meditation after illness

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meditation after illness

Postby halaha » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:41 am

I remember reading in a sutta that the Buddha has said that one will realize the results of meditation after falling ill or something similar to that effect. Could someone please help me to locate the source.

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Re: meditation after illness

Postby cooran » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:29 am

Hello halaha,

Is this anything like what you are looking for?:

Abhaya Sutta - Fearless
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

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Chris
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Re: meditation after illness

Postby Aloka » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:21 am

halaha wrote:I remember reading in a sutta that the Buddha has said that one will realize the results of meditation after falling ill or something similar to that effect. Could someone please help me to locate the source.

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Hi halaha,

Could it be this one ?

SN 52.10 Gilana Sutta: Illness

I have heard that on one occasion Ven. Anuruddha was staying near Savatthi in the Dark Forest — diseased, in pain, severely ill. Then a large number of monks went to Ven. Anuruddha and on arrival said to him, "What dwelling[1] are you dwelling in so that the pains that have arisen in the body do not invade or remain in the mind?"

"When I dwell with my mind well-established in the four frames of reference, the pains that have arisen in the body do not invade or remain in the mind. Which four? There is the case where I remain focused on the body in & of itself — ardent, alert, & mindful — putting aside greed & distress with reference to the world. I remain focused on feelings in & of themselves... mind in & of itself... mental qualities in & of themselves — ardent, alert, & mindful — putting aside greed & distress with reference to the world. When I dwell with my mind well-established in these four frames of reference, the pains that have arisen in the body do not invade or remain in the mind."

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn52/sn52.010.than.html



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Re: meditation after illness

Postby halaha » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:41 pm

Dear all

After the reading the two responses, I thought of rephrasing my query as " If I remember right the Buddha assured that after falling sick one will realise the fruits of meditation."

THANK YOU for your responses.

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