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Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

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Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby Spiny Norman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:40 am

I've been reading his book, but to me the 16 stage method appears quite daunting. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has used this method.
Towards the end of the book it is said that a simple 2-stage approach can be used, which is what I've been doing for while anyway.
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Re: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby bodom » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:59 am

2 stage approach for me as well.

:anjali:
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


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Re: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:03 am

Tell us more ?
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Re: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby bodom » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:17 am

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: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:27 am

Thanks Bodom. I may come back with more questions if thats OK but probably not for a while.
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Re: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:35 pm

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Re: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

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Postby Spiny Norman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:46 pm

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Re: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:55 pm

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

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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Re: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

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Re: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby bodom » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:10 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: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby bodom » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:38 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: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby Spiny Norman » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:49 am

In the first tetrad both the long breath and short breath are to be contemplated. Does this mean that the breath should be deliberately lengthened and shortened?

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Re: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby bodom » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:52 am

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: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby Spiny Norman » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:33 am

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Re: Bikkhu Buddhadasa's 16 stage anapanasati method

Postby bodom » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:14 am

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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