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Vipassana is mindfulness?

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Re: Vipassana is mindfulness?

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Any preference or apparent superiority of ultimate truth over conventional truth must be a conventional distinction.

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Vipassana is mindfulness?

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:17 am

The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: Vipassana is mindfulness?

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The noticing is part of the practice.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

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Re: Vipassana is mindfulness?

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:09 pm

Hi Jack
I recommend that you keep it up. Insight meditation is more correctly bhavana (mental cultivation). While one should get to a point where observing the changing nature of phenomena should be relaxed and natural, it shouldn't be dropped if you feel you are doing it unbidden in daily life. Because if you drop it, that is when the mental cultivation stops.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Vipassana is mindfulness?

Postby delora » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:01 am

couldn't you say that about anything?

eg. if you look for the bad in someone, you will see the bad in them. Soon you will notice it without even looking for it.

if you look for the good, the same would apply.

this may not correspond to the actual levels of good and bad in a person. ie, your desire to look for a particular quality, in a person, may distort your sense of quantity of that quality, compared to other qualities also present.

ie, if you look for goodness in a person, you may later feel that they are more good than bad, when in reality they are more bad than good.

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