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by ihrjordan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: How to stop wet dreams?
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: How to stop wet dreams?

... as a counter for lust, cultivating jhana, and practicing breath-control, specifically where you breath deep enough to capture the perineum ("breathing into the secret-spot"/perineum) and hold your breath. Notice how the perineum will spasm a bit if this is done right, ideally it should ...
by Aloka
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Dental meditation (buhaha!)
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Dental meditation (buhaha!)

I do a little self-hypnosis to begin with ..reeelaaax....letting go.....breathing in...breathing out...relaaaxing... When I'm nicely relaxed, I then become fully absorbed in the dentist's video screen above me, which shows beautiful coloured fish & sea creatures swimming in the ocean.


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by Bakmoon
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Some questions

1. In the satthipathana Sutta, the Buddha outlines many, many things to be aware of (i.e. Breathing in short, breathing in long, bodily processes, I am made of skin, fat, organs, etc....) Am I supposed to be aware of all these things simultaneously? That seems to me ...
by rolling_boulder
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Some questions

... on online communities for now. So, for my questions: 1. In the satthipathana Sutta, the Buddha outlines many, many things to be aware of (i.e. Breathing in short, breathing in long, bodily processes, I am made of skin, fat, organs, etc....) Am I supposed to be aware of all these things simultaneously? ...
by dhammapal
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 557
Views: 32613

Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

... making no choices because none of its choices were being challenged. So here you’re challenging those choices with the breath. Notice how you’re breathing. Explore what kind of breathing feels good right now because that’s an area where you can exercise some skillful choices. Notice how you think ...
by Thibetanus
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Question about Meditation and Agitation
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Question about Meditation and Agitation

... like effect that starts to cover my awareness/mind. I know that sometimes, when my mind gets more concentrated during meditation, my breathing/body becomes tranquil automatically, and I read from Ledi Sayadaw's manual on anapanasati (and I'm sure it's written elsewhere also) that ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2093
Views: 205470

Calm and Insight...

... It has aspects both of serene calm (Samatha) & incisive insight (Vipassana) . It is extraordinarily advantageous to train this unique breathing technique. Can recommend this booklet about standard Breathing Meditation very much: Mindfulness of Breathing. Classic Anapanasati meditation ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2093
Views: 205470

Contentment causes Calm...

... for one who is content, who has heard the Dhamma and clearly understands. Harmlessness is happiness in all worlds! Harmlessness towards all breathing beings. Udana 10 Therefore be capable, upright, and straight, easy to instruct, gentle, and not proud, content and easy to support with little, ...
by Maurice72
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Some Devotions
Replies: 5
Views: 99

The Girimānanda Sutta

... of cessation, contemplation of disenchantment with the whole world, contemplation of impermanence in all formations, mindfulness of in-and out-breathing. (I) And what, Ānanda, is contemplation of impermanence? Here, Ānanda, a bhikkhu, gone to the forest or to the foot of a tree, or to an empty ...
by Maurice72
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Some Devotions
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Forty Meditation Subjects (Kammaṭṭhāna)

... of the body involves the mental dissection of the body into thirty-two parts, which helps in making you unattached to your body. Mindfulness of breathing (Ānāpānasati) is the most fundamental of all Buddhist meditation subjects. And the recollection of peace is reflection on the qualities of ...
by Maurice72
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Some Devotions
Replies: 5
Views: 99

BRAHMAVIHĀRAPHARANĀ

... from troubles (of body and mind), may they protect their own happiness. 2. SABBE PĀNĀ∙AVERĀ ABBAYĀPAJJHĀ ANĪGHĀ SUKHĪ ATTĀNAṂ PARIHARANTU All breathing things, may they be freed of enmity, may they be freed from ill-treatment, may they be freed from troubles (of body and mind), may they protect ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2093
Views: 205470

The Pure Cosmic Good!

... and all around, Unobstructed, without trace of hostility. Sutta Nipata I, 8 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Pics/moon.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 mikenz66
Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.66 Salha Sutta
Replies: 7
Views: 155

AN 3.66 Salha Sutta

... Is there greed?" — "Yes, venerable sir." — "Covetousness is the meaning of that, I say. Through greed a covetous man kills breathing things, takes what is not given, commits adultery, and utters falsehood, and he gets another to do likewise. Will that be long for his harm ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2093
Views: 205470

Soaked in Jhãna Joy!

... II: Full Absorption Concentration fixed and anchored on object (appana-samadhi).   Techniques which can induce Jhana Absorption: Awareness of Breathing (AnapanaSati) Basic Entirety Object (Kasina) Inner Organs and Corpses (KayagataSati) The 4 Infinite and Divine States (Metta) The 4 Formless ...
by Thisperson
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Beginning yoga?
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: Beginning yoga?

... standing, standing twisting and arm balancing postures because these use strong & abnormal use of the breath. It is OK to vigorously use the breathing when running or playing sport because the whole body is moving but to use the breath vigorously when hold a static pose is unwise. A goal ...
by Ahern = Element
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Beginning yoga?
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: Beginning yoga?

... standing, standing twisting and arm balancing postures because these use strong & abnormal use of the breath. It is OK to vigorously use the breathing when running or playing sport because the whole body is moving but to use the breath vigorously when hold a static pose is unwise. A goal ...
by Jayantha-NJ
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Student Of The Path
Replies: 39
Views: 1740

Re: Student Of The Path

... negative mind states that have a strong aversion towards renunciation haha. When they were at their worse a few times it actually affected my breathing, you could say i had a mini panic attack. The biggest issue by far for me is attachment to family, especially my 10 year old nephew whom i ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2093
Views: 205470

The Final Tool..

Friends: What is the 3 Final Steps to Peace & Happiness? http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Pics/tools.v.jpg If Awareness by Breathing is frequently trained & refined over a period, the 4 Foundations of Awareness are gradually completed and all perfected... If the 4 Foundations of ...
by Aloka
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Pali Canon is Not Original, So What Shall We Do?
Replies: 109
Views: 1981

Re: The Pali Canon is Not Original, So What Shall We Do?

... - a suggestion might be to take a step back from views and opinions and relax for a little while, breathing in and breathing out. :anjali:
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2093
Views: 205470

The 40 Classic Meditation Methods!

... On the Buddha, 2: The Dhamma, 3: Noble Sangha community, 4: Morality, 5: Generosity, 6: Heavenly divine beings, 7: Death, 8: Body, 9: In-and-out-breathing All 4 jhanas possible:, 10: Peace. IV. Four divine abodes or infinite states brahma-vihara: 1: All-embracing friendliness = metta:, 2: Pity ...

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