progress in meditation?

General discussion of issues related to Theravada Meditation, e.g. meditation postures, developing a regular sitting practice, skillfully relating to difficulties and hindrances, etc.
greeneggsandsam
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Re: progress in meditation?

Post by greeneggsandsam » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:12 am

Thank you to all those who responded to my post. This forum is great!!!

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If you think nibbana is better than samsara, then you've missed the point - Ajahn Sumedho

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Re: progress in meditation?

Post by khlawng » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:21 pm

SarathW wrote:KISS
Keep it stupid simple!
:)
did you mean keep it simple stupid!
cos keep it stupid simple! somehow has a different meaning.
right?

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Re: progress in meditation?

Post by pegembara » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:22 am

2. "People who practice concentration fall into two groups: those who have signs (nimitta) via the eyes when their minds settle down, and those who have signs via the body. People in the first group are the ones who see visions of people, animals, whatever. Those in the second group don't have visions, but when their minds settle down, their bodies will feel unusually heavy or light, large or small, etc. When these people focus on the elements in their body, they'll notice them as feelings: warmth, coolness, heaviness, spaciousness, and so forth.
"If I'm teaching people like this how to meditate, I don't have to worry about them too much, because there aren't many dangers in their path — aside from the danger of their getting discouraged because they don't see anything happening in their meditation. The ones I worry about are those in the first group, because they have lots of dangers. Their visions can lead them to jump to all sorts of false conclusions. If they don't learn the right way to deal with their visions, they'll get stuck on them and never be able to reach any higher level than that."

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Re: progress in meditation?

Post by SarathW » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:18 am

khlawng wrote:
SarathW wrote:KISS
Keep it stupid simple!
:)
did you mean keep it simple stupid!
cos keep it stupid simple! somehow has a different meaning.
right?
Ok let's say

KIS (keep it simple)
:)
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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