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sama sati, sama samadhi and vipassana and samatha

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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dharmaamrita
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sama sati, sama samadhi and vipassana and samatha

Postby dharmaamrita » Sat May 07, 2011 7:30 am

is it wrong to think right mindfulness develops vipassana and right concentration develops samatha?

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Re: sama sati, sama samadhi and vipassana and samatha

Postby Goofaholix » Sat May 07, 2011 9:00 am


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Re: sama sati, sama samadhi and vipassana and samatha

Postby rowyourboat » Sun May 08, 2011 5:24 am

I think you are correct, even though sati/ mindfulness itself gives rise to samadhi, while samadhi because it quietens the mind, makes being mindful easier.

We often forget that there is one whole step in the noble eightfold path devoted to developing concentration (jhana), independent of the other 7 steps.

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