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bench marks for judging progress in vipassana meditation
« on: May 06, 2012, 03:26:16 PM »
WHAT MUST AND WILL HAPPEN IF ONE MEDITATES          AS TAUGHT BY GAUTAM THE BUDDHA 


What are the bench marks to which one can relate to if he or she is practicing Vipassana meditation  regularly .and diligently

The following must and will happen  ;

At mind level

The meditator will get to know what wrong  he is doing, which are causing him distress and causing distress to others.

What are the reasons of his doing wrongs ?

What he needs to do in his  remaining life so that he or she can stop doing these wrongs , as he cannot undo his past actions.

And he or she will take those steps .

And he will  constantly verify if he is able to correct his future actions

A Vipassana meditator will not hide his shortcomings

Not that the meditator  will know all  his or her short comings in one go, but the process will be that he will first know what are his most serious defilements, then will move on to less serious defilements, if he continues to meditate regularly and diligently.
He will stop blaming others for his unwholesome actions , stop finding faults with others , instead will find fault with him self

Many persons may know what is wrong with them but are not able to take actions to correct their wrong behavior . A Vipassana meditator will take steps to correct his behavior

At body level

Similar things will happen at body level
Vipassana meditator will have a healthy body.
If his body is not healthy then he will get to know all by himself why is his body not healthy,
What he needs to do make his body healthy,
And will really  take those steps which are necessary to keep the body healthy

In other words

Vipassana meditator will be purer in mind as well as have a healthy body as mind and body are very closely interlinked

He will age gracefully will never become invalid in body and mind  and will complete his life  journey in a dignified manner.

Matthew

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Re: bench marks for judging progress in vipassana meditation
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 08:29:44 PM »
Interesting post, if a bit preachy. Welcome to the forum.
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