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by chownah
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness of breathing - sutta version
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Mindfulness of breathing - sutta version

Baloon, I like what you are saying and I think you will benefit....but I do think that when you try to analyze what problems will be had if one takes another approach you are missing the boat. You are analyzing it from your perspective and experience. Other people have other perspectives and experie...
by Mohan Gnanathilake
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness of breathing - sutta version
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Mindfulness of breathing - sutta version

Concentration on respiration is the easiest to gain the one-pointedness of the mind.

As a Theravada Buddhist I believe that concentration on the breathing process leads to one-pointedness of the mind and ultimately to insight which enables one to attain Sainthood or Arahatship.
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2651
Views: 300235

Pure Action x 3!

... kill any living being. Without stick or weapon, careful, kind, gentle, and full of sympathy, he protects the welfare of all living, sentient and breathing beings! 2: Honesty! One avoids all stealing, abstains from taking what is not freely given, what another possesses of goods and property in ...
by dhammarelax
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Gradual Yoga training
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Gradual Yoga training

Has anyone come across an exposition of gradual Yoga training including stages like Relaxation, Breathing (pranayama), Asanas, Meditation, etc.?

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by dhammarelax
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Is it essential to have a specific point of awareness?
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Is it essential to have a specific point of awareness?

... it seems my mind tends to veer off and distractions are somehow more stirring when I do so. I experimented a few times with simply being aware of breathing, how it affects my whole body with no specific fixed point of awareness. This seems to be easier to focus on, and the thoughts that arise ...
by Laurens
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Is it essential to have a specific point of awareness?
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Is it essential to have a specific point of awareness?

... it seems my mind tends to veer off and distractions are somehow more stirring when I do so. I experimented a few times with simply being aware of breathing, how it affects my whole body with no specific fixed point of awareness. This seems to be easier to focus on, and the thoughts that arise ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2651
Views: 300235

An Unsurpassable Radiance!

... all beings with infinite & mutual joy ... The Bhikkhu suffuses all beings with unlimited equanimity ... Digha Nikaya 33 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, 72 ...
by bodom
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Om and Buddho
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Om and Buddho

... Developing these basic meditation themes of Buddhanussati (the recollection of the qualities of the Buddha) and anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing) are a way of cultivating sati, that is, 'mindful recollection'. We practise Dhamma in order to train ourselves, to further the development ...
by Akalika
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Concerns about upcoming Goenka retreat
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Concerns about upcoming Goenka retreat

... bare attention to them... in other words, knowing sensations as sensations, perceptions as perceptions, feelings as feelings, and so on. "Breathing in long, he discerns 'I am breathing in long'", etc. For me, it's really helpful to use mental "noting" to make my cognitions ...
by Glass
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Duty for the 1rst noble truth
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Duty for the 1rst noble truth

... have been tranquillized. For one who has attained the third jhana, rapture has been tranquillized. For one who has attained the fourth jhana, in-breathing and out-breathing have been tranquillized. For one who has attained the cessation of perception and feeling, perception and feeling have been ...
by massara
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Pleasant Sensations During Meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Pleasant Sensations During Meditation

Since some weeks ago, while I am meditating focusing in my breathing something interesting happens. When I get a little concentrated, I start to smile and feel a great calm all over the body, sometimes a little ecstasy. I take notice of these sensations ...
by dhammarelax
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Pleasant Sensations During Meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Pleasant Sensations During Meditation

Since some weeks ago, while I am meditating focusing in my breathing something interesting happens. When I get a little concentrated, I start to smile and feel a great calm all over the body, sometimes a little ecstasy. I take notice of these sensations ...
by SarathW
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why are the 7 Awakening factors the more effective?
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: Why are the 7 Awakening factors the more effective?

“Bhikkhus, when mindfulness of breathing is developed and cultivated, it is of great fruit and great benefit. When mindfulness of breathing is developed and cultivated, it fulfils the four foundations of mindfulness. When the four foundations ...
by yann
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Ashin Tejaniya and Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Ashin Tejaniya and Thanissaro Bhikkhu

... of the Buddha. The root is the same. Some yogi will be at ease with looking at the citta. Some others will be at ease with contemplation of breathing, at the stage of Samatha or when observing anicca ( Vipassana) while breathing in.. and breathing out. For me, am used to practice kaya and ...
by massara
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Pleasant Sensations During Meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Pleasant Sensations During Meditation

Since some weeks ago, while I am meditating focusing in my breathing something interesting happens. When I get a little concentrated, I start to smile and feel a great calm all over the body, sometimes a little ecstasy. I take notice of these sensations ...
by yann
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: In which Jhana you experience the perception of light?
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: In which Jhana you experience the perception of light?

... experiment all the 16 stages of the Anapanasati Sutta up to Nibbana. He experiment the First Tetrade of Anapanasati Sutta: 1) he experiments long breathing 2) he experiments short breathing 3) he experiments breathing in all parts of the body 4) he experiments calming calming body with breathing. ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2651
Views: 300235

The next Buddha Metteyya!

... the world of the 60 missionary Arahats 3: The passing away of the general of the Dhamma: Sariputta. 4: The Buddha's 1st explanation of Anapanasati Breathing Meditation. More on the Significance of Il Poya Day: http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Importance_of_Il_Poya.htm http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Pics/metteyya.bronze.ruby.jpg ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2651
Views: 300235

Pure Good!

... around, Unobstructed, without trace of hostility. Sutta Nipata I, 8 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Pics/Hibiscus_Buddha.s.jpg May all creatures, all breathing & living things, All beings, one and all, without any exception, Experience the good fortune of Happiness! May they not fall into any ...
by fijiNut
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Ajaan Lee Method
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Ajaan Lee Method

... on whole body awareness and training in the feelings of comfort and rapture) http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.118.than.html "[1] Breathing in long, he discerns, 'I am breathing in long'; or breathing out long, he discerns, 'I am breathing out long.' [2] Or breathing in short, ...
by rowboat
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1194
Views: 20073

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

... day." While Black called it an “amazing night,” he warned that white nationalists need to forge ahead because “Trump has just given us breathing room.” Black's former partner in crime, David Duke, took credit in part for Trump's win tweeting “make no mistake about it, our people played ...

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