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by eternityinmind
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Free Pema Chodron Audio Book
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: Free Pema Chodron Audio Book

Thanks! :twothumbsup:
by eternityinmind
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Sutta Pitaka starting point
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: Sutta Pitaka starting point

Those links are exactly what i needed.I think I will start with the Majjhima Nikaya.It will be a long jorney with the Buddha's words.I'm so busy with stuff from life,so it will take me a long time to read all the translated texts from the Sutta Pitaka.I'm sure it will be worth it in the end.
by eternityinmind
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Sutta Pitaka starting point
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: Sutta Pitaka starting point

Thanks for all the answers.I went to Access to Insight and saw that the Nikayas there are not fully translated.Are there complete translations in paper or online?
by eternityinmind
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Sutta Pitaka starting point
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Sutta Pitaka starting point

:namaste: I wish to start exploring the Sutta Pitaka,but I have no idea which suttas should i begin with and how should i progress after that.I am still a beginner,so i want some of the basic stuff :) Sorry if there is a topic like this already in the forum (I searched,but i didn't find one).
by eternityinmind
Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"
Replies: 40
Views: 14825

Re: Documentary "My brother, buddhist monk"

Thank you,Bhante! I watched the movie and I think it's awesome. I really admire your strong determination to follow the path to liberation.
by eternityinmind
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha and Vipassana question
Replies: 44
Views: 10442

Re: Samatha and Vipassana question

:namaste: That's a great video. The positivity,which radiates from Venerable Ashin Ottama,is amazing.Thanks,David2!
by eternityinmind
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha and Vipassana question
Replies: 44
Views: 10442

Re: Samatha and Vipassana question

Aleksandra wrote:Hello eternityinmind
Hey Aleksandra,thanks for the links.I'll read them when I have the time. As for meditation I just wanted to do it the "right" way and that brought me alot of worries about my meditation practice.Maybe I should do as you said:Keep it simple.
by eternityinmind
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha and Vipassana question
Replies: 44
Views: 10442

Re: Samatha and Vipassana question

Another analogy is the burning candle. The light is fickle when the candle is shaky. When the candle sits perfectly still, you'll get much better brightness. Stillness stands for samatha(concentration, one-pointedness) and brightness stands for vipassana(insight into the impermanent, non-self, and ...
by eternityinmind
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha and Vipassana question
Replies: 44
Views: 10442

Re: Samatha and Vipassana question

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond by Ajahn Brahm is all about Jhana practice, as is Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English by Gunaratana. Both are great resources for deeper meditation states. Thanks! A while ago I started reading Mindfulness in Plain English,but didn't finish it.When I have time I will ...
by eternityinmind
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha and Vipassana question
Replies: 44
Views: 10442

Re: Samatha and Vipassana question

:namaste: Yeah,during meditation I will try to count the breath from 1 to 10 in the beginning until the mind settles and then I will move my attention to examining the breath without counting it,just observing.I think that will be a good combination of both samatha and vipassana.I usually meditate ...
by eternityinmind
Thu May 31, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha and Vipassana question
Replies: 44
Views: 10442

Re: Samatha and Vipassana question

:namaste: Well,when i meditate I usually count the breath from 1 to 10,paying attention to the motion of the lower abdomen (the hara) and the posture of my body,trying to keep my spine straight.It's basically zazen I think.Is that classified as samatha meditation? Thanks for all the answers! :twoth...
by eternityinmind
Wed May 30, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha and Vipassana question
Replies: 44
Views: 10442

Re: Samatha and Vipassana question

:namaste: Well,when i meditate I usually count the breath from 1 to 10,paying attention to the motion of the lower abdomen (the hara) and the posture of my body,trying to keep my spine straight.It's basically zazen I think.Is that classified as samatha meditation? Thanks for all the answers! :twothu...
by eternityinmind
Tue May 29, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Samatha and Vipassana question
Replies: 44
Views: 10442

Samatha and Vipassana question

:namaste: I am a little bit confused about the difference between samatha and vipassana meditation. How the two relate to each other? Can and should I combine them? How exactly? Any tips appreciated. :)
by eternityinmind
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Trouble with breathing awareness-need advice
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Trouble with breathing awareness-need advice

:namaste: Hello all! A couple of days ago i became interested in Vipassana meditation and since then i have tried several times to meditate,but I have a problem.I try to concentrate,to be aware of my breath,but when I turn my attention to it,I immediately start to control it also,even when I don't w...