mikenz66 wrote:2pennyworth wrote:For what it's worth, I think the pertinent issue here is beginning to see how the way one habitually greets the hindrances has an effect. ....
Which is something emphasised by many teachers.
I've nothing against Ven V's instructions, they seem consistent with the suttas, and many other teachers. What I always find problematical (not just in this case) is claims that others have overlooked various stuff. In most cases I'm familiar with, these sorts of claims appear to be a matter of not having a detailed knowledge of what the "others" actually teach. And, by this I mean not just their introductory instructions --- one has to look at their whole "package".
Hi Mike. It wasn't my intention was to bash the practice instructions of other teachers in this post, just explore the topic of the link between the arsing of craving and the manifestation of physical and tangible tightness and tension in the head. Ven V's emphasis on the specific link between the arsing of craving and the manifestation of physical and tangible tightness and tension in the head was a new one to me, but perhaps this is due to my lack of thorough knowledge of other's teachings? I can only speak of my own experience. Ven V's advice or emphasis in this respect, to me, sounded too trite to be of any major potential benefit initially. But i applied the practice instructions and after years of previous practice found that I was making fresh progress which to me, was profound in its results, and not least the speed of the "progress".