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by JimmyRobinson523
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wat Dhammakaya
Replies: 521
Views: 60742

Re: Wat Dhammakaya

... different meditation technique. There are like 40 or so different meditation techniques in Buddhism, the one we use is similar to the more popular breathing meditation used in Thai Buddhism but it focuses on 7 bases along the path of the breath instead. We are also not the only ones who use the ...
by hohohodam
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I have some time to meditate and want to absolutely progress. Can I do this?
Replies: 32
Views: 480

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 The Thinker
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Fringe Theravāda Discussion
Topic: Trapped by concepts (words)
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Trapped by concepts (words)

... vocabulary by the nature of the trap of convention (words) ? What can we do ? ...ānāpānassati bhāvetabbā vitak­kupac­che­dāya... Mindfulness of breathing should be developed for the cutting-off of thoughts. Ud 4.1 Good advice pulga :namaste:
by pulga
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Fringe Theravāda Discussion
Topic: Trapped by concepts (words)
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Trapped by concepts (words)

... vocabulary by the nature of the trap of convention (words) ? What can we do ? ...ānāpānassati bhāvetabbā vitak­kupac­che­dāya... Mindfulness of breathing should be developed for the cutting-off of thoughts. Ud 4.1
by dhammacoustic
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dealing with overactive thinking mind
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: Dealing with overactive thinking mind

... generate intention and improve the quality of consciousness, meaning - you are actually able to put a distance between the mental activity and the breathing process. So focus on intelligence (ie; what should be done ), rather than the content of the mind (sensuous attractions). May I suggest you ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Going against the advice of the monk?
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Going against the advice of the monk?

... the element of motion — is pushing, movement, or vibration. ⋅ Mindfulness of the abdominal movements is obviously related to the breathing, but it is not breathing meditation (ānāpānassati). It is paying attention to the four elements (dhātumanasikāra), which is a different section ...
by Pinetree
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Going against the advice of the monk?
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Going against the advice of the monk?

... but not as it is for me now. For that, you may benefit from some practice during your daily activities. Maybe mindfulness of your body posture or breathing, etc.
by Pinetree
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dealing with overactive thinking mind
Replies: 17
Views: 556

Re: Dealing with overactive thinking mind

... like some advice says above or bringing your mind to a convenient object of concentration of your choice, such as the body or body posture or the breathing or another sense object. Again, for few hours per day. The practice needs to be persistent, so apply it to every thought as soon as you notice ...
by cjmacie
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Analayo and bare attention
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Bhikkhu Analayo and bare attention

... thing described in the sutta, but plainly it doesn't, for the Ānāpānassatisutta (for example) makes a complete path out of just mindfulness of breathing. Maybe I can find an answer then here. The satipatthana sutta maps an elaborately structured path -- almost encyclopedic, as if a reference ...
by Dhammanando
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Analayo and bare attention
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Bhikkhu Analayo and bare attention

... thing described in the sutta, but plainly it doesn't, for the Ānāpānassatisutta (for example) makes a complete path out of just mindfulness of breathing. In my opinion, if there is any fault in Anālayo's presentation it's that he is rather too charitable to the exclusive "only path" ...
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Pali
Topic: Pali term: Arañña
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Pali term: Arañña

... akuppaṃ paṭivijjhati. Katamehi pañcahi? (...) āraññako hoti pantasenāsano Endowed with five qualities, a bhikkhu practicing mindfulness of breathing will in no long time penetrate the unshakable [state]. Which five? (...) he is a forest dweller, [resorting to] distant lodgings ♦ The benefits ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: When and how to start with Vipassana meditation?
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: When and how to start with Vipassana meditation?

... perhaps too many, but a couple I would recommend for beginners: Practical Insight Meditation and Vipassanā Meditation Guidelines Mindfulness of breathing can also be used as a basis for insight meditation, but the Mahāsi method using the abdominal movements. With the breathing meditation, switch ...
by Domeniko
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: When and how to start with Vipassana meditation?
Replies: 2
Views: 154

When and how to start with Vipassana meditation?

... on the sensation of air flowing in and out of my nose. Whenever I notice thoughts coming up in my head I acknowledge them and then return to my breathing. When feelings of pain or discomfort become so strong, that they distract my from my meditation, I try to focus on them and try to feel them ...
by Dhammanando
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: 3 Exhortations to Ven. Mahakassapa
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: 3 Exhortations to Ven. Mahakassapa

... . Spk: This is mindfulness of the body associated with pleasure by way of the first jhāna in the foulness meditation and mindfulness of breathing. This threefold exhortation was itself the elder’s going forth and higher ordination. Other occurrences of sātasahagata in the Suttas concern ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2528
Views: 276231

Infinite is Friendliness :-) _/\_

... wish for another to suffer. Sutta Nipata I, 8 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Pics/interspecies.friendship.cat.dog.boop.gif 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 perkele
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Meditation subjects, intrusive and discursive thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Meditation subjects, intrusive and discursive thoughts

First, about Intrusive thoughts: I've always been too discursive in my mind, sometimes to the point of even affecting me with obsessive, intrusive, threating and irrational thoughts about diseases I may get or I may induce just by thinking about them, and triggering severe anxiety episodes. I've be...
by sattva
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1413
Views: 83511

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

... do believe that it is a wonderful way to live and to experience life. I think the song also speaks to those moments when you don't want anything. Breathing and loving is there right in the moment and it is enough. Nothing needs to be added. Those moments are so freeing. I had one of them recently ...
by dhammapal
Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 998
Views: 72471

Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

... ripples you send out when you choose what to eat, what to wear, where to live: What is your impact on the world? The fact that you’re alive and breathing means that you have a lot of needs, and the needs can be met only by relying on others. How can you rely on them so that you’re not harming ...
by SDC
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Phenomenological Dhamma
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 397
Views: 9110

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

... general while that very action is actually present. Ultimately of course, this leads to the full transparency of that “I”, in that experience of breathing as a whole, and its utterly redundant nature that is being gratuitously assumed. This nature, if mindfulness pursued to the extent necessary, ...
by dhammapal
Mon May 30, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 998
Views: 72471

Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

... when anger arises, there’ll be a tightness in the breath, a tightness in the chest that wasn’t there before. When fear arises, your heartbeat and breathing rate change. So staying in touch with the breath is an excellent way of getting yourself in touch with what’s going on with the mind. From: ...

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