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by fivebells
Wed May 20, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Insight Meditation
Topic: confused
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: confused

If you want to improve your concentration, attend to the pleasure and comfort in the sensations your associate with breathing. Find the most comfortable spot with a body scan and start there, then try to spread the sensation elsewhere.
by cooran
Wed May 20, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness

This is an interesting article about Jesus' Lost Years and India:


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-davi ... 79513.html

With metta,
Chris
by Dan74
Tue May 19, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness

Oddly enough, because standard Christianity preaches total non aggression. In buddhism, I prefer to always go back to the source when making claims about the actual content of the teachings of the Buddha. You will not find a single sutta where the Buddha speaks in favor of violence and killing othe...
by Aloka
Tue May 19, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Insight Meditation
Topic: confused
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: confused

Simply pay attention to your breathing. Ignore anything that tells you to do something such as 10 these or thats per a unit of time. All that does is cause you to start thinking about doing that and not actual being mindful or concentrated. ...
by daverupa
Tue May 19, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness

You should read the bible regarding Christianity. See some examples of "total non aggression": All but one from the Tanakh (the "Old Testament", which receives different exegeses under Xian use), and that one from Luke 19:27 is part of a parable (see Luke 19:11) describing theod...
by Alobha
Tue May 19, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness

Oddly enough, because standard Christianity preaches total non aggression. In buddhism, I prefer to always go back to the source when making claims about the actual content of the teachings of the Buddha. You will not find a single sutta where the Buddha speaks in favor of violence and killing othe...
by Alex123
Sun May 17, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1173
Views: 45130

Re: The causes for wisdom

... two suttas focus entirely on meditation, the Mahasatipatthana Sutta (Four Foundations of Mindfulness) and the Anapanasati Sutta (Mindfulness of Breathing). A search of Access to Insight's translations of the Suttas online for the word 'meditation' yields only 93 results, and aside from the aforementioned ...
by Dawnbird
Sat May 16, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: Enlightenment vs Nibbana/Nirvana?
Replies: 17
Views: 1410

Re: Enlightenment vs Nibbana/Nirvana?

... I take to mean something like the "great peace" that naturally stems from the penetrating wisdom of bodhi. An ultimate sense of "breathing out". Of completely being done. A permanent fixing of the feeling we get upon arriving at our destination. Perhaps it has joy in it too, ...
by pegembara
Fri May 15, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: watching rise and fall
Replies: 116
Views: 1363

Re: watching rise and fall

... cannot possibly be achieved without some discipline over the body, since we must be able to endure the prescribed posture, practice the prescribed breathing exercises, and so on. It is further built on a change of outlook which we can well describe as "ethical." Tradition is quite unambiguous ...
by retrofuturist
Thu May 14, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: watching rise and fall
Replies: 116
Views: 1363

Re: watching rise and fall

... cannot possibly be achieved without some discipline over the body, since we must be able to endure the prescribed posture, practice the prescribed breathing exercises, and so on. It is further built on a change of outlook which we can well describe as "ethical." Tradition is quite unambiguous ...
by dhammarelax
Thu May 14, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana through Jhana practice
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Nibbana through Jhana practice

... if you are so completely absorbed in to your meditation object then you cannot see anything this is why MN 10 says: "He understands he is breathing in long" and not he focuses exclusively on the breath with the exclusion of everything else until all reality fades away, this last version ...
by badscooter
Wed May 13, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana through Jhana practice
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Nibbana through Jhana practice

... if you are so completely absorbed in to your meditation object then you cannot see anything this is why MN 10 says: "He understands he is breathing in long" and not he focuses exclusively on the breath with the exclusion of everything else until all reality fades away, this last version ...
by dhammarelax
Wed May 13, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness

The Buddha says in MN 11: "Only within the Buddhas dispensation there are Sottapanas, Sakadegamis, Anagamis and Arahants" so lets say you are the best Communist, atheist, Christian, Mulsim, Jew, Hindu, agnostic etc. can you become awakened? NO not even first level. Admittedly this sounds h...
by Bakmoon
Wed May 13, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness

However, Jesus' miracles would, I assume indicate some kind of familiarity on his part with the benefits of breathing mindfulness - like attaining jhana. He walked on water, supposedly. This, for some reason indicates that the knowledge Jesus had would have had to be comparable ...
by Pondera
Wed May 13, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness

... more - the parables of Jesus might only point to the qualities of love and compassion for the most part. In other words, they might not point to breathing mindfulness per say. However, Jesus' miracles would, I assume indicate some kind of familiarity on his part with the benefits of breathing ...
by Dan74
Wed May 13, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness

I seriously doubt that with a mindset like this, breathing mindfulness would do much for the people. As far as I can tell, they are missing the Right View for starters. Take up the first verse of the Dhammapada with them and see what they say! I've ...
by rohana
Wed May 13, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness

Bhikkhus, in the past, there was a Teacher called Sunetta, one free of greed who helped to cross the ford. The Teacher Sunetta had innumerable hundreds of disciples .Bhikkhus, this Teacher taught, to be born in the world of Brahma. Those who completely knew the dispensation of Sunetta, after death,...
by lyndon taylor
Wed May 13, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness

What part of "I'm not interested" (when they come to the door) do you not understand!! Works for me.
by Pondera
Wed May 13, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness
Replies: 10
Views: 225

X-anity = Buddhism - breathing mindfulness

... to deviate from it - to the point where "personal opinions" are discouraged, I believe the JW movement in particular is missing out on breathing mindfulness. The rigidity of their attitude towards anyone outside of their "world" suggests a lack of discursive thinking, bent ...
by Dan74
Tue May 12, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Ninoslav Nanamoli
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Ninoslav Nanamoli

Sounds like pretty standard breathing meditation instruction to me, at least as I got it (admittedly mostly from Zen teachers).

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