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by frank k
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: 108 recitations of Itipiso a day
Replies: 19
Views: 340

Re: 108 recitations of Itipiso a day

It is Buddha anussati if you reflect on the meaning of the phrase as you chant it, and that understanding leads you to peace and joy. AN 6.10 is about how to use skilfull thoughts to feed the fire of jhana by giving it fuel to arouse piti and passaddhi. If you're just reciting a formula in a foreign...
by frank k
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Yatvādhikaraṇamenaṃ (yatvādhikaraṇametaṃ)
Replies: 11
Views: 1743

Re: Yatvādhikaraṇamenaṃ (yatvādhikaraṇametaṃ)

... I'm missing some nuance. Even in B. Bodhi's original translation 20 years ago from English, it was always clear to me reading the passage that one is not suppose to grab on to [erroneous perceptions] of signs and features of sensory data, which would cause evil unskillful Dharmas to arise. I di...
by frank k
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Gaṇhāti
Replies: 11
Views: 2065

Re: Pali Term: Gaṇhāti

... Thank you, I'm going to use "apprehend" instead. I think apprehend is better than prehend for the reasons others have stated, but as an english speaker, I want to point out the first thing I think of for 'apprehend' is a policeman grabbing a criminal to arrest him. And wasn't 'grasp', 'grab' th...
by frank k
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Yatvādhikaraṇamenaṃ (yatvādhikaraṇametaṃ)
Replies: 11
Views: 1743

Re: Yatvādhikaraṇamenaṃ (yatvādhikaraṇametaṃ)

Could you bold or point out what part of the vism. quote is explaining yatvadhikaranametam? And could you summarize the whole thread of what you and Ven. BB decided on the exact meaning of the phrase? I read the whole thread, and it sounds like you guys are saying: yatva = 'since', 'if' or 'because'...
by frank k
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 18
Views: 479

Re: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?

Do any of these have close correspondence with the first two books of Te Abhidhamma? Is there some rough correspondence between the respective 7 books? ... The Sarvastivadin "orthodox" account, as far as I'm able to relay it accurately, is that these sages authored the specific books of their Abhidh...
by frank k
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 18
Views: 479

Re: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?

The Pali narrative is that the Abhidhamma is the teaching of the Buddha in the aforenamed heaven relayed by that same Buddha to Ven Sariputta, if I'm not mistaken (am I mistaken here, bhante? Yes, the account has the Buddha descending each day to teach the Abhidhamma to Ven. Sāriputta in a form tha...
by frank k
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 18
Views: 479

Re: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?

... The account of the First Council, in both it's Vinaya Piṭaka form and its more expansive commentarial form, is rather less well known. However, of those who are familiar with it, I would suppose that if they accept the Tāvatimsa narrative then they'll most probably accept the commentarial First...
by frank k
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 18
Views: 479

Re: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?

Didn't Buddha supposedly teach that secretly to devas and Sariputta? And Sariputta would have been dead before this first council as well? In the Atthasālinī's account (see the link below) it was taught to devas who'd gathered from ten thousand world-systems, so hardly secretive. Ven. Sāriputta was...
by frank k
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kāya is by default rūpa-kāya physical body in canonical Abhidhamma Sati-'paṭṭhāna: and supramundane first jhana is done
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Kāya is by default rūpa-kāya physical body in canonical Abhidhamma Sati-'paṭṭhāna: and supramundane first jhana is d

Hi Frank, The Abhidhamma explanation includes a long rote list of skillful modes of conduct, included many times in the Dhammasaṅgaṇi and in the Vibhaṅga. So it's hard to say whether and how it relates to the Satipaṭṭhāna in particular. :anjali: I'll do some more articles on other vibhangas in the ...
by frank k
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kāya is by default rūpa-kāya physical body in canonical Abhidhamma Sati-'paṭṭhāna: and supramundane first jhana is done
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Kāya is by default rūpa-kāya physical body in canonical Abhidhamma Sati-'paṭṭhāna: and supramundane first jhana is done

Kāya is by default rūpa-kāya physical body in canonical Abhidhamma Sati-'paṭṭhāna: and supramundane first jhana is done with satipatthana concurrently! http://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2021/06/kaya-is-by-default-rupa-kaya-physical.html So if supramudane first jhana has body awareness, is done wi...
by frank k
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditating with anxiety
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Meditating with anxiety

a more structured daily exercise program helps greatly in melting energetic blockages in the chest (and anywhere else). More quiescent or static meditation postures like sitting and standing, casual walking, yoga, gives more room for thoughts to invade. But if you do something that is more cardio va...
by frank k
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Venerable Khitaka, his "body" plus some information from the commentary.
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Venerable Khitaka, his "body" plus some information from the commentary.

So he is taking about jhana ? He is... the commentary seems to overreach & complicate. in what way? The important part is the commentary treats kaya as a physical body that levitates, and that the piti sukha are referring to the 4 jhanas. In other words, they're using the same dictionary as EBT, ka...
by frank k
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 18
Views: 479

Re: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?

... The main sources for the Theravādin emic view are the introductions to the Dhammasaṅgaṇī and Kathāvatthu commentaries. The said view is that six of the seven books never changed - they're the same now as they were when recited at the First Council. ... Thanks Bhante, that's helpful. But how cou...
by frank k
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is there any point in meditating for unsecluded laypeople?
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Is there any point in meditating for unsecluded laypeople?

... I guess without a teacher one can still find meditation manuals or ask the specifics about techniques here at DW, but before all that I am wondering about the basics of meditation. Thanks all in advance. Highly recommend all of B. Thanissaro's writings, audio talks, etc: https://archive.org/det...
by frank k
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?
Replies: 18
Views: 479

Re: How many versions of canonical Theravada Abhidhamma exist?

Dhammanando wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:26 am ...
Thanks Bhante.
Is there any article or book that discusses how Te Ab (pali) changed through the ages?
Did it go through some revisions, additions, through the 6 councils?