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by Ahern
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Sanna is not included in right mindfulness?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Why Sanna is not included in right mindfulness?

... is arising with every sense contact so one perception does not last long enough to be scrutinised at length & in depth. Where as when the breathing in & out is observed, it lasts a long time & is observed continuously, from many different angles & viewpoints. When feelings ...
by Mkoll
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: _Rethinking the Buddha_ comments
Replies: 30
Views: 1064

Re: _Rethinking the Buddha_ comments

... else about their meditation practice, they will talk about their formal meditation practice, e.g. when they're sitting and being mindful of breathing. Just search for books about "how to meditate" on Amazon and you'll see that what I mean. And Gethin definitely understands the ...
by Ahern
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 535
Views: 31136

Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

... (2b—verbal fabrication), you pull up memories of things your uncle has done in the past (2c—mental fabrication). This provokes anger, causing your breathing to become labored and tight (2a—bodily fabrication). This makes you uncomfortable (2c—mental fabrication), and you are aware of how uncomfortable ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2068
Views: 202652

The 11 Advantages!

... limitless heart and mind: Beaming above, below, and all around, Unobstructed, without trace of hostility. Sutta Nipata I, 8 May all creatures, all breathing and living things, All beings, one and all, without any exception, Experience the good fortune of pure Happiness! May they not fall into any ...
by cobwith
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pressure around the eyes and forehead when meditating
Replies: 24
Views: 288

Re: Pressure around the eyes and forehead when meditating

... looking to enter the realm of "No Thoughts" (first Jhana.) DO NOT try to get "super-powers"! - Go over them by reflecting your breathing, feelings and perceptions into the purity of those that dwell into Sankhara Khanda. The pain will end, when you will dwell over mind (that ...
by daverupa
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pressure around the eyes and forehead when meditating
Replies: 24
Views: 288

Re: Pressure around the eyes and forehead when meditating

... on the floor about a meter or two ahead of your seat... there have been times where my eyes have been closed and then naturally opened as I sat breathing, and sometimes I've noticed tension as I unconsciously seek to prevent that. So, I try to let the eye-sphere operate as it will, just as the ...
by Mkoll
Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Body scanning during meditation
Replies: 25
Views: 355

Re: Body scanning during meditation

... to this whole buddhism. Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization , by Anālayo Mindfulness in Early Buddhism , by Tse-fu Kuan Mindfulness of Breathing and Calm Insight Development Ānāpānasati Sutta Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta Whoa.... Have mercy on him.... LOL!
by Kumara
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Body scanning during meditation
Replies: 25
Views: 355

Re: Body scanning during meditation

... to this whole buddhism. Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization , by Anālayo Mindfulness in Early Buddhism , by Tse-fu Kuan Mindfulness of Breathing and Calm Insight Development Ānāpānasati Sutta Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta Whoa.... Have mercy on him....
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Body scanning during meditation
Replies: 25
Views: 355

Re: Body scanning during meditation

... to this whole buddhism. Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization , by Anālayo Mindfulness in Early Buddhism , by Tse-fu Kuan Mindfulness of Breathing and Calm Insight Development Ānāpānasati Sutta Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2068
Views: 202652

Friendliness Shines Everywhere!

... Joy produces deep Contentment! Refining Equanimity establishes calming Serenity! The Blessed Buddha repeatedly explained: May all creatures, all breathing things, all beings one and all, without exception, experience joy and good fortune only. May they not fall into any harm! Anguttara Nikaya ...
by Sweet_Nothing
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What is an orgasm ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: What is an orgasm ?

... some breaths were full blown orgasmic. The flow was like a flat paint brush stroke or a waterfall - barely moving but rich. I only focused on the breathing when Kaya Anupasana got too unbearable (in adhistana sittings), and for me deeper purification of the mind has been more rewarding than any ...
by mikenz66
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 4.25 : Māradhītusutta: Mara's Daughters
Replies: 2
Views: 223

SN 4.25 : Māradhītusutta: Mara's Daughters

... by the sixth, the five higher fetters. [327] Spk: Tranquil in body (passaddhikāyo): this comes about with the tranquillizing of the in-and-out breathing by the fourth jhāna (see AN II 41,21-28 [ AN 4.38 ]). In mind well liberated (suvimuttacitto): well liberated by the liberation of the fruit ...
by Mkoll
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Sounds of a cracking back
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Sounds of a cracking back

... quiet crack too. It didn't occur when I breathed naturally, even if a natural breath happened to be long. Now it doesn't happen at all. Are you breathing naturally or trying to manipulate the breath? Medically, I think you're OK because joints crack all the time. Maybe it's your body adjusting ...
by Mkoll
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Free from sexual arousal forever (natural)
Replies: 22
Views: 546

Re: Free from sexual arousal forever (natural)

... not know the intercourse of male and female and yet have an erection". The only way for it which I found skillful for me it' just do couple breathing and you are free from it if it's bounce back you do it again till it never comes back because it will be automatic for the body (new condition ...
by PurpleNoob
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Sounds of a cracking back
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Sounds of a cracking back

... without much bodily discomfort. However, the cracking sound and sensation can be quite distracting. While I am generally trying not to control my breathing, this cracking seems to work against me striving to avoid controlling the breath. Is this a common problem? Any suggestions on how to handle ...
by Saoshun
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Free from sexual arousal forever (natural)
Replies: 22
Views: 546

Re: Free from sexual arousal forever (natural)

... not know the intercourse of male and female and yet have an erection". The only way for it which I found skillful for me it' just do couple breathing and you are free from it if it's bounce back you do it again till it never comes back because it will be automatic for the body (new condition ...
by Sati1
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Health effects on back after long-term meditation?
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Health effects on back after long-term meditation?

... Maintaining good posture not only helps you look better (there’s a reason inept people are called slouches), it improves muscle tone, makes breathing easier and is one of the best ways to stave off back and neck pain, not to mention the dreaded dowager’s hump of old age. “Posture is the ...
by culaavuso
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Health effects on back after long-term meditation?
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Health effects on back after long-term meditation?

... Maintaining good posture not only helps you look better (there’s a reason inept people are called slouches), it improves muscle tone, makes breathing easier and is one of the best ways to stave off back and neck pain, not to mention the dreaded dowager’s hump of old age. “Posture is the ...
by Goofaholix
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Which direction should I take...
Replies: 20
Views: 378

Re: Which direction should I take...

Breathing is something that happens within the space of awareness, there is no need to fixate on it specifically unless you wish to develop jhanas. If you re finding it laborious after a time the possibly that is what you ...
by lotus flower
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: my nimittas always disapear soon
Replies: 20
Views: 434

Re: my nimittas always disapear soon

... If it is, try to find delite in meditation, cultivate piti sukha in your sitting. Happy sitting! :anjali: [/quote] samadhi is always happy . breathing samadhi and nimitta samadhi are both happy. i have piti sukha.

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