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Losing focus/awareness in everyday life

I am currently in a state of being that I don't understand properly. My main concern is that even though I am able to bring about major changes in my mind in a relatively short amount of practice, I ...
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Dreamery and random narratives during breath meditation?

Pretty much what the title says, but expand on it a little - During breath meditation (also during vipassana, but mostly breath) I frequently see random narratives. Sometimes it is random bits from TV/...
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What is meant by awareness-release, ...?

In "The Sublime Attitudes" the word "release" appears multiple times. What is meant by "awareness-release"? What is meant by "release of awareness"? Do both ...
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If that which is aware of fear is not fearful then isn't that which is aware of happiness not happy?

It seems clear to me that that which is aware of sadness, anger, or anxiety is not sad, angry, or anxious. But shouldn't this work the other way as well? Wouldn't this mean that that which is aware of ...
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What is the difference between 'Witnessing the thoughts' vs 'Mindfulness of the thoughts'?

I am a bit confused about what is the difference between 'witnessing meditation' as taught by Osho, which can be found here, here, and here, and 'silent present moment awareness' (page number 11) as ...
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How does one hold themself in full awareness during new complicated and complex learning?

In one of Eckhart Tolle talks (can't find the exact one yet) he mentions how most people "loose themselves" at/during "work". i.e. - lose awareness of body, emotions and thoughts. ...
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Renouncing property and wealth

My question is about supreme peace that is received from renunciation. When people renounce a major portion of their possession and title, they are believed to get supreme peace. Where I can get a ...
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Meditate mindfully instead of sleeping

Often around 2:00 p.m. after eating, my body falls tired. So I have to stop studying. I am myself a long term meditator, but I rarely meditate when I am tired. Is meditation a good substitute for ...
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which is better staying in present moment or being aware?

How staying in the present moment(here and now) is different from awareness and mindfulness, and what according to you is better?
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How to nullify the expectations?

Buddhist teachers say things like Do not expect anything from anyone, and also: Do everything with good heart and expect nothing in return and you will never be disappointed. Such a wonderful ...
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Categorizing common thoughts patterns and believes

Are there any list of thought patterns / believes of a person who have extream aversion, conceite .... etc ? There is an android app that gives a similar result. (I'm not sure that I can linked to a ...
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Liberation is possible because of the transcendent quality of awareness beyond the Five Skandhas?

I have been inquiring about the teachings including translations of scriptures with regards to 'Awareness that knows' here, here , here.. Specifically, in reference to the explanations given by ...
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Is the seer and seen different? Example i saw tree . tree and "me" are different? Or tree and "me" are same?

Is the seer and seen different? Is th watcher and watching different ? Is the observer and observe different? camera and picture are different ? For example I saw a tree? Tree and "me" ...
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Is Buddhist lifestyle harmless to living beings?

Is the Buddhist lifestyle harmless to living beings? Lot's of creatures are being killed in various human activities (walking, farming, building, etc.) Did Buddhists found a way to live while not ...
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What did Buddha taught about space time?

It echoes in my mind that space time is not fundamental. I thought I read this in some psychics experiments, saw it in YouTube videos and/or read it in a book related to Buddhism. But I far from ...
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Mindfulness of Watching Youtube

I noticed that upon watching Youtube videos, I seem to become sucked into merely watching stuff online. I almost 'forget' to do other things. Oddly, this doesn't happen while reading online, or ...
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Is it possible to have awareness without a self-sense?

Is it possible to have awareness without a self-sense? Does an awareness presuppose a self being aware no matter how refined or subtle that sense of self might be? Or to reframe the question slightly ...
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Did Lord Buddha teach any other meditation technique than the Anapana?

Meditation and cultivating awareness is the heart of Buddhism. You need meditation for attaining jhanas and also for doing Vipassana, metta bhavana... So as far as I've discovered, the only ...
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As a Buddhist, is it right to say that anything about Buddhism is right?

As a Buddhist, is it right to say that anything about Buddhism is right? If it is not right to say so, how right or wrong is it to assume that? Myself as a "traditional Buddhist" from Myanmar, I ...
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If a living being is not self aware than can he experience suffering or pleasure?

When some living being like dog or any mini bacteria are killed, since they are not self aware or concious do they feel the same type of pain as we do? what is the difference between their suffering ...
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What is the consequence to living life with self realism behavior?

It is very typical to live life with self realism behavior and aware every time with our daily routine. When i sit and think about my past life i just found, there was a time which has been gone and ...
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Unchanging Awareness

I listened to a short talk by Mingyur Rinpoche and he said how thoughts and emotions etc are like clouds and Awareness is like space. The clouds come and go but Awareness never changes. But I ...
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