And what are fabrications? These three are fabrications: bodily fabrications, verbal fabrications, mental fabrications. These are called fabrications.
"In-&-out breaths are bodily; these are things tied up with the body. That's why in-&-out breaths are bodily fabrications.
Having first directed one's thoughts and made an evaluation, one then ...
Additional site for sutta crossreferencing.
Where can I find the references mentioned? (in Niddesa, Abhidhamma,
Visuddhimagga > Chapter 3 KammatthanaggahanaNiddesa (Describing the way to recite and learn the meditation from the teacher) > cariyāvaṇṇanā (Describing the mental behavior [for stopping PariyutthanaKilesa] for the teacher to analysis his student behavior), and it's sub-...
Yes, if that Dhamma-Thinking is arising continuously without five strings, without five hindrances, and with understanding the real reality, more than trillion times in a second, with it's real relation.
However, most people are thinking of Dhamma with five hindrances in between because they have not enough concentration meditation power, so their mind can't ...
This is the first time I've seen mention of "light" in describing concentration practice in the suttas. I have personally been visited by nimitta but have not been able to sustain it -- for the same reasons in this sutta: distraction, excitement, etc.
“Good, good, Anuruddha and friends! But as you live diligently like this, have you ...
OP: Impermanence-- so what is it that is described above as "permanent", "deathless"?
What is it that is referred to as "unfashioned", "exquisite", "bliss", "the
That is Nibbana, and not god or Brahman or any kind of Ultimate Reality. It is that which is experienced by the mind, when it ...
The Pali-Canon is pre Vedanta, I think it is fare to say that, thus there is no reference to Vedanta in it.
That said, it is apparent that both Vedanta and Buddhism borrow a lot of ideas from the ancient Vedic and pre-vedic thoughts so it's not a clear cut.
Alara Kalama the teacher of Buddha was a Sramana and taught a Samkhya philosophy which @ruben claim as ...
In the SN47.8 it's something like "taking note of a sign" in general terms.
They take the hint.
So taṃ nimittaṃ uggaṇhāti
As in a private chef taking note of master's preference; or a monk taking note of the inclinations of his mind.
Might not be relevant to your question tho.
Fully sustained attention on beautiful breath
DN 10 SubhaSutta (I recommend this sutta to be the reference of Jhana because it is long enough and step by step. Notice, some part of this sutta is same as KāyagatāsatiSutta which I refer to Ānāpānassati above):
‘And what, Ānanda, is this so noble body of doctrine regarding self-concentration (Samādhi) in ...