Jhana4 wrote:Do Theravada monks refer to Theravada Buddhist meditation techniques as "vipassana bhavana"?
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:We can also call it Satipaṭṭhāna meditation — mindfulness meditation. Insight may or may not arise when we practise meditation — it depends on how diligent we are. However, if the aim is to gain insight and not just to gain tranquillity or mystic powers, then we can rightly call it Vipassanā meditation.
meindzai wrote:All meditation involves cultivating both vipassana and samatha, so in that sense "vipassana meditation" is to me a little bit misleading, but I just take it as "using techniques that emphasize the development of vipassana."
And we have to accept that "meditation" has become a replacement for "bhavana" which is understandable but can unfortunately lead to a de-emphasis on the fact that in meditation we are supposed to be "cultivating" something, whether it be insight, samatha, metta, etc.
mlswe wrote:i have heard that one of the reasons the dhamma will be fading and ultimately lost is because misuse of the pali, this seem intuitevly very reasonable. Can we therefore be true practitioners without ardently and skillfully and to the best of our ability correct terms where they are obviously missapplied? Keeping the dhamma alive for the welfare of ourselves, the welfare of others, the welfare of the whole world is the ultimate compassion, no?
Jhana4 wrote:Do Theravada monks refer to Theravada Buddhist meditation techniques as "vipassana bhavana"? If not, what do they call it?
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