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Waiting vs Acting?

In Zen and Vajrayana subcategories of Mahayana Buddhism, acting vs waiting is a core problem to be solved by the student as she or he transitions from studying Buddhism as a theory to mastering the ...
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Most efficient (timewise) meditation techniques to experience joy and bliss?

Joy and bliss arise when the five hindrances (desire, ill-will, sloth-and-torpor, restlessness-and-worry, and doubt) subside. The desire for joy and bliss falls under the first hindrance. So whatever ...
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Waiting vs Acting?

The top lay disciple (Agga-upasaka) Citta Gahapati had chosen a Celibate life without using money. Even the Ghatikara Upasaka in Kassapa Buddhas time made living by exchanging goods without using ...
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Any manuals on the development of "sympathetic joy" and or "gladness" apart from Visuddhimagga?

There're quite a lot of essays on the Brahmavihara written by Vens. Thanissaro, Buddharakkhita, Siriwardhana, Nanamoli, etc. and of course in the Nikaya suttas themselves. See various links here and ...
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Most efficient (timewise) meditation techniques to experience joy and bliss?

In my opinion, the fastest method to achieve bliss is the first Jhana meditation, which is essentially a form of autogenic training. In this meditation, you review your progress in Dharma with regards ...
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A practice built on positive incentive?

Oh no, no eating candy after meditation :))) What I meant by "enjoying" is not superficial type of pleasure. It is the deep satisfaction of proceeding slowly, cutting off distractions, focusing, and ...
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A practice built on positive incentive?

"Without joy no going on", that's a basic truth in the chain of "depending-cessation" and the path. At first place, it's not the case that everybody might find joy in formal meditation and it's ...
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