I am interested in what many ways Adhimokkha(determination) is used in meditation or other purposes in different traditions.

  • Is adhimokkha the same as "Resolution" from the 10 paramis?
    – user2424
    Jun 14, 2015 at 18:36
  • Yes, it's the same and important enough to be developed into a parami. :)
    – Samadhi
    Jun 14, 2015 at 20:18

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In the Mahasi tradition (and perhaps others), resolutions are used when training the mind so that a certain type of insight (vipassana stage) arises during the practice -- most often the supramundane stage (cessation/fruition, magga-phala-nana), but also the lower stages (from A&P up to equanimity). The object of the resolution is stated in the mind (or aloud) before the practice, then let go. See Mahasi's great Practical Insight Meditation for details on that.

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