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by daverupa
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Strange sensation during meditation
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Strange sensation during meditation

Walking meditation might be more useful here. Instead of counting breaths, count steps, and turn around when getting to 10 or 20 or so. Maybe someplace in the yard, although an apartment will do, where you can walk between two markers and thus not even bother with counting - instead, focus on the fe...
by daverupa
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Doubts about Goenka course! - Need advice please
Replies: 29
Views: 4693

Re: Doubts about Goenka course! - Need advice please

Goofaholix wrote:It's worth trying a breadth of techniques before you settle on one
Agreed, with a caveat: stick with one method for a month or three and stay focused on only that method for that time. It's the only way to isolate effective phenomenological variables amongst various methods.
by daverupa
Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Examples please of self-views?
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Examples please of self-views?

1. This body is me, it is what I am.
2. This body is mine.
3. This body is one facet of me.
4. Because of this body, I am.

So too with feelings, perceptions, sankhara, and vinnana. For example:

...20. Because of this consciousness, I am. ~Descartes
by daverupa
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: old iron buddha statue
Replies: 10
Views: 2008

Re: old iron buddha statue

1. Let it rust.
2. See anicca.
3. ???
4. Profit
by daverupa
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation following surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Meditation following surgery

An opportunity for lectio divina on some Suttas.