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Daily Dhamma Translations from Bhikkhu Samahita
« on: June 11, 2010, 10:06:40 am »
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Re: Daily Dhamma Translations from Bhikkhu Samahita
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 06:44:25 am »
Friends:

How are the 7 Links leading to Awakening?


 
Venerable Sariputta once explained:
They conduce and lead to the state of enlightenment; in this sense are they
links to awakening! They are in, of and by themselves enlightening; also in
this sense are they indeed links to awakening!

Establishing as the meaning of Awareness has to be directly experienced.
Examination as the meaning of Investigation has to be directly experienced.
Exertion of Effort as the meaning of Energy has to be directly experienced.
Intense Contentment as the meaning of Joy has to be directly experienced.
Stilled Peace as the meaning of Tranquillity has to be directly experienced.
Non-Distraction as the meaning of Concentration has to be directly experienced.
Even Ballance as the meaning of Equanimity has to be directly experienced.



They are enlightening as a root, thus are they links to awakening.
They are enlightening as a cause, thus are they links to awakening.
They are enlightening as a requisite, thus are they links to awakening.
They are enlightening as a purification, thus are they links to awakening.
They are enlightening as blamelessness, thus are they links to awakening.
They are enlightening as withdrawal exit, thus are they links to awakening.
They are enlightening as delivering freedom, thus are they links to awakening.
They are enlightening as lack of fermentation, thus are they links to awakening.
They are enlightening as silent solitary seclusion, thus are they links to awakening.
They are enlightening as a releasing relinquishment, thus are they links to awakening.



On these 7 Links to Awakening (Sambojjhanga):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Sun.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Peak.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Clothes.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Rare_Emergence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Sequential_Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Vast_Penetration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Seven_Fruits.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Unsurpassable_Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/When_7_becomes_14.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_7_Links_to_Awakening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Leading_to_Enlightenment.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Seven_Links_to_Awakening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Cause_of_Knowledge_and_Vision.htm



Source (edited extract): Sariputta
Path of Discrimination: Patisambhidamagga.
Treatise on the Links to Awakening XIII.

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How do 7 states cause Enlightenment?

The Meaning of the 7 link tyo Awakening:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Meaning_of_the-7_Links_to_Awakening.htm


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Sincere Motivation!
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 03:48:00 pm »
Friends:

Sincere Motivation, Dedication and Determination!

Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for non-greed sees the danger in all greed...
Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for non-hate recognizes the error in all hate.
Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for understanding realizes a fault in ignorance.
Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for renunciation knows the pain of house life.
Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for seclusion perceives the stress of society.
Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for release comprehends the wrong in clinging.
Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for awakening is dedicated to ending rebirth!
The degree of whole-hearted sincerity, dedication and resolute determination does
indeed determine the remaining time in Samsara before finally reaching Nibbana...   



More on this crucial issue of Motivation:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Samsara.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Signless_Nibbana.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Motivation.htm

Have a nice well motivated day!
 
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Dedication enhances Determination!

Sincere Motivation!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Sincere_Motivation.htm


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Doing right leads upwards...
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 06:49:16 pm »
Friends:

Inclining, sloping, bending and falling towards Enlightenment!


 
The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, just as all the rafters in a peaked house slant, slant, slope, tilt, tend,
incline & veer towards the roof peak, even so, when a bhikkhu begin to develop
and cultivate the Seven Links to Awakening, then he indeed slants, slopes, tilts,
tends, inclines & veers towards Nibbana... Why and how is this convergence so?
When, friends, a Bhikkhu trains, develops, expands, consolidates and refines:

1: The Awareness Link to Awakening: sati-sambojjhanga.
2: The Investigation Link to Awakening: dhammavicaya-sambojjhanga.
3: The Energy Link to Awakening: viriya-sambojjhanga.
4: The Joy Link to Awakening: piti-sambojjhanga.
5: The Tranquillity Link to Awakening: passaddhi-sambojjhanga.
6: The Concentration Link to Awakening: samadhi-sambojjhanga.
7: The Equanimity Link to Awakening: upekkha-sambojjhanga.


based upon seclusion, disillusion, and ceasing, maturing & culminating in release,
then these 7 Links to Awakening and the repeated training of them, in and by
themselves, make him slant, slope, tilt, tend, veer and incline towards Nibbana...



