Sadge wrote:Do you guys think it is a sensible decision to focus practice on jhanas when your concentration is good or could you bang straight into vipasanna? To what goal you may ask? I have none.
"Endowed with this noble aggregate of virtue, this noble restraint over the sense faculties, this noble mindfulness and alertness, and this noble contentment, he seeks out a secluded dwelling: a forest, the shade of a tree, a mountain, a glen, a hillside cave, a charnel ground, a jungle grove, the open air, a heap of straw. After his meal, returning from his alms round, he sits down, crosses his legs, holds his body erect, and brings mindfulness to the fore.
Sadge wrote:Background : I've had quite a lot of training in mindfulness, recently decided to get into Buddhism more. After loads of researching I'm thinking that working my way through the jhanas is a good idea having 'cracked' mindfulness, by cracked I mean I can easily sustain attention on the breath for... 10?mins without the mind wandering.
Anyone got a link? To a good way in?
Why is it so hard to find anything on the net about a way into Buddhist meditation? The basics are too basic but anything past that is just so confusing. I know it's a massive subject but I'm surprised a half clear way in is not easily available.
Sadge wrote:Been doing buddho for hours each day for years. There is boredom. I know there is more to it than this. Luckily the links people have put here are helping
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