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Akasanancayatana

Postby vishy89 » Fri May 17, 2013 3:01 am

Is there a way to practice Akasanancayatana meditation ? And the next one Vinnanancayata ? Any instructions anywhere Thanks for any help. Metta
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Re: Akasanancayatana

Postby Bakmoon » Wed May 22, 2013 7:30 am

Chapter ten of the Vissudhimagga talks about it quite a bit:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... on2011.pdf

You will find it on page 379 in the pfd file.
The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.
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Re: Akasanancayatana

Postby mirco » Wed May 22, 2013 9:21 pm

Hi 'vishy89',
vishy89 wrote:Is there a way to practice Akasanancayatana meditation?
And the next one Vinnanancayata? Any instructions anywhere Thanks for any help. Metta

it will happen after the fourth jhana if you progress in your meditation practice, not before that.

See M111 Anupada Sutta for details.

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"Furthermore, with the abandoning of pleasure & stress — as with the earlier disappearance of elation & distress — Sariputta entered & remained in the fourth jhana: purity of equanimity & mindfulness, neither-pleasure-nor-pain. Whatever qualities there are in the fourth jhana — a feeling of equanimity, neither pleasure nor pain; an unconcern due to serenity of awareness;[3] singleness of mind, contact, feeling, perception, intention, consciousness, desire, decision, persistence, mindfulness, equanimity, & attention — he ferreted them out one after another. Known to him they arose, known to him they remained, known to him they subsided. He discerned, 'So this is how these qualities, not having been, come into play. Having been, they vanish.' He remained unattracted & unrepelled with regard to those qualities, independent, detached, released, dissociated, with an awareness rid of barriers. He discerned that 'There is a further escape,' and pursuing it there really was for him.

"Furthermore, with the complete transcending of perceptions of [physical] form, with the disappearance of perceptions of resistance, and not heeding perceptions of diversity, [perceiving,] 'Infinite space (ākāsanañcayatana),' Sariputta entered & remained in the dimension of the infinitude of space. Whatever qualities there are in the dimension of the infinitude of space — the perception of the dimension of the infinitude of space, singleness of mind, contact, feeling, perception, intention, consciousness, desire, decision, persistence, mindfulness, equanimity, & attention — he ferreted them out one after another. Known to him they arose, known to him they remained, known to him they subsided. He discerned, 'So this is how these qualities, not having been, come into play. Having been, they vanish.' He remained unattracted & unrepelled with regard to those qualities, independent, detached, released, dissociated, with an awareness rid of barriers. He discerned that 'There is a further escape,' and pursuing it there really was for him.

"Furthermore, with the complete transcending of the dimension of the infinitude of space, [perceiving,] 'Infinite consciousness (viññānañcâyatana),' Sariputta entered & remained in the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness. Whatever qualities there are in the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness — the perception of the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, singleness of mind, contact, feeling, perception, intention, consciousness, desire, decision, persistence, mindfulness, equanimity, & attention — he ferreted them out one after another. Known to him they arose, known to him they remained, known to him they subsided. He discerned, 'So this is how these qualities, not having been, come into play. Having been, they vanish.' He remained unattracted & unrepelled with regard to those qualities, independent, detached, released, dissociated, with an awareness rid of barriers. He discerned that 'There is a further escape,' and pursuing it there really was for him.

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Re: Akasanancayatana

Postby vishy89 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:25 am

Thanks for the replies. These days I am in a gross mental state. I will study these replies and come back if I hv anything more to say. Metta
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