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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: 131
Views: 1296

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: 131
Views: 1296

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: 131
Views: 1296

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...
by pegembara
Sat May 08, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: suttas where mind and body (31 body parts of meditator) dichotomy is incontrovertible, exposing Abhidhamma incoherence (
Replies: 131
Views: 1296

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

In defence of samatha- "I tell you, the ending of the mental fermentations depends on the first jhana... the second jhana... the third... the fourth... the dimension of the infinitude of space... the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness... the dimension of nothingness. I tell you, the ending...
by pegembara
Sat May 08, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: suttas where mind and body (31 body parts of meditator) dichotomy is incontrovertible, exposing Abhidhamma incoherence (
Replies: 131
Views: 1296

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

Hopefully this has not been discussed earlier -TLDR Samatha and vipassana should be yoked toegether. "The individual who has attained internal tranquillity of awareness, but not insight into phenomena through heightened discernment, should approach an individual who has attained insight into phenome...
by pegembara
Fri May 07, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Where exactly is "Here" ?
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Where exactly is "Here" ?

That has always been the case, isn't it? If not you are not here, where would you be? If not now, when? Or, is there any actual "Here" at all? Actually, there isn't a here or there. Just this. “ Svakhato Bhagavata Dhammo, Sanditthiko, Akaliko, Ehipassiko, Opanayiko, Paccatam Veditabbo, Vinnuhi’ ti.”
by pegembara
Thu May 06, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: 📖 Therīgāthā, The Verses of the Elder Bhikkhunīs, Book One, Two, Three and Four (Week of May 2, 2021)
Replies: 68
Views: 780

Re: Therīgāthā, The Verses of the Elder Bhikkhunīs, Book One, Two, Three and Four (Week of May 2, 2021)

Uttamātherīgāthā (Uttamā) Thig 3.2 Four or five times I left my dwelling. I had failed to find peace of heart, or any control over my mind. I approached a nun in whom I had faith. She taught me the Dhamma: the aggregates, sense fields, and elements. When I had heard her teaching, in accordance with...
by pegembara
Wed May 05, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: suttas where mind and body (31 body parts of meditator) dichotomy is incontrovertible, exposing Abhidhamma incoherence (
Replies: 131
Views: 1296

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

Kāya can have different meanings other than "physical body" Clarification on Ka‫yagatasati Sutta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjKT0q6LQbg I watched that 5 minute video, what's you're point? What he seems to be trying to say is in kayagatasati meditation context, kaya in that case would also need...
by pegembara
Wed May 05, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fake Speech
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: Fake Speech

What is the verdict on fake speech? I spend a lot of time being someone who is very customer oriented - and that involves a deluge of really, really polite speech and courteous greetings (and a little bit of small talk). I prefer not to talk at all. But my profession requires it. So ... is it bette...
by pegembara
Tue May 04, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammapada verse 267
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Dhammapada verse 267

Of course, there are volitions. The volition to turn on the air conditioner is due to heat. The volition doesn't arise without condition. The reply to your question was because of your previous question. The volition for food and water is because of hunger and thirst. All due to causes and condition...
by pegembara
Tue May 04, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhammapada verse 267
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Dhammapada verse 267

What does it mean by transcending both merit and demerit? The merit and demerit are for whom? The words already presume that there is someone who receives a report card. In the ultimate sense, there is no who. The arahant performs good deeds but there isn't anyone who gets the "reward". They simply...
by pegembara
Tue May 04, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Collecting all references about Samsara Dukkha
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Collecting all references about Samsara Dukkha

"Bhikkhus, all is burning. And what is the all that is burning? "The eye is burning, forms are burning, eye-consciousness is burning, eye-contact is burning, also whatever is felt as pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant that arises with eye-contact for its indispensable condition, th...
by pegembara
Mon May 03, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Re: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"

"And so, Anuradha — when you can't pin down the Tathagata as a truth or reality even in the present life — is it proper for you to declare, 'Friends, the Tathagata — the supreme man, the superlative man, attainer of the superlative attainment — being described, is described otherwise than with thes...
by pegembara
Mon May 03, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Re: What Ven.Ajahn Chah meant by "The Timeless Buddha"

He says; So the Buddha was not enlightened in India. In fact he was never enlightened, was never born and never died. further; I live nowhere, There is no place you can find me, I have no age ... ... to think you exist is already a problem...etc. Can you please teach me this in very simple terms? :...