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by Thibetanus
Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Applied thought and Sustained thought question
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Applied thought and Sustained thought question

Thank you, this was very helpful.

Metta.
by Thibetanus
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Applied thought and Sustained thought question
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Applied thought and Sustained thought question

Please forgive my newbie question. Can there be sustained thought without applied thought? Most of the material that I read seems to suggest that applied thought is the pre-requisite of sustained thought. Applied thought is like striking a bell, sustained thought like the ringing; applied thought is...
by Thibetanus
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Strange sensation during Anapana
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Strange sensation during Anapana

This is quite normal. This is when you experience Nama Rupa Paricheda Nana. (Mind body separation) The way I understand this is only a sensation. The mind can't separate from the body until your death. :thinking: I appreciate this reference, never read about the nanas before. Reading up on it now :)
by Thibetanus
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Strange sensation during Anapana
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Strange sensation during Anapana

Okay, that's cool! One thing I noticed is that when the separation happens, I don't get distracted by when the breath seems to disappear (since it's not my body, so I don't worry about it), where as without the separation, I would worry about lack of oxygen, and it lessens my concentration. Thanks f...
by Thibetanus
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Strange sensation during Anapana
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Strange sensation during Anapana

For the past month or so, while I'm doing anapana meditation, I would experience this sense of disassociation from my body. Initially, the first time it occurred, it seemed like my body disappeared, and I lost my mental orientation of my body (whether it was sitting up, or lying down, or even which ...
by Thibetanus
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Deep trance states for right view?
Replies: 16
Views: 1482

Re: Deep trance states for right view?

Hey, not sure if this is what you mean, but about 2 years ago, I had a couple of meditation sessions where I fell into a trance like state where I lost all sense of time, it was like the period of time did not exist. The hour meditation seem to end in an instant. Anyways, later, I think I was readin...
by Thibetanus
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Question about Meditation and Agitation
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Question about Meditation and Agitation

Ah cool, haha good to know :D
by Thibetanus
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dental meditation (buhaha!)
Replies: 13
Views: 1540

Re: Dental meditation (buhaha!)

I don't know why, but dentist visits always scare me. I don't know if I could forgo shots for fillings etc. Might try it if I can muster the courage :meditate:
by Thibetanus
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Beginning yoga?
Replies: 17
Views: 2777

Re: Beginning yoga?

Same here. I learned Iyengar's standing postures over twenty years ago and they, together with long walks and the 11-minute-a-day Royal Canadian Air Force Exercise Plan , taught to me by a Canadian bhikkhu, have been my sole form of exercise ever since. Thanks to the Iyengar routine I've been entir...
by Thibetanus
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Question about Meditation and Agitation
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Question about Meditation and Agitation

If a negative (edit: not negative per se, but I think you know what I mean) mind state persists, I, personally, won't just stay 'aware' of it if it continues to persist. What kind of thinking will calm the mind, maybe I should practice of bit of self-metta, etc. Ajahn Sujato was asked 'how can my m...
by Thibetanus
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Question about Meditation and Agitation
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Question about Meditation and Agitation

It's in the Satipatthāna Sutta: ‘Passambhayaṃ kāyasaṅkhāraṃ assasissāmī’ti sikkhati, ‘Passambhayaṃ kāyasaṅkhāraṃ passasissāmī’ti sikkhati. “Tranquillising the bodily formations I will breath out,” “Tranquillising the bodily formations I will breath in,” thus he trains himself. I wasn't sure if what...
by Thibetanus
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Question about Meditation and Agitation
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Question about Meditation and Agitation

Background: A while back, while at a meditation retreat, every time I sat down, my mind seemed to be very agitated, jumping around, old memories surfacing, facial muscles felt like they were twisting and turning etc. Anyways, it's since quieted, but at the time, a thought occurred to me that perhaps...
by Thibetanus
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Dangers of Eating Late at Night
Replies: 28
Views: 6903

Re: The Dangers of Eating Late at Night

I agree with this! Going a step further, skipping dinner entirely makes for a very restful night, and a comfortable stomach for me in the morning! Also, meditation before going to bed is easier too on an empty stomach :)

Metta
by Thibetanus
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Beginning yoga?
Replies: 17
Views: 2777

Re: Beginning yoga?

I do yoga every day, and I used "Light on Yoga" book, at the end of which they have sample learning schedules. I stopped progressing after learning all the standing poses, and it feels like a very nice way to keep the body fit (I have a bad back from my violin playing, so meditation used to aggravat...
by Thibetanus
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: Hello

Thanks for the warm welcome!

Also Ben, I think it was you who mentioned Analayo's work on Satipathana. I want to thank you, reading it and benefiting greatly from it :).

Metta