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by Reductor
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness Of Mental Objects (dhammanupassana)
Replies: 28
Views: 6378

Re: Mindfulness Of Mental Objects (dhammanupassana)

I have been reading on how to contemplate: Five Hindrances, Six Sense Bases, Five Aggregates and Factors of enlightenment in that book. But it is not said in the book how to contemlate certain aspects of the teaching (Dhamma)? So my question would be how does one contemplate Nibbana and how does on...
by Reductor
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 32
Views: 9378

Re: Thanissaro Bhikkhu

If you take you, subtract out all the things which are inconstant and stressful, what is left?
by Reductor
Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness Of Mental Objects (dhammanupassana)
Replies: 28
Views: 6378

Re: Mindfulness Of Mental Objects (dhammanupassana)

i agree with the reductor. It seems to be a almost a form of yonisomanasikara- putting everything into categories- or seeing reality through these categories and seeing that there is nothing beyond them. Then letting go of the categories (dhamma as in teachings of the buddha) as well. Yes, near the...
by Reductor
Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness Of Mental Objects (dhammanupassana)
Replies: 28
Views: 6378

Re: Mindfulness Of Mental Objects (dhammanupassana)

This is my take on the whole thing. Please, I welcome critique. You choose a list, then take each mental event as it comes and try to categorize it according to that list. The act of categorizing it will force you to look at the right qualities, force you to ask the right questions. The list on hind...
by Reductor
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How often do you vary your meditation?
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: How often do you vary your meditation?

Well, lately I've been more of a 'breath is best' kind of guy. Usually though I will spend a little time at the start of each sitting and counter whatever hindrance has been predominate in my mind that day. It used to be lust, but now a days I feel little hindrance in anyway I used to be. Actually I...
by Reductor
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: need help with emptiness
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: need help with emptiness

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