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by Pinetree
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can you do meditation with any type of single thought or activity?
Replies: 31
Views: 3698

Re: Can you do meditation with any type of single thought or activity?

1. I find concentrating on breath going in and out so boring after a while. Is there anyway to make it more interesting? Maybe making it more interesting isn't what you need. Scientifically speaking, boredom means the mind is too agitated. So relax more :) A teacher even said that relaxation is wha...
by Pinetree
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Can you attain enlightenment without experiencing all world desires?
Replies: 13
Views: 2241

Re: Can you attain enlightenment without experiencing all world desires?

Desire is described as an obstacle to enlightenment. So I don't see how experiencing more desire would help attain it. Probably it's helpful to realize that fulfilling your desires doesn't bring happiness. But it's not essential to experience "all world desires" to reach this conclusion. That being ...
by Pinetree
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bunch of personal anaylsizing + Does true compassion really exist? Isn't everything egocentric?
Replies: 70
Views: 9312

Re: Does true compassion really exist? Isn't everything egocentric?

In the context of Buddhism, compassion works in unity with other parts of the "system". Parts relevant to your question may be for example: detachment and non-self. I believe that "it works", in the sense that even if not perfect, it can produce results similar to "true compassion". But I do believe...
by Pinetree
Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Pain in face during meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Re: Pain in face during meditation

I see two possible approaches: 1. Tweak your meditation technique. Like somebody said above, there may be something about your approach to meditation, which increases tension. 2. Locate the cause of the physical discomfort. For this, try re-build your meditation practice, from the most relaxing post...
by Pinetree
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: 'the conflict is in the watcher'
Replies: 70
Views: 8280

Re: 'the conflict is in the watcher'

Maybe the conflict is in the doer, not in the watcher.

At least my watcher seems relatively conflict less :P
by Pinetree
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Can I start practising on my own?
Replies: 42
Views: 6529

Re: Can I start practising on my own?

I haven't checked the link which you describe as overwhelming, but I found this one is certainly very easy to understand and follow. You have here a basic vipassana meditation guide: http://www.sirimangalo.org/teachings" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; There is a little booklet and few...