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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: 2285

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: 2285

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: 2285

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: 2285

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: 2285

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: 2285

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: 2802

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: 1978

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: 1975

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: 1188

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
Topic: Every extraordinary person was quite ordinary at first
Replies: 14
Views: 729

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: 362

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: 982

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: 5017

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: 1467

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 ...
by Wri
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Life just seems utterly horrible
Replies: 29
Views: 1985

Re: Life just seems utterly horrible

Everyone's given really good advice for you, and they've given me good advice too when I just went through a bit of depression myself. Meaninglessness was a big part of it for me, but it was due to me straying from my meditation practice and thinking too much! I think a lot of what's happening in yo...
by Wri
Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is it healthy to follow the Dharma out of fear?
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: Is it healthy to follow the Dharma out of fear?

Awakening ---> fear ---> right conduct ---> good karma ---> appreciation ---> contentment ---> wisdom ---> fearlessness ---> all the other stuff you do on the path. Fear is useful only in the beginning. Keep it any longer and it will destroy your spiritual path. I have seen many others in other spir...
by Wri
Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 1082

Re: Hello!

Welcome! Enjoy your stay!
by Wri
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Blessings in Disguise
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: Blessings in Disguise

I think kamma results are what you choose to make of them. One may ultimately want the goal to go beyond kamma in that way. One would wish to do wholesome actions for the sake of all beings, yet have no preference to their own experience. In such a way, one gains peace for themselves while helping o...
by Wri
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: buddhas discovery of vipassana
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: buddhas discovery of vipassana

I think you're speaking more of concentration meditation, which had been around long before the Buddha. Vipassana has the unique goal of insight into impermanence, suffering, and non-self. That may have been around before, but I have not seen it anywhere other than in Buddhism myself, especially in ...