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mental noting burmese method

Postby befriend » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:30 pm

in daily life when an emotion comes up that im not sure what it is, do i use the label knowing knowing?
and during vipassana meditation when an emotion comes up that i dont know what it is do i label it knowing knowing?
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Re: mental noting burmese method

Postby purple planet » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:02 pm

Yes - you label it the most comfortable way for you

you can label them both as knowing but i think if you know its an emotion it would be easier to label it as emotion
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Re: mental noting burmese method

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:16 am

The teaching from Munindra-ji was to keep it simple and easy. With a very light touch label it "emotion" or whatever (the actual label is not vital) but don't fret about it. What is important is the simple act of attending to what you are experiencing. Keep it simple and easy.

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Re: mental noting burmese method

Postby Sylvester » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:58 am

It's part of that on-going discussion of how the Abhidhamma expanded the nāma-rūpa conception from its Vedic milieu, and had to be rescued somewhat by the Commentaries who restored the framework to thinking of the dhātus as conceptual qualities, rather than just as "things".

It goes to where the focus of the "noting" lies - on the object, or on the experience of the object.

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Edit - one of the great things about the Burmese tradition(s), particularly the Mahasi Sayadaw, was the readiness to depart from "orthodoxy" in its description of praxis. The Burmese description of mindfulness of breathing as being contemplation of the wind "element" is probably more canonical than the Commentarial description. Breathing is always found in the formulaic sutta descriptions of the wind element, and interestingly, all of the sutta descriptions of the 4 elements are very abstract in terms of the qualities of solidity, liquidity, fieriness, motion and most pointedly, spatiality.


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