Understanding this so deeply and completely that one lives continuously with such Mindfulness and Insight is a whole nuther matter....
alan wrote:I gave up Vipassana because I found it to be a waste of time. Forget about "insight knowledge". Just concentrate, and then take it from there.
alan wrote:Will any of this matter without a strong base of concentration?
Ben wrote:Understanding this so deeply and completely that one lives continuously with such Mindfulness and Insight is a whole nuther matter....
Chris wrote:One Tool Among Many - The Place of Vipassana in Buddhist Practice
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... etool.html
catmoon wrote:Hiya Smokey! You still around?
I stumbled into an insight the other day. For a brief moment I saw the extent of my mental obscurations. I was like floating into the air on a foggy day, looking down at the ground, and seeing where the clear spots were. I could see that attachment to this idea or that was obscuring the truth about things. Sadly, not the kind of insight that will do anyone else much good.
Funny thing is, just knowing there is a barrier and it's nature, does not permit seeing through the barrier. You still have to take the barrier apart.
Oh, one thing that might be useful fell out of this. When one is unaware of obscurations, it appears that vision is completely unobstructed in all directions. So the fog analogy isn't a very good one.
Monkey Mind wrote:Since then I have tried to find more information about this "bhango", and I come up empty handed.
Isn't that something you smoke in order to get a divine buzz?bhanga
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