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That line of thinking would have me reflect, "This is stress; and this is the origin of stress; etc." I think that is an essential benchmark (i.e. a metric or dimension against which to measure experience, and lines of thought). A lot of that dialog seems to me based on risky assumptions: especially "I", "getting", "expect&...


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If I understand your question correctly, you don't need a new or special practice for this; just take a moment and do a light version of regular practice. For instance, you might stop and focus your attention on your breathing for a minute, just watching it come and go without changing it. You don't need to sit on a cushion, find a 'clear' space, or do any ...


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I have been unsuccessful in worldly matters, I was unsuccessful in getting 'this and that', I couldn't fulfill the expectations I had...then how do you expect to succeed in attaining Nirvana...If you failed in samsaric life, then...so and so... That line of thinking is more in-line with conceit than doubt. Doubt usually has a narrative that directly ...


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Here's a good guide by Ajahn Brahm on overcoming doubt. Doubt not just on the method, or the teachings, but also doubt on one's own abilities. Please see the section on doubt from the essay "The Five Hindrances" by Ven. Ajahn Brahm: Doubt refers to the disturbing inner questions at a time when one should be silently moving deeper. Doubt can ...


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