thereductor wrote:Well, lately I've been more of a 'breath is best' kind of guy.
Usually though I will spend a little time at the start of each sitting and counter whatever hindrance has been predominate in my mind that day. It used to be lust, but now a days I feel little hindrance in anyway I used to be. Actually I think I'm hindered most by these forums, as of late. Hmmm.
I am a firm believer that the Buddha didn't intend for us to stay with just one meditation. True, he was a big proponent of breath meditation, but he also exhorted his followers to cultivate other meditations. You would not think this from reading the forums out there. Where is the foulness? Where are the elements. Personally, one of the most important realizations I've had came from the second charnal ground contemplation.
In the greater discourse to Rahula the Buddha listed the different themes Rahula should develop, so to counter the hindrances.
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