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metta as my main practice

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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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: metta as my main practice

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“The incomparable Wheel of Dhamma has been set in motion by the Blessed One in the deer sanctuary at Isipatana, and no seeker, brahmin, celestial being, demon, god, or any other being in the world can stop it.”

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Re: metta as my main practice

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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: metta as my main practice

Postby cooran » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:26 am

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Re: metta as my main practice

Postby Ravana » Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:09 am

I really don't see any reason as to why - say, a Hindu yogi, could practice metta, achieve jhana and be reborn in a Brahma realm after death. However, if you take the goal as nibbana rather than jhana (in that case I think it would ultimately be some form of Vipassana that is practiced - not the usual metta meditation) - then one would be a disciple of the Buddha. So may be this is just a confusion of what the end goal of developing metta is.
“The incomparable Wheel of Dhamma has been set in motion by the Blessed One in the deer sanctuary at Isipatana, and no seeker, brahmin, celestial being, demon, god, or any other being in the world can stop it.”

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Re: metta as my main practice

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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: metta as my main practice

Postby nathan » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:30 pm

A couple of decades ago I was working on a degree in christian theology. The director at our school was fond of saying that Pali is the language of heaven. I would rather go back there and ask him how he knows this than go seek out any buddhists who say that there are no heavens. :cookoo:
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: metta as my main practice

Postby nathan » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:31 pm

OT addendum

metta and agape

I would classify the bible as one of many of our latter day chronicles of the growing gulf between the human and divine realms that has only deepened with time and not to the benefit of human beings. Also not a sign of evolution but rather a further sign of a very long term devolution. We are fallen away and falling faster. What lies below yet? How much nearer is it?

When someone is prepared to welcome you into heaven in your native tongue, I ask myself if I am prepared to do the same for them.

agape and metta
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: metta as my main practice

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:20 pm

:focus:

maybe we all need a little more metta in this thread :group:
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat


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