Trouble finding motivation

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Re: Trouble finding motivation

Post by DAWN » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:48 pm

barcsimalsi wrote: Meditation practice is never a simple thing, every advice is easy to say but hard to do.
By the way, here's one of Ajahn Brahm best talk for med-tivation. I hope you are not deaf.

DAWN wrote:Actualy,
what peoples find intresting on the web ? why they go on? :thinking:
The attraction of the world wide web has no end. From social to porn, movies to music, gaming to business, information to crazy debate...There is always something that really grabs our attention. Although i was mindful enough to remind myself of guarding my sense door, it's hard not to lose grip when the hindrance keep ambushing from every direction.
So it is...
They try to find somethink to flood their mind and not feel dukkha... Poor beings. :|

Thank you a lot for this vidio, i will try to listen to it. :anjali:
Sabbe dhamma anatta
We are not concurents...
I'am sorry for my english

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Re: Trouble finding motivation

Post by Javi » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:11 pm

Sometimes I have little motivation, so I do several things to get myself motivated.

1 - Listen to dhamma talks, read about the benefits of meditation
2 - Use a guided meditation for my sitting, the structure and guidance helps when one is unmotivated
3 - Read some short suttas before sitting, especially ones which have to deal with the shortness of life or the importance of practice (the mountain simile for example)
4 - Reflection on death and mortality, it is not hard to find videos of death and dead bodies on the internet...I'll leave that to you guys to find them on your own.... :spy: This is pretty powerful stuff, so if you have a weak stomach just think about your own mortality abstractly.
5 - Find a teacher, sangha, buddy - this is very powerful as well, if you're doing it alone, you don't have to.
Vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādethā — All things decay and disappoint, it is through vigilance that you succeed — Mahāparinibbāna Sutta

Self-taught poverty is a help toward philosophy, for the things which philosophy attempts to teach by reasoning, poverty forces us to practice. — Diogenes of Sinope

I have seen all things that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a chase after wind — Ecclesiastes 1.14

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