Kasina and element meditation

The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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LonesomeYogurt
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Kasina and element meditation

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:47 pm

Could someone point me in the direction of any suttas that discuss or recomend kasina meditation, 32 parts of the body meditation, and element meditation? Are these practices solely from the commentaries or do they have a base in the Buddha's teachings?

Thank you!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.

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Re: Kasina and element meditation

Postby bodom » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:09 pm

LonesomeYogurt wrote:Could someone point me in the direction of any suttas that discuss or recomend kasina meditation, 32 parts of the body meditation, and element meditation? Are these practices solely from the commentaries or do they have a base in the Buddha's teachings?

Thank you!


On sutta sources for kasina meditation see this thread:

suttas and the kasinas(vishudhimagga)
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=8310

On the 32 parts and and 4 elements see here:

Satipatthana Sutta
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

:anjali:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Kasina and element meditation

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:36 pm

Thank you!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.


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