Study the tabulation of the possible meanings of Developed in Body, etc. before viewing the following videos.
400 Instruction for D4
Bhante instructs the participants to study the handout tabulating the possible meanings of Developed in Body, etc. in order to commence Discussion D4 [What is/are the most appropriate meaning/s of “developed in body” & “developed in mind” in the context of our root sutta?]
401 Guided Open Awareness Meditation 14:16
Composing the mind by anchoring to the 5 senses first, then inclining the mind to pay more attention to the “subjective experiencer” (kāya) to verify the 3 characteristics and causality.
402 Presentation of D4 20:37
What is/are the most appropriate meanings of “developed in body” and “developed in mind” in the context of our root sutta?
403 Explanation of D4 1&2 30:07
Bhante explained the modern usage of the term “Theravāda” and the historical connotation during the time of Buddhaghosa. Bhante also talked about the “Hierarchy of Scriptural Authority”. Thus, Bhante provided his “Aggacitta Theravāda”. Bhante talked about the Mahācattārisaka Sutta (MN 117) and the Tenfold Rightness Bhante commented on the:
1) Significance of Similes and
404 Questions & Answers 33:36
Bhante answers questions about D4 and other topics asked at various centres.
In the simile of the rich and powerful sheep thief, is he one who is developed in body, etc.? [00:08]
Can past bad kamma be “off-setted or contra-ed”? [01:43]
Should pañcupādānakkhandhā be translated as “five aggregates subject to clinging” or “five clinging aggregates”? [03:53]
Are the three types of dukkha from the suttas? [04:56]
How to understand the term “proximate cause” in AN 6.50? [05:13]
How did Devadatta, being so highly attained in psychic powers, become the nemesis of the Buddha? [06:30]
What is the force that is holding kamma together?[09:40]
Can maintaining equanimity at the senses control kammic effects? [11:26]
What is a good deed that will not bring me out of saṁsāra? [14:19]
How can we help others diminish the effects of their bad kamma?[16:53]
How then does sharing of merits work? [17:32]
What are your thoughts about collective or group kamma?[19:17]
As some of the stories in the scriptures are not from the Buddha, what are we going to do? [20:55]
I was told that while watching pain during vipassanā one should not go into jhāna, yet the commentary to MN 36 (p 31, note 384) says that when pain becomes too overwhelming one can escape by entering into jhāna. Can you please clarify? [26:07]