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by Kamran
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Perception of the Breath in All Six Sense Fields?
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Perception of the Breath in All Six Sense Fields?

... thought struck me. I usually meditate using the method that Thanissaro Bhikku recommends, which I'll sum up here: 1. Find a comfortable way of breathing. 2. Stay with each in-and-out breath. 3. When the blatant sensations of breathing are comfortable, expand your awareness to different parts ...
by Upāsaka Sumana
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Theravāda for the modern world
Topic: Samatha Trust
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: Samatha Trust

... way down to 1 (all that in one breath). Then one repeats the cycle. If the mind wanders, one returns to the mental counting while focused on the breathing. No matter how many times the mind wanders, one just brings it back to the counting and the breath. I asked him whether this means that the ...
by rolling_boulder
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Perception of the Breath in All Six Sense Fields?
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Perception of the Breath in All Six Sense Fields?

... thought struck me. I usually meditate using the method that Thanissaro Bhikku recommends, which I'll sum up here: 1. Find a comfortable way of breathing. 2. Stay with each in-and-out breath. 3. When the blatant sensations of breathing are comfortable, expand your awareness to different parts ...
by acinteyyo
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Seeking experience
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Seeking experience

... sensations disappeared more and more, because I used movement of the abdomen, and feelings of the breath on the nostrils as well as the sound of breathing to focus on the breath. When the breath became subtler and bodily sensations disappeared widely I lost those reference points where the mind ...
by dhammarelax
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Mostly Used Meditation Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Mostly Used Meditation Practice

... conteplations, the recollection of the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha, virtue, generosity, devas, peace, death, mindfulness of the body, mindfulness of breathing, meditation on loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy,and equanimity, meditating on the unattractive nature of food, and the analysis ...
by dhammapal
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 582
Views: 34490

Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

... Passage §16, however, suggests that these themes can perform this function as adjuncts to mindfulness practice. 3) Mindfulness of in-and-out breathing and mindfulness immersed in the body are the primary themes for developing tranquility and insight so as to lead to strong concentration in ...
by Sylvester
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Review of Ven. Ñānavīra's "Notes on Dhamma"
Replies: 74
Views: 1381

Re: A Review of Ven. Ñānavīra's "Notes on Dhamma"

... and perception and feeling, respectively, as bodily, verbal, and mental kamma (or cetanā)? Is my present existence the result of my breathing in the preceding existence? Is thinking-&-pondering verbal action? Must we regard perception and feeling as intention, when the Suttas ...
by SDC
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A Review of Ven. Ñānavīra's "Notes on Dhamma"
Replies: 74
Views: 1381

Re: A Review of Ven. Ñānavīra's "Notes on Dhamma"

... and perception and feeling, respectively, as bodily, verbal, and mental kamma (or cetanā)? Is my present existence the result of my breathing in the preceding existence? Is thinking-&-pondering verbal action? Must we regard perception and feeling as intention, when the Suttas ...
by peterve
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Mostly Used Meditation Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Mostly Used Meditation Practice

... conteplations, the recollection of the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha, virtue, generosity, devas, peace, death, mindfulness of the body, mindfulness of breathing, meditation on loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy,and equanimity, meditating on the unattractive nature of food, and the analysis ...
by Bakmoon
Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Mostly Used Meditation Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Mostly Used Meditation Practice

... conteplations, the recollection of the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha, virtue, generosity, devas, peace, death, mindfulness of the body, mindfulness of breathing, meditation on loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy,and equanimity, meditating on the unattractive nature of food, and the analysis ...
by soapy3
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Mostly Used Meditation Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Mostly Used Meditation Practice

... conteplations, the recollection of the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha, virtue, generosity, devas, peace, death, mindfulness of the body, mindfulness of breathing, meditation on loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy,and equanimity, meditating on the unattractive nature of food, and the analysis ...
by Bakmoon
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Mostly Used Meditation Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Mostly Used Meditation Practice

... conteplations, the recollection of the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha, virtue, generosity, devas, peace, death, mindfulness of the body, mindfulness of breathing, meditation on loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy,and equanimity, meditating on the unattractive nature of food, and the analysis ...
by peterve
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Mostly Used Meditation Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Mostly Used Meditation Practice

Meditation has always been the core practice used by Buddhist monks. Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving Kindness Meditation are some of the mostly used meditation practice. http://www.buddha-statues.info/blog/buddha-facts/medition-in-buddhism" onclick="window.open(this.href);return ...
by mikenz66
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: Sankhara
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Sankhara

... of perception and feeling: the bodily formation, the verbal formation, and the mental formation (IV 293,7–28 SN 41.6 ). The first is in-and-out breathing (because breath is bound up with the body); the second, thought and examination (because by thinking one formulates the ideas one expresses ...
by Mike1
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Fear of Meditation?!
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Fear of Meditation?!

... I cant explain it. And this peace lasted for the whole day! I was like meditating the whole day, I had no thinking, I was just experiencing, just breathing. (I have read that such a state is something like the 2th Jhana or something, but I dont know much about it.) But at some point it was just ...
by retrofuturist
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Theravāda for the modern world
Topic: New work on Paticcasamuppada by Ven. Ñāṇananda
Replies: 219
Views: 3928

Re: New work on Paticcasamuppada by Ven. Ñāṇananda

... — ardent, alert, & mindful — putting aside greed & distress with reference to the world. "This is how mindfulness of in-&-out breathing is developed & pursued so as to bring the four frames of reference to their culmination. Perhaps it's time to become more dispassionate ...
by Wri
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: A nice explanation of the reason for "noting"
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: A nice explanation of the reason for "noting"

... without effort. So if you simply bring your attention to your breath without forcing a label, your brain will quietly say on it's own "breathing in." It happens whenever you bring your attention to something deliberately. You don't have to try noting something, your brain is actually ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is a dhamma, according to the Sutta & Vinaya Pitakas?
Replies: 91
Views: 1473

Re: What is a dhamma, according to the Sutta & Vinaya Pitakas?

... — ardent, alert, & mindful — putting aside greed & distress with reference to the world. "This is how mindfulness of in-&-out breathing is developed & pursued so as to bring the four frames of reference to their culmination. [Note: In the Anapanasati Sutta each of the four ...
by lotus flower
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Fear of emptiness
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Fear of emptiness

... like hear experiences from other meditators. at the last weeks i attained deeper level of samadhi, absorption easily comes while i focus on the breathing, i see blue and white lights (Nimitta) sometimes blue, sometimes white... Absorption comes, a very bright light comes, i forget the breathing, ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2121
Views: 209159

Genuine is Goodwill!

... a friend of all bipeds; I am a friend of those with four feet, I am a friend too of any many-footed! Anguttara Nikaya IV 67 May all creatures, all breathing things; All beings, one and all, without exception, Experience good fortune only! :-) May they not fall into any harm. Anguttara Nikaya II ...

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