Meditation is like... (put your similie here)

General discussion of issues related to Theravada Meditation, e.g. meditation postures, developing a regular sitting practice, skillfully relating to difficulties and hindrances, etc.
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Re: Meditation is like... (put your similie here)

Post by DarwidHalim » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:20 pm

Meditation is like a holy attachment.
I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!

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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:22 pm

My meditation smilies: :console: or :anjali: or sometimes more like :zzz:

Or perhaps you meant to say "Simile."

A meditation session is like taking a break.
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Post by Cal » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:29 pm

Meditation is like this.

(In an attempt to follow the style of Ajahn Sumedho)

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Right Speech: It is spoken at the right time. It is spoken in truth. It is spoken affectionately. It is spoken beneficially. It is spoken with a mind of good-will. [AN 5.198]

Personally, I seem to gain the most insight when I am under the most pressure, when life is at its most unpleasant. There is something in me on those occasions which feels that there is nothing left but to be aware of 'this'. Ajahn Sumedho - Don't Take Your Life Personally, p288

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Post by JackV » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:45 pm

For me presently:
Meditation is becoming patient at impatience

Or add any other word and it's antonym to follow
Here where a thousand
captains swore grand conquest
Tall grasses their monument.

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Re: Meditation is like... (put your similie here)

Post by David2 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:22 pm

Meditation is like watching trash on an assembly line (i.e. the time) that's moving by.

The task is to just watch and to not crave for more trash of some kind, and to not have aversion for another kind of trash -- trash is trash.

To not think of the trash as "mine", controllable or substantial, to not think of it as permanent, to not think of it as satisfactory - how can trash be satisfactory?

The less we crave, the easier it becomes to watch the trash and to see the trash-nature: Empty, impermanent, unsatisfactory.

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Post by FatDaddy » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:59 pm

Meditaion is like hanging ten on the edge of reality.
Happy, at rest,
may all beings be happy at heart.
Whatever beings there may be,
weak or strong, without exception,
long, large,
middling, short,
subtle, blatant,
seen & unseen,
near & far, born & seeking birth: May all beings be happy at heart.

Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer.
— Sn 1.8

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Re: Meditation is like... (put your similie here)

Post by m0rl0ck » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:11 pm

Its like sitting down on a buckwheat cushion.
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Post by bazzaman » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:42 am

Not original, but, speaking for oneself, applicable to most sittings these days... "like open-heart surgery without an anaesthetic..."
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Post by ohnofabrications » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:29 am

Meditation is like letting a river flow without damming it.

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Post by DAWN » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:59 am

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Sabbe dhamma anatta
We are not concurents...
I'am sorry for my english

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Post by Dinsdale » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:22 pm

Sometimes :meditate:
But often :rolleye:


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Post by Buckwheat » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:58 am

Meditation is like riding a bicycle because it always hurts when you crash.
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Post by James the Giant » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:11 am

This is what my meditation has been like this past month;

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Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11

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Post by m0rl0ck » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:41 pm

Dude, thats hilarious :clap:
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Post by imagemarie » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:18 pm

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