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by frank k
Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:37 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Where is sammā samādhi defined?
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Where is sammā samādhi defined?

I have a friend who says that “the Buddha didn’t say “right jhāna”, “he said “right samādhi”,” but I have also heard it said that this is defined plainly as the four jhānas. I tried to ask ChatGPT and it keeps posting a text I can’t find the reference for. It says it’s in the mahā cattārīsaka sutta...
by frank k
Sun Jun 23, 2024 9:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Secular saint Allan Saxe (1939-2024)
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Secular saint Allan Saxe (1939-2024)

Allan Saxe, co-chair of my doctoral committee during my university studies passed away yesterday. He was born Jewish, but didn't follow that religion or any other. He was a saint. He worked for 54 years as a college professor and over the course of his life donated at least $1 million to various ch...
by frank k
Fri Jun 14, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Which sutta says arahant dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Which sutta says arahant dreams

frank k wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 12:27 pm in AN there's a sutta where the Buddha had a symbolic dream, and he gave an interpretation of the dream after waking up.
AN 5.196
https://accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an ... .than.html
I was wrong though, buddha was unenlightened at the time.
by frank k
Thu Jun 13, 2024 12:27 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Which sutta says arahant dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Which sutta says arahant dreams

in AN there's a sutta where the Buddha had a symbolic dream, and he gave an interpretation of the dream after waking up.
by frank k
Thu Jun 13, 2024 12:15 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness of body and jhanas
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: Mindfulness of body and jhanas

People get lots of strange ideas about vitakka because they lack real meditation experience. For example, someone in a formless samadhi, body awareness has disappeared, can't hear sounds, feel mosquito bites, etc. They can vitakka all they want without exiting the formless samadhi. Guess what? You c...
by frank k
Thu Jun 13, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness of body and jhanas
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: Mindfulness of body and jhanas

Maybe as they get finer they become more like inclinations but by that time you're just getting deeper into first jhana. Why is it so hard for people to accept that as a being with a conscious and thinking mind that they should use this amazing capacity to the full. 🙄 I'll just place attention on a...
by frank k
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:25 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness of body and jhanas
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: Mindfulness of body and jhanas

SarathW wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:40 am ...
Visuddhi Magga is not totally incorrect.
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It doesn't resemble what the suttas teach about jhāna and samādhi at all.
If that isn't "totally incorrect', I don't know what is.
by frank k
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:22 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness of body and jhanas
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: Mindfulness of body and jhanas

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by frank k
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:22 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness of body and jhanas
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: Mindfulness of body and jhanas

... https://lucid24.org/mn/main/mn119/index.html#119 If you read and study carefully a proper translation of MN 119, you'll see each of the 6 kayagata exercises can be done with 4 jhanas level of samadhi, including of course, the 4 jhana similes. How could you do the 4 jhana similes and only be in ...
by frank k
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness of body and jhanas
Replies: 24
Views: 741

Re: Mindfulness of body and jhanas

it's because VIsm. defines kayagatasati as just 31 body parts, not all the exercises of MN 119. They say 31 body parts can only top out at first jhana because foulness is a domanassa. But this is actually where you can see Vism. redefinition of jhāna is a corruption of the Buddha's Dhamma. In Vimutt...
by frank k
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's wakefulness and how does someone cultivate it?
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: What's wakefulness and how does someone cultivate it?

Dhammapardon wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:47 pm ...
See AN 7.61
by frank k
Sun Jun 09, 2024 3:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN 48.40 Ven. Thanissaro analysis of sutta and attempt to resolve contradictions with other suttas
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: SN 48.40 Ven. Thanissaro analysis of sutta and attempt to resolve contradictions with other suttas

... pd: completely off topic, but, if you consider that some monks are not honest, why do you keep caring about their views? Do you care if Trump, or any authoritative figure in any discipline lies to a public and disseminates fake news, bad science, or dangerous wrong views that will harm them if ...