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"We develop skillful qualities in the mind. Yet sometimes the teachings on inconstancy [anicca] seem to undermine the developing side. You think about developing something in the mind, and ...
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I would emphasize the advantage of equanimity in the face of fortune and misfortune. To do so requires a deep insight into the inconsistent nature of all phenomena i.e. they do not last. This is ...
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The scriptures teach having vast learning & a suitable job is a blessing - Maha-Mangala Sutta: Blessings. The Maha-Mangala Sutta also says the mind that is not touched by the vicissitudes (gain ...
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Pragmatic and objective guide books on vipassana meditation?

William Hart's "The Art of Living". There are certain other books published by Vipassana Research Organization which you may find tending to pragmatic aspect. https://www.vridhamma.org/...
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How to do insight meditation as pain for the meditation object?

If you ever meditated on pain (caused by a disease, trauma etc., - in my case it was an eye infection that got me hospitalized), you must have seen that the pain is empty. In other words, pain, upon ...
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First jhana and vipassana

So, it sounds to me like, just the first jhana is sufficient for vipassana, since vitakka and vicara are thorns to the second jhana. No Dhyāna (Jhāna) is required for Vipassana. Doing Vipassana ...
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First jhana and vipassana

https://lucid24.org/sted/8aam/8samadhi/vitakka/index.html vitakka is a linguistic, verbal thought. When vitakka drops out in 2nd jhāna and beyond, it's just the lingustic labels, the mental words that ...
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First jhana and vipassana

To me, it appears to overcome the five hindrances is needed for jhana. The sutta say: quite secluded from sensual pleasures, secluded from unskillful qualities, they enter and remain in the first ...
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How is vitakka / vicara a "fruit" of concentration?

In my opinion, your meditation teacher is mistaken. Vitakka and vicara are not the fruits of the concentration they are the instruments. As explained by Thanissaro Bhikkhu in the link posted in Pycm's ...
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Samatha meditation continuation problem / lose urge to continue

This question is about a craving based meditation technique, which makes progress impossible. The Buddha would not have taught about Hindu kasina. The suttas (maybe one or two only) about kasina ...
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How is vitakka / vicara a "fruit" of concentration?

So there have to be multiple layers of vitakka and vicara, probably depending on the level of concentration? You are going in right direction. What we call thinking in general is internal chat.. ...
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How is vitakka / vicara a "fruit" of concentration?

In the second & subsequent jhanas, vitakka & vicara disappear. In other words, vitakka & vicara are not "fruits" of concentration but, instead, imperfections of mind tainting ...
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How is vitakka / vicara a "fruit" of concentration?

Read The Factors of the First Jhana : by Henepola Gunaratana for better understanding. Part 1) : Meaning They have different meanings. In Buddhism, vitarka , "applied thought,inquiry" and ...
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How to stop singing and humming, speaking myself?

See MN 19, and MN 20 https://lucid24.org/mn/index.html ● MN 20 Vitakka-saṇṭhāna: Thought-composition 5 ways to remove unwanted thoughts: replace, see danger, forget, slow down, mind crush.  MN 20 – ...
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How to stop singing and humming, speaking myself?

Fill your mind with something like Mithree(Maththa) meditation. Fill your all the time that is not doing Vipassana. Like when walking, washing, drinking ect, ect. Fill all the nun meditate spaced time....
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How to stop singing and humming, speaking myself?

I remember when I was 5 year old and reading loud along with my brother. my mom told 'read silently'. I immidiately started reading silently. and my brother was staring at me. as If i did some magic. ...
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Samatha meditation continuation problem / lose urge to continue

I think you should apply mindfulness(sati) to the problem. What causes me to feel fullness? Which vedana causes this? Such as "I want to do something else", "It's enough", "It'...
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Samatha meditation continuation problem / lose urge to continue

Perhaps it has little to do with hindrances directly, but instead, just bad technique (no offense). The object of meditation has to be right; it has to serve its purpose. If it's not, concentration ...
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