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:
“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19

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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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