Anyone who has experience with Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw insight meditation...

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zan
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Anyone who has experience with Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw insight meditation...

Postby zan » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:12 pm

Is there anyone who has experience with Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw insight meditation and could clear up some misunderstandings I have developed about what the actual experiences and results of the practice are?

I have some views and understandings that I am almost positive are incorrect. The only way to get over them will be to discuss them with people who actually know from the inside out, since I developed them from an outside view due to misinterpreting descriptions of the experiences that were written from an inside perspective.
I don't have much knowledge of the Dhamma, I'm just a beginner. Keep that in mind before you take anything I say too seriously :tongue:

JohnK
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Re: Anyone who has experience with Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw insight meditation...

Postby JohnK » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:46 pm

zan wrote:Is there anyone who has experience with Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw insight meditation and could clear up some misunderstandings I have developed about what the actual experiences and results of the practice are?

I have some views and understandings that I am almost positive are incorrect. The only way to get over them will be to discuss them with people who actually know from the inside out, since I developed them from an outside view due to misinterpreting descriptions of the experiences that were written from an inside perspective.

Quite a few people here have such experience; maybe it would help if you would be specific about the understandings you are concerned about.
"Why is it, Master Kaccana, that ascetics fight with ascetics?"
"It is, brahmin, because of attachment to views, adherence to views, fixation on views, addiction to views, obsession with views, holding firmly to views that ascetics fight with ascetics" (AN 2: iv, 6, abridged).
Kindly eyes, not verbal daggers.


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