martinfrank wrote:Don't we generally overrate meditation and underrate morality?
manas wrote:Hi mike
I find that the mind responds well to being calmed daily. It kind of gets used to it, and once it becomes a habit, it seems to 'ask' for it even, in that if you miss a session, for the rest of that day you feel like something is 'missing', your mind actually reminds you that you have not meditated as yet that day! That's been my experience, anyway.
martinfrank wrote:Daily vs weekly... Nobody ever meditated tomorrow!
The rotary engine of Buddhist progress is sila-samadhi-pañña or morality-meditation-wisdom. Meditation without morality is an uphill battle. Morality is much easier acquired with the help of meditation. Wisdom grows best from morality and meditation. If we cannot sit and meditate, we can work on morality and understanding.
Don't we generally overrate meditation and underrate morality? And wouldn't understanding Dependent Origination give meditation a power boost?
purple planet wrote:except for saying that it does seem to me (not sure at all) that its best to go for daily (and ideally daily plus stronger effort on weekends)
i would like to ask i really like the starting a fire idiom
but something bothers me : if i would like to start a fire and i would have to choose i would rather rub very fast for a short time than long and weak - same with the kettle example i would think its better to put full heat for 2 minutes than weak heat for 2 hours
- can someone solve this mystery to me - cause while i like this examples a lot - i found it flawed ( but i am no expert on starting fires or boiling water so maybe i am wrong here )
so can someone explain to me why this examples are more convincing to put the heat on low for a long time than to put strong heat for a short time ?
and to make it clear im not asking about the dhamma aspect but clearly about the "how it works in real life" aspect
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