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It is not what we say but how it is heard.
what we hear/read is our own perceptions
we response to our own perceptions
check again what we have written and why we have written it in this thread
that would be…
what i am going to write is nothing to do with nirvana (may be it leads to nirvana) but i would like to know your comments
during the morning meditation i came to the following conclusion:
perception and feeling = mind fabrication (citta sankh…
My question is have any of you used buddhism as a positive influence in dealing with mental health issues?
we all (without any exception) have mental issues more or less, even though we don't accept it
To put it crudely, I would associate jhana with the quality of samatha, and awareness of the movement of elements with vipassana.
do you experience (have awareness) of the movement of elements when you are in First …
if i say as follows:
there are six elements
moving of them is natural
knowing (consciousness) of the moving (within space) of four elements (apo, thejo vayo and patavi) is the only thing happening in this world (cosmos)
when we check what i…
after we understand what is happening with six sensory bases,
what remain is to understand through six sensory bases which can be called practising the 'feelings in and of themselves'? because by this time we know everything is a mirage
I think the complexity of the issue was explained in the first post and it's not relevant now because I am practicing mediation without any issue, which was the original concern - as I explain…
you might know what is the result and what you should do next
Are you replying to my first post lol? I've been practicing for a few years now, think I've got the hang out the basics . Working out well for m…
did you read the thread 'how to practice Buddha's Teaching in day-today life'
practice it few days when you feel like doing so
come back with the results
you might know what is the result and what you should do next
for me, at the beginning, i mean my meditation in early days, i needed a quite place, specially i did meditation in temples and chose to sit in night at home when there was no disturbances
gradually it is changed
now, it doesn't matter when or…
are perceptions simmered down now?
are you enjoying jhana now?
if so you can go to the next step to have 'dhamma understadning'
do you have any problem to identify in which jhana you are?
listen to a relevant dhamma talk with regard to jhana o…
If the gain from pain does interests you, I will say that pain does diminish once comfortability is established, and occurs less frequently to not at all. When the legs start to send signals to the brain, its sending a question. …
few more facts for the store of consciousness
what do you know about four grate elements in Buddha's Teaching
you have to read or listen to few dhamma talks with regard to four grate elements
then they are in the store of consciousness
I meditated for about 40 minutes in a full lotus posture - it was hellish, physically. Pain in my back, legs, etc.
But amazingly enough the mind did not wander because it was 'consumed' by the pain, I guess.
this is b…
For someone who said that was going to be his last post (which is actually a bit melodramatic, and not encouraged on this forum), it seems you had more to add.
@upekka, you will find that generally speaking, when members, i…
during the meditation (SRA) when a sound arises how do you know it is 'sound', but not 'thought' or 'feeling' or 'inhale' or 'exhale'?
from where does the word 'sound' come f…
Are you referring to this....
"Awareness is fundamentally non-conceptual-before thinking splits experience into subject and object. It is empty and so can contain everything, including thought. It is boundless…
You do realize this thread is like 4 years old?
the question is important irrespective of the starting date of the thread
do you mean i should have started a new thread to ask the question?
@Tigger by reading Dhamma books, articles, discussing Dhamma, listening to Dhamma and thinking of what we have read, listened and discussed is also conditioning 'ourselves'
we put positive conditioning over negative conditioning
yes, it is the b…
aversion is the flip side of the coin to attachment. Neither are any good.
when we grab (like) one, we reject (dislike) all other, in one thought moment
this is happening to us all the time, unless we are mindful with wisd…
Nothing is quite so cut and dry, seems to me.
once we know what is Insight meditation, we do not need to sit or walk to meditate
instead, we can meditate whole day apart from the sleeping time
it is a pleasure to be like…
Tranquility can be just the bliss that ignorance can bring.
Insight can follow someone slapping your face; lesson learned (hopefully?)
when there is wisdom there is tranquility too
I'd rather be bl…
i read Dhamma books, listened to Dhamma talks given by monks in person and in internet, and participated few meditation retreats and practiced at home
thought over what i have read and listened and asked questions from forums members (now a days …
I am still learning how to let go of the labels and look inward rather than labelling people and looking outward judging people
as far as my understanding of Buddha's Teaching so far, you are on the Right track
It should been the first thing my parents and school teachers taught me, but how could they when they didn't know and still don't know?
they are with worldly right view like many of us
what we have to get is Noble Right…
Having spent most of my life believing I was a pile of hindrances, I have many, many attachments to hindrances.
we all have
beauty is you know them and you acknowledge it but many don't even know that they (hindrances)…
I've had the same experience. I think it is the restlessness hindrance that comes from excitement.
two hindrances are there :restlessness (whether i can achieve this or not) and greed ( i want to achieve this)
I've gone into first jhana a couple times since this post, but I can't always access it. Sometimes a hindrance is just too strong and I can't always get to that level of concentration.
according to my experience, the gre…
2. Book of the Twos
31. A Share in Clear Knowing
“These two qualities have a share in clear knowing. Which two? Tranquillity (samatha) & insight (vipassana).
“When tranquillity is developed, what purpose does it serve? …
AN2.31 explains it clearly, samatha and vipassana as aspects of clear knowing.
“These two qualities have a share in clear knowing. Which two? Tranquillity (samatha) & insight (vipassana)."
You made me think of TNH's teaching about storehouse consciousness and how there are both positive seeds and negative seeds there. You choose which ones to water.
store consciousness gives the names to all thoughts (sight, s…
when do we know about the thought?
before it is arisen or after it is arisen?
if we know there is a thought, that means at the present moment (at the knowing moment) the said thought is no more = this is the mindfulness
if it is good or bad can w…
Just an update.
Still the same situation, I am the observer and thoughts are being observed. There's a gap.
Will this just go on, or is there a destination here? Will this lead to some other state, like the void?
You have to try not to conceptualise anything as you are meditating - just see it as it is.
As you now know the background is there (lets call it your Mind or if you want to project it out there - empty space which…