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by Samma
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Drawback of Sensual Pleasures
Replies: 3
Views: 1674

Re: The Drawback of Sensual Pleasures

Also see AN10:60 http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an10/an10.060.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; [4] "And what is the perception of drawbacks? There is the case where a monk — having gone to the wilderness, to the foot of a tree, or to an empty dwelling — reflects t...
by Samma
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Balancing walking and sitting meditation
Replies: 17
Views: 3611

Re: Balancing walking and sitting meditation

Q12: Venerable Sir, what is the purpose for the rotation of one­hour sitting and one­hour walking in practice? Mahasi Sayadaw: Too much walking tends to arouse more energy (viriya) but less concentration (samadhi). So one is scheduled to sit and walk alternately an hour each. Thus, the balance can b...
by Samma
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Walking meditation - automatic - on its own
Replies: 18
Views: 2633

Re: Walking meditation - automatic - on its own

Interesting that you were told you to stop. From what I understand this is sometimes called seeing intentionality. See: Mahasi Sayadaw, Fundamentals of Vipassana Meditation http://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/Fundamentals-of-Vipassana-Meditation.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fa...
by Samma
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Questions about connecting the breath
Replies: 12
Views: 2385

Re: Questions about connecting the breath

Some background info is in order. Ven. Henepola Gunaratana is making use of the Visuddhimagga description stages of mediation: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nanamoli/PathofPurification2011.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visuddhimagga" onc...