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Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

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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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Sekha » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:38 am

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Sekha » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:42 am

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Sekha » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:49 am

I think there is a misunderstanding here. I am not here to express my own views, but to promote suttas and Pali material relating to the practice.

If you are refering to the fact that I said that abstaining from sexual activities is of primary importance on this path, I can give you thousands of references to prove it.

Is it really necessary?
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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Mr Man » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:02 pm

Unfortunately it is a bit of a catch 22. One's promotion (+ one's style of promotion) is an extension of one's views/personality.

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Jhana4 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:05 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:09 pm

“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: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Sekha » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:24 pm

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Sekha » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:28 pm

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Sekha » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:05 pm

with google chrome and google, they can find the original pages where the quotations are from in 4 clicks and less than 2 sec.

do I really need to spend time on this?

or do I need also to explain the most basic facts of the teaching of the Buddha when I refer to them?
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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Jhana4 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:54 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Jhana4 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:57 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Sekha » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:53 pm

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby manas » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:25 pm

edited out.

I'm going to be more careful what I write. sorry all.

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby bodom » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:31 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


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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Sekha » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:38 pm

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Re: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby manas » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:37 am

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: Difficulties with your meditation practice? Cause and remedy

Postby Ben » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:25 pm

Dear members

This is a reminder that off-topic posts are routinely removed from threads without warning. Please ensure your posts are germane to the issues as expressed in the OP.
Thanks for your cooperation.

Ben
“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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