YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

Bhante Vimalaramsi - Page 3 - Dhamma Wheel

Bhante Vimalaramsi

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
User avatar
Dhammanando
Posts: 3521
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Location: Huai Bong, Lamphun

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:19 am


User avatar
Dhammanando
Posts: 3521
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Location: Huai Bong, Lamphun

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:28 am


User avatar
Khalil Bodhi
Posts: 2206
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:32 pm
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:44 am

:goodpost: Thanks Bhante! Sadhu!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:
My Practice Blog:

User avatar
Ben
Posts: 18442
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: kanamaluka

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:00 pm

Thank you, Ajahn!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

User avatar
Dhammanando
Posts: 3521
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Location: Huai Bong, Lamphun

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:14 pm

Hi all,

I'll be heading back up to my hermitage tomorrow or the day after. I'll try to post a reply to Sean's post tomorrow, but after that I won't be participating further in the thread (no dial-up connection on the mountain where I live).

All the best to you all for this new year. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando

chownah
Posts: 6161
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:19 pm

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby chownah » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:52 pm

Dhammanando,
Thanks for posting all of your extended replies. You have made the issue much clearer for me and given me a broader perspective on anapanasati.
Thanks again,
chownah

User avatar
mikenz66
Posts: 14947
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:42 pm

Always good to hear from you, Venerable.

:anjali:
Mike

befriend
Posts: 1075
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:39 am

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby befriend » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:25 pm

i think what bhante is saying not to put words in anyones mouth. but when he says the most important part of the meditation is the relax step. he means its so important because no one teaches it nowadays. its important because THATS whats missing he doesnt mean its more important than the metta phrase its more important than the smiling. its the important part because its whats lacking in contemporary buddhism. this is my theory on what BV is saying i dont know though.
nothing can destroy a man who has lived a pure life

User avatar
mirco
Posts: 448
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:12 pm

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby mirco » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:48 pm

"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23012
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:03 pm


User avatar
mirco
Posts: 448
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:12 pm

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby mirco » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:11 pm

Last edited by mirco on Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:30 pm, edited 2 times in total.
"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23012
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:30 pm


2600htz
Posts: 159
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:37 pm

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby 2600htz » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:10 am


2600htz
Posts: 159
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:37 pm

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby 2600htz » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:20 am


User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23012
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:50 am


User avatar
Ben
Posts: 18442
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: kanamaluka

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:10 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

User avatar
mirco
Posts: 448
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:12 pm

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby mirco » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:53 pm

Last edited by mirco on Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:21 pm, edited 2 times in total.
"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

User avatar
mirco
Posts: 448
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:12 pm

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby mirco » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:56 pm

"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23012
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:27 am


chownah
Posts: 6161
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:19 pm

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi

Postby chownah » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:45 am

I think that some people experience some mental processes as being a "tension". For these people it can be beneficial in the short term to get them to do things that seems to release this "tension".......but in the long term it is possible that one can train oneself to give rise to this "tension" sort of like a self fulfilling prophecy......if you start thinking in terms of a mental "tension" then you might start accepting the reality of this "tension".....but this "tension" is only a fabrication and there is a danger of developing this fabrication by thinking of mental activity in terms of it rather than abandoning it. One way that I was taught to not develop the fabrication of "tension" was that while tension and stress are to be reduced or eliminated if one anchors it to one place then this anchorage may be good for easing it at that point but it will reduce the ability to reduce or eliminate it elsewhere. I guess the idea is that anchoring tension to one place might help win the battle it will not be beneficial for winning the war.....so if one wants to think in terms of "tension" it is probably best to think of it as being throughout the body-mind continuum as opposed to focused in one place...and of course really our efforts should be to see how it arises.....I guess....don't know for sure....
chownah


Return to “General Theravāda discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 45 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine