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by Antaradhana
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 545
Views: 161210

Re: Jhana

was that buddhist Dhyana or Vedic Dhyana? Samans and yogi reach the same jhanas and formless realms as buddhist practices. The difference is only in the views and in the objects to which attention is directed in these states (among buddhists it is tilakhana). Example from the suttas: Alara Kalama, ...
by Antaradhana
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 72
Views: 9641

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

Greetings, Unconstructed consciousness does not exist. Postulating this is the path to mahayana or advaita. The ultimate nibbana is the complete cessation of any consciousness. Depends what you think consciousness is. Greetings! Consciousness (viññāṇa) is the psyche process of that cognizes, i.e. r...
by Antaradhana
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 545
Views: 161210

Re: Jhana

To me that is baloney. In the fourth jhana, breathing completely stops. Yogi Haridas in the 19th century demonstrated this. He entered samadhi (fourth jhana or in formless spheres), European doctors noted a stop in breathing and heart, his students sealed all his bodily openings with wax, after whi...
by Antaradhana
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The names of sutras in which 12 nidanas are sorted for 3 lives
Replies: 47
Views: 4317

Re: The names of sutras in which 12 nidanas are sorted for 3 lives

Paticcasamuppada describe not three lives, but the principle of conditionality, which encompasses many lives. Avijja, for example, applies to all lives from beginningless times, a pile of suffering refers to possible future lives. 3-9 nidanas are processes that occur during one of the lives.
by Antaradhana
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 14571

Re: Arahant's suicide

Germann, why are you not satisfied with the explanation that Arahant does not have a thirst for nonexistence, and that kaya-dukkha-vedana he imperturbably feels, out of compassion for others, to teach them the Dhamma?
by Antaradhana
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 72
Views: 9641

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

Unconstructed consciousness does not exist. Postulating this is the path to mahayana or advaita. The ultimate nibbana is the complete cessation of any consciousness.
by Antaradhana
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 14571

Re: Arahant's suicide

Arahant continues to experience the kamma created in the past. The life span, sickness and death of the body is the result of past kamma. Arahant does not have a thirst for non-existence, so he will not kill himself (perhaps there are some exceptions when death is near, and the physiological torment...
by Antaradhana
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: jataka tales
Replies: 30
Views: 3680

Re: jataka tales

Can their storylines be taken seriously? 1. The early part of Jataka is only stanzas. 2. Even the stanzas of most Jataka hardly belong to the Buddha, most likely these are later writings. 3. All the allegations that this was in the past the Bodhisatta or one of his students are contained precisely ...
by Antaradhana
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?
Replies: 48
Views: 4318

Re: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?

binocular wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:30 amthe Americanization of Buddhism
Uncover what that means.
by Antaradhana
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 14571

Re: Old age is dukkha

the Pali Arahant has Bodhichitta motivation. Not bodhichitta, but karuna. In the Canon it is said that Buddha and Arahants preach out of compassion for those who have little dust in their eyes, who can understand the Dhamma and attain awakening. For the sake of another's benefit, Arahant neglects o...
by Antaradhana
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Arahant's suicide
Replies: 208
Views: 14571

Re: Old age is dukkha

Germann wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:25 pmthe Pali Arahant has Bodhichitta motivation.
Not bodhichitta, but karuna. In the Canon it is said that Buddha and Arahants preach out of compassion for those who have little dust in their eyes, who can understand the Dhamma and attain awakening.
by Antaradhana
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No right or wrong (karma)
Replies: 47
Views: 2929

Re: No right or wrong (karma)

All beings want happiness and good, all beings not want pain, deprivation and death. It is a truth that is independent of ideas and moral views.
by Antaradhana
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: beings diverse in body but unified in perception
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: beings diverse in body but unified in perception

The meaning of the same perception is such that all these gods have the same perception of the visible, audible and mental objects. And people differ in perception, for example, even a single color, two people see differently.
by Antaradhana
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 254
Views: 21786

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

A person does not perceive pain at all in the first jhana. His body changes properties, he can sit without moving for 7 days. Already in the first Jhana, many superpowers and knowledge are available. Awareness in the first jhana is much higher than in the normal state. In the comments a lot more is...
by Antaradhana
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 254
Views: 21786

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

I have no problem with people thinking that jhana is a superhuman state....but I do object to people claiming that jhana is "superhuman" as it is described in the suttas.....as far as I can tell there is no word in the pali language which can be credibly interpreted as "superhuman"... Uttari manusa...