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by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1706

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

Best rest assured, the bar is not too high. Posts like the one you referred to are on our radar and admittedly push the limits of the bar and we are watching those. It is good that you have a radar. I also don't want to bar anyone from participation and when i say ban heretics i don't mean permanen...
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 24
Views: 225

Re: What i think about mental noting

I think anapanasati/noting up to access concentration with rising and fall of the breath as object is definitely the way to go. And try to note the rest of the day as well, if you aren't dedicated to full time meditation, to the extent that your lifestyle permits. Also Samvega, summon all your manl...
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 24
Views: 225

Re: What i think about mental noting

Once you can no longer feel your breath is usually the time that piti and sukkha can be felt and you can move your attention to that and let it grow, the first time this happens you will probably become excited/restless which will disturb your concentration so you have to do it all over again until...
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?
Replies: 126
Views: 4354

Re: If I am reborn it is not me. So why I care about the rebirth?

in brief;
it is not you who lived in the past life either, yet here you are aging and dying and if you don't do what needs to be done history will repeat itself.
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1706

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

As I look at the Waharaka thread, I see numerous people challenging and refuting Waharaka's and Lal's views. And that is fine. Why censor their views? Allow it to stand in the marketplace of ideas and have it put for challenge, which is what happened. If we start censoring what is true Dhamma and w...
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 24
Views: 225

Re: What i think about mental noting

I wonder if mental noting is related to speech that follows directed thought and evaluation. [thanissaro:] Having first directed one's thoughts and made an evaluation, one then breaks out into speech. That's why directed thought & evaluation are verbal fabrications.[SN41.6] When one has attained th...
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 24
Views: 225

Re: What i think about mental noting

What I hear from most anti-Mahasists sounds something like "this book is too hard to read, I can't follow it: therefore, because I don't understand it, it can't be real Buddhism." I think it would be tempting to explore alternative paths to dry insight if one does not realize the fruition in the fi...
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 24
Views: 225

Re: What i think about mental noting

I wonder if mental noting is related to speech that follows directed thought and evaluation. [thanissaro:] Having first directed one's thoughts and made an evaluation, one then breaks out into speech. That's why directed thought & evaluation are verbal fabrications.[SN41.6] When one has attained the...
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Maraṇasati in non-buddhist literature
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Maraṇasati in non-buddhist literature

I don't have a title suggestion but i know it was heavily practiced in Roman Catholicism in medieval times. They also built all those crazy, uhm, that; https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/HNB8RJT.png the practice of Memento mori (Latin: "remember (that) you will die")[2] is the medieval Latin Christian theor...
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who or what is being mindful?
Replies: 9
Views: 97

Re: Who or what is being mindful?

in the world it is the one who is experiencing it. world is that by which one perceives and conceives of the world; nose, tongue, eye, ear, intellect, body in other words there are the formations by which the world is conceived and perceived, in regards to the world that is conceived and perceived t...
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 24
Views: 225

Re: What i think about mental noting

I think verbalized noting is the issue moreso than noting itself. The verbalization is like the training wheels of discrimination/discernment and it's the verbalization that will keep you at momentary concentration. I don't think one should aim for momentary concentration and should aim higher than...
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 24
Views: 225

Re: What i think about mental noting

To be honest I often wonder to what extent anapanasati and satipatthana are not the same thing. I think Anapanasati is a way to train Satipatthana. I am curious about the exact function of mental noting and pinning down it's relative merits. In particular if it restricts certain types of appana sam...
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 24
Views: 225

Re: What i think about mental noting

I use noting for times when I don't have the time to sit down for samadhi meditation. Walking, bio-breaks, eating, washing dishes, etc. Thanks for sharing, it is quite interesting what people do. I personally was training Anapanasati more or less daily for about two years without mental noting befo...
by rightviewftw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What i think about mental noting
Replies: 24
Views: 225

Re: What i think about mental noting

I find noting useful for maintaining sati, but I wouldn't use it for developing jhana. It feels like different types of samadhi are involved,vipassana v. samatha? Afaik the general consensus is that there are these three types of samadhi; Momentary samadhi (khanika samadhi) - associated with the mo...