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Cittapassana? - Dhamma Wheel

Cittapassana?

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Cittapassana?

Postby m0rl0ck » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:31 pm

Having started with zazen and then being given a chan huatou, i think my current practice could probably best be described as cittapassana. The object of my concentration is what i found doing the huatou.
What i experience is space and awareness and i focus right back at the awareness. I sit with it, but would like some ideas on how to proceed. Do i just sit with it? Do i concentratedly investigate? How much push (not a great term, but im hoping some of you will know what i mean) do i give it?
Sometimes i feel like im just sort of hanging out and im not sure thats the best thing to do at this point.
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Re: Cittapassana

Postby daverupa » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:37 pm

In short, gladden it, then compose it, then release it. 'Sensitive to it' is happening well enough, it would seem.

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Re: Cittapassana?

Postby Goofaholix » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:52 pm

Sayadaw U Teganiya is one of the most well known teachers of Cittanupassana see http://sayadawutejaniya.org/ there are a lot of books to download and links to MP3's

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Re: Cittapassana?

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Re: Cittapassana?

Postby pegembara » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:59 am

And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.

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Re: Cittapassana?

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:40 am

here are a couple of threads
viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2856&hilit=cittanupassana#p40939

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6099&p=95875&hilit=cittanupassana#p95864

Although there is a PDF shared in one of the Threads I couldn't see it in my quick search
http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/Buddhis ... ssana2.pdf


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Cittapassana?

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:50 am

Here is the Buddhas advise on the subject.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
and not to forget the Mahasatipatthana sutta has a full section which is slightly different to the above
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

for me it is a matter of clear comprehension, you develop an awareness of what your mind state is and apply right effort toward that mind-state.


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Cittapassana?

Postby theY » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:09 pm

Above message maybe out of date. Latest update will be in massage's link.
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