On these 7 Links to Awakening (Sambojjhanga):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Sun.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Clothes.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Rare_Emergence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Sequential_Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Vast_Penetration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Seven_Fruits.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Unsurpassable_Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/When_7_becomes_14.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_7_Links_to_Awakening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Leading_to_Enlightenment.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Seven_Links_to_Awakening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Cause_of_Knowledge_and_Vision.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Meaning_of_the-7_Links_to_Awakening.htm


 
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
[V: 75-6] section 46: The Links. 7: The Peaked House....


 
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The Peak!

Doing right leads upwards...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Peak.htm


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Today Esala Full-Moon Poya day!
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 04:07:00 pm »
Friends

How to be a Real True Buddhist through Observance?

This Esala Poya day is the full-moon of July, which is noteworthy since on this celebrated day:
1: The Blessed Buddha preached his First Sermon: The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta.
2: The Bodhisatta was conceived in Queen Maya who dreamt a white elephant entered her side.
3: The Blessed Buddha made the Great Withdrawal from the world at the age of 29 years.
4: The Blessed Buddha performed the Twin Miracle (yamaka-patihariya) of dual appearance.
5: The Blessed Buddha explained the Abhi-Dhamma in the Tavatimsa heaven to his mother.
6: The ordination of Prince Arittha at Anuradhapura, under Arahat Mahinda on Sri Lanka.
7: The foundation of the celebrated Mahastupa & enshrinement of relics by King Dutugemunu.
8: The next day the yearly 3 months rains retreat (vassa) of Buddhist Bhikkhus start.


The Buddha performing the Twin Miracle of simultaneously producing water & flames from his body.

On such Uposatha Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges and undertakes
the Five Precepts like this: Newly bathed, shaved, white-clothed,
with clean bare feet, one kneels at a shrine with a Buddha-statue,
and bows first three times, so that feet, hands, elbows, knees and
head touch the floor. Then, with joined palms in front of the heart,
one recite these memorized lines in a loud, calm & steady voice:

As long as this life lasts:
I hereby take refuge in the Buddha.
I hereby take refuge in the Dhamma.
I hereby take refuge in the Sangha.

I hereby seek shelter in the Buddha for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Dhamma for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Sangha for the 2nd time.
 
I request protection from the Buddha for the 3rd time.
I request protection from the Dhamma for the 3rd …
I request protection from the Sangha for the 3rd time.

I will respect these Three Jewels the rest of my life!



 
I accept to respect & undertake these 5 training rules: 
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Killing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Stealing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Sexual Abuse.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Dishonesty.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Alcohol & Drugs.

As long as this life lasts, I am thus protected by these 5 precepts...




Then, one keeps and protects these sacred vows better than one's own
eyes & children!, since they protect you & all other beings much better
than any army! They are the highest offer one can give in & to this world!
This is the very start on the path towards Nibbana -the Deathless Element-
This is the Noble Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Bliss, initiated by Morality,
developed further by Dhamma-Study and fulfilled by training of Meditation...

Today indeed is Pooya or Uposatha or observance day, where any lay Buddhist
normally keeps the Eight Precepts from sunrise until the next dawn...
If any wish an official recognition by the Bhikkhu-Sangha, they may simply
forward the lines starting with "I..." signed with name, date, town & country
to me or join here. A public list of this new Saddhamma-Sangha is here!

The New Noble Community of Disciples: The Saddhamma Sangha:     
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Saddhamma_Sangha.htm

Can quite advantageously be Joined Here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm

May your journey hereby be eased, light, swift and sweet. Never give up !!! 

Bhikkhu Samahita: what.buddha.said@gmail.com

For Details on Uposatha Observance Days    
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/uposatha.html
 
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Today Esala Full-Moon Poya day!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Esala_Poya_Day.htm


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Re: Daily Dhamma Translations from Bhikkhu Samahita
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 09:20:29 pm »
Hi, could you please explain some of these links?  If you wish to participate in the forum that is fine, but if you post content such at this without interacting with members here will unfortunately be treated as spam and deleted.

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Re: Daily Dhamma Translations from Bhikkhu Samahita
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 09:42:42 pm »
Bhikkhu,

Could you please tell us a little about yourself?  Where you began your practice, when you were ordained, and what your life is like now, etc.?  A little personal contact and interaction in this thread would be a quite helpful.

Thank you.

