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by mikenz66
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and five precepts
Replies: 192
Views: 8085

Re: Sotapanna and five precepts

... for you to answer my question: How is the first tetrad of the anapanasati sutta helping at achieving at least the level of dhamma follower ? “Breathing in long, he understands: ‘I breathe in long’; or breathing out long, he understands: ‘I breathe out long.’ Breathing in short, he understands: ...
by thepea
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and five precepts
Replies: 192
Views: 8085

Re: Sotapanna and five precepts

@r1111 When I began meditating it was at a srilanken vihara, I was taught breathing focused at nostrils and to note things such a itch itch itch pain pain pain etc... the back to breath awareness. Break up sitting with walking meditation. But from what I have ...
by SarathW
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Why indifference is worse than pleasure?
Replies: 15
Views: 120

Re: Why indifference is worse than pleasure?

... eliminates it as he did the other three Jhàna factors, and develops the more subtle and peaceful Upekkhà. On the attainment of the fifth Jhàna breathing ceases. As he has transcended both pain and pleasure by will-power, he is immune to pain too. This Upekkhà is a highly refined form of the ...
by aflatun
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and five precepts
Replies: 192
Views: 8085

Re: Sotapanna and five precepts

... http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.107.horn.html http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.125.horn.html Mindfulness of breathing: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.118.than.html There is no need to rely on my interpretation. You can just read the suttas and ...
by Twilight
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and five precepts
Replies: 192
Views: 8085

Re: Sotapanna and five precepts

... http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.107.horn.html http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.125.horn.html Mindfulness of breathing: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.118.than.html There is no need to rely on my interpretation. You can just read the suttas and ...
by aflatun
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and five precepts
Replies: 192
Views: 8085

Re: Sotapanna and five precepts

... unpack what this looks like on the ground for you in a formal sitting session? In a formal sitting session, one should practice mindfulness of breathing. It's basically what I and those suttas describe above only that it's done in a sitting session and has other elements to it. The goal here ...
by Twilight
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and contemplating higher teachings] (explained) -
Replies: 236
Views: 2059

Re: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and contemplating higher teachings] (explaine

... jhanas" and other inventions than feel free to quote them. Only sutta you will ever find on sitting meditation is the mindfulness of breathing sutta witch has 16 steps, none of witch having anything to do with the modern vipassana inventions: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.118.than.html ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2678
Views: 315594

Experiencing the Breath!

... Once when Venerable Girimananda was sick, the Buddha said to Ven. Ananda. What is the experience of acute Awareness by in-&-out Breathing? It is when a Bhikkhu, who have gone to the forest, or to the root of a tree, or to an empty hut, sits down cross-legged, having straightened ...
by Twilight
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and five precepts
Replies: 192
Views: 8085

Re: Sotapanna and five precepts

... unpack what this looks like on the ground for you in a formal sitting session? In a formal sitting session, one should practice mindfulness of breathing. It's basically what I and those suttas describe above only that it's done in a sitting session and has other elements to it. The goal here ...
by Twilight
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna and five precepts
Replies: 192
Views: 8085

Re: Sotapanna and five precepts

... your own words? If you are asking for a "meditation technique" - there is no such thing in the Pali Canon. There is that mindfulness of breathing meditation witch should be understood in context and is not exactly a "technique". It can also not be taken out of context and be ...
by CecilN
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 201

Re: Attitude towards body discomfort

... And what, bhikkhus, is birth? The birth of the various beings (satta) into the various orders of beings (satta)... SN 12.2 The mantra: 'breathing-in-atta'; 'breathing-out-satta'; 'atta-satta'; 'atta-satta', will not uproot the underlying tendencies ( anusaya ) because both 'atta' & ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2678
Views: 315594

Anapana-Sati Breathing Meditation

Dhamma on Air #53: Anapana-Sati Breathing Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLud0Ue7LE The 3rd Lotus-Offering to the Lord Buddha's Tooth Relic, Kandy, Sri Lanka @ 2:57 Question 173: Please make a detailed instruction video on Anapana-Sati ...
by robertk
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and contemplating higher teachings] (explained) -
Replies: 236
Views: 2059

Re: Mahashi vs sutta (explained)

... of a person writing such things about the space kasina ? And on what suttas is the vipassana meditation based on ? On the 16 step mindfulness of breathing sutta out of witch note is about focusing on the abdomen? https://suttacentral.net/en/mn118 That colophon was written by a transcriber of ...
by Twilight
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and contemplating higher teachings] (explained) -
Replies: 236
Views: 2059

Re: Mahashi vs sutta (explained)

... of a person writing such things about the space kasina ? And on what suttas is the vipassana meditation based on ? On the 16 step mindfulness of breathing sutta out of witch note is about focusing on the abdomen? https://suttacentral.net/en/mn118
by Twilight
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and contemplating higher teachings] (explained) -
Replies: 236
Views: 2059

Mahashi [and other Satipatthana/Samadhi development methods] vs sutta [and contemplating higher teachings] (explained) -

... style meditation that buddhist and more far away from sutta meditation than the day-to-day life mahashi mindfulness practice. (mindfulness of breathing involves 16 steps, none of witch is focusing on the abdomen) A good sutta explaining the context in witch day to day mindfulness should be ...
by Twilight
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Samatha and Anatta
Replies: 45
Views: 587

Re: Samatha and Anatta

... style meditation that buddhist and more far away from sutta meditation than the day-to-day life mahashi mindfulness practice. (mindfulness of breathing involves 16 steps, none of witch is focusing on the abdomen) A good sutta explaining the context in witch day to day mindfulness should be ...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Samatha and Anatta
Replies: 45
Views: 587

Re: Samatha and Anatta

... regular periods of meditation into his day-to-day life. When I later practiced intensive retreats on my own, I used anapana-sati [mindfulness of breathing] as my sole meditation subject. But after some time, I found my mind became dry and rigid, and I felt the need to soften and enrich it with ...
by exist
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Anyone explain Ajahn Chah's Experience ?
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: Can Anyone explain Ajahn Chah's Experience ?

... agitated. "What's going on?" I wondered. "Why should it be like this?" After a while, I realized that concentration is like breathing. If you determine to force your breaths to be deep or shallow, fast or slow, breathing becomes difficult. But when you are just walking along, ...
by Yuki91
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is it possible to attain the first jhana outside of a retreat?
Replies: 28
Views: 1772

Re: Is it possible to attain the first jhana outside of a retreat?

... the negative effect of all the distractions of meditating in a room full of 20-30 people, with the creaking sounds (some in chairs), others breathing or coughing, some coming and going,… Tried instead sitting in the bedroom, or off in a remote "meditation" cottage on the premises ...
by Passaddhi
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Extreme shaking and movement of the head and limbs and Jhana
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: Extreme shaking and movement of the head and limbs and J

... help bring into being a state of calm and open receptivity. We now bring that open, calm, receptive attention into the body, noticing now how the breathing has been slowing and deepening, and taking that as a cue to become more aware of the body, noticing the sensations of the breathing (not just ...

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