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by pegembara
Thu May 13, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Formless aggregates
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Formless aggregates

Better to ask if there is life on another planet. How is that going to help you other than to satisfy your curiosity? BTW there is a high likelihood that there is life other here on Earth. Being ethical and moral helps but doesn't solve the fundamental problem. Nearly all religions wold say the sam...
by pegembara
Wed May 12, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Formless aggregates
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Formless aggregates

Anyway, shouldn't we be more concerned with what is happening around us rather than what is not happening around us? Btw , if by saying learning and studying sutta / dhamma is something not our concern and not happens around us and here then what it is ? :rolleye: Better to ask if there is life on ...
by pegembara
Wed May 12, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Formless aggregates
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Formless aggregates

By Henepola Gunaratana : Beyond the fine-material sphere lie the immaterial realms, which are four in number — the base of boundless space, the base of boundless consciousness, the base of nothingness, and the base of neither-perception-nor-non-perception. As should be evident , these are realms of...
by pegembara
Wed May 12, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long to tarry with mental phenomena?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: How long to tarry with mental phenomena?

You compose and focus your mind on an object eg. breath, body sensations every time you feel pulled by feelings. Do that until you no longer need the anchor. Nothing can derail your meditation if your anchor is strong enough. "Just as if a person, catching six animals of different ranges, of differe...
by pegembara
Tue May 11, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: MN 125 in pictures, vism. and ajahn brahm "real jhana"
Replies: 30
Views: 481

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

Jhana is a loaded term. Soft or hard, sutta or Vism, vipassana jhanas etc. Ultimately the only thing that truly matters is seeing/knowing this - At Savatthi. "Monks, eye-consciousness is inconstant, changeable, alterable. Ear-consciousness... Nose-consciousness... Tongue-consciousness... Body-consci...
by pegembara
Tue May 11, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Dhātuvibhaṅgasutta MN 140 (Week of May 9, 2021)
Replies: 23
Views: 447

Re: 📍 Dhātuvibhaṅgasutta MN 140

Not being born, how could he age? Not ageing, how could he die? Not dying, how could he be shaken? Not being shaken, why should he yearn? This appears to show the awakening from the illusion of existence. There never was a birth, so how could there be aging and death? Or perhaps the nature of the b...
by pegembara
Mon May 10, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: The Problem With Hell

Here is a good piece of advice - "And what are the ideas unfit for attention that he attends to? Whatever ideas such that, when he attends to them, the unarisen fermentation of sensuality arises in him, and the arisen fermentation of sensuality increases; the unarisen fermentation of becoming arises...
by pegembara
Mon May 10, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Difference between upadhi and upādāna
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Difference between upadhi and upādāna

Upadhi=acquisitions These many diverse kinds of suffering that arise in the world (such as) decay-and-death: this suffering has acquisition as the source, arising from acquisition, born from acquisition, produced from acquisition; When there is acquisition, there is decay-and-death; When there is no...
by pegembara
Sun May 09, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: Dhātuvibhaṅgasutta MN 140 (Week of May 9, 2021)
Replies: 23
Views: 447

Re: 📍 Dhātuvibhaṅgasutta MN 140

“Bhikkhu, ‘I am’ is a conceiving; ‘I am this’ is a conceiving; ‘I shall be’ is a conceiving; ‘I shall not be’ is a conceiving; ‘I shall be possessed of form’ is a conceiving; ‘I shall be formless’ is a conceiving; ‘I shall be percipient’ is a conceiving; ‘I shall be non-percipient’ is a conceiving;...
by pegembara
Sun May 09, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How is it possible to attain arahantship without jhana?
Replies: 24
Views: 403

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

Not directly answering your question but the mind has to enter right samadhi ... The Discourse on the Grounds for Liberation A 5.26 “Here, monks, a monk is taught Dhamma by the Teacher or by a respected co-practitioner. Monks, when that monk is being taught Dhamma by the Teacher or by a respected co...
by pegembara
Sun May 09, 2021 12:29 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: 2250

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

"However, knowing & seeing the eye as it actually is present, knowing & seeing forms... consciousness at the eye... contact at the eye as they actually are present, knowing & seeing whatever arises conditioned through contact at the eye — experienced as pleasure, pain, or neither-pleasure-nor-pain ...
by pegembara
Sun May 09, 2021 12:09 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: 2250

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

At Savatthi. "Monks, eye-consciousness is inconstant, changeable, alterable. Ear-consciousness... Nose-consciousness... Tongue-consciousness... Body-consciousness... Intellect-consciousness is inconstant, changeable, alterable. "One who has conviction & belief that these phenomena are this way is c...
by pegembara
Sat May 08, 2021 1:00 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: 2250

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

Indeed. There are those who develop samatha and rid them selves of passion. Seems to imply that this, in and of itself, is the course towards discernment - and not otherwise. Are you being coy? :jumping: just come out and say it. Are you hard or soft? :rofl: (It’s Friday. Come on. It wouldn’t be Fr...
by pegembara
Sat May 08, 2021 12:55 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: 2250

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

Light jhanas? The Discourse on the Grounds for Liberation A 5.26 “Here, monks, a monk is taught Dhamma by the Teacher or by a respected co-practitioner. Monks, when that monk is being taught Dhamma by the Teacher or by a respected co-practitioner, he experience the meaning and the Dhamma. When one e...
by pegembara
Sat May 08, 2021 12:40 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: 2250

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

In defence of samatha- Indeed. But the crux is: does this occur during Jhana or after emerging from it? EDIT: it seems you have already cast your vote. Welcome, friend - to the soft jhana EBT world of bliss and samadhi! Perhaps the world of bliss and ecstasy belongs to the hard jhanas! "These two q...