Kasina and element meditation

The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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LonesomeYogurt
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Kasina and element meditation

Post by LonesomeYogurt » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:47 pm

Could someone point me in the direction of any suttas that discuss or recomend kasina meditation, 32 parts of the body meditation, and element meditation? Are these practices solely from the commentaries or do they have a base in the Buddha's teachings?

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Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

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Re: Kasina and element meditation

Post by bodom » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:09 pm

LonesomeYogurt wrote:Could someone point me in the direction of any suttas that discuss or recomend kasina meditation, 32 parts of the body meditation, and element meditation? Are these practices solely from the commentaries or do they have a base in the Buddha's teachings?

Thank you!
On sutta sources for kasina meditation see this thread:

suttas and the kasinas(vishudhimagga)
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=8310" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

On the 32 parts and and 4 elements see here:

Satipatthana Sutta
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Kasina and element meditation

Post by LonesomeYogurt » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:36 pm

Thank you!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.

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