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The practice of mindful investigation into the nature of reality and how things really are with the ultimate goal of the end of suffering.

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Obviously you are doing it wrong. To gain proper insight, you have to practice all 4 Satipattanas: bodily actions, feelings, metal activity and phenomena. If you feel bored, note it as bored... bored …
answered Jun 24 '17 by Sankha Kulathantille
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Give up Hinduism & any views of a God. Take refuge in the Triple Gem. Yes, you break the third of the eight precepts the moment you touch someone with lustful intent. But you can retake the Eight pr …
answered Dec 26 '16 by Sankha Kulathantille
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Vedana is pleasant/unpleasant/neutral feelings at the sense doors. Being aware of that is called Vedananupassana. Emotions (including for example the five hindrances) are covered under Dhammanupassan …
answered Dec 8 '15 by Sankha Kulathantille
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Feeling is caused. Feeling belongs to the five aggregates. So technically there is no feeling in Enlightenment(Nibbana). However since the defilements are cut off, it is said that after one emerges fr …
answered Mar 30 '18 by Sankha Kulathantille
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how all these started? There's no real starting point. But if you are asking the origin of earth and how it's populated, how we came here etc. you can read the Agganna sutta. We basically came fr …
answered May 9 '18 by Sankha Kulathantille
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In fact, the Buddha meditated everyday. All Arahaths meditate whenever they are not busy with teaching or day to day activities. But it is not to get rid of any defilements like ordinary beings. Inste …
answered Feb 11 '16 by Sankha Kulathantille
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Suppose you completely empty your mind of all thoughts This is what happens when you go into deep sleep. When you don't dream, the mind falls back to the Bhavanga process. This is called the pass …
answered Jul 1 '15 by Sankha Kulathantille
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Enlightenment(Nibbana) is the only way out. There is no other. As long as the causes are present, the effect will arise.
answered Jun 8 '18 by Sankha Kulathantille
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You can indeed meditate(Vipassana) while performing any task. ex: if you are sweeping, keep reminding: sweeping.. sweeping.. sweeping.. Dullness or boredom is a form of aversion. Ignorance is the c …
answered Jan 19 '16 by Sankha Kulathantille
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If you come to Sri Lanka, there's nice place up in hill country called the Rathmalkanda Meditation Center for Insight Knowledge. The head monk there is venerable Madawala Upali thera who has been a me …
answered Sep 21 '15 by Sankha Kulathantille
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The question "why?" with regards to existence comes from theistic thinking. Even some scientists cannot free themselves from this kind of thinking. It is a result of believing that there's some ultima …
answered Apr 12 '18 by Sankha Kulathantille