Hi RYB,rowyourboat wrote:Hi Freewaru,
Yes, and what happened to anicca, dukkha and anatta? These people will never become disenchanted with phenomena, but go on to seek a peaceful existence in samsara- not a bad thing in itself, but not the Buddha's teaching
IMO, you misunderstand U Tejania's teaching.
The right attitude as explained by U Tejaniya is not meant to enjoy peacefulness as a goal but as the right conditions for panna to arise. How can panna about anicca, dukkha, anatta can arise in a wanting or angry mind ?
Who stops the akusala, and how?1. Meditating is acknowledging and observing whatever happens —whether pleasant or unpleasant—in a relaxed way.
[actually we are not expected to be the guard who is very aware of the thief stealing everything, but takes no action. We should not just watch akusala, but stop/prevent it from happening]
kusala or akusala arise and cease because someone wants them to arise/stop or because of conditions ?
Can stream entry happens because we try to experience it ? Or does it happen when panna is developed to the point it is ready to make to jump?2. Meditating is watching and waiting patiently with awareness and understanding. Meditation is NOT trying to experience something you have read or heard about.[the Buddha praised stream entry, jhanas etc. This is not goalless.]
Again, the advice is about understanding the right condition, it is not goalless.
Could you please provide the sutta?5. If the mind and the body are getting tired, something is wrong with the way you are practising, and it is time to check the way you are meditating.[hardly, the Sudha sutta talk about what to do, after you have engaged in the satipatthana to the point of getting tired. This is a path of great effort/viriya]
What is meant is that a mind relaxed and at peace is one of the right conditions for insight to arise, not otherwise.7. The meditating mind should be relaxed and at peace. You cannot practise when the mind is tense.[it is possible to be aware of some mental tubulance- you should not wait for perfect peace before starting meditation- the Buddha says the antidote for an agitated mind is anapanasati]
Could you pls give a better definition with regard of the present moment ?Trying to create something is greed. Rejecting what is happening is aversion. Not knowing if something is happening or has stopped happening is delusion.[..a very limited definition of the three poisons]
The right attitudes were given out of Sayadaw's experience in teaching yogis, who too often practice with a wanting or rejecting mind, and have no understanding of the rights conditions for panna to arise. Taken out of context, they are easily misunderstood.
Sayadaw has a very deep practice and his understanding of the mind by his own experience is really notable. Many experienced meditators, meditation teachers come to learn from him.