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by budo
Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The methods for progressing through the jhanas
Replies: 8
Views: 2382

Re: The methods for progressing through the jhanas

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...
by budo
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditating on the couch
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Meditating on the couch

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...
by budo
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: A 'Basic' Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4872

Re: A 'Basic' Question

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...