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by DooDoot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna
Replies: 159
Views: 1891

Re: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna

The 3rd tetrad is not strictly samatha, by your own confirmation: I do not recall ever posting the 3rd tetrad is strictly samatha. What I posted is liberation of mind is from samatha. In cittanupassana, the various mental states are experienced so lucidly they are clearly discerned as not-self elem...
by DooDoot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: How to translate "vimocayaṃ" ???
Replies: 2
Views: 106

How to translate "vimocayaṃ" ???

Dear Pali gurus

How is vimocayaṃ to be translated?

Does it different from vimutti. vimokha, etc?

Thank you
by DooDoot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: chat at the bottom of every page?
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: chat at the bottom of every page?

I guess its the Left-Wingers that complain due to taking offense.

by DooDoot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Suttanta?
Replies: 43
Views: 2949

Re: Why Suttanta?

The important thing that they brought back from Thailand was the experience of practice with their teachers, not detailed knowledge of textual analysis. Many individuals from many different religions have reached states of liberation via celibacy, solitude & meditation. Its unlikely they brought ba...
by DooDoot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: chat at the bottom of every page?
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: chat at the bottom of every page?

its called the "gossip column" One thing i noticed about Buddhist population is that hardly anybody has any kind of breakthroughs in regards to understanding and there is little to no agreement i mean nobody announces this and there is no particular 'group' among theravadins on these forums i mean, ...
by DooDoot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Suttanta?
Replies: 43
Views: 2949

Re: Why Suttanta?

It's true that there are all kinds of interpretations out there. However, I don't think it's useful to classify the Thai Ajahns as EBT/suttana. Ajahn Chah's talks, for example, use many Commentarial concepts. It's mainly his Western students who are EBT enthusiast. I recall Sujato wrote Ajahn Buddh...
by DooDoot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna
Replies: 159
Views: 1891

Re: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna

however, other suttas tell us that the satta bojjhaṅgā also need to be developed, in accordance to whatever is present or lacking. ... They require nourishing, as per the Āhāra Sutta (SN 46.51). ... Looking at SN 46.51, it does not appear to support the above idea. I personally cannot find anything...
by DooDoot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna
Replies: 159
Views: 1891

Re: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna

While i do not necessarily agree with the below, the below is Vimuttimagga or Visuddhimaga.
by DooDoot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna
Replies: 159
Views: 1891

Re: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna

I don't think Anapanasati Sutta describes a linear progression from step 1 to step 16, but I think that each of the tetrads is internally linear, and that the tetrads are more or less overlapping, also because steps 12 and 16 are clearly the end of the story. Step 12 is liberating the mind from ste...
by DooDoot
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna
Replies: 159
Views: 1891

Re: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna

There's no contradiction. The first tetrad isn't referring to the Passaddhi of the body itself, but of the breath (body-sankhara). Passaddhi of the seven factors of awakening refers to the entire body....So there's no contradiction, just a misunderstanding of the suttas. It was amazing how you smas...
by DooDoot
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna
Replies: 159
Views: 1891

Re: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna

coconut wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:24 pm You asked for opinions, I gave you mine. Believe what you want :) You laughed at me and mocked me earlier this week, so don't be a cry-bully.
:goodpost:
by DooDoot
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna
Replies: 159
Views: 1891

Re: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna

‘I am’ is objectification . ‘I am this’ is objectification. ‘I shall be’ is objectification. ‘I shall not be’… ‘I shall be possessed of form’… ‘I shall not be possessed of form’… ‘I shall be percipient’… ‘I shall not be percipient’… ‘I shall be neither percipient nor non-percipient’ is objectificat...
by DooDoot
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna
Replies: 159
Views: 1891

Re: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:36 pm You really helped open my eyes on this topic.
lol - in the Pali, opening the eyes (cakkhukaraṇī) is stream entry. Please try to stay on-topic and avoid unsubstantiated allegations & ad-hominem attacks, including towards one-self.
:focus:
by DooDoot
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna
Replies: 159
Views: 1891

Re: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna

(i. Of great fruit) "Bhikkhus, when the perception (saññā) of impermanence ... of suffering in the impermanent ... of nonself in what is suffering ... of abandonment ... of dispassion is developed and cultivated, it is of great fruit and benefit. "And how, bhikkhus, is the perception of impermanenc...
by DooDoot
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna
Replies: 159
Views: 1891

Re: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna

(i. Of great fruit) "Bhikkhus, when the perception (saññā) of impermanence ... of suffering in the impermanent ... of nonself in what is suffering ... of abandonment ... of dispassion is developed and cultivated, it is of great fruit and benefit. "And how, bhikkhus, is the perception of impermanenc...