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Meditation Games

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dhamma_newb
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Meditation Games

Postby dhamma_newb » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:33 pm



The watched mind brings happiness.
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I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
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Ben
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Re: Meditation Games

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:29 am

Hooley dooley!
“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: Meditation Games

Postby dhamma_newb » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:40 am

The watched mind brings happiness.
Dhp 36

I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
Walt Whitman

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Re: Meditation Games

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:55 am

Hmm, looks like fun.

Since the Buddha didn't seem to discuss these methods, I doubt it has much directly to do with Buddhist awakening. However, these techniques do have some effects and they can be useful for some purposes.

For example, a friend recently taught me some basic ways to get some "energy flow" at the beginning of the day, by working up and down the traditional Chinese acupuncture energy lines. It's quite effective in getting the blood flowing, without the somewhat distracting and jarring effects (if one is preparing for morning meditation) of more conventional exercise/stretching movements.

And, of course, going into the meditation session with enough energy to stay awake [i]is /i] helpful!

:anjali:
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Re: Meditation Games

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:58 am

Hmm....I think I'll give it a miss!
“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: Meditation Games

Postby dhamma_newb » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:41 am

You don't want to learn how to launch fireballs Ben? Sounds like a pretty cool siddhi.
The watched mind brings happiness.
Dhp 36

I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
Walt Whitman

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Re: Meditation Games

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:03 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

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..


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