Dear Pali friends,
A very happy new year.
You can also read something about what Chanida has stated below in Gethin,
"The Buddhist Path of Awakening," 2001: 269, where he says the list totals
191 objects of meditation (Bodhi's latest tr of Anguttara however says the
list is only 181 (A:B 1.394-574), ie the whole of the Accharra Sa.gghaa.ta
Aside, I wonder by the "World Tipitaka" of Bangkok is now offline.
Previously, we click here:
we are able to access this excellent Tipitaka website. I hope it will get
back online, or better, have a CD version like CSCD.
On Tue, Jan 1, 2013 at 6:15 AM, Chanida <jchanida@...> wrote:
> Dear Nina and Frank,
> Thanks for your comment, Nina. If you have access to a PTS edition of the
> Pali canon, I give book and page reference below so that you know which
> passage Frank referred to.
> If I understood Frank correctly, his question involves the compound
> 'arittajjhaano' (not devoid of jhaana) in the stock phrase "Arittajjhaano
> viharati satthusaasanakaro ovaadapatikaro amogha.m ra.t.thapi.n.da.m
> bhu~njati" in Jhaana-vagga of AN volume I (AN I 38-43). Here the Buddha
> said that a monk who pursues/develops any of the following practices, even
> for a brief moment, is called 'a monk who is not devoid of jhaana, who acts
> upon the teaching of the Teacher, who responds to his advice, who does not
> eat the country's almsfood in vain.' The practices mentioned are: any level
> of the four jhaanas, mettaa cetovimutti or else upto upekkkhaa cetovimutti,
> any of the four foundations of mindfulness, chanda and viriya in regard to
> any of the four padhaanas (sa.mvara-padhaana, pahaana-padhaana,
> bhaavanaa-padhaana and anurakkhanaa-padhaana), etc.
> The same expression is found in AN I 10-11, where the same is said for a
> monk who pursues/develops metta-citta.
> You can find these in Syamra.t.tha edition vol. 20 p. 20 and pp.50-55 and
> in MMR Thai translation of Pali canon and commentaries book 32 pp.106-107
> and book 33, pp.214-219.
> Frank asked whether all those practices can be considered 'jhaana' as
> expressed by the compound 'arittajjhaano.' (Frank, please correct me if I
> misunderstood your question.) My answer was that probably the term 'jhaana'
> in the compound refers, not directly to those practices, but to the level
> of necessary concentration associated with those practices.
> Here, I think the right view is already assumed, and the practices already
> right-practices. Otherwise the Buddha would not have praised the
> practitioner (monk) who pursues such practices as "satthu saasanakaro
> ovaadapatikaro amogha.m ra.t.thapi.n.da.m bhu~njati"
> I wish you and all a Happy New Year. :)
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