Re: Door = reality. Rupa kalapa = concepts
- Dear Jon, all,.
>J There's a good reason why you've not seen such a quote, and >never >will: there's no equivalent of the term "meditation" in the Pali >texts, so no mention of it, either for or against.!! :-))And neither "no-Self", and "no control". Buddha didn't spoke English.
When we read about things that Buddha recommended to do, what RobE and others mean by meditation, is most certainly found there and recommended by the Buddha. Moreover, commentaries like VsM do teach intentional development of wisdom, etc.
>J:In sutta after sutta, we are told how people hearing a teaching ?>given by the Buddha became enlightened there and then, sometimes on a >first meeting. This suggests that it was their understanding of the >content of the talk, rather than the following of a practice, that >was the basis for their enlightenment.And how many people did not become "even" sotapanna? :)
Why not? Because not everybody is on "5 minutes till Arhat" stage.
Not everyone is of the highest class to do such thing.
If you became an Arhat decades ago, when you first heard Dhamma, - then, great for you. I am not that good.
With best wishes,
Hi Rob ERE: Hi Jon.
> RE: I will get into the next part about the Satipatthana sutta later, as I need to look at it to continue the discussion.
> J: Glad to hear you'll be checking out the text of the sutta for a change!! :-))
:-) I appreciate what I desperately hope is your humor here, and if so, is very funny.
I will get back to you with the usual sutta quotes as soon as I can. :-)
Very very funny, Jon. ; - /
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J: You may have forgotten in the confusion over the new format that you have already come back with a quote from the Satipatthana Sutta. My reply to your message can be found here: