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Postby thelotuseffect » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:42 pm

Ven. Vimalaramsi doesn't like the word concentration because of some peoples misunderstanding of it. He does teach concentration in the context of "mental collectedness" which connotes a light mind that is not one pointed. That is what he is against. One pointed concentration which causes a mental "tunnel vision" that forces the hindrances from arising thus inhibiting the wisdom that allows the insight into how they arise.

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Postby Sylvester » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:37 am

This brings me to a post-canonical debate about the possibilities of post-Jhana iddhis. I'm not sure if it was in the context of "transfer of merit/demerit" or simply benefaction versus malediction.

Anyway, the query was asked as to how benefaction was possible, and post-Jhana iddhis was proposed. The doubter then asked if it was then also possible to use post-Jhana iddhi for malediction. The answer was that malediction requires vyapada, and if that hindrance could creep back in, the basis for the iddhis would have evaporated.

Does anybody have the reference for this? There's a little debate going on in our sphere, and I wanted to be certain of what that text actually said, before I misquoted.

Thanks. :anjali:

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Postby Gena1480 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:35 am

it does not matter about his views on Buddhagosa
you have to go to his retreat to test his way of teaching the meditation
where does he offer retreat?

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Thanks mike

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Postby befriend » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:58 am

ive actually tried meditating as he describes, for example the most important part of this meditation teaching is relaxing the tension in the mind after one wishes a thought of good will, this is letting go of craving, and it makes the might very bright and clear right after you do it, sometimes it actually feels better than the energy from the thought of metta. he also teaches to smile slightly all day long i notice this is a great way to have joy in the mind and it makes my body relaxed and happy. dont throw the baby out with the bath water if he says something a little off it doesnt mean everything else about what he teaches is off. people who do retreats with him are pretty much guranteed to enter jhana within a few days, i think thats says it all.
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Postby Gena1480 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:38 pm

i did try it yesterday
and had three yellow light flashes in row
happen to me
what truly strike me
about what he said about Jhana that they are level of understanding
i could not agree more
mn 111 show Jhana is a way of understanding

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