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...

Post by 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...

Post by 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.
"...the practice is essentially a practice, and not a theory to be idly discussed...right view leaves unanswered many questions about the cosmos and the self, and directs your attention to what needs to be done to escape from the ravages of suffering." Thanissaro Bhikkhu, On The Path.

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