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What do you sit on?

General discussion of issues related to Theravada Meditation, e.g. meditation postures, developing a regular sitting practice, skillfully relating to difficulties and hindrances, etc.
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daverupa
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Re: What do you sit on?

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Re: What do you sit on?

Postby 000 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:22 am

I use 2 small throw pillows about 1.5inch thick a piece...as long as my tailbone isnt on the ground then i can sit relatively long i guess.

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Re: What do you sit on?

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:10 pm

Zafu and Zabuton.

I purchased both from Zen Home Stitchery decades ago when I was a student and it really HURT financially. One of the best purchases I made in my life considering how much use I got out of each. Both are thick and firm ( buckwheat/kapok stuffing ), very well made.

If you decided to buy a quality cushions, shop around for ones where the covering can be removed via a zipper. Eventually you will want to wash them.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: What do you sit on?

Postby m0rl0ck » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:32 pm

A buckwheat stuffed zafu. Its quite a mess to wash the cover, putting the buckwheat hulls back in etc. But like a previous poster intimated, its possibly the best $40 i ever spent. Dividing the $40 by the approximate number of minutes i have sat on it, it has cost me .001 cents per minute of sitting. What a deal :)
Its comfortable enough and an extremely stable and solid sit.
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Re: What do you sit on?

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Re: What do you sit on?

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:43 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: What do you sit on?

Postby m0rl0ck » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:25 pm

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: What do you sit on?

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:37 pm

The inner cover is under the outer cover. It wouldn't have to be washed.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.


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