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by dhammacoustic
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is seeing Dependent Origination a must for Nibanna?
Replies: 32
Views: 319

Re: Is seeing Dependent Origination a must for Nibanna?

... fire), you just know that it burns, and that it's painful, unpleasant, unagreeable. Just like the knowledge of suffering, or the knowledge of breathing or being right here, right now. These are not abstractions. Another example; you can investigate about the chemical composition of honey, ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2214
Views: 223546

Genuine is Goodwill _/\_

... a friend of all bipeds; I am a friend of those with four feet, I am a friend too of any many-footed! Anguttara Nikaya IV 67 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 ...
by Kamran
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: New Jhana Book
Replies: 1
Views: 105

New Jhana Book

... Powers Ending the Asavas Other Benefits of Jhāna Practice Helpful Things to Do at the Beginning & End of Each Meditation Period Mindfulness of Breathing Metta Meditation Other Access Methods How Much Concentration Is Required For Jhāna? In or Out: The Relationship Between Jhāna Practice & ...
by Bhikkhu_Samahita
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2214
Views: 223546

Goodwill Blazes Beyond... :-)

... doors open, and dance with the children in our arms. So be it :-) http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Pics/interspecies.friend6.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 tiltbillings
Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Can we practice Satipatthana without a formal sitting?
Replies: 50
Views: 579

Re: Can we practice Satipatthana without a formal sitting?

... But satipatthana is necessary for samma-samadhi - that is certainly the case. Yes, and? (...and yes, let us have no more of these marathon breathing exercises, gah - at best it mimics Arittha's method, known to be incomplete and deficient.) What are you talking about here? Someone who sits ...
by ihrjordan
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Can we practice Satipatthana without a formal sitting?
Replies: 50
Views: 579

Re: Can we practice Satipatthana without a formal sitting?

... other multi-cultural ways, they can go right ahead; I tend to call such effort 'shamanism'. (...and yes, let us have no more of these marathon breathing exercises, gah - at best it mimics Arittha's method, known to be incomplete and deficient.) What are you talking about here? Someone who sits ...
by daverupa
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Can we practice Satipatthana without a formal sitting?
Replies: 50
Views: 579

Re: Can we practice Satipatthana without a formal sitting?

... other multi-cultural ways, they can go right ahead; I tend to call such effort 'shamanism'. (...and yes, let us have no more of these marathon breathing exercises, gah - at best it mimics Arittha's method, known to be incomplete and deficient.) What are you talking about here? Someone who sits ...
by tiltbillings
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Can we practice Satipatthana without a formal sitting?
Replies: 50
Views: 579

Re: Can we practice Satipatthana without a formal sitting?

daverupa wrote:
(...and yes, let us have no more of these marathon breathing exercises, gah - at best it mimics Arittha's method, known to be incomplete and deficient.)
What are you talking about here?
by Jayantha-NJ
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Student of the Path - Metta: All of Us - Basic Metta Mediation
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Student of the Path - Metta: All of Us - Basic Metta Mediation

... honestly it is something I have little experience with nor book knowledge about. You can use metta as a means to Jhana instead of mindfulness of breathing. It makes sense since Metta will bring a calm, peaceful mind of letting go, which is a help in suppressing the hindrances therefore leading ...
by daverupa
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Can we practice Satipatthana without a formal sitting?
Replies: 50
Views: 579

Re: Can we practice Satipatthana without a formal sitting?

... at a time, and more about right view and moral discipline. Gotta love the SN :thumbsup: (...and yes, let us have no more of these marathon breathing exercises, gah - at best it mimics Arittha's method, known to be incomplete and deficient.)
by lotus flower
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Deep samadhi on nimitta but later lose the mindfullness. WHY?
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Deep samadhi on nimitta but later lose the mindfullness. WHY?

Hi there. I did a lot samatha meditation practices in the last years. I practiced with the breathing. Later nimitta appeared automatically. I didn't practiced kasina meditation (or maybe i practiced kasina meditation in an earlier life, who knows? :pig: ) Slowly i made ...
by ADesiBuddhist
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Predicament Of An Indian Buddhist
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: The Predicament Of An Indian Buddhist

... mouth of Lord Buddha which wasnt happening with the earlier traditions I was introduced to. I will try the regular meditation on mindfulness of breathing. I plan to continue meditating for 15-20 minutes this week and take it up to an hour within next 15 days. I will check online for more resources ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Predicament Of An Indian Buddhist
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: The Predicament Of An Indian Buddhist

... Focus on Theravāda teachings if that seems right to you. You can make a lot of progress doing no more than regular meditation on mindfulness of breathing, being mindful of all daily activities, and reading something every day.
by Thisperson
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: clarifying meditation and adjusting routines
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: clarifying meditation and adjusting routines

... to developing samatha)? I am planning on using seated meditation specifically for the development of a foundation of samatha (using mindfulness of breathing), while using walking meditation time with a related but different goal of developing insight meditation/Vipassana. Does this make sense, ...
by no mike
Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: clarifying meditation and adjusting routines
Replies: 2
Views: 99

clarifying meditation and adjusting routines

... to developing samatha)? I am planning on using seated meditation specifically for the development of a foundation of samatha (using mindfulness of breathing), while using walking meditation time with a related but different goal of developing insight meditation/Vipassana. Does this make sense, ...
by daverupa
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Theravada Meditation
Topic: Beginning meditation: how often?
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Beginning meditation: how often?

... foundation is well-built, seated meditation has the proper nutriment. So, for example, instead of trying to sit for ten minutes with some sort of breathing exercise, you might notice that ...oh, let's say that the internet goes out, and you notice frustration. Bam! right there is your practice, ...
by Alex123
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Samatha Meditation and Jhana
Topic: Pannobhasa on Jhana
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Pannobhasa on Jhana

... insights may be simply imagination, seeing what one was taught, dreams, hallucinations. :cry: This is especially obvious about 4th Jhāna where the breathing has supposedly ceased and from which one gets super knowledges ( including of rebirth and kamma ). No or little breathing equals less oxygen ...
by mal4mac
Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I start practising on my own? II
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Can I start practising on my own? II

... about a thought about a thought!' and all this happens about a dozen times per 30 seconds, while a fourth train of thought says 'go back to your breathing!' That's fine, in fact many teachers recommend 'noting'. You might want to tone it down a bit though :smile:. If you have a thought, just ...
by dhammarelax
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Open Dhamma
Topic: Arahat in Sri Lanka
Replies: 50
Views: 994

Re: Arahat in Sri Lanka

... is radiant, I believe I read some references to this in Ajahn Muns related literature and I had a related experience when I practiced the Bud-dho breathing method never thought of it to be something so important. smile all the time dhammarelax
by Thisperson
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I start practising on my own? II
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Can I start practising on my own? II

... } Thanks again everyone! When I say overwhelming, I mean that I can't sit and focus on my breathing for more than 2 min and 47 seconds, that's what my watch told me last time I tried, after I sat for what felt like a century. That's currently ...

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