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by Assaji
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 35
Views: 455

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

What is the meaning of "gata" in "tiracchānagatā" (in SN 22.100, which is a current topic)? How does it differs from "tiracchānayoni"? Thank you if you can answer. I salute you, Sir. "Gata" here means "being in (a certain state or condition)", and "tiracchānagatā" means "those who are in the animal...
by Assaji
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 35
Views: 455

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

Hi Frank, can you expand on what you mean contradicting the cmy? KN Ps bit you quoted looks like it's defining KGS (kaya gata..) as the exercises listed in MN 119. Does "Mindfulness Immersed in the Body" contradict that? Yes. Nine charnel ground contemplations are related to the body, there's no "im...
by Assaji
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"
Replies: 35
Views: 455

Re: "Gata" translated as "Immersed"

In http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/bodymind.html I see Aj Thanissaro translating Kayagata-sati as "Mindfulness Immersed in the Body" Seems like a stretch to me to translate "gata" as "immersed". What do you think? "Immersed" surely contradicts the Commentary: Bhāvetabbaniddese kāyagatāsatī...
by Assaji
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 109
Views: 6531

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

Could it be due to psychological protective mechanism? Cos we can't handle the truth? Yes, indeed. Too much pain and uncomfortable things there. This is IMHO also the reason why people vehemently oppose the very possibility of rebirth. But why, then, enormous amounts of love, pleasure and fulfilmen...
by Assaji
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, everyone! Nice to meet you (:
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Hello, everyone! Nice to meet you (:

Nice to meet you, Arturo!

Metta :anjali:
by Assaji
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: If the aim of meditation is calm and a pleasure not-of-the-5-senses, what is the difference if it is lite or not??
Replies: 20
Views: 3895

Re: If the aim of meditation is calm and a pleasure not-of-the-5-senses, what is the difference if it is lite or not??

What matters is: is this concentration performing its job? Making you calm? Making you lose your interest in sensual pleasure? Making you feel happy throughout the day? If so, great! If not, there is something wrong with it! It's just like sīla. We do good deeds because it helps end our suffering. ...
by Assaji
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long to attain first jhana?
Replies: 105
Views: 18251

Re: How long to attain first jhana?

Is it because they had a purer mind? What role does purity of mind (by which I mean lack of Kleshas, the ten defilements listed in Abhidhamma) have to play? In most cases, people confuse jhāna with exhilarated, spaced out or blacked out states. This doesn't require any purity of mind. However, if y...
by Assaji
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby
Replies: 66
Views: 6978

Re: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby

Here’s a freely available article on Ānāpānasati from Skilton and Choompolpaisal. The Ancient Theravāda Meditation System, Borān Kammaṭṭhāna: Ānāpānasati or ‘Mindfulness of The Breath’ in Kammatthan Majjima Baeb Lamdub Andrew Skilton and Phibul Choompolpaisal King’s College London Thank you, - let ...
by Assaji
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is there consciousness in Nirodha Samāpatti?
Replies: 89
Views: 80455

Re: Is there consciousness in Nirodha Samāpatti?

Hello Rhinoceroshorn, What does it mean in practical terms? One in Nirodha Samapatti ceased feelings and perceptions, but is also conscious of this state, since the 5 senses are "clear"? Probably the best description is given in the Vimuttimagga: https://archive.org/details/ArahantUpatossa-Vimuttima...
by Assaji
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why we cannot remember our past lives?
Replies: 109
Views: 6531

Re: Why we cannot remember our past lives?

form wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:15 am Could it be due to psychological protective mechanism? Cos we can't handle the truth?
Yes, indeed. Too much pain and uncomfortable things there.

This is IMHO also the reason why people vehemently oppose the very possibility of rebirth.
by Assaji
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Chinese-language books, etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 20157

Re: Chinese-language books, etc.

Some more Chinese resources:

https://www.dhamma.ru/sadhu/81-chinese
by Assaji
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby
Replies: 66
Views: 6978

Re: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby

I've no knowledge or experience of these practices, but I'm a little surprised that almost all of the reactions to this book are along the lines of : "Whatever was being practised in SE Asia before the reforms of the 19th and 20th C was a load of rubbish...." Having taken up Theravada specifically ...
by Assaji
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby
Replies: 66
Views: 6978

Re: Esoteric Theravada - Kate Croby

Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:59 pm May be not contained in the Book. But, similar name is found in Burma.
The name may sound similar, but the Burmese "weikza-do" (Vidyādhara) movement is very different from the "Borān kammaṭṭhāna" which was preserved in Ayutthaya and never made its way to Burma.