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Elenab

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Meditation terminology
« on: October 22, 2014, 12:25:16 AM »
Hello,
before asking questions and wasting your time ;) i would like to know where you learned all that terminology you use here. I finished 10 day Goenka course. well, i learned some new words like Anapana, Vipassana, sanghara, etc but it's not enough (i understood it here). Could you please, let me know what to read in order to sound literate here :) thanks!
Elena

Goofaholix

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Re: Meditation terminology
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 02:06:05 AM »
No need to feel you need to know all the jargon in order to post here, if you don't know the meaning of a term please ask, or google it and you're bouund to find more information than you'll ever need.

If you want to increase your vocab with a reading list try some of these sites;
http://www.dharma.org/resources/reading-list
http://forestsanghapublications.org/books.php
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/

Or for audios;
http://www.dharmaseed.org/

Dharmic Tui

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Re: Meditation terminology
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 03:54:19 AM »
I've been doing this for a few years and am lucky to know 10 words. They're useful to sum up much more elaborate concepts but they're not a prerequisite for progress. Over time you will likely need less words, not more :)

Matthew

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Re: Meditation terminology
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 04:36:13 AM »
Hello Elena,

Your post sounds wholely literate. As DT says there are some words that are useful to sum up more complex ideas but there is no prerequisite here to know Pali or Sanskrit terms to join discussions. If a word is used you don't understand it's usually easy to find the meaning - or simply ask for clarification :)

Matthew
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Vivek

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Re: Meditation terminology
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 01:47:32 PM »
:) Practice comes first. Theory, concepts, terminologies etc are secondary only.
Let's go beyond this illusion, shall we?

 

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