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by ohnofabrications
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: judgment-free awareness
Replies: 95
Views: 9629

Re: judgment-free awareness

so heres the controvery basically: does one keep the battle away from oneself? (not tolerating defilement approach) or does one keep oneself away from the battle? (radical acceptance approach) please pick whichever metaphor you prefer but don't allow this speculation as to which is the "True" way to...
by ohnofabrications
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Feeling that I am lying to myself while meditating
Replies: 22
Views: 3407

Re: Feeling that I am lying to myself while meditating

Should I never think or follow doubting thoughts when meditating? I feel that if i just say to myself "doubting, doubting" or "thinking, thinking" I am lying to myself, ignoring what to me seem like legitimate doubting and thoughts and I am turning into a robot. Will the doubting really go away if ...
by ohnofabrications
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Trying to separate tanha from vedana
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: Trying to separate tanha from vedana

"So, I am interested to try this again, and with food as well. If anyone has some advice about this practice I would appreciate it. But, this is a part of the practice is it not? To eat and drink calmly, thoroughly tasting every morsel yet not trying to 'get off' on the pleasant flavours, but rather...
by ohnofabrications
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: satipatthana with virtually zero discursive thought
Replies: 23
Views: 4149

Re: satipatthana with virtually zero discursive thought

"doubting" should be noted or noticed just like anything else. You do lots of doubting about trivialities of technique, but you dont see these thoughts with mindfulness. A thought about practice should be treated like a thought about what you had for lunch, i shouldnt be latched onto and made a big...
by ohnofabrications
Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: satipatthana with virtually zero discursive thought
Replies: 23
Views: 4149

Re: satipatthana with virtually zero discursive thought

"That's why suttas rarely teach doing - instead they teach the methodology - observing what's happening, discriminating what's skilful and what's not, applying right effort through redirecting attention" Also one of the main ways they teach is by suggesting which states are wholesome and which are u...
by ohnofabrications
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: satipatthana with virtually zero discursive thought
Replies: 23
Views: 4149

Re: satipatthana with virtually zero discursive thought

"doubting" should be noted or noticed just like anything else. You do lots of doubting about trivialities of technique, but you dont see these thoughts with mindfulness. A thought about practice should be treated like a thought about what you had for lunch, i shouldnt be latched onto and made a big ...
by ohnofabrications
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Developing regular practice...
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Re: Developing regular practice...

Hey dharmadude, This might help with urgency: continuity of practice is probably THE most important thing. Mindfulness basically means remembering to practice, it was obviously something highly touted by the Buddha. If you can maintain a state of relative singleness, quietness, and steadiness of min...
by ohnofabrications
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking meditation - automatic - on its own
Replies: 18
Views: 2040

Re: Walking meditation - automatic - on its own

That sense of naturalness or lack of control is in my opinion a very good sign. Was it accompanied by a sense of peace and stillness and sensate clarity? I often experience these things in combination. The naturalness arises when the 'self' is very relaxed and the body can just do what it needs to d...
by ohnofabrications
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: An object other than the breath for insight?
Replies: 13
Views: 1756

Re: An object other than the breath for insight?

awareness of sound and sight is more common to tibetan traditions. it is equally as effective as awareness of sensations in the body except that the body has the advantage of being slightly more constant, neutral and stable, and also tensions experienced in the body can give one insight into one's t...
by ohnofabrications
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: how does metta not cause attachment?
Replies: 13
Views: 1639

Re: how does metta not cause attachment?

the love of a mother for her child is an EXTREME attachment. how could developing this kind of love for all the beings in the world create anything but attachment to said beings? don't get me wrong, surely it does not cause this otherwise the buddha wouldn't have taught it! i just don't understand ...
by ohnofabrications
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: how do you enter jhana?
Replies: 71
Views: 11285

Re: how do you enter jhana?

Hi ohnofabrications Thank you for that. I have a question though, that I haven't read in books anywhere. How much time of daily siting practice is usualy advised in order to attain the jhanas? And what is the usual timeline of progression, with that amount of practice. I know people are different s...
by ohnofabrications
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: how do you enter jhana?
Replies: 71
Views: 11285

Re: how do you enter jhana?

Some one I respect has recommended I take down this post. It is a better idea to just practice concentration without worrying too much about jhana at all... Apparently ;)
by ohnofabrications
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Regression progression
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: Regression progression

Do you keep your meditation times constant? A pattern i noticed for a while in my practice was that I would get really motivated, practice alot then 'adapt' to the freedom of mind such that I no longer appreciated it, and I would meditate less. Eventually this would catch up to me and my mind would ...
by ohnofabrications
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 266
Views: 39314

Re: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Hi all, From a vipassana perspective, when you say "bare attention", what does "bare" refer to? ie: bare of what? Ven Thanissaro seems to imply that bare represents unconditioned, but I have a feeling this is not the intention of vipassana teachers. ... Hi all, I just want to refresh this question ...
by ohnofabrications
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: my radical new insight :)
Replies: 25
Views: 3119

Re: my radical new insight :)

look at all this consciousness... how conscious it all is!
by ohnofabrications
Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: my radical new insight :)
Replies: 25
Views: 3119

Re: my radical new insight :)

Hi tilt, if you understand what I am saying and object, please explain instead of hiding behind vague phrases that only serve to assert that you know more. If you do not, but wish to, keep seeing annicca. If you don't, and don't wish to, please continue as you are.
by ohnofabrications
Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: my radical new insight :)
Replies: 25
Views: 3119

Re: my radical new insight :)

Yes something else to let go of, nice! But I would be doing you a disservice to not push this further. Whether or not (any of you) would like to continue discussing this, please notice in your daily life when there seems to be a "problem" that there is consciousness there. Not "just consciousness" o...
by ohnofabrications
Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: my radical new insight :)
Replies: 25
Views: 3119

Re: my radical new insight :)

Tilt, the way you refuse to directly engage this understanding with your own makes me think this is your i-maker rejecting someone else having insights, you don't wish to directly state your position because it would leave the view vulnerable. The view isn't you or yours, don't worry about it, pleas...
by ohnofabrications
Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: my radical new insight :)
Replies: 25
Views: 3119

Re: my radical new insight :)

hehe stop being so cryptic Do you mean that it doesn't matter whether I see it as such or not? This is true in an ultimate sense, I am suggesting that it should be recognized just so people know what to do. While I now know that the nature of the unfabricated is utterly beyond affliction, there is s...