Most Effective Method

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Stig
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Most Effective Method

Postby Stig » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:29 am

Dear Dhammawheel,
What have you personally found the most effective method to establish right concentration?
Thank you,
Stig

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Re: Most Effective Method

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:49 am

Constancy.

it depends, however, what exactly you are trying to do.

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Re: Most Effective Method

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Re: Most Effective Method

Postby Ben » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:03 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Most Effective Method

Postby bodom » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:51 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Most Effective Method

Postby daverupa » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:56 pm

My very first instructor said that it was more important to do it, than to succeed at it.

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Re: Most Effective Method

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Re: Most Effective Method

Postby Stig » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:19 am

Thank you; Please elaborate, on method or strategy for establishing the jhanas by whatever canonical perception; e.g. breath, emptiness, foulness, etc. What else has worked for you? Any advice appreciated.

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Re: Most Effective Method

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Re: Most Effective Method

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Re: Most Effective Method

Postby Ben » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:54 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: Most Effective Method

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Re: Most Effective Method

Postby DarwidHalim » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:37 am

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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Re: Most Effective Method

Postby rowyourboat » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:59 pm

With Metta

Karuna
Mudita
& Upekkha

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Re: Most Effective Method

Postby santa100 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:08 pm

"Practice makes perfect". Spend more time with Dhamma study and meditation, less time with TV, video games, chatting, entertainment, etc..

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Re: Most Effective Method

Postby Viscid » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:26 am

"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: Most Effective Method

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