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Vipassana vs Theravada

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

Postby hermitwin » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:55 am

I believe the Theravada view is that samadhi leads ultimately to 4 stages of enlightenment. This is in the sutta.
Under the Burmese Mahasi Sayadaw and Ledi sayadaw, the emphasis
is that vipassana is more important than samadhi.
Why the obssession with vipassana, I dont understand.
Ajahn chah said ' samadhi and vipassana are like the 2 sides of your hand,
you cant really separate them'
Ayya Khema said' vipassana is not a meditation method, it is the result of meditation. I repeat, vipassana is not a meditation method, it is the result of meditation. '

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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

Postby hermitwin » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:42 am

Yes, it is the 1st place I learned meditation.

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

Postby Ben » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:32 am

Thanks Retro!
“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,
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but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Vipassana vs Theravada

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Thanks tilt! I really appreciate the great links and resources you provide in the forums. :anjali:
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Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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