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Meditation, 5 hindrances, and the misconception

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Meditation, 5 hindrances, and the misconception

Postby ignobleone » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:37 pm

Some people think meditation is to remove hindrances. It's a misconception (wrong view) since from the main Nikayas it's clear that the 5 hindrances need to be abandoned first before meditating.

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Re: Meditation, 5 hindrances, and the misconception

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:40 pm

Greetings,

Do you care to demonstrate by way of recourse to examples?

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Meditation, 5 hindrances, and the misconception

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:08 am

OK, I guess it's a matter of terminology, therefore, what people refer to as "meditation".

If by "meditation" you mean samma-samadhi, then that seems like a reasonable statement.

:anjali:
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Ignorance is an intentional act.

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