Inedible wrote: ↑Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:25 am
So no one else gets up from a good meditation and on contact with the first human being wants to punch someone in the face. I know it isn't right. The better the meditation goes, the worse the aftereffects are.
What is "good meditation"?
A. There are anusayas or underlying or dormant tendencies.
1. sensuous greed - kama-raga
2. grudge - patigha
3. speculative opinion - ditthi
4. skeptical doubt - vicikiccha
5. conceit - mana
6. craving for continued existence - bhava-raga
7. ignorance - avijja
B. There are asavas or outflows or cankers:
1. the canker of sense desire - kamasava
2. ... of (desiring eternal) existence - bhavasava
3. ... of (wrong) views - ditthasava
4. ... of ignorance - avijjasava
C. There are kilesas or defilements:
1. greed - lobha
2. hate - dosa
3. delusion - moha
4. conceit - mana
5. speculative views - ditthi
6. skeptical doubt - vicikiccha
7. mental torpor - thina
8. restlessness - uddhacca
9. shamelessness - ahirika
10. lack of moral dread or unconscientiousness - anottappa
D. There are sanyojanas or fetters:
1. personality belief - sakkaya-ditthi
2. skeptical doubt - vicikiccha
3. clinging to mere rules and ritual - silabbata-paramasa
4. sensuous craving - kama-raga
5. ill-will - vyapada
6. craving for fine material existence - rupa-raga
7. craving for fine immaterial existence - arupa-raga
8. conceit - mana
9. restlessness - uddhacca
10. ignorance - avijja
So what is "good meditation" considering all these phenomena? You don't think that when you have had a sitting that caused temporary good feelings or relaxation then you have gotten rid of all these, no?
The Theravada doctrine has the Eightfold Path which is more than "good meditation".