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You are quite right: Guenka following U Ba Khin claims that the Sathipattana Sutra says all the other 3 items are mapped into body sensations and this is evidently untrue. It is amazing how only very few people notice this blunt distortion of the sutra. I was searching for an explenation for that mismatch back in 2008 and could hardly find any supporting ...


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It's not a waste of time. The Buddha, prior to his enlightenment, recalled entering and abiding in the first jhana as a little boy in his father's garden, under a rose-apple tree. The memory of that, inspired him many years later. No good practice is wasted. From MN 36: “I considered: ‘I recall that when my father the Sakyan was occupied, while I was ...


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Did is did, 10 days or years is did. Karma was complete and waiting for giving resultant. Its' resultant is going to be finish in some day certainly because it's karma is finished. Doing is doing, karma is collecting and waiting for giving resultant. Its' resultant is going on because it is doing karma, not just "did". Both, did and doing, are ...


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Summarised in a phrase of this generation - "If you don't use it you lose it." In terms of this situation, 10 days of intense meditation will be beneficial for setting up a foundation for sporadic use in the future. When it comes to yourself, it would have to be in line with your cultivation goals, usage and path. Put it into the perspective of ...


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Anything we strive to attain in life takes practice. Mastery signifies being able to perform not only in ideal circumstances, but amidst the chaos of everyday life. Ironically, one can become attached to the feeling of being (or striving to be) detached. This can become a serious obstacle if we start dividing practice opportunities into preferences. How do ...


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Your situation is not unusual and you are not alone. In the terms of this meditation, it is an advanced technique which requires a wealth of self-understanding. Intentions are the motions, strings of the mind; emotions, of the heart and actions are of the body. When we mix them, the tangle becomes exceptional and control is lost entirely. Seperate and ...


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AN 6.63 says kamma is intention. However it appears intention is at most only mental kamma Kamma is of three types: bodily, verbal & mental It is intention that I call deeds. Cetanāhaṃ, bhikkhave, kammaṃ vadāmi. For after making a choice one acts Cetayitvā kammaṃ karoti— by way of body, speech and mind. kāyena vācāya manasā.


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Cetana is the intention that produces the action (karma). In my current understanding, cetana first makes its presence known after the inclusion of sensory perceptions which is interwoven with a feeling tone - either pleasant, unpleasant or neutral - from which one, some, all of these actions occur: more perceptions (thoughts & feelings), speech or ...


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'Nanadassana' can be 'knowledge & vision' of truth, per SN 56.11, as follows: As long as my true knowledge and vision about these four noble truths was not fully purified in these three perspectives and twelve respects, I didn’t announce my supreme perfect awakening in this world with its gods, Māras, and Brahmās, this population with its ascetics and ...


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Knowledge is the counterpart to ignorance of the Four Noble Truths of suffering, the origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering and the path that leads to the cessation of suffering. Vision varies according to the individual: SN35.245:1.1: Then one mendicant went up to another mendicant and asked, “Reverend, at what point is a mendicant’s vision well ...


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It's depending on the context. You should specify your Sutta for let us see the context. In 4th Patimokkha Rule 'janami passami' means just "(unwholesome) knowing". In some sutta "jānāmi" means "ñāṇa". In some sutta "passami/dassana/ditthi" means "(AriyamaggaSamma)Ditthi". In some sutta "passami/dassana/...


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According to the sutta below, it is one's state of mind which determines one's quality of sleep and not the comfort of the bed and bedroom. Hence, if vipassana meditation improves the quality of your mind, then it should improve the quality of your sleep. From AN 3.35: “Well then, prince, I’ll ask you about this in return, and you can answer as you like. ...


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