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by steinghan
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation - Eyes shut or open and What meditation object
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Meditation - Eyes shut or open and What meditation objec

I usually begin with open eyes and then close them after 5-15 minutes dependent on when it feels "right" to do so. I am doing anapanasati (a modified Ajahn Lee version) with the air touching the nostrils as main focus point and find it helpful to glance towards the nosetip in the initial fase - and ...
by steinghan
Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Lee Dhammadharo lineage
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Lee Dhammadharo lineage

Hi, In my quest for finding a teacher, I've settled for Ajarn Lee Dhammadharo's "descendants" because his books and meditation techniques seem to be the ones that resonance the best with the workings of my mind. It is probably a bit too late - although not entirely impossible - to find any alive, di...
by steinghan
Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 196
Views: 88487

Re: your home altar/shrine

A focus point.
A focus point.
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by steinghan
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Wrong livelihood - which professions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2795

Re: Wrong livelihood - which professions?

Thank you both, for replying. I have red through that other thread mentioned. As far as canonical text goes, I found only the same sutra already posted here together, together with a related, very freely translated commentary. Apart from some references to dhammapada and a sutra - both at most only ...
by steinghan
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Prostration
Replies: 10
Views: 2487

Re: Prostration

... I don't want to drive people away from the Center and turn them off, however I know that I would have never learned the value of the practice if I hadn't seen people doing it and learned. So, what is Clear Comprehension here? To save the prostration for the home and monastery visits only, or co...
by steinghan
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is right Livelihood?
Replies: 37
Views: 7739

Re: What is right Livelihood?

.... Working in a shop or supermarket that sells meat is not included. Why? Because the staff are not selling the meat, they are only filling shelves, or working on the checkout. The supermarket owners or shop-keepers are the ones who are buying the meat for resale. Likewise, if one is asked to wor...
by steinghan
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Wrong livelihood - which professions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2795

Wrong livelihood - which professions?

Hi All I've recently got my curiousity triggered with respect to exactly which professions involve earning one's living by a wrong form of livelihood, so wonder if those more learned in the Pali canon than I, can help with these questions: Is there anywhere in the Theravada canon, where the professi...