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by Ryan95227
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Noting for main practice
Replies: 14
Views: 4264

Re: Mahasi Noting for main practice

Is it only practical to note all day only during retreat? I just do not have time to schedule a 10 day retreat unfortunately and was wondering if there were any venues as to how I could note all day. Was wondering if i should just find time to note? Obviously I will set aside 1-2 hour for formal no...
by Ryan95227
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Samatha or Vipasanna for one cannot attend retreat frequently?
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Samatha or Vipasanna for one cannot attend retreat frequently?

Right now, I'm trying to figure what would be the best for a guy like me who can't really attend long retreats. i know mahasi style method would work best if one can attend retreat and follow good instructions from a good teacher (from sayadaw lineage). They emphasize maintaing the momentum of mindf...
by Ryan95227
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Noting for main practice
Replies: 14
Views: 4264

Re: Mahasi Noting for main practice

Is it only practical to note all day only during retreat? I just do not have time to schedule a 10 day retreat unfortunately and was wondering if there were any venues as to how I could note all day. Was wondering if i should just find time to note? Obviously I will set aside 1-2 hour for formal no...
by Ryan95227
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Noting for main practice
Replies: 14
Views: 4264

Re: Mahasi Noting for main practice

It is not practical to note precisely throughout the entire day while engaged in a typical lay life. If you're doing a job that entails discursive thinking then just pay attention to doing that job well. If you're laying bricks, working in a factory, cutting grass, or doing any kind of work that is...
by Ryan95227
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Noting for main practice
Replies: 14
Views: 4264

Mahasi Noting for main practice

I just started practicing Mahasi Noting style and I was wondering how one should go about noting throughout the day in the busy modern life? Is noting all day possible? People say to ease it down but I found out that counter productive because you just get into habit of not noting and just noting wh...
by Ryan95227
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Where do I start?
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Where do I start?

I have been meditating for 1 year so far. I was using "the mind illuminated" as my guide and it has helped me develop such strong intention and foundation for me to practice at least 1 hour a day. I have developed immense motivation to attend retreat as well. I'm now looking to be more devoted to th...
by Ryan95227
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?
Replies: 13
Views: 1347

Re: How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?

Read the suttas on proper attention. Noting doesn't do anything. The practice is bringing attention back to the 4 foundations (satipathana). So if you have a desire for porn for example, you should bring your attention back to the 4 foundations, either you can do the 32 parts of the body practice o...
by Ryan95227
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?
Replies: 13
Views: 1347

How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?

I may be overthinking this. There seems to be several ways. 1. Observe the attachment to initial thought 2. Observe the arising of defilement 3. Observe the current defilement for what it is 4. Observe the end of defilement It seems to be like the entire process and there also seems to be intellectu...
by Ryan95227
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness

Greetings Ryan, Do you guys have some advice for this? I would recommend not trying to apply mindfulness in the way you are, to the situation you describe. Rather, taking lead from the Satipatthana Sutta... "And how does a monk remain focused on the mind in & of itself? There is the case where a mo...
by Ryan95227
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness

The constant observation of how there is attachment to initial thought is broken during intensive activities at work. It seems like all progress is lost as anxiety/confusion/stress overwhelms my mind when I'm meeting a tight deadline during. It almost feels impossible to even begin to observe the ac...
by Ryan95227
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is doing the "attaching"?
Replies: 23
Views: 1464

Who is doing the "attaching"?

As I become more aware of the contents of my mind, I'm beginning to notice that intitial/neutral thought gives rise to feeling/emotion/baggage which gives rise to possible actions. If there is "attachment" to the initial thought there comes immediate suffering (unpleasantness, hatred,anger) What I n...
by Ryan95227
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1249
Views: 184534

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

2600htz wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Hello:

Come on, let the guy be, all the forum ganging up against Lal its pretty rude.

Regards.
This is not rude at all in my opinions. We really need to investigate this matter constantly as this is the most important thing one in this rare life time.
by Ryan95227
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1249
Views: 184534

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

According to student of Ven Thero who is also a monk, he defined anicca as "insatiablity" Meaning that our 6 senses can never be satiated. We are ignorant of the nature of anicca (insatiability) and we think there is some satisfaction and gratification in wordly objects in our world thus we become ...
by Ryan95227
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1249
Views: 184534

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

According to student of Ven Thero who is also a monk, he defined anicca as "insatiablity" Meaning that our 6 senses can never be satiated. We are ignorant of the nature of anicca (insatiability) and we think there is some satisfaction and gratification in wordly objects in our world thus we become ...
by Ryan95227
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1249
Views: 184534

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

According to student of Ven Thero who is also a monk, he defined anicca as "insatiablity" Meaning that our 6 senses can never be satiated. We are ignorant of the nature of anicca (insatiability) and we think there is some satisfaction and gratification in wordly objects in our world thus we become ...