bodom wrote:Also keep in mind the Buddha gave many meditation subjects because of the different temperaments and capacities of those he was instructing.The Pali commentaries further provide guidelines for suggesting meditation subjects based on ones general temperament:
Greedy: the ten foulness meditations; or, body contemplation.
Hating: the four brahma-viharas; or, the four color kasinas.
Deluded: mindfulness of breath.
Faithful: the first six recollections.
Intelligent: recollection of death or peace; the perception of disgust of food; or, the analysis of the four elements.
Speculative: mindfulness of breath.
The six non-color kasinas and the four formless states are suitable for all temperaments.
Bhante Gunaratana - The Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation
good point bodom, i read this somewhere before. so i guess technically one could say that there might only be one method of meditation for one person. although that might be an overstatement.