Kasina and element meditation

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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

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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:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - 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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