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HI BORHTERS..

Post by venkatad » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:51 pm

HI Dhamma Brothers..
I work in USA born and raised basically in India,
Happy to be in this forum
I practice vipassana.
I have attended 2 tenday courses taught by S.N.Goenka....
I have not been practicing that hard now a days, But I would like to go deep to understand life and to be peaceful every minute. I would like to seek your suggestions regarding practice.
Thanks in Advance
Mettha

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Post by retrofuturist » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:56 pm

Greetings Venkat,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Post by bodom » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:58 pm

Welcome!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Post by Ben » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:58 pm

Welcome venkatad to Dhamma Wheel!
We have a number of students of SN Goenka as members here, including myself.
Congratulations with maintaining your daily practice, it is an important but difficult aspect of the path to master.
metta

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Post by Cittasanto » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:18 am

welcome to Dhamma Wheel Venkatad
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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Post by venkatad » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:38 am

Hi all thanks for u r replies...
My name is venkat, d is my first letter of last name..If you call me Venkat that would be appreciated....
For me its very hard to get motivated now a days...And I have not been practicing well...so all bad thoughts coming to mind and I do respond.
Pls guide me how can i continue daily sittings...how to motivate myself?
I want to sit one more 10day course but I feel now its so hard as I am so much engrossed into worldly things...
Thanks

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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Post by Ben » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:55 am

Hi
The guidelines for daily practice are fairly simple and are essentially:
- maintain sila
- sit twice daily, 2 x one hour vipassana and a few minutes at the end of each session for metta bhavana
If you have difficulty perceiving sensation or your concentration is not good enough to remain continuously aware of sensation, then go back to anapana for the duration of that session.
- remember that our job is to "just observe" and the nature of sensation is not indicative of the quality of the meditation session.
- when thoughts and emotions arise in the mind, just note their presence but maintain the primary focus on sensation.

If you have any more specific questions or require additional advice specific to your practice, please feel free to contact me via pm.
metta

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Post by venkatad » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:07 am

Ben wrote:Hi
The guidelines for daily practice are fairly simple and are essentially:
- maintain sila
- sit twice daily, 2 x one hour vipassana and a few minutes at the end of each session for metta bhavana
If you have difficulty perceiving sensation or your concentration is not good enough to remain continuously aware of sensation, then go back to anapana for the duration of that session.
- remember that our job is to "just observe" and the nature of sensation is not indicative of the quality of the meditation session.
- when thoughts and emotions arise in the mind, just note their presence but maintain the primary focus on sensation.

If you have any more specific questions or require additional advice specific to your practice, please feel free to contact me via pm.
metta

Ben
OK BEN Thanks for the response...!
I will PM when any questions/doubts arise..!

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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Post by zavk » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:54 am

Welcome!
With metta,
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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Post by DNS » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:26 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: HI BORHTERS..

Post by venkatad » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:33 am

David N. Snyder wrote::hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
nice 2 meet you here David

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