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Satisfying the mind

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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Agmanellium
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Satisfying the mind

Postby Agmanellium » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:38 pm

What is meant by satisfying the mind? How do you interpret this, and how to you achieve this satisfaction?

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Re: Satisfying the mind

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Re: Satisfying the mind

Postby Agmanellium » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:12 pm

Within the four frames of reference, the third frame.
Breathing in sensitive to the mind, breathing out sensitive to the mind.
Breathing in satisfying the mind, breathing out satisfying the mind.
Breathing in steadying the mind, breathing out steadying the mind.
Breathing in releasing the mind, breathing out releasing the mind.

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Re: Satisfying the mind

Postby bodom » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:28 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: Satisfying the mind

Postby Agmanellium » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:38 pm

I have taken it as meaning that the mind roams when dissatisfied. In order to steady the mind one must often allow those thoughts connected with stress, connected with the world, to play themselves out, if not finding a solution, at least letting that thought scream itself out until it has nothing new to say and no longer can hold the interest of the mind.

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Re: Satisfying the mind

Postby IanAnd » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:22 pm

"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV

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Re: Satisfying the mind

Postby rowyourboat » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:16 am

Kimattha Sutta: What is the Purpose?
translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
© 1997–2009
I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi in Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. Then Ven. Ananda went to the Blessed One and on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One: "What is the purpose of skillful virtues? What is their reward?"

"Skillful virtues have freedom from remorse as their purpose, Ananda, and freedom from remorse as their reward."

"And what is the purpose of freedom from remorse? What is its reward?"

"Freedom from remorse has joy as its purpose, joy as its reward."

"And what is the purpose of joy? What is its reward?"

"Joy has rapture as its purpose, rapture as its reward."

"And what is the purpose of rapture? What is its reward?"

"Rapture has serenity as its purpose, serenity as its reward."

"And what is the purpose of serenity? What is its reward?"

"Serenity has pleasure as its purpose, pleasure as its reward."

"And what is the purpose of pleasure? What is its reward?"

"Pleasure has concentration as its purpose, concentration as its reward."

"And what is the purpose of concentration? What is its reward?"

"Concentration has knowledge & vision of things as they actually are as its purpose, knowledge & vision of things as they actually are as its reward."

"And what is the purpose of knowledge & vision of things as they actually are? What is its reward?"

"Knowledge & vision of things as they actually are has disenchantment as its purpose, disenchantment as its reward."

"And what is the purpose of disenchantment? What is its reward?"

"Disenchantment has dispassion as its purpose, dispassion as its reward."

"And what is the purpose of dispassion? What is its reward?"

"Dispassion has knowledge & vision of release as its purpose, knowledge & vision of release as its reward.

"Thus in this way, Ananda, skillful virtues have freedom from remorse as their purpose, freedom from remorse as their reward. Freedom from remorse has joy as its purpose, joy as its reward. Joy has rapture as its purpose, rapture as its reward. Rapture has serenity as its purpose, serenity as its reward. Serenity has pleasure as its purpose, pleasure as its reward. Pleasure has concentration as its purpose, concentration as its reward. Concentration has knowledge & vision of things as they actually are as its purpose, knowledge & vision of things as they actually are as its reward. Knowledge & vision of things as they actually are has disenchantment as its purpose, disenchantment as its reward. Disenchantment has dispassion as its purpose, dispassion as its reward. Dispassion has knowledge & vision of release as its purpose, knowledge & vision of release as its reward.

"In this way, Ananda, skillful virtues lead step-by-step to the consummation of arahantship."
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