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S.N Goenka

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby badscooter » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:56 pm

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby badscooter » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:57 pm

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:59 pm

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:01 pm

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby badscooter » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:07 pm

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:10 pm

if you don't sound crazy, and ask for an opinion as to whether he thinks you should practice in the goenka tradition, then you'll get a response to that effect.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby vidar » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:12 pm

All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)

By degrees, little by little,
from moment to moment,
the wise purify themselves,
as a smith purifies silver.
—Dhammapada 239

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:15 pm

no, because i asked him in person. however, it's readily evident in the breadth of his teachings and the way he relates to jhana.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:19 pm

something about this discussion is worth mentioning. people only get inflammatory (e.g. accusing others of lying) when there is vulnerability in their beliefs.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby polarbear101 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:22 pm

Just to chime in here. It seems that every Theravada buddhist teacher is gonna have some people in the Theravada who don't like the way they teach or think that what they teach is adhamma. How many really are teaching against what is dhamma is another matter that I don't have any answer to but I'd just point out that I've read criticisms on this forum leveled against Mahasi Sayadaw, Goenka, Thanissaro, Brahm, Vimalaramsi, Ajahn Chah, and probably some other teachers that aren't coming to mind right now. So I'd take any criticism you read here with a grain of salt.

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"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby badscooter » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:27 pm

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:30 pm

i keep having to make this point for some reason: i'm not saying goenka is teaching against the dhamma and neither would thanissaro. it's what he doesn't teach that is included in the suttas that's the issue; or rather, what he doesn't allow students to practice if they are to remain in the tradition to do longer or more advanced retreats.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:31 pm

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:36 pm

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby Prasadachitta » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:38 pm

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby badscooter » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:11 pm

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:14 pm

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:15 pm

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby badscooter » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:23 pm

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"


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