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by mikenz66
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bodhism: Conscience and Doctrine in the Thought of Bhikkhu Bodhi
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Bodhism: Conscience and Doctrine in the Thought of Bhikkhu Bodhi

... Practitioners of the 1990s and earlier became acquainted with the American-born Theravada monk mainly through his guided meditation and recorded breathing and sitting courses. He was also renowned for his seminal translations and editorship of several major publications of Theravada texts, along ...
by dhammapal
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 632
Views: 39987

Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

... At first, they resist. But after a while, as they actually try the method, they become more and more sensitive to the element of intention in the breathing, and they begin to realize that even when they thought they were allowing the breath to do its own thing, they were actually manipulating ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2182
Views: 218717

Metta means Most :-) _/\_

... feet, I am a friend of the many-footed! Anguttara Nikaya 4.67 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Pics/dog.boy.metta.praying.jpg 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 santa100
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Jhana definition by Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 127
Views: 1730

Re: Jhana definition by Ajahn Brahm

... evaluation have been stilled. When one has attained the third jhāna, rapture has been stilled. When one has attained the fourth jhāna, in-and-out breathing has been stilled. When one has attained the dimension of the infinitude of space, the perception of forms has been stilled . When one has ...
by khlawng
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Jhana definition by Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 127
Views: 1730

Re: Jhana definition by Ajahn Brahm

... evaluation have been stilled. When one has attained the third jhāna, rapture has been stilled. When one has attained the fourth jhāna, in-and-out breathing has been stilled. When one has attained the dimension of the infinitude of space, the perception of forms has been stilled . When one has ...
by santa100
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Jhana definition by Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 127
Views: 1730

Re: Jhana definition by Ajahn Brahm

... evaluation have been stilled. When one has attained the third jhāna, rapture has been stilled. When one has attained the fourth jhāna, in-and-out breathing has been stilled. When one has attained the dimension of the infinitude of space, the perception of forms has been stilled . When one has ...
by Mudita
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Practice Questions for Kasinas
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Practice Questions for Kasinas

... the color, as in anapana practise what is the most important is not to observe the beginning or the ending of the breath but to know that we are breathing. The gaze will become stable naturally with the development of the concentration. I think it's also sufficient to observe the disk globally ...
by perkele
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: Is dukkha both the cause and the effect?
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: Is dukkha both the cause and the effect?

... ("good"/wholesmome - "bad"/unwholesome) which is gone; neutral desire/volition (like what's needed for survival, eating, breathing, etc., complying with requests and finishing some business devoid of self-interest - like founding a monastic order, instating rules of conduct, ...
by daverupa
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Constant Jhana?
Replies: 148
Views: 2258

Re: Constant Jhana?

... attained to the first higher state of mind sensual perceptions cease. --- But, you know what, looking down at AN 9.34, I notice that in-&-out breathing stops in fourth jhana... maybe there is, throughout the four jhanas, an external seclusion but not an internal one? The internal seclusion ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2182
Views: 218717

The 3 Doors...

... Action! Purity of Verbal Action! Purity of Bodily Action! Herein, what is purity of bodily action? It is complete avoidance of all killing of any breathing being, avoidance of taking whatever is not freely given, & refraining from any misbehavior in sense desires. Herein, what is purity of ...
by manas
Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Anapanasathi meditation question
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Anapanasathi meditation question

So basically my questions is, "is keeping awareness of the the breathing enough or should you always keep the mind focus on where the breath touches ?" Thanks. In the relevant suttas, it is enjoined to simply know when you are breathing in, and ...
by Dhammanando
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mantras
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: Mantras

... but the retreat was led by his vice-abbot, the late Ajahn Ānando. The ajahn began by instructing us to mentally recite buddho while mindfully breathing: 'bud' on the in-breath and 'dho' on the out-breath. He demonstrated the method by pronouncing the syllables the Thai way: "poot-toe ...
by daverupa
Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Anapanasathi meditation question
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Anapanasathi meditation question

... there's a way you know that - some body input from somewhere. So, attend there at first, and then later on consider the whole body while breathing, at your leisure, as things become easy. Then, when breathing in and breathing out alongside an awareness of the body altogether, you can ...
by Goofaholix
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Anapanasathi meditation question
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Anapanasathi meditation question

... should refer to those instructions, many don’t specify exactly where the breath should be observed. Otherwise ask yourself how do you know you are breathing, you should be able to find some physical evidence that breathing is happening (breath hard for a while if necessary), when you find it just ...
by Sam Vara
Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Anapanasathi meditation question
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Anapanasathi meditation question

... Is this enough to progress or do I need to change my meditation practice? So basically my questions is, "is keeping awareness of the the breathing enough or should you always keep the mind focus on where the breath touches ?" Thanks. If you have a meditation teacher you can question, ...
by lalindra
Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Anapanasathi meditation question
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Anapanasathi meditation question

... Is this enough to progress or do I need to change my meditation practice? So basically my questions is, "is keeping awareness of the the breathing enough or should you always keep the mind focus on where the breath touches ?" Thanks.
by Ben
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Theravāda for the modern world
Topic: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Re: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god

... also teaches that metta meditation should not be directed towards oneself (because that apparently reinforces self-belief) and that mindfulness of breathing and mindfulness in general are not very useful. When I asked him about his opinion of monkhood, he said that Brahma Sahampati had told him ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2182
Views: 218717

All-Embracing is Metta :-)

... 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 Sati1
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Theravāda for the modern world
Topic: Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Teacher claims to receive teachings from Brahma god

... also teaches that metta meditation should not be directed towards oneself (because that apparently reinforces self-belief) and that mindfulness of breathing and mindfulness in general are not very useful. When I asked him about his opinion of monkhood, he said that Brahma Sahampati had told him ...
by daverupa
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good
Replies: 67
Views: 1165

Re: Mindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good

... is able to say that "it's ours" in the sense that "it's the Buddha's innovation". (Frankly, most people aren't even doing breathing meditation the way Ven. Arittha was doing it before being instructed in anapanasati by the Buddha; they may be following the breath in somewhat ...

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