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by Wri
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Have I understood Non-Self correctly?
Replies: 27
Views: 2717

Re: Have I understood Non-Self correctly?

I dunno if you've understood anatta correctly. And no matter how you described it, unless you described it poorly, that would be my answer. What I can say is that it sounds like your practice is strong. And as tilt mentioned, be wary of clinging to conditioned things. Your post brought to mind a ta...
by Wri
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Have I understood Non-Self correctly?
Replies: 27
Views: 2717

Re: Have I understood Non-Self correctly?

At this stage in my practice, non-self might be more clear to me than before. As I see it, everything is just a collection of impermanent parts interacting together. There is no "person" or inherent entity in there, just parts interacting. What makes these parts come together to form something livi...
by Wri
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Have I understood Non-Self correctly?
Replies: 27
Views: 2717

Re: Have I understood Non-Self correctly?

I dunno if you've understood anatta correctly. And no matter how you described it, unless you described it poorly, that would be my answer. What I can say is that it sounds like your practice is strong. And as tilt mentioned, be wary of clinging to conditioned things. Your post brought to mind a ta...
by Wri
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Have I understood Non-Self correctly?
Replies: 27
Views: 2717

Re: Have I understood Non-Self correctly?

Could you expand on what you mean that this is a start? Is there a more complex or deeper version of this concept that you understand? A couple years ago I was in a deep meditation, maybe a jhana because some have assured me it was, but I had zero feeling of self and saw very clearly the arising an...
by Wri
Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Have I understood Non-Self correctly?
Replies: 27
Views: 2717

Re: Have I understood Non-Self correctly?

Hello all, I may have reached an insight, but I want to hear your opinions on it's validity before I meditate on it further. At this stage in my practice, non-self might be more clear to me than before. As I see it, everything is just a collection of impermanent parts interacting together. There is...
by Wri
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Have I understood Non-Self correctly?
Replies: 27
Views: 2717

Have I understood Non-Self correctly?

Hello all, I may have reached an insight, but I want to hear your opinions on it's validity before I meditate on it further. At this stage in my practice, non-self might be more clear to me than before. As I see it, everything is just a collection of impermanent parts interacting together. There is ...
by Wri
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: "Its like this"
Replies: 34
Views: 3647

Re: "Its like this"

Lovely. Thank you.
by Wri
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Complicated issue I'm facing with meditation and mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 2546

Re: Complicated issue I'm facing with meditation and mindfulness

Be the one that knows. That's all there is to the present moment. Just know what you're experiencing. You are too worried about fitting into a definition or a complicated explanation of what right practice is. Start simple, your practice will define itself.
by Wri
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: For my friend Paul (Coops)
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: For my friend Paul (Coops)

May they all be free from suffering.

:candle: :buddha1: :candle:
by Wri
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: no more silence in the mind
Replies: 14
Views: 1372

Re: no more silence in the mind

Well in my experience, I was very skilled in samatha meditation from the get-go; able to shut off all feeling in my body within a minute or two, and one time getting into what at least felt like a Jhana. Then at some point I couldn't concentrate even for a few seconds! When I was able to do samatha ...
by Wri
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Every extraordinary person was quite ordinary at first
Replies: 14
Views: 937

Re: Every extraordinary person was quite ordinary at first

Ah, that helps me feel more hopeful. Thanks :D
by Wri
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I want to better understand unselfish joy
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: I want to better understand unselfish joy

I can't give you any personally tested advice on how to parent as I'm but a mere 20-something year old without any children. However, I was given the Dhamma by my mom. Maybe I would have had a better mind if I had grown up with it, but I don't really know. What happened to me was that I grew up chas...
by Wri
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Favorite Words of Wisdom
Replies: 14
Views: 1200

Favorite Words of Wisdom

Hey everyone!

Care to share your favorite words of wisdom?

What phrases of Dhamma have stuck with you? Feel free to share how it's affected your life!

Let's get inspired :rofl:
by Wri
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you come to Buddhism? (poll)
Replies: 42
Views: 5685

Re: How did you come to Buddhism? (poll)

I came into Buddhism because of suffering and a gift from my mother. LIFE STORY ALERT: My first two years of university started by losing all the things I depended on for happiness my whole life. Making friends and finding a new girlfriend was proving impossible. I never had to make friends, I just ...
by Wri
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What's the purpose of vipasana?
Replies: 11
Views: 1703

Re: What's the purpose of vipasana?

When I first started vipassana, insights came to me easily. Insight just happens like a flash of light and excitement pretty much out of nowhere. It will happen with you too, don't give up! If anything, your desire for insight can be the meditation object. What does it feel like? How does it affect ...