what the buddha taught

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what the buddha taught

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:54 am

does anyone have references to the different meditation methods the buddha taught in the suttas?
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Re: what the buddha taught

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:21 am

Hi jc

If you have a look at the vissudhimagga, the 40 main meditation objects mentioned are referenced back to the sutta pitaka. It maybe the fastest way to get what you are looking for.
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Re: what the buddha taught

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:29 am

i didnt realize they were referenced back. thanks!
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Re: what the buddha taught

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:30 am

Samatha: Anguttara Nikaya 9.36 and numerous other places

Vipassana: Satipatthana Sutta, Digha Nikaya 22, Majjhima Nikaya 10

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