Author Topic: Research on Samatha Meditation  (Read 1722 times)

lokariototal

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Research on Samatha Meditation
« on: October 29, 2012, 08:15:14 PM »
Can you show me the best research you have found for Samatha meditation?

I'm looking for the best scientific research dealing with Samatha meditation and its four methods (Anapana, Metta, Karuna, muditta, upekkha).

Thanks!

Vivek

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Re: Research on Samatha Meditation
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 01:28:37 AM »
Did you search in the forums? I have been posting the latest research news here from time to time. Don't have any research specifically on Samatha.. Here is one: http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,1406.msg11672.html#msg11672
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Re: Research on Samatha Meditation
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 03:59:37 AM »
my best research is in my head .
the best possible research is in some monks head. if we could just share it  ;D

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Re: Research on Samatha Meditation
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 05:06:45 PM »
lokariototal,

There seems to be a lot of doubt and confusion in your mind and you seem to be searching for certainty/clarity in your recent posts. I know it's hard to fathom but fathom it intellectually you will not: The certainty/clarity you seek will really only come from trying the practice, sticking to the practice and experiencing things for yourself as siddharthgode alludes to.

Establishment of calm, relaxed, open and insightful awareness will not be helped by too much reading.

Kind regards,

Matthew

Otherwise you could always try searching google - there are, 6,500+ links to scholarly articles returned by that search.
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