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by Dinsdale
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?
Replies: 140
Views: 11273

Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

A brief definition of "critical thinking" would be helpful - or at least what it means in this thread.
by Dinsdale
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: natural progression of meditation?
Replies: 77
Views: 10891

Re: natural progression of meditation?

Samma wrote: And even other approaches that say jhana is not necessary.
Yes, this is a further complication, it seems to depend on which teacher(s) one believes.
by Dinsdale
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: natural progression of meditation?
Replies: 77
Views: 10891

Re: natural progression of meditation?

..that being said, what happens if i just give up and watch my breath and do nothing else? and then after, or during, i practice vipassana? surely it's possible i will end up going through the jhanas naturally without really knowing it, or it's possible this is wrong concentration? I share your fru...
by Dinsdale
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 670542

Re: Word Association Game

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by Dinsdale
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana meditation and attachment to pleasure
Replies: 52
Views: 10622

Re: Jhana meditation and attachment to pleasure

LonesomeYogurt wrote: Worrying about becoming attached to Jhana is like worrying about becoming addicted to not smoking.
Yes, or worrying that people will get addicted to physical exercise in the middle of an obesity epidemic. ;)
by Dinsdale
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 670542

Re: Word Association Game

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by Dinsdale
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 670542

Re: Word Association Game

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by Dinsdale
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Observation and breath
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: Observation and breath

Goofaholix wrote:
greggorious wrote:Just sitting there observing seems easier than just concentrating on breath that's for sure.
Concentration is just observing continuously.
You mean observing a single object?
by Dinsdale
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 670542

Re: Word Association Game

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by Dinsdale
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 670542

Re: Word Association Game

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by Dinsdale
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Understanding Paticcasamuppada
Replies: 27
Views: 3536

Re: Understanding Paticcasamuppada

SamKR wrote: I would appreciate your comments and insights.
I think it's worth looking at how the nidanas of paticcasamuppada are defined in the suttas - see MN9, SN12.2 and DN15.
by Dinsdale
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 670542

Re: Word Association Game

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by Dinsdale
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Sati
Replies: 271
Views: 54863

Re: Pali Term: Sati

. In the section 'Right Practice.. Steady Practice' from "Food for the Heart", Ajahn Chah describes sati as recollection. ........This means that while standing we have sati, while walking we have sati, while sitting we have sati, and while reclining we have sati, -- consistently. This is possible....
by Dinsdale
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: contemplating the aggregates
Replies: 72
Views: 8502

Re: contemplating the aggregates

beeblebrox wrote:I myself have trouble seeing how the consciousness could be seen as something that never changes...
Sure, but isn't there a kind of continuity in perpetual change?
by Dinsdale
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 670542

Re: Word Association Game

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