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Postby knighter » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:20 pm

Hello there

ive been practicing vipassana (goenka G) for 10 or so years, the practice is now in my being and i live most days balanced and happy.
I now have a 11 month old boy who is great fun and a great teacher for getting you to live in the moment,
but my questions are these.
At what age could you start to introduce vipassana ways.
And at what age dose karma start to develop as most children kill/squash ant, insects ect, are they already gathering there karma?
From a very happy father
be happy
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Re: baby boy

Postby makarasilapin » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:55 pm

when your child is killing insects or whatever he is experiencing the results of his actions. it doesn't matter how old the individual is; it depends on the type of action(s).

i don't think an eleven month old can practice vipassana, as you need a strong concentration practice as the foundation for vipassana to arise but you can certainly introduce him to meditation - have him sit with you, learn the posture, etc.. there are also children's books available on amazon that introduce buddhism, etc.

good luck!

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Re: baby boy

Postby knighter » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:03 pm

Thanks for reply

I thought as much, but as you know an 11 month old baby has no awareness of right action
there barely awake, i'll stick with the move him away technique until he understands.
Thanks again
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Re: baby boy

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:53 am

I wouldn't worry about the kamma of your child - it'll be a while before he is old enough to act with any real intention towards the world. Do try and stop him from hurting any insects though, because this will help him learn that it is not okay.

It is wonderful to see a child being raised in the Dhamma. Sounds like he has a good father :)
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: baby boy

Postby Coyote » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:17 am

^Indeed. Ajahn Pasanno once said that raising a child in the Dhamma is one of the most compassionate things you can do, if not the most compassionate. Think of all those who have parents with wrong view, or bad parents, or no parents at all! He is a very lucky kid.

Best of luck to the both of you.
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Re: baby boy

Postby knighter » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:16 am

wow

There really lovely messages thank you.
my partner and myself are TRYING to do the best thing for sure.
and we both practice vipassana which is a great help.
He's got a brother or sister on the way to.
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Re: baby boy

Postby yawares » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:16 pm

knighter wrote:Thanks for reply

I thought as much, but as you know an 11 month old baby has no awareness of right action
there barely awake, i'll stick with the move him away technique until he understands.
Thanks again
Be happy
knighter


Dear Knighter,

I really like your attitude...and I love baby boys..they all are so cute...

:heart: my most favorite baby boy 'Rahula' :heart:
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