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by chris87
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness is the direct path?
Replies: 18
Views: 2120

Re: Mindfulness is the direct path?

Without the 2 truths all effort will be confined to a relative conceptual view and this is what we must get past. It is very tricky because we have so much mental affliction and habitual pattern to cut off. To be mindful we start with observing our own thoughts. When thoughts arise regarding convent...
by chris87
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Transition from shamatha to vipassana
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: Transition from shamatha to vipassana

Without Vipassana I do not think you can accomplish true Shamatha. Because if you do not have Vipassana, which is required to gain the wisdom realizing renunciation of samsara, bodhicitta, shunyata, and the ability to work with the subtle mind then who is meditating in Shamatha? Which mind is medita...
by chris87
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from LA
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Hello from LA

Hi my name is Chris. Very excited to learn more from so many on the path. Thank you. :meditate: