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Is breath meditation over prescribed?

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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Ben
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Re: Is breath meditation over prescribed?

Postby Ben » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:39 am

I stand corrected!
Thanks Mike!
“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.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Is breath meditation over prescribed?

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:23 am

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Is breath meditation over prescribed?

Postby bodom » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:37 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: Is breath meditation over prescribed?

Postby adosa » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:21 am

"To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas" - Dhammapada 183

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Re: Is breath meditation over prescribed?

Postby bodom » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:06 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: Is breath meditation over prescribed?

Postby rowyourboat » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:08 pm

THe Buddha said that he developed metta for seven years straight in a previous birth and as a result he became the maha-brahma and the sakka seven times. However he didnt become enlightened (Udana). However he does mention the way to become enlightened using metta- it is in conjunction with insight:

15. FROM THE ANGUTTARA NIKAYA, 4:126 (SPOKEN BY THE BUDDHA)

Here, bhikkhus, a certain person abides with his heart imbued with loving-kindness extending... over the all-encompassing world.

Now whatever therein (during that state of contemplation) exists classifiable as form, classifiable as a feeling (of pleasure, pain, or neutrality), classifiable as perception, classifiable as determinative acts, or classifiable as consciousness, such ideas he sees as impermanent, as liable to suffering, as a disease, as a cancer, as a barb, as a calamity, as an affliction, as alien, as being worn away, as void, as not-self. On the dissolution of the body, after death, he reappears (as a non-returner) in the retinue of the Gods of the Pure Abodes (where there are only those who have reached the Noble Path and where extinction of greed, hate and delusion is reached in less than seven lives without return to this world). And this kind of reappearance is not shared by ordinary men (who have not reached the Noble Eightfold Path).

Some methods are simply more efficient in giving rise to insight. IMO on a scale from the best to least likely I would place: wise contemplation (yonisomanasikara), the six sense bases, one sense base, anapanasati/walking, anything else.

with metta and insight :thumbsup:

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