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by Myotai
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Quick question re Mahasi Method
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Quick question re Mahasi Method

Thanks....I'll read a little further :)
by Myotai
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Quick question re Mahasi Method
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Quick question re Mahasi Method

....when noting say a noise (birds tweeting outside for instance) at what point do we returning to the abdomen and leave the sound. Its tricky as some sounds don’t wane…they’re sort of ‘there’ – so how do we not notice them anymore and return? <terrible grammar>!
by Myotai
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca
Replies: 17
Views: 538

Re: Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca

Might I ask what method you are using? And do you have the support of a sangha?
Mahasi method

Apologies for delay - started in a new post and have had little time to do much but settle in really!
by Myotai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can you help me work through this?
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Can you help me work through this?

Hi Myotai, Sorry to hear things don't seem to be going so well.... Thanks for such a kind and considered reply to my post. I think it warrants a reply to your point re not knowing what my practice is. Mainly Mahasi style, sometimes a more Zazen approach (Shikantaza). I sit daily, early morning 5am ...
by Myotai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can you help me work through this?
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Can you help me work through this?

binocular wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:16 pm
Myotai wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:44 pm
What did I do to warrant such a shift?
Unquestioning faith in a particular doctrine (esp. one that teaches fire-and-brimstone, now-or-never, all-or nothing) can result in such feelings of gloom and failure.
....I think youre right there! :(
by Myotai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca
Replies: 17
Views: 538

Re: Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca

....thanks Paul. Wilderness pretty much summed it up...
by Myotai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca
Replies: 17
Views: 538

Re: Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca

Thanks.....

I should have articulated things better....

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by Myotai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can you help me work through this?
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Can you help me work through this?

Hi everyone, Been a while since I posted. I wonder if you can help me working through a bit of a quandary please? I love the Dhamma….I love the Dharma too < joking >. But its true, I love all forms of Dhamma and can see the benefits in all traditions and schools. However, after some intensive practi...
by Myotai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca
Replies: 17
Views: 538

Negative feelings after meditating on Anicca

Hi, Has anyone experienced a negative outcome after meditating on Impermanence? I have been experiencing a palpable dread and sense of futility as a result. I guess the realisation is there, but now it seems to have sapped some of the enjoyment and pleasure I would normally have experienced from the...
by Myotai
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 99541

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

If Buddha cannot help you, I cannot. :shrug: If I am to give cappuccino benefit of the doubt, I would say that his or her emptiness is the Venerable Nāgārjuna's emptiness, which is neither void nor substance, nor any combination of the two, nor something else. Basically any 'stance' at all regardin...
by Myotai
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 99541

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

As previously explained, I think "not-self" is ambiguous and confusing, since it allows for the possibility of a self "outside" the aggregates. I think "no-self" ( absence of self ) is what the suttas describe - for example "sabbe dhamma anatta", pattica-samuppada ( conditionality ), the fetters of...
by Myotai
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 99
Views: 4419

Re: Server migration Sept 22

I am missing the Robe colours! :/
by Myotai
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 99541

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

As previously explained, I think "not-self" is ambiguous and confusing, since it allows for the possibility of a self "outside" the aggregates. I think "no-self" ( absence of self ) is what the suttas describe - for example "sabbe dhamma anatta", pattica-samuppada ( conditionality ), the fetters of...
by Myotai
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 99541

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

Nirvana is an everlasting state. I don't have a view either way on this, and I think the suttas are rather ambiguous. But I don't see the relevance of this point, we are discussing whether no-self is the correct conclusion to draw from the teachings, not whether Nibbana is eternal. Hey Spiny, Sorry...
by Myotai
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 99541

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

But "sabbe dhamma anatta" is saying there is no self anywhere, not even in Nibbana. No self is flawed, it hints at annihilation. The correct, is not self. Body isn't self, consciousness isn't self, etc. I have always read 'Not Self' as opposed to 'No Self'. Of course we have a 'self'....but its mod...
by Myotai
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mechanics of Insight
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Mechanics of Insight

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
Myotai wrote:Is this how 'Insight' works....off the cushion?
If you look at how most people in the suttas achieved stream-entry, yes.

Metta,
Paul. :)
Thats inspiring then... :)
by Myotai
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mechanics of Insight
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Mechanics of Insight

Sounds like a good title for a book don't you think? Anyway, I have been experiencing some positive experiences I can only put down to my practice, but I am somewhat surprised as to how they have presented themselves. Been practising the Mahasi method for some time, rather than experiencing insights...
by Myotai
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?
Replies: 83
Views: 5646

Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?

Just thinking of Mahayana Sutras makes me want to read the Heart Sutra. So incredible. The Heart Sutra is a concise summary of the Prajnaparamita literature. As such it contains the 4 noble truths, the skandhas, and rhe essence of Mahayana teachings. Deeply understand it and you probably don't need...
by Myotai
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Spontaneous sitting
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Spontaneous sitting

Ha!

Thanks guys.... :)