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Re: Video: Meditation: Suttas vs Commentaries

Postby alan » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:23 am

It's just so simple-minded. I'm looking for a teacher who is smarter than me. He does not qualify.

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Re: Video: Meditation: Suttas vs Commentaries

Postby thelotuseffect » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:25 am

lol so its different than what that teacher teaches.

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Re: Video: Meditation: Suttas vs Commentaries

Postby thelotuseffect » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:36 am

Stay on your object of meditation. Mine is generating metta. If no hindrance arises then chances are high that you are in a jhana.

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Re: Video: Meditation: Suttas vs Commentaries

Postby thelotuseffect » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:43 am

Knowledge and vision are attainments achieved through practice. By learning how minds attention works through meditation one gains insight into Dependent Origination which is an impersonal process.

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Re: Video: Meditation: Suttas vs Commentaries

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:29 am

As a supposed "Suttanta method" what is being presented here looks to be naught more than a variation of Burmese Vipassana.

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Re: Video: Meditation: Suttas vs Commentaries

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:44 am

Well, it is a little different, using metta as the primary object.

When I look in terms of general approach I see more similarities than differences between what I use and what most of the "vipassana" teachers teach (e.g. most of Ajahn Chah's students). I've had a couple of short retreats with Ajahn Tiradhammo (an Ajahn Chah student), which again isn't so different from Mahasi (though he doesn't use noting, there's still that primary/secondary object thing). He did say, though that the most useful meditation book he found was The Heart of Buddhist Meditation by Ven Nyanaponika...

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Re: Video: Meditation: Suttas vs Commentaries

Postby thelotuseffect » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:47 pm



The book uses the entire Anapanasati sutta as guide for training. So check it out if you really want to know more and see if anything is really different or not.

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."


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