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by pegembara
Mon May 10, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 11
Views: 237

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: 1
Views: 29

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
Replies: 7
Views: 119

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: 22
Views: 242

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: 170
Views: 1812

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: 170
Views: 1812

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: 170
Views: 1812

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: 170
Views: 1812

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: 170
Views: 1812

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: 170
Views: 1812

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: 170
Views: 1812

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: 13
Views: 188

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: 796

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: 170
Views: 1812

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: 259

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...