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by frank k
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: KN Ps 1.3 breath meditation step 4 pacifying bodily-co-activities, translation/interpretation question
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: KN Ps 1.3 breath meditation step 4 pacifying bodily-co-activities, translation/interpretation question

Assaji? Ven. Dhammanando? RobertK?

Now's the chance to prove how useful Abhidhamma and Vism. are.
by frank k
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: newly proofread PTS Pali English Dictionary as single html,
Replies: 1
Views: 51

newly proofread PTS Pali English Dictionary as single html,

newly proofread PTS Pali English Dictionary as single html,

and an article where two bhikkhus explain the incident in Ajahn Mun bio where he has conversation with past Buddhas.

https://www.reddit.com/r/EarlyBuddhistT ... oof_read/
by frank k
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: newly proofread PTS Pali English Dictionary as single html,
Replies: 1
Views: 51

newly proofread PTS Pali English Dictionary as single html

newly proofread PTS Pali English Dictionary as single html,

and an article where two bhikkhus explain the incident in Ajahn Mun bio where he has conversation with past Buddhas.

https://www.reddit.com/r/EarlyBuddhistT ... oof_read/
by frank k
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: KN Ps 1.3 breath meditation step 4 pacifying bodily-co-activities, translation/interpretation question
Replies: 4
Views: 196

KN Ps 1.3 breath meditation step 4 pacifying bodily-co-activities, translation/interpretation question

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... tep-4.html
anyone have any idea what the last section of quoted passage means?
Is it referring to cessation of perception and feeling?
by frank k
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 42
Views: 809

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

quoting scholar...: In the Janapada Sutta of the Satipaṭṭhāna Saṃyutta in the Saṃyutta Nikāya, the Buddha made the following simile: Suppose a great crowd were to assemble to see the most beautiful girl of the country singing and dancing. A man would be ordered to carry around a bowl of oil full to...
by frank k
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 42
Views: 809

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

In http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/bodymind.html I see Aj Thanissaro translating Kayagata-sati as "Mindfulness Immersed in the Body" Seems like a stretch to me to translate "gata" as "immersed". What do you think? What alternatives do you propose Bhante? I'm using AT's 'immersed' for now, ...
by frank k
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 42
Views: 809

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

Hi Assaji, can you expand on what you mean contradicting the cmy? KN Ps bit you quoted looks like it's defining KGS (kaya gata..) as the exercises listed in MN 119. Does "Mindfulness Immersed in the Body" contradict that? And which meaning of pavatta is being applied in the KN Ps cmy? Could you stat...
by frank k
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Culadasa, accomplished "jhana-heavy" Vism. Jhana meditator, and his response to sexual misconduct charges
Replies: 28
Views: 559

Re: Culadasa, accomplished "jhana-heavy" Vism. Jhana meditator, and his response to sexual misconduct charges

... There is a very senior Theravadan monk in my country who has a legendary reputation for rudeness and what looks like bad temper, but he still attracts a devoted following! I'm not trying to defend anger and rudeness by the way, I'm just trying to make a clear distinction between people's cognit...
by frank k
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Culadasa, accomplished "jhana-heavy" Vism. Jhana meditator, and his response to sexual misconduct charges
Replies: 28
Views: 559

Re: Culadasa, accomplished "jhana-heavy" Vism. Jhana meditator, and his response to sexual misconduct charges

... The same applies here on DW, in a very minor way. People who claim or imply that they are holier-than-thou (or in Buddhist terms, "more-accomplished-than-thou" or "more-knowledgeable-than-thou") on DW are advised to avoid personalised disputes, name-calling, and displays of anger when dealing w...
by frank k
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Culadasa, accomplished "jhana-heavy" Vism. Jhana meditator, and his response to sexual misconduct charges
Replies: 28
Views: 559

Culadasa, accomplished "jhana-heavy" Vism. Jhana meditator, and his response to sexual misconduct charges

https://www.reddit.com/r/EarlyBuddhismMeditati/comments/kyo8qm/culadasa_accomplished_jhanaheavy_vism_jhana/ excerpt: Culadasa, accomplished "jhana-heavy" Vism. Jhana meditator, and his response to sexual misconduct charges Does Visuddhimagga's supposedly better "jhana heavy" style of meditation act...
by frank k
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Two new books by ven. Anālayo
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: Two new books by ven. Anālayo

short critique of his definition of mindfulness here, with pictures. https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2020/10/b-analayo-and-his-new-book-wrong.html He may have improved his definition over his previous versions, trying to redress some of the criticisms from the past, but it's still fatally flaw...
by frank k
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The definition of 'jhana-lite' and 'jhana-heavy', and hopefully a better way to differentiate
Replies: 41
Views: 661

Re: The definition of 'jhana-lite' and 'jhana-heavy', and hopefully a better way to differentiate

The tragic non-irony of the situation is that Vism. Jhana believers are confirmation bias inclined, cherry picking passages, ignoring all the other sutta passages that contradict their cherry picked one so they can deceive themselves and imagine their view is correct. The Abhidhamma passages quoted ...
by frank k
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The definition of 'jhana-lite' and 'jhana-heavy', and hopefully a better way to differentiate
Replies: 41
Views: 661

The definition of 'jhana-lite' and 'jhana-heavy', and hopefully a better way to differentiate

The definition of 'jhana-lite' and 'jhana-heavy'
https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... hana.html

Hopefully we can use more accurate labels to differentiate the two interpretations of jhana.
by frank k
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: valuable meditation tip: My best strategy for sloth and torpor
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: valuable meditation tip: My best strategy for sloth and torpor

Ok, re-reading your original response I think I know the problem. You didn't read the article I linked, you're just asking about the article title summary, which of course doesn't make any sense without explanation. Right underneath that title summary you're asking me about (in the first message of ...