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by pegembara
Wed May 25, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Out of Body Experience? Or something ...
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Out of Body Experience? Or something ...

I've been meditating on and off for years and I think I've fallen into a bad habit. When I meditate I forget I'm breathing by about 20 minutes in and by 30-40 minutes I go to a place where it feels like it's just me and my mind. It's dark and I don't feel my body anymore. It's ...
by kendali
Tue May 24, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Out of Body Experience? Or something ...
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Out of Body Experience? Or something ...

I've been meditating on and off for years and I think I've fallen into a bad habit. When I meditate I forget I'm breathing by about 20 minutes in and by 30-40 minutes I go to a place where it feels like it's just me and my mind. It's dark and I don't feel my body anymore. It's ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Sun May 22, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2472
Views: 262849

Silenced is the Sage...

... who does no evil, and who neither praises, nor criticizes any other, him indeed the wise know as a sage. Constantly protecting all living & breathing beings, the sage meditating in the remote forest, all beyond both company and sex, completely released, not tied to anything, never negligent, ...
by Crazy cloud
Wed May 18, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Fringe Theravāda Discussion
Topic: Materials from confirmed Arhats?
Replies: 23
Views: 441

Re: Materials from confirmed Arhats?

... in my own mind. I was ripe and ready and then the teacher occured .. his words hit me directly in the heart The training was mindfulness on breathing (nosetip) in every posture 24/7 Later I went on with a lot of asubha and maranusati based on his teachings, and gained even more gratitude ...
by santa100
Tue May 17, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there one or three feelings?
Replies: 19
Views: 348

Re: Is there one or three feelings?

... of feeling: pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral. In MN 44, the great nun Dhammadinna defined and explained the three formations: Friend Visākha, in-breathing and out-breathing are bodily, these are states bound up with the body; that is why in-breathing and out-breathing are the bodily formation. ...
by Kabouterke
Mon May 16, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Sutta-style jhanas: A Western phenomenon?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Sutta-style jhanas: A Western phenomenon?

From Pa Auk Forest Monastery Teaching: •Mindfulness-of-Breathing (ānāpānassati) - to develop absorption concentration (the four jhānas) •Most of the 40 Samatha subjects taught by The Buddha - including loving-kindness (mettā) meditation, the thirty-two ...
by dagon
Mon May 16, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Sutta-style jhanas: A Western phenomenon?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Sutta-style jhanas: A Western phenomenon?

From Pa Auk Forest Monastery Teaching: •Mindfulness-of-Breathing (ānāpānassati) - to develop absorption concentration (the four jhānas) •Most of the 40 Samatha subjects taught by The Buddha - including loving-kindness (mettā) meditation, the thirty-two ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Fri May 13, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2472
Views: 262849

What are the 40 Classic Early Buddhist Meditation Objects?

... 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 ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Mon May 09, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2472
Views: 262849

Infinite is Friendliness :-)

... http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Pics/Cat_and_Dog_Friend.jpg Then extend Friendliness to all kinds of living beings: May all sentient things, all breathing things, all beings, all persons, all individuals, all women, all men, all Noble Ones, all ordinary persons, all deities, all human beings, ...
by dhammapal
Sun May 08, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 936
Views: 65007

Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

... up. You don't get discouraged. While you're with the breath, ardency means that you try to be as sensitive as possible to the sensation of the breathing. The more consistent your sensitivity, the more refined the sense of comfort you'll derive from the breathing. As Ajaan Lee says, when you're ...
by Kamran
Sat May 07, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is thinking of death to "let go" harmful?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Is thinking of death to "let go" harmful?

... I might live for the interval that it takes to swallow having chewed up one morsel of food... for the interval that it takes to breathe out after breathing in, or to breathe in after breathing out, that I might attend to the Blessed One's instructions. I would have accomplished a great deal' — ...
by bodom
Thu May 05, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: “Beginning our day ...”
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: “Beginning our day ...”

... ten recol-lections: Buddha, Dhamma, Saṅgha, virtue, generosity, celestial beings, mindfulness of the body, mindfulness of death, mind-fulness of breathing, and Nibbāna—peace. Several people ex-pressed their appreciation for being taught about the ten rec-ollections in that it gave them more freedom ...
by bodom
Thu May 05, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Simple Teachings on Higher Truths
Replies: 31
Views: 1686

Re: Simple Teachings on Higher Truths

... the lunch hour, at different times. You might find it helpful to occasionally take a few minutes just to compose the mind and bring it back to the breathing before you carry on again with your duties. Ajahn Chah always emphasised that the main thing is not to stop, not to give up. Keep going, keep ...
by Paul Davy
Wed May 04, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Phenomenological Dhamma
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 387
Views: 6945

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

... these things are bound up with the body, that is why in-breaths and out-breaths are a body-preparation." According to this interpretation, in-breathing and out-breathing are a body-preparation in the sense that their activity is connected with the body. There is no explicit mention of karma ...
by Sylvester
Wed May 04, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Phenomenological Dhamma
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 387
Views: 6945

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

... to oblige (but no guarantee that I will not be writing in Buddhist Hybrid English). Edit: So according to SN 36.11: speech goes in the first, breathing in the fourth, and perception and feeling in cessation. If memory serves, one can go all the way to "neither perception nor no perception" ...
by SDC
Tue May 03, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Phenomenological Dhamma
Topic: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 387
Views: 6945

Re: Timeless model of Paṭiccasamuppāda

... are referring to? I don't really have a follow-up, but that was all that came to mind. Edit: So according to SN 36.11: speech goes in the first, breathing in the fourth, and perception and feeling in cessation. If memory serves, one can go all the way to "neither perception nor no perception" ...
by dhammapal
Mon May 02, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 936
Views: 65007

Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

... go to the end until you’ve gotten really sensitive about the basics: the choice to keep coming back to the breath and to choose skillful ways of breathing. Those are the choices that will open things up inside. The path may not progress as quickly as you’d like, but it does progress. It gets ...
by bodom
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: What is the difference between momentary concentration and access concentration?
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: What is the difference between momentary concentration and access concentration?

... enough. Also, each time we practise is different. Sometimes the mind may be really busy, so we need to spend the whole time just focusing on the breathing. Other times we come and sit, and after a few minutes the mind is calm already. What kind of calm is it? Is it light calm or heavy calm? Is ...
by mikenz66
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Meditation traditions?
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Meditation traditions?

... that doesn't mean that they are "just thinking about stuff". In 10-day Goenka retreats you spend about three days doing mindfulness of breathing to build up samadhi, then the rest of the time scanning the body for sensations. The latter also further develops samadhi. The Mahasi approach, ...
by SarathW
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana and Qi energy?
Replies: 31
Views: 561

Re: Vipassana and Qi energy?

... breath meditation may lead to the same outcome of Chakra or Qi energy. Vipassana is more to do with the mind and mind objects. Body awareness of breathing and walking is only a preparation stage for Vipassana. It is important to note that body and mind are interdependent. See the following link ...

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