pelletboy wrote:Anyone can provide a link for how to practice Vipassana step by step? Do you need a live instructor to learn it or can it be learned by reading instructions? It seems to be simple enough to learned by instructions. Are the 4 stages of release its only fruits or does it give good kamma and beget rebirth in heaven? Ca it be practiced by laymen? In practicing it, how long does it last for one sitting?
If possible, pls join a Vipassana meditation retreat such as SN Goenkaji.
If you can't give enough time to join a retreat,
To practice Vipassana, there will be just 3 steps,
1) Sila (five precepts)
2) Samadhi (mindfulness to breathing, abdomen or most prominent sensation at the body.)
3) Pañña_insight (Contemplation of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and non-self upon observing mind (mindfulness) and observing objects).
As much as I can understand, the field of Panna is so wide and we need a guidance for developing insight.
There will be three steps of Panna(wisdom) for development of vipassana.
1. Wisdom by knowledge (suta-maya pañña)
2. Wisdom by intellect (cinta-maya pañña)
3. Wisdom by contemplation/experiences/practice (bhvana-maya pañña).
I would like to recommend the below link for the Guided vipassana-insight meditation talks;
Awareness(mental noting) alone is not enough for real enlightenment. (Ashin Tejaniya)Created truths(Sammuti Sacca)
are just to be used only, experienced only and known only
but .....they are not for noting, believing, confirming, centering and thinking as reality and real importance.Vipassana
(Insight meditation) is just the abandoning the mind-action
of centering, grasping, confirming, and attaching the created truths as reality and as of real importance.
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