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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Going against the advice of the monk?
Replies: 19
Views: 540

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: 540

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: 12
Views: 368

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: 379

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: 379

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: 178

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: 90

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: 90

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: 110

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: 2506
Views: 268532

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: 6
Views: 244

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: 1391
Views: 78547

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: 972
Views: 68711

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: 7795

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: 972
Views: 68711

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: ...
by bodom
Sun May 29, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Breath Meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Breath Meditation

... ways of counting. Any counting should be done mentally. Do not make any sound when you count. Following are some of the ways of counting. a) While breathing in count "one, one, one, one..." until the lungs are full of fresh air. While breathing out count "two, two, two, two..." ...
by aquestiontoask
Thu May 26, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A cultural question
Replies: 9
Views: 171

A cultural question

... is inappropriate. If this message offends please let me know! The company at which I work is building a game which uses heart rate data to assess breathing, and in so doing train the player in breathing exercises closely correlated to mindfulness meditation. The game itself has a positive impact ...
by pegembara
Wed May 25, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: General meditation-related issues
Topic: Out of Body Experience? Or something ...
Replies: 7
Views: 264

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: 264

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: 2506
Views: 268532

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, ...

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