Meditation 'nuts-n-bolts' (anapanasati)

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Re: Meditation 'nuts-n-bolts' (anapanasati)

Postby nathan » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:04 pm

Dmytro wrote:Hi Nathan,

I have some reservations about the approach of Ven.Brahmavamso:

http://www.bswa.org/modules/newbb/viewt ... 02&forum=2

Metta, Dmytro
hi Dmytro;

Yes, well I imagine that Dhammabodhi, who isn't sure what the difference between insight and concentration are, has a ways to go before he is facing similar issues to those such as you or I might be struggling with. It seemed to me as though he was looking for some basic introductory practice instructions. This short text seemed like a good guide for that. Perhaps you can suggest something else, equally straightforward, that would be better.
:anjali:
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}
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Re: Meditation 'nuts-n-bolts' (anapanasati)

Postby Dhammabodhi » Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:33 am

Thank you everyone, especially Nathan and Dmytro. :anjali: I'll now shut up and follow the "Just do it" rule.

I'm sorry for not being able to reply earlier. The loss of a family member and some other things kept me away. Although it seems lately there has been a lot of discussion and debate about abstract philosophical ideas which I do not really understand anyway, so I guess I haven't missed a lot.

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-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.
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