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How to get away from the desire to become a Buddhist Teacher or some influencer followed by many?

I can't find anything about doing good things just to be seen as a good person. I don't know why that is, perhaps because the law of cause and effect if a pretty basic teaching, and good actions ...
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Can open monitoring meditation lead to states of Jhana?

"My question is, will the OMM lead to the states of Jhana?" Yes, of course, absolutely you can use your technique to move into the first jhana.Use OMM to calm your body and mind down ...
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How to get away from the desire to become a Buddhist Teacher or some influencer followed by many?

In the Mahayana tradition, what you're describing is the Bodhicitta, the awakening mind. It's the compassionate energy, vigor and vitality that comes from releasing energy from the contracted ego mind;...
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Can open monitoring meditation lead to states of Jhana?

I think the answer to your question is perhaps. As you mentioned the OMM method is fundamentally watching/observing subjective phenomena without reacting or getting involved with, i.e., being aware ...
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Am I "studying" too much and practicing too little?

Study to gain knowledge, meditate to turn the knowledge into skill.
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How to get away from the desire to become a Buddhist Teacher or some influencer followed by many?

The dung beetle sutta contemplation below can help you with your desire. "Monks, gains, offerings, & fame are a cruel thing, a harsh, bitter obstacle to the attainment of the unexcelled rest ...
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Will aiming for emptiness instead of awareness of breath help attaining meditative absorption states?

what do you mean mind activates? that's b/c your mind wants to know. and that is the problem. it's not used to knowing such a thing. it's as if the mind tries to grasp the object but can't (b/c it'...
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Am I "studying" too much and practicing too little?

You might find, like I did, that one will swing more to reading than practising, and conversely so. I can't see that there is anything wrong with that. I memorized the satipathana sutta, and like Bonn ...
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Am I "studying" too much and practicing too little?

Every ordinary are living with unwholesome mind arising normally even we are studying or meditating until the access meditation arise instead. The point of the sitting meditation is to learn "...
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Meditation and 'not trying to change anything'

Whether relaxation is "good" or "bad" or whether not changing anything is "good" or "bad" is not a helpful framework. It gets into unhelpful all-or-nothing ...
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