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by mgm2010
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Hindrances in meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 16827

Re: Hindrances in meditation

What is Samatha mediation ??
Is it a part of anapanasati ??
Is it given the same importance in buddhism as anapanasati ??
Where can I read about it ??
by mgm2010
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Hindrances in meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 16827

Re: Hindrances in meditation

....... impermanent and impersonal mental phenomenon. ....... Many many thanks for pointing this out. Since quite some time I had started feeling that the raptures are becoming EMPTY day by day and it was time to move on. It rook me 2 to 3 years to reach here. ....... resistance to them makes them ...
by mgm2010
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Hindrances in meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 16827

Re: Hindrances in meditation

...... because you are identifying with those thoughts and want to make them stop, taking them as "mine", or "i". 1. Herein lies the catch, Sir. 2. Can we elaborate this point further ?? 3. Also, please, suggest a book that covers ALL THE ESSENTIAL features of buddhism for MEDITATION AND CHARACTER ...
by mgm2010
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Hindrances in meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 16827

Re: Hindrances in meditation

Hi: Do you get like sexual images, sexual thoughts while meditating? , is that the hindrance?. Regards. No. I am able to go into rapture when I meditate and such thoughts do not disturb me as long as I am meditating. Quite obviously, as a house holder, I cannot devote unlimited time to meditation. ...
by mgm2010
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Hindrances in meditation
Replies: 32
Views: 16827

Hindrances in meditation

In the system we are following, there is a mention of five major hindrances in the spiritual journey 1. Kama - Sexual Passion 2. Krodha - Anger 3. Lobh - Greed 4. Moha - Attachment 5. Ahankar - Ego 2. While the lower four are comparatively under subjugation, No 1 is proving to be very very tough and...
by mgm2010
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Rapture during Breath Meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Rapture during Breath Meditation

Many many thanks !! God bless !!
by mgm2010
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Rapture during Breath Meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Rapture during Breath Meditation

I am not a buddhist but I take a very keen interest in buddhist teachings. 2. I am currently reading the book "The Steps of Breath Meditation" by Thannisaro Bhikku. 3. In the beginning of this book the writer says," When a sense of rapture and pleasure comes from the breath, he tell you to knead tha...
by mgm2010
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Tip of the nose
Replies: 9
Views: 1701

Re: Tip of the nose

Many many thanks.
Any reading material on this particular topic ??
by mgm2010
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Tip of the nose
Replies: 9
Views: 1701

Tip of the nose

I am a not a buddhist but I have been reading about it quite a lot. 2. In many buddhist scriptures there is a mention of concentrating on the " tip of the nose ". 3. I am interested to know whether this " tip the nose " refers to the external tip the nose or the inner surface of the nose where the b...
by mgm2010
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 3184

Re: Attitude towards body discomfort

CecilN wrote:
mgm2010 wrote:Where can I find more buddhist literature on this subject ??
There is lots.

There must be similar literature with regard to
(a) Feelings such as happiness, sadness, worry etc
(b) "I", "ME", "MINE" ??
by mgm2010
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 3184

Re: Attitude towards body discomfort

CecilN wrote:
mgm2010 wrote:Where can I find more buddhist literature on this subject ??
There is lots.

Many many thanks !! Feeling enlightened. Removes a very big cause of human misery !!
by mgm2010
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 3184

Re: Attitude towards body discomfort

a) ..... the mind should not attach to the sickness & injury as "my" injury or as "I am sick & injured". What is sick & injured is the physical body rather than the "I", "me" or "mine". The understand is the heart of Buddhism (where as the doctrine of kamma is a moral doctrine polluted by egoism & ...
by mgm2010
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 3184

Re: Attitude towards body discomfort

Can you be more specific, even just a bit? I don't see a way to answer your question without more details. If it's too personal and you feel uncomfortable talking about it on the internet like this, I understand. Nothing specific. It can be x discomfort today and y discomfort tomorrow. You are medi...
by mgm2010
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 3184

Re: Attitude towards body discomfort

a) The Buddhist path is the Middle Way between sensual indulgence and self-mortification. If there as injury or sickness that requires attention, it should be taken care of. If you have a specific example, I could probably give a better answer. I meant day to day problems of health for which adequa...
by mgm2010
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Attitude towards body discomfort
Replies: 21
Views: 3184

Attitude towards body discomfort

I am a non-buddhist and I am interested to know (a) what buddhism has to say about the attitude the seeker should have [ during meditation and when not meditating ] about body discomfort due to sickness or minor injury. Pray for its recovery, ignore, allow it to pass or what ?? (b) What is the impor...