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What are you thinking while meditating?

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: What are you thinking while meditating?

Postby pegembara » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:59 am

Things arises and passes away.

'This is not mine, this is not me, this is not my self.'
And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.

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Re: What are you thinking while meditating?

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:01 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: What are you thinking while meditating?

Postby reflection » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:41 pm

My main practice is breath awareness, there I practice stilling the thoughts.

But I must say I agree with those who said that contemplation can also be very useful. And of course metta/compassion and the like, practices with a bit of thought (although you can also do them without). But these are greatly aided by stilling thoughts, because unrelated thoughts won't come up as easily. Also, these practices with discursive thoughts are mainly aimed at removing unwholesome thoughts, at least for me.

Because to really understand the mind, in my experience it has to be able to be silent. That's because thoughts disturb the mind. It's not clear, it can't really see itself. The stiller it is, the closer it gets to itself. So it's twofold. The peace is needed for strength, but also for insight.

So it's all interrelated.

I think this video is useful:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqb7ZuMI8HY

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Re: What are you thinking while meditating?

Postby pegembara » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:21 am

And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.

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Re: What are you thinking while meditating?

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Re: What are you thinking while meditating?

Postby danieLion » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:41 am

while i'm meditating i think "...is this jhana? which jhana is this...?" you know, stuff like that...



just kidding

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Re: What are you thinking while meditating?

Postby bodom » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:30 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: What are you thinking while meditating?

Postby Spiny Norman » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:37 am

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