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One Sutta / Text which covers all of Buddha's Teaching

I recommend the book In The Buddha's Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi. It is an anthology or selection of translated suttas from the Pali canon. It is also thematically and systematically arranged. You can look ...
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Stuck in householders equanimity, what to do next?

I wont repeat what others have said. My understanding is that striving for anything in practice is not the way. We sit with what is. Sometimes that is boredom, quiet nothingness, sometimes it is ...
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Vipassana meditation in day to day life

No, it is not the pure mind (assuming of course you have a clear idea of what you mean when you use the label 'pure mind' along with the implications). What you experienced is that which you wrote- &...
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Is identifying with the good always a problem?

The sutta quote below is a good guide. If what one does, although perceived to be good by popular opinion, but in fact increases one's unskillful mental qualities and decreases one's skillful mental ...
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Is identifying with the good always a problem?

If we can agree that "bright" and "good" can be treated as similar, then the Buddha teaches four things about deeds and results. The first three teachings can be used to examine ...
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Is it true that its always thoughts that creates emotions?

I was going through a video that said that 'thoughts create emotions' but I disagree to this, Many times I am engulfed by emotions first, like fear, anxiety, worry, and insecurity and I scan through ...
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Is it true that its always thoughts that creates emotions?

Thus have i read "Now, when there is the eye, when there are forms, when there is eye-consciousness, it is possible that one will delineate a delineation of contact.[1] When there is a ...
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Stuck in householders equanimity, what to do next?

Stuck in household, when seeing clear: going forth, so to come to refined virtue by seeing dukkha more clear. Dukkha is cause of Saddha (surrender/virtue/leaf), saddha cause of joy, joy of ...
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Stuck in householders equanimity, what to do next?

Permanently overcoming the five hindrances without jhana sounds suspicious. I speculate that either you have not overcome the five hindrances, or you have not attained jhana. For getting into jhana, ...
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Stuck in householders equanimity, what to do next?

Meditation is important, but there is more: MN8:11.1: It’s possible that some mendicant, going totally beyond the dimension of nothingness, might enter and remain in the dimension of neither ...
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Stuck in householders equanimity, what to do next?

I meditate (Shamata, Zazen, and Shikentaza) for 2 to 3 hours daily. I feel stuck now, I just sit without thinking anything or feeling any emotions at all. I am not able to attain the Jhana or satori ...
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Stuck in householders equanimity, what to do next?

Sometimes i meditated some 6 hours a day, in a similar fashion and for a few months with little to show for it. The issue was that i were meditating during the day and later attacking my exgf or ...
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Stuck in householders equanimity, what to do next?

Compare what you actually Posted, to what you might have thought it ought to mean. How is the Title "Stuck in householders equanimity" reflected in the exposition? If in the relevant time, ...
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Stuck in householders equanimity, what to do next?

An observation: the claim that you're feeling 'stuck' suggests that you haven't quite reached a state of equanimity. You've achieved a state of discipline, which is good and useful, but discipline is ...
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Stuck in householders equanimity, what to do next?

Maybe you have gone to as far as you can as a lay person. Being in solitude in the forest, taking the ordination vows might be the right path for you. Maybe it would be wise to look for a teacher who ...
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