Search found 41 matches

by one_awakening
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: did the buddha teach vipasanna meditation?
Replies: 79
Views: 14163

Re: did the buddha teach vipasanna meditation?

One of Goenka's websites says "Since the time of Buddha, Vipassana has been handed down, to the present day, by an unbroken chain of teachers"

If find it hard to believe Goenka's method of scanning the body for sensations was passed down from the time of the Buddha.
by one_awakening
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Satipatthana

With the Satipatthana Sutta, The Buddha outlined what things we need to be mindful of, but did he recommend we maintain mindfulness throughout the day?
by one_awakening
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassanā Practice and Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Vipassanā Practice and Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta

It's interesting that Thanissaro Bhikkhu says that the Suttas never equate Vipassana with any minfulness technique.
by one_awakening
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassanā Practice and Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Vipassanā Practice and Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta

Joseph Goldstein is apparently a Vipassanā teacher, but his books are based very precisely on what The Buddha taught, going through each line of the The Satipatṭhāna Sutta.
by one_awakening
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassanā Practice and Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Vipassanā Practice and Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta

Dinsdale wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:52 am

Could you be more specific about which vipassana practices you are thinking of?
Goenka
by one_awakening
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassanā Practice and Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Vipassanā Practice and Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta

What is the relationship between Vipassanā practice and the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta? Are Vipassanā Practices based on the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta?

The reason I ask is that I find that some Vipassanā Practices don't seem to be what the Buddha taught.
by one_awakening
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Three Marks of Existence
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Three Marks of Existence

My mind often sees unsatisfactoriness, impermanence and not-self in the following way:

Impermanance + Not-self = Unsatisfactoriness
by one_awakening
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassanā
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Vipassanā

Can any meditation/mindfulness practice where insight is the goal, be classed as Vipassanā practice?
by one_awakening
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do All Diets Kill?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Do All Diets Kill?

Do all diets, no what they are, result in the killing of animals/insects? To grow vegetables, land must be cleared, destroying habitat. Poisons are then used to kill insects.
by one_awakening
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Do you have any tips on continuously mental labelling?
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: Do you have any tips on continuously mental labelling?

There's no need for continuous labeling. Just bring your awareness to what is present.
by one_awakening
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anger
Replies: 50
Views: 821

Re: Anger

mal4mac wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:33 am
So anger could be the catalyst that causes us to act with courage and compassion to address violence, injustice, and entrenched ignorance. "
Can't we act with courage and compassion to address violence and injustice without anger?
by one_awakening
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anger
Replies: 50
Views: 821

Re: Anger

dharmacorps wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:58 pm
Is your question really if anger serves any purpose, or is it "can we use it on the path"?
Both are the same question. If anger can be used on the path, then it serves a purpose.
by one_awakening
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anger
Replies: 50
Views: 821

Anger

Anger is a common emotion and people often feel that they need to express their anger. Does anger serve any purpose?
by one_awakening
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: How to stop associating yourself with your thoughts?
Replies: 47
Views: 1514

Re: How to stop associating yourself with your thoughts?

.....I don't know how to go about rooting out the idea that it is 'me' in control and also, where I go from my current level of realisation? I don't think it's something that you want to "root out". It comes back to mindfulness. Simply observe the rising and passing away of thoughts. If you can mai...
by one_awakening
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sit with Pain. Don't sit with Pain.
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Sit with Pain. Don't sit with Pain.

Saengnapha wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:45 am
I have never come across anyone worth their salt who teaches to sit with pain, especially beginners.
See a friend of mine just started meditating and did a ten-day retreat at a Buddhist monastery and was instructed to sit and meditate, and not move.
by one_awakening
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sit with Pain. Don't sit with Pain.
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Sit with Pain. Don't sit with Pain.

Saengnapha wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:58 am
If you're referring to sitting cross-legged, try sitting in a chair.
The question is not how to relieve pain, the question is why some teachers teach to sit with pain while others say don't sit with pain.
by one_awakening
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pleasant and Unpleasant
Replies: 43
Views: 1239

Re: Pleasant and Unpleasant

Not necessarily, feeling tone is more on an animal instinct level. So feeling tone is something like a disposition you already have. Someone who loves apples has a pleasant disposition towards apples. When he comes into contact with the apple he experiences a pleasant feeling tone and the mind then...
by one_awakening
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pleasant and Unpleasant
Replies: 43
Views: 1239

Re: Pleasant and Unpleasant

Goofaholix wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:55 am
So it's feeling then perception not the other way around.
But doesn't your perception first have to identify the object let's say an apple, as an apple before a feeling can arise?
by one_awakening
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pleasant and Unpleasant
Replies: 43
Views: 1239

Re: Pleasant and Unpleasant

samseva wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:13 pm
Feeling (vedanā)—be it pleasant, unpleasant, or indifferent—as per Dependent Origination, is bound with consciousness in all forms and situations, whatsoever. So it's not just a "mental construct"
Again, I'm talking about perceptions, not feelings.
by one_awakening
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sit with Pain. Don't sit with Pain.
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Sit with Pain. Don't sit with Pain.

Saengnapha wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:19 pm
What kind of pain are you talking about?
Leg pain.