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How to see deeply into one's own mind?

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: How to see deeply into one's own mind?

Postby Hanzze » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:54 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: How to see deeply into one's own mind?

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Re: How to see deeply into one's own mind?

Postby whynotme » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:27 am

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Re: How to see deeply into one's own mind?

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Re: How to see deeply into one's own mind?

Postby rowyourboat » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:01 pm

Hi Whynotme

There is a practice called mindfulness of the mind (cittanupassana). What it does is to make you more aware of what is going on in your mind by increasing the sensitivity of your mindfulness of the mind. You would typically focus anywhere inbetween the top of your head to around the level of the heart. Emotions and thoughts can be felt all over this region. It is possible to dvelve into the fears for example and feel what you are afraid of. Every emotion has a thought attached to it, telling us what the emotion is about. We often only watch the emotion from a distance or only skim it with our mindfulness- here you can sink right into it- then you can feel the irrational thought which is actually giving rise to that unnecessary emotion. Now if you can also keep challenging this thought with a rational one, each time it arises, you will find that it fades away. This is how you can little by litte wash away the defilements. Also it is said that the seven factors of enlightenment also help in weeding out the most subtle defilements (sabbasava sutta), so dont stop the samatha.

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Re: How to see deeply into one's own mind?

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:43 pm

Author of Redneck Buddhism: or Will You Reincarnate as Your Own Cousin?

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Re: How to see deeply into one's own mind?

Postby DAWN » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:47 pm

Sabbe dhamma anatta
We are not concurents...

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Re: How to see deeply into one's own mind?

Postby rowyourboat » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:18 am

[Ajita:]
"Everywhere flow the streams.[defilements]What is the obstruction for the streams, tell me the restricting of them, by what are they cut off?"

[The Lord:]
"Whatever streams are in the world, it is mindfulness that obstructs them and restricts them, and by wisdom they are cut off."
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Re: How to see deeply into one's own mind?

Postby whynotme » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:02 am

Many thanks rowyourboat
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Re: How to see deeply into one's own mind?

Postby whynotme » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:26 pm

Now I don't try to concentrate on breath, but try to get rid of five obstacles of the first jhana using analysis and thinking. Is it a right process?

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