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by dhammapal
Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Quotable Thanissaro
Replies: 492
Views: 28633

Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

... to only one meditation technique. So don't let your regular routine get into a rut. Sometimes the only change you need is a different way of breathing, a different way of visualizing the breath energy in the body. But then there are days when the mind won't stay with the breath no matter ...
by Kumara
Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?

Goofaholix wrote:Meditation is not about the breath, it's not about the wind element, it's about the mind. It doesn't matter what object you choose as long as you are enhancing the minds ability to be aware and continuously present with equanimity.

Pretty well summed up introduction to meditation.
by Goofaholix
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?

You can't have breathing without the wind element, you can't have the concept of the breath without the breath that the concept is based on. You can't be sure you have a delusional temperament, you could be deluded about that, the ...
by VinceField
Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?

It would make sense to me that a delusional temperament would be better off focusing on the breathing sensations in the body rather than the conceptualizations that the mind fabricates about the breath. After all, delusion deals entirely in concepts, so I'd think a delusional ...
by Ben
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?

I have read that mindfulness of breathing is good for all temperaments. My understanding of mindfulness of breathing is to focus on the stomach or nose. But I was recently told focusing on the stomach is mindfulness of the wind element, ...
by Kumara
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?

... by this thread to post this 3.5 page appendix from my book draft. Introduction: Nowadays, when Buddhists speak of ānāpānasati (mindfulness of breathing), they often mean concentrating on the breathing sensation around the nose tip to the exclusion of everything else. It’s to be expected, because ...
by perkele
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?

If I were to categorize myself into one of those "temperaments" I think "delusional" would be the best fit for me as well. That is, characterized by constant thinking and speculating and hardly ever able to stop for even one moment. I have found that focussing on the breath sensa...
by identification
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Is focusing on breath sensations not mindfulness of breathing?

I have read that mindfulness of breathing is good for all temperaments. My understanding of mindfulness of breathing is to focus on the stomach or nose. But I was recently told focusing on the stomach is mindfulness of the wind element, not ...
by mikenz66
Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Insight Meditation
Topic: How do we do 16 step breath meditation?
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: How do we do 16 step breath meditation?

... variations, from ancient and modern teachers and commentators. To throw in another variation, in Patrick Kearney's discussions of mindfulness of breathing on his retreat recordings: http://dharmasalon.net/Audio/audio.html e.g. this series http://dharmasalon.net/Audio/bmimc_april2014/bmimc_april2014.html ...
by culaavuso
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Insight Meditation
Topic: How do we do 16 step breath meditation?
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: How do we do 16 step breath meditation?

... third tetrad appear especially out of sequence. Step 10, for instance—gladdening the mind—would appear to cover the same ground as steps 5 and 6, breathing in and out sensitive to rapture and pleasure. Step 11—steadying the mind—would appear to be presupposed at the very least by steps 4 through ...
by SarathW
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suicide kamma
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: Suicide kamma

... such are the monks in this community of monks. "In this community of monks there are monks who remain devoted to mindfulness of in-&-out breathing. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.118.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Spiny Norman
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Following Ajahn Brahm: Focus on the experience of the breath
Replies: 20
Views: 818

Re: Following Ajahn Brahm: Focus on the experience of the breath

... above. What he says in his book (Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond/Happiness Through Meditation): Just ask yourself right now: "Am I breathing in or breathing out? How do I know?" There! The experience that tells you what the breath is doing, that is what you focus on. Let go ...
by VinceField
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Following Ajahn Brahm: Focus on the experience of the breath
Replies: 20
Views: 818

Re: Following Ajahn Brahm: Focus on the experience of the breath

... above. What he says in his book (Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond/Happiness Through Meditation): Just ask yourself right now: "Am I breathing in or breathing out? How do I know?" There! The experience that tells you what the breath is doing, that is what you focus on. Let go ...
by mikenz66
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Following Ajahn Brahm: Focus on the experience of the breath
Replies: 20
Views: 818

Re: Following Ajahn Brahm: Focus on the experience of the breath

... above. What he says in his book (Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond/Happiness Through Meditation): Just ask yourself right now: "Am I breathing in or breathing out? How do I know?" There! The experience that tells you what the breath is doing, that is what you focus on. Let go ...
by daverupa
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Kammaṭṭhāna errata
Replies: 12
Views: 100

Re: Boran kammatthana

Now, SN 54.13 uses anapanasatisamadhi to make reference to the completion of sammasati, so samadhi seems very integral. Mindfulness of in-&-out breathing, when developed & pursued, brings the four frames of reference to completion. The four frames of reference, when developed & pursued, ...
by Joshua
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Introduction

... members (in fact I am attending sesshin this fri-mon). However, at this time my practice has changed from koan to concentration ie mindfulness of breathing. I am grateful for the resources I have available to help me. Specifically, I have relied upon and enjoyed the dhamma talks and books available ...
by identification
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The delusional temperament?
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: The delusional temperament?

... for one of greedy temperament. The four divine abidings and four colour kasinas are eight suitable for one of hating temperament. Mindfulness of breathing is the one [recollection as a] meditation subject suitable for one of deluded temperament and for one of speculative temperament. The first ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2037
Views: 196988

Infinite is Loving-Kindness!

... Just as I want happiness, absence of pain, life and not death, so do all other beings! Therefore: May all beings become thus happy... May all breathing things become thus happy... May all creatures become thus happy... May all deities become thus happy... May all human beings become thus happy... ...
by Mary50
Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Very new to this
Replies: 30
Views: 1342

Re: Very new to this

... austere in some ways but as you say, fine nuance and an indication to me of how much depth and good questioning can be found in the attention to breathing

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