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Practical Vipassana

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Practical Vipassana

Postby bodom » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:43 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: Practical Vipassana

Postby manas » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:34 am

EDITED.
I've gotten rid of my original post because it contained inaccuracies. I need to study more before attempting to discuss these issues (in the post above). I'm just leaving it at this:

1. thank you for that enlightening post, and

2. I'm very glad we have such qualified Dhamma instructors such as Bhante Gunaratana still with us, he really does inspire confidence and the desire to make more effort.

:anjali:
Last edited by manas on Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Practical Vipassana

Postby wizi » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:15 pm

Thank you that's a wonderful elucidation of sati.. very very practical indeed! :anjali:
All beings like yourself are responsible for their own actions. Suffering or happiness is created through one's relationship to experience, not by experience itself. Although I wish only the best for you, I know that your happiness or unhappiness depends on your actions, not on my wishes for you.
May you not be caught in reactivity.

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Re: Practical Vipassana

Postby reflection » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:27 pm

I like Gunaratana. Thank you! :namaste:

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Re: Practical Vipassana

Postby manas » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:00 am

I really did not want to split so many hairs about this. But just to set things straight: I was just trying to make it clear that as Bhante G says, 'just knowing', basic awareness alone, isn't enough, but that there are other qualities that are also meant to be present.

I accept the criticisms of my post; they are valid. If my cat has greed, then the attention isn't 'bare'; and, I can't read her mind, either, so how would I know? Both valid points, thank you. I made errors. I will be more careful in how I word things in future.
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Practical Vipassana

Postby bodom » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:54 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: Practical Vipassana

Postby cooran » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:28 am

Hello all,

I do not think the intense concentration fueled by craving which a cat uses to successfully kill another creature can, by any stretch of the imagination, move one closer to enlightenment.

''Wholesome actions produce wholesome effects, unwholesome actions produce unwholesome effects. As you sow, so shall you reap. Above all it is the volition which precedes the action which determines whether it is wholesome or unwholesome; this means an action where there is a desire for a result. The Buddha said, "It is volition (or will - Cetana) which I call kamma. Through volition one performs kamma by means of body, speech and mind."
This desire, no matter how mild it may be, is a mild form of craving (tanha) and it lies behind practically every activity of life. Therefore to live and to desire are more or less the same thing. Desiring is a creative act - it creates kamma. Our personality is moulded by the accumulation of these desires. These are acts of thought, word and deed. Both kamma and vipaka are essentially mental, but we also use the term 'action' to denote acts of word or deed. There is an ascending order of importance: if I think "I want to kill you", that is not as strong as saying "I want to kill you", which is in turn is not as strong as actually carrying out the deed. Every volitional action has consequences.''

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