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by salty-J
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What do you use to wake up?
Replies: 52
Views: 6744

Re: What do you use to wake up?

Hi All, I didn't know where to post this question but, since it's about pre-meditation time, I thought this corner of the forum would be right; Moderators, feel free to move it to a more proper section if needed. Well, my problem is as follows: I want to start again my morning meditation sessions b...
by salty-J
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: A 'Basic' Question
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: A 'Basic' Question

Hi Salty-J The only effective way I have found out to do it is to constantly remind myself why I need to be mindful. with metta I hear ya, if I could only remember to remind myself of why I need to be mindful, I'd be back on track! Well, half-joking, anyway. I remember to practice mindfulness fairl...
by salty-J
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: A 'Basic' Question
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: A 'Basic' Question

rowyourboat wrote:Hi Collective

Maybe you need to not 'drop' the mindfulness when you stop meditating but carry doing it after you 'finish' your (sitting) meditation as well..

with metta

M
If only there were an easy way to pull that one off! :(
by salty-J
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: A 'Basic' Question
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: A 'Basic' Question

I think it would be great to get rid of the fear of death! I'll try it tonight! Most nights I lay in bed, relaxing until I start gasping for breath (I need to the sleep apnea people but still...), acutely aware of my body's twitching as my conciousness gets hazy, until I am struck with this intense ...
by salty-J
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this an ok definition of anatta?
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Is this an ok definition of anatta?

thank you, gentlemen! I did go with "not-self" as opposed to no-self, like the link talks about, but I see the point about existing and what does or does not! Thank you so much! :namaste: I changed it like this: the Buddhist teaching of anatta, or “not-self”, which says there can not be found any se...
by salty-J
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this an ok definition of anatta?
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Is this an ok definition of anatta?

the Buddhist teaching of “anatta”, or non-self, which teaches there exists no separate self that truly “is” a thing as we perceive it, but that everything and everyone is a combination of various components, the way they are because of causes and conditions, that give the illusion of having a separa...
by salty-J
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: cause of birth of new humans
Replies: 43
Views: 3421

Re: cause of birth of new humans

I'd forgotten about posting this thread until this afternoon. What interesting reading and links, thanks everyone for participating! I was taking a shower when I remembered about it and wondered about if there would be many posts or not, and what it was I'd posted in the first place, then I thought,...
by salty-J
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: cause of birth of new humans
Replies: 43
Views: 3421

cause of birth of new humans

Buddhaghosa explains in his Visuddhimagga (Path of Purification): Whosoever has no clear idea about death and does not know that death consists in the dissolution of the five groups of existence (i.e. form, feeling, perception, mental formations, & consciousness), he thinks that it is a person, or b...
by salty-J
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: got bored of meditation; want to continue!
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: got bored of meditation; want to continue!

Hi Salty-J, I just replied to another topic with a similar theme, I think much of what I wrote applies to your situation too: http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=3908&view=unread#p57537" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; With Metta, Guy I think that's good advice, if I could onl...
by salty-J
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: got bored of meditation; want to continue!
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: got bored of meditation; want to continue!

Whenever I feel lazy or for whatever reason just don't particularly feel like it, I tell myself that I'll just sit for 5 minutes, no pressure. But after a few minutes have passed and I've settled in, it's easy to go for another few minutes, and then another few, and then eventually awhile has passe...
by salty-J
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: got bored of meditation; want to continue!
Replies: 7
Views: 586

got bored of meditation; want to continue!

I was getting into it, almost daily, usually for 25 minutes.....then the leader at our meditation group went on a retreat, and everything was ok for a couple weeks, with guest leaders on the weekly sits; but one day I had to do something around that time in the day, and didn't go. That week I found ...
by salty-J
Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: enough motivation for stream entry?
Replies: 23
Views: 1784

Re: enough motivation for stream entry?

Clinical depression makes a person has poor sleep, poor appetite, early morning waking, poor concentration, guilt, shame, helpless, worthless and feel sad and suicidal. This has none of that. Depression is a feeling (mood only), this is an understanding (insight+mild mood). The former is a the resu...
by salty-J
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: enough motivation for stream entry?
Replies: 23
Views: 1784

Re: enough motivation for stream entry?

Hi Ben, Guy Yes, this got me thinking of the degree of understanding of Dukkha/unsatisfactoriness required to incline the mind towards the 'unclingable' state (or even take it there). It could be successfully argued that 99% of meditators have no concept of the dukka in the four noble truths and he...
by salty-J
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Why should I grieve? He fares the way he had to tread.
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: Why should I grieve? He fares the way he had to tread.

devyani_mandpe wrote:It is a very touching story but how do i become so brave as to face death of a loved one and my own death and pain so realistically?
I'd imagine you'd have to be damn near enlightened to respond to death like those folks.
by salty-J
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: To note, or not to note.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: To note, or not to note.....

:thanks: everybody.
by salty-J
Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: To note, or not to note.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

To note, or not to note.....

.....that is my question. :tongue: I had been noting in meditation, but I am reading Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, and Bhante G says he does not recommend noting, as it takes time, and everything happens so fast, I guess you'd be taking the focus off the present moment in order to think in order...
by salty-J
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What position do you use for sitting meditation.....
Replies: 23
Views: 2787

Re: What position do you use for sitting meditation.....

.....and as a follow up to the poll answer, do you feel using a chair has disadvantages? I use y=to sit burmese style but now use a bench for kneeling because my legs would go numb and cease up! quite interesting when the fire alarm went off one day. so long as the body is held erect any sitting po...
by salty-J
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What position do you use for sitting meditation.....
Replies: 23
Views: 2787

Re: What position do you use for sitting meditation.....

oops, I knew I was forgetting an option..... :embarassed:
The things I've read always list using a chair last, so that is why I am asking about any disadvantages.....
by salty-J
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What position do you use for sitting meditation.....
Replies: 23
Views: 2787

What position do you use for sitting meditation.....

.....and as a follow up to the poll answer, do you feel using a chair has disadvantages?