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Re: Audio Guided Meditations - Post Here
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2013, 04:49:34 AM »
Vipassana, like Shamatha is a fruit of meditation not a practice. If you think Vipassana is a practice you have been mislead.

Matthew, I've heard you say that mindfulness is a fruit of meditation not a practice before. I read something in Bhante Gunaratana's "Mindfulness in Plain English" that I quite liked:

Mindfulness is the center of vipassana meditation and the key to the whole process. It is both the goal of this meditation and the means to that end. You reach mindfulness by being ever more mindful.

So, in his view, both a fruit and a practice.

yes,
if we can call it insight meditation, why cant we call it vipassana meditation.

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Re: Audio Guided Meditations - Post Here
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2013, 08:09:24 AM »


"Vipassana" is not a practice nor the goal ... it is a word.
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Re: Audio Guided Meditations - Post Here
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2013, 08:28:26 AM »
Anapana and Shamatha a two different things, both with their own purpose.
I quite like both for their results. But  don't think that they are interchangeable.

...I usually start by concentrating on the space below the nostrils, then do body scanning, then allow myself to be aware of my entire body and my breath at the same time. No, that's not quite true: I begin just by sitting, without any attempt to concentrate OR to relax, just allowing my thoughts to wander, but checking where they go, noting my mood and frame of mind and physical state of being. Then I start to concentrate.

Sounds great to me. I do it the same way.

Metta, Stefan



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