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- Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:07 pm
- Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
- Topic: The methods for progressing through the jhanas
- Replies: 8
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Hello. I'm curious to know what methods people use to progress through the jhanas. I have my own interpretation based on the Anapanasati Sutta posted here , but that interpretation may well be flawed. I'm curious. Do you concentrate on the breath (or any other object) and wait for the jhana factors...
- Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:04 am
- Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
- Topic: Meditating on the couch
- Replies: 6
- Views: 1447
I have a question, how important is it to meditate without back support, just on the floor with/without a cushion. When I meditate on my carpet, I slouch and try to keep my back straight, half lotus position, however because of the effort, after 15-20 minutes, I become agitated/irritated and think a...
- Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:23 am
- Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
- Topic: A 'Basic' Question
- Replies: 22
- Views: 4111
One morning I practice vipassana, the next I practice samatha, and so on. Is this wise? Thank you I've been reading your posts for a while and was wondering how can one practice Samatha and Vipassana separately? According to the book Mindfulness in Plain English, Vipassana "insight, and Samatha "Co...