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Re: Daily Dhamma Translations from Bhikkhu Samahita
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 10:12:57 pm »
Was educated in Denmark as Medical Doctor. Was associate professor in Bioinformatics @ University.
Decided to go forth and ordained in 2001 in Sri Lanka. Will enter my 9th rains retreat tomorrow. :-)
Lives alone in remote forest hermitage close to knuckles mountain, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Enjoys the truth of the Dhamma and this long-term solitary retreat. Visits and questions are very
welcome to my email: bhikkhu.samahita@what-buddha-said.net or by message here.

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Re: Daily Dhamma Translations from Bhikkhu Samahita
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2011, 12:07:58 am »
If further information or clarification is needed
please don't hesitate to let know exactly what
needs to be clarified. Thanx very much :-)


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Re: Daily Dhamma Translations from Bhikkhu Samahita
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2011, 12:14:05 am »
Thank you for your replies.  If you wouldn't mind checking on any responses here to previous posts when you update this thread, it would be appreciated. 

I do have one question -- you ordained in the "Thai" forest tradition in Sri Lanka?  Is there a Thai monastery there (or more rightly, one in the Thai tradition)?  I didn't know that.

Welcome to the forum.

EDIT:  I just re-read the Dhamma Wiki entry and don't see anything about the Thai tradition -- only Theravada.  I don't know where I got that "information" -- no doubt from my own frothy mind. 

Best regards --
SDP

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The Art of Absorption!
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2011, 06:11:13 pm »
Friends:

The 10 Tricks in the Art of Jhãna Concentration:

1: Making the basis pure: Means clean body, clean room and clean morality. 
2: Balanced abilities = Energy equals concentration. Faith equals understanding.
3: Skill in the sign: Any moment of absorption is remembered exactly for recollection.
4: One exerts the mind on all occasions, it advantageously should be pushed forth.
5: One controls the mind on all occasions, it advantageously should be held back.
6: One encourages mind on occasions it advantageously should be incited and cheered.
7: One observes the mind with calm equanimity, when things proceed appropriately.
8: One avoids all distracted, agitated, frantic, unconcentrated, and stressed persons.
9: One cultivates company with well focused, determined and concentrated persons.
10: One is resolutely determined upon that absorption level of jhana  concentration.

Vism I 128.



More on this penetrating and thrilling absorption Concentration (Samadhi):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Samma-Samadhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Jhana_Absorption.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Concentration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Concentration_Samadhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Joys_Beyond_This_World.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Concentration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Concentration_Ability.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Requisites_for_Jhana_Absorption.htm


 
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The Art of Absorption!


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The 7 Fruits!
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2011, 04:35:55 pm »
Friends:

The 7 Fruits of the 7 Links to Awakening!



The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, when the 7 Links to Awakening have been developed, completed
and refined, the winning of the seven fruits is indeed to be expected.
What are the benefits of these 7 fruits?

They are, either:
1: One attains final knowledge early in this very life. Or:
2: One attains final knowledge at the moment of death. Or:
Having destroyed the five lower chains and spontaneously re-arisen;
3: One attains Nibbana in the first half of the life as a divine brahma. Or:
4: One attains Nibbana in the second half of the life in these pure abodes. Or:
5: One attains Nibbana as a Noble non-returner without effort. Or:
6: One attains Nibbana as a Noble non-returner with some effort. Or:
7: One is bound upstream, surely heading towards the highest Akanittha realm.
When, bhikkhus, these Seven Links to Awakening have been thoroughly developed
and cultivated exactly in this way, these seven fruits & benefits may be expected....
 


On the 7 Links to Awakening (Sambojjhanga):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Sun.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Peak.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Clothes.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Rare_Emergence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Sequential_Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Vast_Penetration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Seven_Fruits.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Unsurpassable_Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/When_7_becomes_14.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_7_Links_to_Awakening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Leading_to_Enlightenment.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Seven_Links_to_Awakening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Cause_of_Knowledge_and_Vision.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Meaning_of_the-7_Links_to_Awakening.htm



On the 31 Planes of Existence:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sagga/loka.html

Source (edited extract):

The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:69-70] section 46: The Links.


 
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The 7 Fruits!

