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by Mr. Seek
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 3268

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

You can talk about the same thing in many thousands of ways, based on your experience. Buddha taught the same in different ways based on the audience and the purpose. I reflected on this some more. I was stupid by coming to conclusions and clinging to doctrine like that. The Dhamma is too profound,...
by Mr. Seek
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha and vipassana in one session
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

Re: Samatha and vipassana in one session

Ajahn Lee speaks about how samatha and vipassana can be done at the same by proficient breath meditators. Check his writings. He wrote a lot on the subtle insights one can gain from the breath, relating it to Buddhist doctrine, etc.
by Mr. Seek
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking Meditation Sutta
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

Re: Walking Meditation Sutta

I don't think the exact method is described, other than: one walks back and forth, possibly alternating with sits once in a while; the benefits are described too.

Ajahn Mun, Ajahn Maha Boowa, and Ajahn Lee speak about this a lot. It's an interesting subject.
by Mr. Seek
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The constant "I shouldn't be feeling this way" feeling
Replies: 16
Views: 9518

Re: The constant "I shouldn't be feeling this way" feeling

Find some news paper with only good news all around the world and while reading it and seeing smiling happy faces - smile with them, rise this feeling of joy in your heart. I don't mind this as advice for laypeople who are trying to practice the 4 precepts, but OP is a meditator from what I read. T...
by Mr. Seek
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The constant "I shouldn't be feeling this way" feeling
Replies: 16
Views: 9518

Re: The constant "I shouldn't be feeling this way" feeling

It's soteriology. Do what gets you out of stress. Experiment, play around. You've got all the time in the world. Or not. This is not limited to Buddhism. All serious spiritual paths are like this. You'd be having the same issue if you were a novice Christian monk trying to reach God through prayer. ...
by Mr. Seek
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Struggling With Samsara: How Rare Is A Human Birth?
Replies: 43
Views: 3164

Re: Struggling With Samsara: How Rare Is A Human Birth?

Yes, 7 billion or so, but that's small in the grand scheme of things. The above sounds like your personal interpretation rather than teaching the Dhamma according to sutta. Are there any suttas to support your point of view? Thanks Sorry, I don't understand. Of course it's my own interpretation, OP...
by Mr. Seek
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 3268

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

Is there a description of right mindfulness (as part of the 8-fold path) out there in the five nikayas that matches with the description of mindfulness as found in DN 2? Also, what do you think about the obvious difference between the two? DN 2 says being mindful is simply being aware, being wakefu...
by Mr. Seek
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone! Happy New Year!
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

Re: Hello everyone! Happy New Year!

Welcome and happy new year. Good luck with everything planned! I don't know about books (other than the five nikayas, duh), but there's a lot of good videos around!
by Mr. Seek
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Struggling With Samsara: How Rare Is A Human Birth?
Replies: 43
Views: 3164

Re: Struggling With Samsara: How Rare Is A Human Birth?

Quite rare. Go out on the street, in the park, in nature, and look around. See all those flies, all those mosquitoes, dogs, cats, worms in the ground, rats in the sewers, cockroaches, ants, things living off of garbage, insects swarming around poop and corpses, all the fish, amphibians, etc.? What a...
by Mr. Seek
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 3268

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

The only way to find true teaching is by practice. Just start observing five precepts first if not at least try to observe one precept perfectly to start with and see the difference. No worries, I don't have confusion regarding that part of the path. My main concerns now are with mindfulness and jh...
by Mr. Seek
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 3268

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

The Four Noble Truths encompasses all of Buddha's teaching. Having said that if I have to talk about the First Noble Truth, I still have to brush through the other three truths because they all one truths end of the day. Buddha's teaching is not linear like other teachings. It is circular. https://...
by Mr. Seek
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 3268

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

The Four Noble Truths encompasses all of Buddha's teaching. Having said that if I have to talk about the First Noble Truth, I still have to brush through the other three truths because they all one truths end of the day. Buddha's teaching is not linear like other teachings. It is circular. "Just as...
by Mr. Seek
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 3268

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

I would say that you can't expect all of the details in one sutta. That's true, but... This is DN and MN we're talking about, not SN or AN. The 4 establishments of mindfulness are referred to as "the direct path" in some suttas, so why would they be skipped if they're so important? Why would the co...
by Mr. Seek
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 3268

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

I would say that you can't expect all of the details in one sutta. That's true, but... This is DN and MN we're talking about, not SN or AN. The 4 establishments of mindfulness are referred to as "the direct path" in some suttas, so why would they be skipped if they're so important? Why would the co...
by Mr. Seek
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness
Replies: 32
Views: 3268

Re: 8-fold path mindfulness vs DN 2 mindfulness

The way I understand it, the Samma Sati in Eightfold Path represents the Satipathana Sutta and Anapanasati Sutta. Yeah, that's exactly how I understand it too. The problem I'm trying to unentangle is why does this 'right' mindfulness differ so much from the mindfulness described in DN 2. Essentiall...