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Mahāsamādhi in Buddhism

Wikipedia defines Mahāsamādhi as follows: Mahāsamādhi (the great and final samādhi) is the act of consciously and intentionally leaving one's body. A realized yogi (male) or yogini (female) who ...
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Samatha Meditation

This summer I got the chance to spend 20 days at Pa-Auk Tawya forest meditation center in Myanamar and I did Anapana-Sati for 20 days. Now I'm back at my university but when I look back I see than ...
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What is the explanation for the four types of enlightenment in Yuganaddha sutta? [duplicate]

"There is the case where a monk has developed insight preceded by tranquillity. As he develops insight preceded by tranquillity, the path is born. He follows that path, develops it, pursues it. As he ...
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Any living teachers claim to be able to attain vajrasamadhi?

Are there any living teachers who claim to be able to attain vajrasamadhi? Apologies if looking for a guru questions are off-topic here. Is there any way to verify if they have done so, according to ...
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A concentrated monk discerns things as they actually are?

Samadhi Sutta (Concentration) [Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.] “Develop concentration, monks. A concentrated monk discerns things as they actually are present... Is this an accurate ...
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What are the catalysts in eightfold path which speed up our endeavor?

I want to know how one can speed up his spiritual practices (8 fold path). For- Example, How one can improve his samādhi or prajñā quickly? And what are the things or acts which helps one to improve ...
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Best way to develop different meditation practices (simultaneously or not)

I got introduced to Buddhist meditation through the practice of meta and the cultivation of the four bramaviharas. It was going well but I decided I needed the ability to separate my ego and my will. ...
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Concentration as a Trait

I have a simple question. Concentration occurs in the context of samatha meditation, but does the regular practice of samatha generate a trait-like concentration in daily life? In other words, is ...
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After samadhi what?

Last year I experienced samadhi, full state of awareness. Mind's thoughts stopped for days and I can't describe with feelings and words the complete experience. It was like the wheels of my mind ...
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Does Samadhi realm of desire require single-pointed focus?

I read there are 3 realms of samadhi: realm of desire, realm of form and realm of no form. If I read correctly, Samadhi is one-pointed focus. But if I achieve samadhi by, let's say, the desire to win ...
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Should I decrease the amount of time I practice concentration meditation?

I have been following buddhist practices for little over three years now, and samadhi - or concentration, as you prefer - meditation was obviously part of my practice. As I was often taught from some ...
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Am I approaching samadhi properly?

The problem: I've encountered some confusion about the differences between samadhi and vipassana, as would seem to be a frequent problem amongst beginners. This confusion was only worsened by my ...
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Does Zen have an unusual view of samadhi?

There was a book titled Zen in the Art of Archery: Zen in the Art of Archery is a short book by German philosophy professor Eugen Herrigel, published in 1948, about his experiences studying Kyūdō, ...
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How should somebody who has developed samadhi verify that rebirth occurs after death?

I am trying to understand how somebody following the dhamma is supposed to verify what the Buddha said about rebirth. In the past I've been told that once somebody has developed samadhi/calmed the ...
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Is the Ocean Samadhi a metaphor or an actual meditation?

In Huayen related documents I see the phrase "ocean samadhi" a lot. (also ocean mirror samadhi, ocea seal samadhi) Here is one source: Huayan teaching features a range of holographic samadhi ...
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What are the 10 Samadhis of the Avatamsaka Sutra?

I'm referring to the chapter in the Avatamsaka. Here is one summary: The Great Samadhi of Universal Light The Great Samadhi of Wondrous Light The Great Samadhi of Sequentially Going throughout all ...
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Is appana samadhi the same as magga/phala?

In this video by Sayadaw U Nandasiri, if I am understanding him correctly, he equates appana samadhi and magga/phala enlightenment. Is this correct? I had understood momentary, access, and absorption ...
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Automatic body scanning? What is happening here?

This has happened to me a few times on Goenka retreats. When I have been practicing mindfulness of breath and body scanning for a while, near day 7 or so my attention will be moving quite quickly, ...
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What is the difference between samadhi and samatha?

I am in the habit of getting the concepts samatha and samadhi mixed up. To me they seem like related or even similar concepts. Is that correct? My understanding is that samatha seems like the process ...
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Introduction to Samadhi meditation

Can anyone give me a brief introduction into practicing samadhi meditation? I could start saying i understand the common principles of meditation. I had practiced a peacefull breath based meditation ...
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How does the Bhavanga State relate to the Jhanas?

When we sit down and practice samadhi we would naturally want to enter absorbtion.But what if by practicing samatha we manage to calm and refine all the five senses,to the point where all five senses ...
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What did the Buddha mean when he spoke about samma samadhi?

What did the Buddha mean when he spoke about samma samadhi? Did he mean access concentration (upacara samadhi) or full absorption (appana samadhi) or momentary concentration (khanika samadhi)?
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discursive meditation

Dear Venerable and friends, Instead of anapanasati, some of us like to meditate on a subject; like contemplation. For instance; inevitability of death & uncertainty of the time of death and ...
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Proper way to give metta

Is it necessary to only feel subtle sensations while giving metta or is it only required to be equanimous while giving metta. I have sometimes felt painful sensations that cannot be 'shaken away' ...
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What is the different between Nirodha Samapatti and Phala Samapatti?

What is the different between Nirodha Samapatti and Phala Samapatti? Are they the same? What are the distinctions between them?
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Is it ok for lay meditators to have counsellors/therapists/psychologists

It's pretty evident that meditation itself helps you deal with your problems and inner issues, but is it okay for a lay meditator to pay a psychologist/therapist to talk about his or her feelings. ...
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How buddhist meditation leads to liberation?

Buddha taught meditation to develop concentration, calm of the mind to finally experience nibbana. Other religions (Hindu yoga, etc) also taught meditation. So in which way Buddhist meditation is ...
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Problem concentrating during Vipassana meditation

I am having trouble maintaining concentration for long periods of time. I make my breath slightly hard and then pull my mind back to it and then carry on as normal. But it's quite hard to have a long ...
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Which of the following statements about Nibbana/Nirvana are true?

A) Nibbana is the destruction of the defilements. B) Nibbana is merely the destruction of defilements. C) Nibbana is an existing reality that is subjected to the mind totally free of defilements. D) ...