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Re: how many different ways did the buddha explain meditation?

Postby cooran » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:38 pm

Hello zac,

Many people expect to find a quick way of meditation , an easy way, or a way filled with good feelings and exciting happenings.

Meditation, in the beginning, can be hard boring work requiring perseverance and a regular effort.

Here is a 90 day on-line course I did some years ago. I strongly recommend it.
http://www.vipassana.com/course/

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Read the comments of those who did the course.

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Re: how many different ways did the buddha explain meditation?

Postby bodom » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:48 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: how many different ways did the buddha explain meditation?

Postby bodom » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:55 pm

Right on. :toast:

:anjali:
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: how many different ways did the buddha explain meditation?

Postby cooran » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:13 am

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
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Postby bodom » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:16 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: how many different ways did the buddha explain meditation?

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:17 am

from my readings of suttas which it appears that the Buddha spent a lot of time doing walking meditation, maybe it would be helpful to you if you followed in his footsteps :tongue: 555...
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