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HI BORHTERS..

Postby venkatad » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:51 pm

HI Dhamma Brothers..
I work in USA born and raised basically in India,
Happy to be in this forum
I practice vipassana.
I have attended 2 tenday courses taught by S.N.Goenka....
I have not been practicing that hard now a days, But I would like to go deep to understand life and to be peaceful every minute. I would like to seek your suggestions regarding practice.
Thanks in Advance
Mettha
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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:56 pm

Greetings Venkat,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Postby bodom » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:58 pm

Welcome!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:58 pm

Welcome venkatad to Dhamma Wheel!
We have a number of students of SN Goenka as members here, including myself.
Congratulations with maintaining your daily practice, it is an important but difficult aspect of the path to master.
metta

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tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:18 am

welcome to Dhamma Wheel Venkatad
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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Postby venkatad » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:38 am

Hi all thanks for u r replies...
My name is venkat, d is my first letter of last name..If you call me Venkat that would be appreciated....
For me its very hard to get motivated now a days...And I have not been practicing well...so all bad thoughts coming to mind and I do respond.
Pls guide me how can i continue daily sittings...how to motivate myself?
I want to sit one more 10day course but I feel now its so hard as I am so much engrossed into worldly things...
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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:55 am

Hi
The guidelines for daily practice are fairly simple and are essentially:
- maintain sila
- sit twice daily, 2 x one hour vipassana and a few minutes at the end of each session for metta bhavana
If you have difficulty perceiving sensation or your concentration is not good enough to remain continuously aware of sensation, then go back to anapana for the duration of that session.
- remember that our job is to "just observe" and the nature of sensation is not indicative of the quality of the meditation session.
- when thoughts and emotions arise in the mind, just note their presence but maintain the primary focus on sensation.

If you have any more specific questions or require additional advice specific to your practice, please feel free to contact me via pm.
metta

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Postby venkatad » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:07 am

Ben wrote:Hi
The guidelines for daily practice are fairly simple and are essentially:
- maintain sila
- sit twice daily, 2 x one hour vipassana and a few minutes at the end of each session for metta bhavana
If you have difficulty perceiving sensation or your concentration is not good enough to remain continuously aware of sensation, then go back to anapana for the duration of that session.
- remember that our job is to "just observe" and the nature of sensation is not indicative of the quality of the meditation session.
- when thoughts and emotions arise in the mind, just note their presence but maintain the primary focus on sensation.

If you have any more specific questions or require additional advice specific to your practice, please feel free to contact me via pm.
metta

Ben

OK BEN Thanks for the response...!
I will PM when any questions/doubts arise..!
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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Postby zavk » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:54 am

Welcome!
With metta,
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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:26 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Postby venkatad » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:33 am

David N. Snyder wrote::hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


nice 2 meet you here David
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