of jhana
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Canonical defnition of jhana

pitithefool wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 8:24 pm pericope
:thinking:

by DooDoot
Sun May 09, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Canonical defnition of jhana
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Canonical defnition of jhana

lol "samatha" = "jhana" ;) This will serve as a debate thread here we go again :popcorn: Most commentarial material that I've read seems to use the term access concentration to describe a state in which the hindrances are absent but the jhana factors are either not present or are not strong. Practit...
by DooDoot
Sun May 09, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: happy mother's day
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: happy mother's day

My mother was crying & philosophizing yesterday, talking about her friends who have recently passed away. Obviously, she thinks she may die soon (because she has 1.75 from 4.0 carotid arteries fully blocked and the specialist is reluctant to operate/stent due to her age and can't believe she is stil...
by DooDoot
Sun May 09, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Piti and pamojja
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: Piti and pamojja

Assaji wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 12:44 pm However, "pamoda" belongs to a later temporal stratum of Pāli texts.
Thank you Assaji. Pamoda is used in the Anapanasati teachings.
by DooDoot
Sun May 09, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How is it possible to attain arahantship without jhana?
Replies: 24
Views: 363

Re: How is it possible to attain arahantship without jhana?

pitithefool wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 10:33 pm
Entering the first jhana, we abaondon sensuality
Entering the second, we abandon placing and sustaining the attention to the object
Entering the third, we abandon rapture,
Unlikely to attain arahantship with all of the "we" doing stuff. :roll:
by DooDoot
Sun May 09, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 28
Views: 421

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

Kim OHara wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 5:16 am How much smaller? Perhaps a thousand times smaller.
How do u know? Because the mass-media said so? :shrug:
by DooDoot
Sun May 09, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Piti and pamojja
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: Piti and pamojja

Assaji wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 9:47 am pamojja is less intense.
Is pamojja the same as pamoda? Thanks :thanks:
by DooDoot
Sat May 08, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How is it possible to attain arahantship without jhana?
Replies: 24
Views: 363

Re: How is it possible to attain arahantship without jhana?

pitithefool wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 9:47 pm How is the jhana misconstrued?
Here & here