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Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: I am stuck in my meditation practice. Any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: I am stuck in my meditation practice. Any suggestions?

... mind will stop dwelling on the past or the future. This helps release any subconscious grasping there is in your current mind state. 2. Practice breathing for 1-2 minutes many times a day. When you breath, feel the whole body as you inhale and feel the whole body relaxing as you exhale. Try to ...
by zan
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Breath as concept vs breath as touch and movement?
Replies: 22
Views: 172

Re: Breath as concept vs breath as touch and movement?

... the one hand, the jhana form of samadhi . And different, on the other hand, the sensations of rising and falling of the abdomen with (abdominal) breathing as much coarser, more complicated and dynamic -- not suitable for fixed concentration, but perfect for moment-to-moment following ("noting"), ...
by cjmacie
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Breath as concept vs breath as touch and movement?
Replies: 22
Views: 172

Re: Breath as concept vs breath as touch and movement?

... the one hand, the jhana form of samadhi . And different, on the other hand, the sensations of rising and falling of the abdomen with (abdominal) breathing as much coarser, more complicated and dynamic -- not suitable for fixed concentration, but perfect for moment-to-moment following ("noting"), ...
by zan
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Breath as concept vs breath as touch and movement?
Replies: 22
Views: 172

Re: Breath as concept vs breath as touch and movement?

... You can see that in the instructions of teachers who advocate aiming for deep absorption, such as Ajahn Brahm: Just ask yourself right now:“Am I breathing in or breathing out? How do I know?” There! The experience that tells you what the breath is doing, that is what you focus on. Let go of the ...
by Dmytro
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 55
Views: 8319

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

... from our body and hatred of sin. Indeed, it is a source of almost every virtue. We should therefore, if possible, use it as we use our own breathing. 156. A heart that has been completely emptied of mental images gives birth to divine, mysterious intellections that sport within it like ...
by mikenz66
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Breath as concept vs breath as touch and movement?
Replies: 22
Views: 172

Re: Breath as concept vs breath as touch and movement?

... You can see that in the instructions of teachers who advocate aiming for deep absorption, such as Ajahn Brahm: Just ask yourself right now:“Am I breathing in or breathing out? How do I know?” There! The experience that tells you what the breath is doing, that is what you focus on. Let go of the ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Orthodox Hindu proofs of Self/critiques of Buddhist views
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Orthodox Hindu proofs of Self/critiques of Buddhist views

... is just a conventional usage. Purification of View When that knowledge has come to maturity, the meditator understands thus: “At the moment of breathing in, there is just the rising movement of the abdomen and the knowing of the movement, but there is no self besides; at the moment of breathing ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2592
Views: 288076

Friendly is Mettaah :-)

... http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Pics/smiling.jpg Then he should think: May all beings be joyous and safe! Let every creature's mind rejoice. Whatever breathing beings there are, No matter whether feeble or firm, With none excepted, whether long; Tall, big, medium, short or small; Whether seen or unseen, ...
by Dmytro
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 55
Views: 8319

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

... energy": Do you feel that your immediate experience of the body is of the solid parts, and that they have to manage the mechanics of breathing, which is secondary? What happens if you conceive your immediate experience of the body in a different way, as a field of primary breath energy, ...
by Dmytro
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 55
Views: 8319

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

... shift so you feel the concentration and the breath merging until they become one blended experience. No longer feeling the physical sensations of breathing as being separate from the experience of concentration, you now find that the object of your attention is transformed into a new experience, ...
by Dmytro
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 55
Views: 8319

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

... nineteen, that is to say, nine kasinas omitting the air kasina and the ten kinds of foulness, must be apprehended by sight. ... Mindfulness of breathing must be apprehended by touch; the air kasina by sight and touch; ..." Visuddhimagga III, 121 One can apprehend the nimitta of air kasiṇa ...
by cjmacie
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 55
Views: 8319

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

... rupa - "fine"-material), hence suitable for forming an immobile nimitta for jhanic absorption. This in contrast to the use of abdominal breathing, as in Mahasi training, which is taught as more specifically "air" element, i.e. predominantly motion, and, being s/w grosser, does ...
by Dmytro
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali Term: Nimitta
Replies: 55
Views: 8319

Re: Pali Term: Nimitta

... that which is produced in the action of spinning cotton or silk cotton. Also, it is likened to the pleasant feeling produced by a breeze. Thus in breathing in and out, air touches the nose or the lip and causes the setting-up of air perception mindfulness. This does not depend on colour or form. ...
by Saoshun
Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Christianity at Abhayagiri
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Buddhism and Christianity at Abhayagiri

... breath or whatever to try this. In 40 minutes you should attain jhana. and here is some quote: 'Let the remembrance of Jesus be united with your breathing' Same as breathing + Buddho.
by Dmytro
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Anyone know of a book on jhana through anapanasati using tactile nimitta?
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Anyone know of a book on jhana through anapanasati using tactile nimitta?

If one looks at the suttas, Patisambhidamagga and Vimuttimagga one will see instructions in great detail on how to use mindfulness of breathing to enter jhana and these instructions do not mention making use of visual nimitta but rather use tactile nimitta and, in the case of the Patisambhidamagga ...
by tiltbillings
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An Amazing opportunity - ven. Wajirabuddhi Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 2376

Re: An Amazing opportunity - ven. Wajirabuddhi Thero

You didn't even understood what I'm trying to say and did not put effort forward it. I mean knowing citta is like breathing or seeing scar on face of people. If you see the scar on people face you know there is such thing (it's just natural to seeing citta like seeing other people ...
by Saoshun
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An Amazing opportunity - ven. Wajirabuddhi Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 2376

Re: An Amazing opportunity - ven. Wajirabuddhi Thero

So what are you claiming here? That you see cittas? How would that itself not be a claim of attainmrnt of some sort? It's not attainment. Is your breathing attainment? What exactly do you think a citta is? This seems like a variant of the "I know he's enlightened because the way he smiles" ...
by davidbrainerd
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An Amazing opportunity - ven. Wajirabuddhi Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 2376

Re: An Amazing opportunity - ven. Wajirabuddhi Thero

... So what are you claiming here? That you see cittas? How would that itself not be a claim of attainmrnt of some sort? It's not attainment. Is your breathing attainment? What exactly do you think a citta is? This seems like a variant of the "I know he's enlightened because the way he smiles" ...
by JMGinPDX
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I have some time to meditate and want to absolutely progress. Can I do this?
Replies: 35
Views: 983

Re: I have some time to meditate and want to absolutely progress. Can I do this?

... and uninspiring. Temple unfortunately gets a lot of tourist visitors. I have requested interviews but it is still the same. I have been pracitsing breathing meditation on nostril for couple of years which has given me a lot of calm and emotional control but as far as "milestones" that ...
by Saoshun
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An Amazing opportunity - ven. Wajirabuddhi Thero
Replies: 116
Views: 2376

Re: An Amazing opportunity - ven. Wajirabuddhi Thero

... So what are you claiming here? That you see cittas? How would that itself not be a claim of attainmrnt of some sort? It's not attainment. Is your breathing attainment?

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