Vipassana & coping with tragedy of the lost plane

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Vipassana & coping with tragedy of the lost plane

Postby SamKR » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:33 am

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/20/world/fli ... ?hpt=hp_t1
He said he has drawn strength from his recent experience with Vipassana, an ancient technique of meditation in India. Vipassana means to see things as they really are.

The essential message of transience and impermanence has lent perspective, he said. The practice of being in the "present," however difficult, he said, has helped him manage "the menace of an overworked imagination."

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Re: Vipassana & coping with tragedy of the lost plane

Postby Ben » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:06 am

:candle:
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Vipassana & coping with tragedy of the lost plane

Postby waterchan » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:27 pm

:candle: :candle: :anjali: :candle: :candle:
quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur
(Anything in Latin sounds profound.)

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Re: Vipassana & coping with tragedy of the lost plane

Postby Ananda26 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:10 pm

SamKR wrote:http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/20/world/flight-370-family-missing-india/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
He said he has drawn strength from his recent experience with Vipassana, an ancient technique of meditation in India. Vipassana means to see things as they really are.

The essential message of transience and impermanence has lent perspective, he said. The practice of being in the "present," however difficult, he said, has helped him manage "the menace of an overworked imagination."


All formations are impermanent.

Form is impermanent, feeling is impermanent, perception is impermanent, formations are impermanent, consciousness is impermanent.

Seeing the 5 aggregates as impermanent, with insight, is helpful.


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