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Whatever one contemplates much becomes the inclination of the mind. Kasina in the Sutta refers to an object of visions associated with bodily senses & qualities discerned by an intellect divorced from the five bodily sense faculties as perceptions of infinite space & consciousness for formless release. Kasina are varied in form object as shapes & ...


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Yes the ten kasina mediations are in The Middle-length Suttas (Book 2, Chapter 3, Sutta 7 “Great Sakuludayi Sutta”), and I have heard they are other places, but havent come across those. “Again, Udāyin, I have proclaimed to my disciples the way to develop the ten kasiṇa bases. One contemplates the earthkasiṇa above, below, and across, undivided and ...


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I'm a thai and my english is very basic. I found this in wikipedia, and it looks like a slander because they put the less reference, and miss the point. Many bias point the reader out of the reference. Everyone can show up their opinions, and we should listen to them respectfully, but it doesn't mean "proper" when they show up their opinions by ...


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Be patient with yourself, the energy is essentially how you feel the body from within. Initially when your body feels stiff, i.e also energy but blocked. Slowly, the energies you feel would be subtle. Try listening to the talks titled Breath, on dhammatalks.org, he explains it quite deeply there.


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I've practiced breath meditation in a way similar to how Ven. Thanissaro teaches for decades. What he and his teacher Ajahn Lee call breath energy, in the Buddha's sutta terminology, corresponds mostly with wind property (see MN 62 for breath meditation and 4 elements) https://lucid24.org/mn/mn062/index.html but also breath energy would overlap with the ...


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first u use for example the tactile sensation of the breath passing on the upper lip as the object of single-pointed fixation. with good instructions and surrounding circumstances it will take about 6months to reach perfect concentration. based on this all sensory appearances collapse and u remain in perfect single-pointed concentration on just the mind ie....


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It's not really about how long one sits at all. A person might regularly sit for hours with no attainments whereas the same person under different training might do some work, do a little walking and sit just to become absorbed as to mind inclination at the first opening within minutes. However the latter won't be able to do it without a lot of good behavior ...


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Immediately the longer sitting is more difficult. Sitting for a second is generally easier than sitting for two. However if one trains then one will enjoy sitting longer and his longer sittings will be easier than the earlier short sittings but is really not a fair comparison because the longer were sat up by the shorter. If one master's meditation then the ...


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Can long sits be easier than short sits? Sometimes yes, and other times no. It's more about quality of mind than quantity. If you sit for 1 hour but are only mindful 10% of the time it's better to have a shorter and more "productive" session and do many of them daily. Quality of mind is always above everything else. The time one is not mindful the ...


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In the suttas, the night is broken up into three watches that can be devoted to practice. For example: AN8.20:1.4: “Sir, the night is getting late. It is the first watch of the night, and the Saṅgha has been sitting long. AN8.20:1.5: Please, sir, may the Buddha recite the monastic code to the mendicants.” From the above, one may infer that a watch is quite ...


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Would a 10 days vipassana a waste of time if not practiced after? It will never be a waste of time. In fact undertaking such a retreat is one of the most wholesome things one can do in life. I did the 10-day Goenka retreat in 2015 and it really sparked my practice. The thing is, you have to continue practicing when you get home in daily life. It's not like ...


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What is Wholesome Meditation? Wholesome meditation means quality over quantity. It's not about how long one sits but more about the quality of mind during the meditation, i.e. how often one is mindful and practices correctly. One moment (drop) of mindfulness is wholesome and correct practice. Many drops of mindfulness will eventually create a river.


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I would advise sitting up against a wall and otherwise just change posture a lot as you sit. There isn't anything inherently unwholesome to mindfully changing one's posture. In general i would use the wall or sit on a chair but i would also sit a lot on the floor to see if i wouldn't get used to it. It always takes a while to strengthen the supportive ...


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Lots of articles here on dynamic stretching exercises helpful for softening body: https://lucid24.org/misc/qigor/eight-pieces/e3/index.html (disclosure: this is my site) The suttas don't say this, but collective experience of meditators over the history of man shows that if your body is stiff, meditation is not going to feel good. When your body is soft and ...


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The other answers have offered good advice, opinions, and perspective. I want to bring up two things: The Buddha's father didn't want him to renounce The Buddha's parents themselves did not want the Buddha to become a monk. You might read up on that story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Renunciation. There are varying accounts. I'm not clear on whether ...


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