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Unwise attention: ayoniso manasikāra

ayoniso manasikāra: inappropiate attention, unwise reflection. The most substantial characterization of ayoniso manasikāra is provided in the Sabbāsavā Sutta: MN 2 “so evaṃ ayoniso manasi karoti: ‘ahosiṃ nu kho ahaṃ atītamaddhānaṃ? na nu kho ahosiṃ atītamaddhānaṃ? kiṃ nu kho ahosiṃ … Continuer la lecture

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Why vitakka might mean ‘thinking’ in jhana

This article is set to be a comment on Bhante Sujato’s article Why vitakka doesn’t mean ‘thinking’ in jhana. I mean no disrespect to the author. I will simply explain why I have found the arguments presented in that article … Continuer la lecture

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Why avihiṃsā·saṅkappa is not included in abyāpāda·saṅkappa

To put it in a monk’s words: In sammā·saṅkappa, we find abyāpāda·saṅkappa and avihiṃsā·saṅkappa (besides nekkhamma·saṅkappa). I still can’t see why is there a need to include avihiṃsā·saṅkappa. Shouldn’t abyāpāda·saṅkappa cover it? I have been wondering the same thing for … Continuer la lecture

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What the suttas teach us about the meaning of saṅkappa

I have for some time wondered what the actual meaning of saṅkappa is, and I have noticed that so do a number of people, since the term sometimes rendered by ‘thought’, or ‘intention’, which are quite different in meaning. Here … Continuer la lecture

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