Search found 1117 matches

by Srilankaputra
Tue May 11, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: MN 125 in pictures, vism. and ajahn brahm "real jhana"
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: MN 125 in pictures, vism. and ajahn brahm "real jhana"

confusedlayman wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 4:32 pm what's the use of arguing about what jhana is or what is not jhana?
Good question. How can anyone build the necessary inner strength, when it's repeatedly drained away with unrestrained conduct? :shrug:
by Srilankaputra
Mon May 10, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How is it possible to attain arahantship without jhana?
Replies: 24
Views: 337

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

but and the Eightfold Path? What, bhikkhus, is noble right concentration with its supports and its requisites, that is, right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, and right mindfulness Unification of mind equipped with these seven factors is called nobl...
by Srilankaputra
Sun May 09, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How is it possible to attain arahantship without jhana?
Replies: 24
Views: 337

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

Lucas Oliveira wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 2:55 am but and the Eightfold Path?
I have some references in mind. But I'll have share them later. Suttacentral search function is not working for me right now.
by Srilankaputra
Sun May 09, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How is it possible to attain arahantship without jhana?
Replies: 24
Views: 337

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

pitithefool wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 1:57 am
Srilankaputra wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 1:37 am
As I understand.
How does one actually sit and practice vipassana meditation?
The parctioner jumps strait in to investigating the sankhara dhammas. When the nivaranas are tranquilized and the heart becomes well collected upon this investigation.
by Srilankaputra
Sun May 09, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How is it possible to attain arahantship without jhana?
Replies: 24
Views: 337

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

Hi, In the Theravada tradition, 'dry insight' mode of practice does not imply, dry of qualities such as Samadhi, Piti, Sukha etc. Just that the practitioner does not master absorptive states of samadhi. Think of it this way. When the heart has certain well developed qualities at its disposal, there ...
by Srilankaputra
Fri May 07, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: suttas where mind and body (31 body parts of meditator) dichotomy is incontrovertible, exposing Abhidhamma incoherence (
Replies: 172
Views: 1954

Re: suttas where mind and body (31 body parts of meditator) dichotomy is incontrovertible, exposing Abhidhamma incoheren

If we believe something very firmly, we will willfully ignore or discount evidence to the contrary. :goodpost: Please note, this is not meant as a personal attack. A call to heedfulness may be. There are subtler roots to confirmation bias, harder to see, other than blind belief. Lack of depth of ex...
by Srilankaputra
Thu May 06, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: suttas where mind and body (31 body parts of meditator) dichotomy is incontrovertible, exposing Abhidhamma incoherence (
Replies: 172
Views: 1954

Re: suttas where mind and body (31 body parts of meditator) dichotomy is incontrovertible, exposing Abhidhamma incoheren

If one were listening to a sermon, all of the mind would be given over to it. Yes indeed, it is possible to experience a great deal of Samadhi(ekaggata) accompanied by Piti and Sukha just listening to a Dhamma talk. Actually it is possible to develop all seven Bojjangas while listening to a Dhamma ...
by Srilankaputra
Wed May 05, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: suttas where mind and body (31 body parts of meditator) dichotomy is incontrovertible, exposing Abhidhamma incoherence (
Replies: 172
Views: 1954

Re: suttas where mind and body (31 body parts of meditator) dichotomy is incontrovertible, exposing Abhidhamma incoheren

point-like awareness. Hi, I think, point-like awareness is an incorrect reading of ekaggata. 'Collectedness' seems like a better translation. This is a nice simile, Suppose a river were flowing down from a mountain, traveling a long distance, with a swift current, carrying along much flotsam. Then ...
by Srilankaputra
Wed May 05, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Viññāṇaṃ anidassanaṃ & appatiṭṭha viññāṇa, 2 types nibbana?
Replies: 99
Views: 29351

Re: Viññāṇaṃ anidassanaṃ & appatiṭṭha viññāṇa, 2 types nibbana?

Just some thoughts( Hopefully useful for your investigations), 'viññana' is some times used in the sense of knowing/understanding. Viññātasārāni subhāsitāni, Sutañca viññātasamādhisāraṁ; Na tassa paññā ca sutañca vaḍḍhati, Yo sāhaso hoti naro pamatto. https://suttacentral.net/snp2.9/pli/ms Another r...
by Srilankaputra
Tue May 04, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pali Sutta beginning with 'Moli'
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Pali Sutta beginning with 'Moli'

Maybe this,

Moḷiyaphaggunasutta
https://suttacentral.net/sn12.12
by Srilankaputra
Mon May 03, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 536
Views: 273456

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

Origin of the Jhana wars (or is it tanha-ditthi-mana wars): Not understanding, states accompanied by Piti and Sukha can arise in the kamavacara plane. They are Skilful states, but these are not uttari manussadhammas. Mendicants, a mendicant who has six qualities could shatter Himalaya, the king of m...
by Srilankaputra
Mon May 03, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?
Replies: 77
Views: 789

Re: Do arhants thought generate painful feeling ?

mjaviem wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 12:43 am why the First Noble Truth is specifically about the clinging-aggregates
The 'pañcupādānakkhandhā' sound directly puts the onus on you (or each listener). These dhammatas right here, right now.
by Srilankaputra
Sun May 02, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why some people lose jhana at later time?
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Why some people lose jhana at later time?

And further, friends, there is the case where a certain individual, quite secluded from sensuality, secluded from unskillful mental qualities, enters & remains in the first jhāna: rapture & pleasure born of seclusion, accompanied by directed thought & evaluation. He, (thinking,) ‘I have gained the ...
by Srilankaputra
Sun May 02, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The breath as a distraction
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: The breath as a distraction

Watching the breath can be done so as to distract yourself from your situation, it can be done so as to block out the larger reality or the bigger picture, which is not mindfulness. 'Knowing that you are breathing while you are doing things' is an awareness which includes your entire situation rath...
by Srilankaputra
Sat May 01, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why some people lose jhana at later time?
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Why some people lose jhana at later time?

Here is another way to understand it, These two things play a part in realization. _Dve me, bhikkhave, dhammā vijjābhāgiyā. What two? _Katame dve? Serenity and discernment. _Samatho ca vipassanā ca. What is the benefit of developing serenity? _Samatho, bhikkhave, bhāvito kamatthamanubhoti? The mind ...