Side benefits of a sitting

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Side benefits of a sitting

Postby plwk » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:52 am



Neck exercises...and nodding skills
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Side benefits of a sitting

Postby Ben » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:08 am

I know that feeling all too well!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Side benefits of a sitting

Postby m0rl0ck » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:59 am

:lol:

Poor kid, they ought to just let him take a nap.
"When you meditate, don't send your mind outside. Don't fasten onto any knowledge at all. Whatever knowledge you've gained from books or teachers, don't bring it in to complicate things. Cut away all preoccupations, and then as you meditate let all your knowledge come from what's going on in the mind. When the mind is quiet, you'll know it for yourself. But you have to keep meditating a lot. When the time comes for things to develop, they'll develop on their own. Whatever you know, have it come from your own mind.
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Re: Side benefits of a sitting

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:53 pm

:anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Side benefits of a sitting

Postby yawares » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:26 pm

Dear Plwk,

I love this video-clip...my husband/I laugh! I'm glad that I love walking meditation...I never feel sleepy while walking...I must be sleepy too if I sit meditation.

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