how many different ways did the buddha explain meditation?

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Re: how many different ways did the buddha explain meditation?

Postby dhammastudier » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:30 am

jcsuperstar wrote:from my readings of suttas which it appears that the Buddha spent a lot of time doing walking meditation, maybe it would be helpful to you if you followed in his footsteps :tongue: 555...


good idea :)
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Re: how many different ways did the buddha explain meditation?

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:40 am

zac wrote:gotcha. well i remember what's IN that book in general, some parts better than others and certainly enough that i don't feel the need to re-read the entire thing.

Hmm, perhaps I'm being too subtle here. What I was trying to gently imply was that a large percentage of the questions asked on this board are actually answered, at least in part, by the Suttas and notes contained in "In the Buddha's Words", and I find it very easy to appear to be moderately knowledgeable by merely consulting the table of contents... :reading:

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Re: how many different ways did the buddha explain meditation?

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:48 am

mikenz66 wrote:
zac wrote:gotcha. well i remember what's IN that book in general, some parts better than others and certainly enough that i don't feel the need to re-read the entire thing.

Hmm, perhaps I'm being too subtle here. What I was trying to gently imply was that a large percentage of the questions asked on this board are actually answered, at least in part, by the Suttas and notes contained in "In the Buddha's Words", and I find it very easy to appear to be moderately knowledgeable by merely consulting the table of contents... :reading:

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Re: how many different ways did the buddha explain meditation?

Postby dhammastudier » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:40 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
zac wrote:gotcha. well i remember what's IN that book in general, some parts better than others and certainly enough that i don't feel the need to re-read the entire thing.

Hmm, perhaps I'm being too subtle here. What I was trying to gently imply was that a large percentage of the questions asked on this board are actually answered, at least in part, by the Suttas and notes contained in "In the Buddha's Words", and I find it very easy to appear to be moderately knowledgeable by merely consulting the table of contents... :reading:

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cool, so i could do the same thing! good idea, thanx mike. :)
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