Winning a Transcendental Victory...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Seven_Fruits.htm


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Foul Flesh Frame!
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2011, 04:30:27 pm »
Friends:

The Body is a bone-frame plastered with fat and skin:

The body's nature: 300 bones, jointed by 180 joints, sewn into a chain by 900 sinews,
plastered over with pieces of flesh, enveloped by inner membrane, fat and outer skin,
with 9 openings constantly dribbling and trickling with tears, snot, saliva, slime, urine
and excrement. Its bowels are inhabited by many fold bacteria, parasites and worms,
the home of disease, the source of painful states, perpetually oozing from the nine
orifices like a chronic open boil, and from thousands skin pores the stale sweat seeps,
with bluebottles and their like buzzing round it, which when untended with tooth brush,
washing, shaving, bathing, underclothing and dressing up looks just like a living corpse!
In its natural wild then a body is a stinking nauseating repulsiveness, but by concealing
its private parts under several cloths, by daubing it with various perfumes and salves,
by pranking it with jewellery, it is faked up into a state being mistaken as 'I' & 'mine'!
So men delight in women, and women in men, without perceiving the true nature of this
body's characteristic foulness, now masked by this adventitious adornment. But in the
ultimate sense, there is no place on any body even the size of an atom fit to lust after!
Comically we loove the whole of this 'our precious temple, but when any such bits of it
as head hairs, body hairs, nails, teeth, spittle, snot, excrement or urine have dropped
off the body, then beings will not touch them! Though somewhat absurd, they are now
ashamed, humiliated & disgusted with exactly the same matter as they adored before!
But as long as any one of these disgusting things remains inside the body, though it is
just as repulsive when inside, they take this body as agreeable, desirable, permanent,
pleasant, & 'my beautiful self', since they are wrapped in the murk of ignorance and
dyed with unseen and unrecognised affective greed for a physical self... Vism I 196

More on this seeing this body (Kaya) as it really is: A foul frame of bones & flesch:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Skeleton.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_32_Parts.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Evil-smelling_body.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Corpse_Meditation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Body_Contemplation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Body_as_only_Form.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_9_Corpse_Meditations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Immersing_the_Body_in_the_Mind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Meditation_On_the_Body_Kayagata-Sati.htm
 
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Foul Flesh Frame!
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2011, 04:25:24 pm »
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Sweet is Verbal, Bodily & Mental Silence!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Kayamunim vacamunim,
manomunimanasavam,
munim moneyyasampannam.
Ahu ninhatapapakam.




Silenced in body, silenced in speech,
silenced in mind, without inner noise,
blessed with silence is the sage!
He is truly washed of all evil...

Itivuttaka 3.67
 


Calm is his mind.
Calm is his speech.
Calm is his action.
So is the tranquillity;
So is the serenity;
of one freed by the insight
of right understanding...

Dhammapada 96



More on Mental Tranquillity:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Tranquillity_Passaddhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Tranquillity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Tranquil_One.htm

Have a nice calm day!
 
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As if in the Masters's Presence!
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2011, 04:06:26 pm »
Friends:

Contemplating the Qualities of the Buddha:

Worthy, honourable and perfectly self-Enlightened is the Buddha!
Consummated in knowledge and behaviour, totally transcended,
expert in all dimensions, knower of all worlds, unsurpassable
trainer of those who can be tamed, both teacher and guide of gods
as well as of humans, blessed, exalted, awakened and enlightened
is the Buddha!!!



 
When a bhikkhu is devoted to this recollection of the Buddha, he is
respectful and deferential towards the Master. He attains fullness
of faith, awareness, understanding and merit. He has much happiness
and gladness. He conquers fear and dread. He is able to endure pain.
He comes to feel as if he were living in the Master's presence...!
And his body, when dwelling in he recollection of the Buddha's special
qualities, becomes as worthy of veneration, just like as a shrine room.
His mind tends towards the plane of the Buddhas. When he encounters
an opportunity for transgression, he has acute awareness of conscience
and shame as vivid as though he were face to face with the Master.
If he penetrates no higher, he is at least headed for a happy destiny.
 


Now when a man is truly wise,
His constant task will surely be
This recollection of the Buddha
Blessed with such mighty potency.
Vism I 213

Remembering these perfectly Well Gone Ones (Samma-SamBuddha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/b/buddha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Three_Jewels.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Buddha_Contemplation.htm

Have a nice remembering day!
 
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http://What-Buddha-Said.net

The Safe Zone...

As if in the Master's Presence!


Friendship is the Greatest!
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Theravada Forest Tradition.
http://What-Buddha-Said.net

 


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