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Someone after leaving Sugati-realms and lower behind, yet still up to wander on, worthy of gifts?

What does good houesholder think? What was the Sublime Buddhas account on it? Someone striving for existance above the Sugati-realms worthy of Veneration, hospitality, gifts, already a sage in his ...
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Anusati vs Bhavana

If we take meditation objects like caganusati, silanusati, buddhanusati, maranasati etc. we can clearly see that all of them require active and sustained thought, however so does metta bhavana or ...
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Vipassana Bhavana

So now I fully understand Samatha Bhavana meditation and the goal of all meditative practice - thanks to some of you guys' helpful answers. However I fail to grasp how to practice the second type of ...
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Is intention and purpose the same?

Given that there are 'intentions' (cetanā) which lead (if they're not neutral) to either wholesome fruits or unwholesome fruits -- then is the same also true for 'purpose' (sankappa), i.e.: Are there ...