Mahasi Method and Sutta Question

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samadhi_steve
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Mahasi Method and Sutta Question

Postby samadhi_steve » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:36 am

Hello everyone,

Looking to clarify(?) something I have been pondering back and forth in my practice.

If you are practicing liberating mindfulness are you able to grasp concepts. Ie. Reading this post you are able to decode the letters and understand what I am saying therefore the action of "mere seeing" with detachment is not complete.

I have experienced both in my meditation, although I find when I am deeper absorbed into activity and more peaceful it is more just action without understanding concepts (ie. just seeing rather than seeing and knowing the content of words ect.) - this is very short lasting.

I briefly remember a sutta where there was such content: When there is seeing it is merely seeing, when there is hearing it is merely hearing, etc with the other senses. Can anyone recall this sutta?

This goes with the Mahasi Method, when noting should you be able to hear what a understand what person is saying? Or just notice the contact such as:

{sound => ear => ear-consciousness } => feeling
------------contact-----------
Buddho is something cool and calm. It's the path for giving rise to peace and contentment — the only path that will release us from the suffering and stress in this world.

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Re: Mahasi Method and Sutta Question

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Re: Mahasi Method and Sutta Question

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:51 pm

The same teaching is given in the .

The Mahāsi Sayādaw often used to teach this discourse.
• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: Mahasi Method and Sutta Question

Postby samadhi_steve » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:20 pm

thank you!

:namaste:
Buddho is something cool and calm. It's the path for giving rise to peace and contentment — the only path that will release us from the suffering and stress in this world.


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