Side benefits of a sitting

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Side benefits of a sitting

Postby plwk » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:52 am



Neck exercises...and nodding skills
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Side benefits of a sitting

Postby Ben » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:08 am

I know that feeling all too well!
"Only those who take to meditation with good intentions can be assured of success. With the development of the purity and the power of the mind backed by the insight into the ultimate truth of nature, one might be able to do a lot of things in the right direction for the benefit of mankind."

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Re: Side benefits of a sitting

Postby m0rl0ck » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:59 am

:lol:

Poor kid, they ought to just let him take a nap.
"Even if you've read the whole Canon and can remember lots of teachings; even if you can explain them in poignant ways, with lots of people to respect you; even if you build a lot of monastery buildings, or can explain inconstancy, stress, and not-self in the most detailed fashion ... The only thing that serves your own true purpose is release from suffering.

"And you'll be able to gain release from suffering only when you know the one mind."

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Re: Side benefits of a sitting

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:53 pm

:anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Side benefits of a sitting

Postby yawares » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:26 pm

Dear Plwk,

I love this video-clip...my husband/I laugh! I'm glad that I love walking meditation...I never feel sleepy while walking...I must be sleepy too if I sit meditation.

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