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by frank k
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sallatha Sutta SN 36.6 - The Arrow (or dart, thorn)
Replies: 51
Views: 728

Re: Sallatha Sutta SN 36.6 - The Arrow (or dart, thorn)

What is the first arrow if i may ask ? Is it the pleasant feeling , painful feeling and neutral feeling of physical body only or plus the other 4 sense fields ? If it include the sixth , the first arrow would thus include the second arrow according to the similes . Exactly. All you confused abhidha...
by frank k
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pāḷi Tesseract OCR
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Pāḷi Tesseract OCR

cittaanurakkho wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:09 am ...
Thanks!
by frank k
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pāḷi Tesseract OCR
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Pāḷi Tesseract OCR

cittaanurakkho wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:33 am ...
May it be useful
How do you use it? How do you get it from github into a working program that runs on a pc? Looking at your links, I don't see anything that looks like an installation program or working executable.
by frank k
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sallatha Sutta SN 36.6 - The Arrow (or dart, thorn)
Replies: 51
Views: 728

Re: Sallatha Sutta SN 36.6 - The Arrow (or dart, thorn)

... Not that you have shown. A strength of the other interpretation is that it accounts for any painful mental dhammas the Buddha or Arahants would have/do experienced/experience. A purely physical reading lacks that explanatory power, thus being rather unsatisfactory. ... Sounds circular. We also ...
by frank k
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sallatha Sutta SN 36.6 - The Arrow (or dart, thorn)
Replies: 51
Views: 728

Re: Sallatha Sutta SN 36.6 - The Arrow (or dart, thorn)

But the Buddha isn't trying to make a comprehensive explanation of all the types of extraneous (unnecessary) suffering that can follow the arrow of the initial suffering. He's just using the clearest example to show that mental suffering added to physical is completely extraneous. In a similar vein,...
by frank k
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sallatha Sutta SN 36.6 - The Arrow (or dart, thorn)
Replies: 51
Views: 728

Re: Sallatha Sutta SN 36.6 - The Arrow (or dart, thorn)

Hi Frank, I don't think there is a particularly clear differentiation between "mind" and "body" in the suttas, so really the question is yours. I think that there is a tendency to over-interpret descriptions of experience in terms of "body" and "mind", and so I think Ceisiwr raises a good point. :h...
by frank k
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sallatha Sutta SN 36.6 - The Arrow (or dart, thorn)
Replies: 51
Views: 728

Re: Sallatha Sutta SN 36.6 - The Arrow (or dart, thorn)

And where is the sutta basis for that? Kaya, especially when contrasted in a passage against mano, citta, cetasika, nama, etc., in the suttas always means kaya is the physical body that can experience physical pain. The simile should give you a pretty good idea too. You're getting shot by a physical...
by frank k
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga
Replies: 20
Views: 347

Re: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga

Ok, I see the passage now (on the digital version linked below, do browser search for '214'). First of all, Vimt. doesn't say anything new from the sutta that it is based, in iddhipada SN 51 (iron ball simile, light as cotton, etc...), except to advise that one proceed gradually so as not to get hur...
by frank k
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 4.11 - AN 4.14 right effort, viriya, 👾space invaders
Replies: 0
Views: 43

AN 4.11 - AN 4.14 right effort, viriya, 👾space invaders

AN 4.11 - AN 4.14 right effort, viriya, 👾space invaders
https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2 ... pace.html
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by frank k
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga
Replies: 20
Views: 347

Re: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga

Here is online digitized version of chapter 9: If you want to point out the passage, that would help. searching for 'flying' or 'levitation' didn't catch anything. https://lucid24.org/sted/ebt/not/vimt/6ab/index.html The question in the book is about if one is practising flying using 4th Jhana. Shou...
by frank k
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: āloko
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: āloko

aloko udapadi means visible light arose, literally. It's not talking about 'enlightened' in a metaphorical sense. In a decent third jhana, a meditator usually can see some light with their eyes closed in meditation. In fourth jhana, the light becomes brighter and more abundant. the stronger the ligh...
by frank k
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga
Replies: 20
Views: 347

Re: Interesting Q&A in Vimuttimagga

The question in the book is about if one is practising flying using 4th Jhana. Should he succeed in rising to considerable height and lose concentration, will he fell to his death? The answer I saw did not really answer the question. Or maybe I did not understand the translation. Doesn't really hel...
by frank k
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How many different types of Buddhist meditations are there?
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: How many different types of Buddhist meditations are there?

I've noticed a pattern. LBT (late buddhist texts) tends to double what's in the EBT to give an impression twice as much as twice as good! in EBT, we have 20 meditation subjects given in SN 46: 20 meditation subjects fed into 7sb☀️ engine Ānāpāna Vagga 7 SN 46.57 Aṭṭhika: 💀☠️ Skeleton-(perception/sañ...
by frank k
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 765

Re: semen emitting addressed

I don't agree with that. I believe arahant monks do emit semen, and arahant nuns who are young still menstruate monthly. The key is they (arahants) have perfected sati and sampajano, and have zero lust and no delusion. But they still have to eat, shit, and bodies still carry on their biological func...