Sujato Bhikkhu on Samatha and Vipassana

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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Sujato Bhikkhu on Samatha and Vipassana

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:51 pm

I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts on this issue, specifically the conflation of vipassana the quality with the act of meditation.
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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Re: Sujato Bhikkhu on Samatha and Vipassana

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:19 pm

See this thread:


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