Metta Meditation Technique Questions

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Metta Meditation Technique Questions

Postby Jhana4 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:30 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Metta Meditation Technique Questions

Postby befriend » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:39 pm

i know of a metta technique where you breathe in metta coming into you and breathe metta out, check out look for a metta talk by Chas Dicapua.
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Postby Cittasanto » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:18 pm

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Metta Meditation Technique Questions

Postby Maarten » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:10 pm

Hi Steve,

1. I know these from a book I read, but I think you can be creative with the verses: “May I be happy”, “May I be healthy”, “May I be free from danger.”, “May I take care of myself happily.”
Just try to find some verses that generate some feelings of metta in you.
2. Maybe he does five minutes of metta before his breath meditation. He could also be watching the breath with metta. You can have metta towards anything in your experience, not just people.

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Re: Metta Meditation Technique Questions

Postby theY » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:25 am

Above message maybe out of date. Latest update will be in massage's link.
Tipitaka memorization is a rule of monks. It isn't just a choice. They must done it.
bahussuto nāma tividho hoti – nissayamuccanako, parisupaṭṭhāpako, bhikkhunovādakoti.

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