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Featured Vipassana meditation

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Amanaki, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Amanaki

    Amanaki sotāpanna

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    Are there others here who practice Vipassana meditation ?
     
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    Sorry, not I. :) Years ago, Transcendental Meditation bit me ... ... Geeez, 45 years next April... (Why does everything make me feel old? LOL!)

    Isn't all mediation essentially "insight or clear-seeing" meditation?

    @Amanaki What can you tell us about this meditation variant?
     
  3. Amanaki

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    Vipassana or insight meditation is meditation that open you up to see things as they trully are, the insight how we get "rid" of mental impurities and how to calm the mind so we no longer get attached to human emotions like happiness, sorrow, pain, greed, anger and so on. As a buddhist seeing it for what it is, is to live in the moment and knowing that everything has a beginning and an ending. so we should not attach to it and feel sad, happy greed and so on.

    No matter the situation one should remain calm. but ofcourse only those who have master the vipassana meditation can stay calm no matter what happens.

    This was a very short introduction, but actually there is so many small parts that one need to work on every day to gain the inner wisdom needed to gain very good effect from the meditation.
     
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    Yes - I attended one of the facilities as well.

    This is precisely the kind of practice that *should* be taught in any public/private educational institution. Paying attention to the breath is essentially at the root of any/all essential practices and, perhaps unbeknownst to most people, the first letter of the alphabet (Hebrew/Arabic aleph/alif, Greek alpha etc.) all denote "breath" which is precisely how/why an understanding of the value of breath is necessary to understand these ancient languages.
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Strange. I oughta be more involved with Vipassana, yet I found Zazen more favorable as an applied meditation.

    Rather than just seeing things, 'as they are' I also went for, 'what comes out of the woodwork' without thought or attachment once focus through counting of the breaths has been mastered.
     
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    The counting of breath is not nesecary in vipassana, it is only used in the very beginning for those who have difficult to calm thier thoughts. But i understand what you mean.
    Personally i have not tried Zazen so i can not comment much on it
     
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    All that there meditatin' and ya never got the
    clear-seein' insight that you is just really really old?
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    Surely you are joking?

    Uh, right, joking, yes, surely.
     
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    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Vipassana: Vi (adjective - something special) + Pashya (Seeing) - Sanskrit. A special way of seeing. Not different from normal meditation (though much has been made of it).
     
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    Vipassana was the meditation Buddha sakyamuni was teaching his followers and as a follower of Buddhism this is the practice i do :)
    What do you mean by "normal meditation"?
     
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    Admittedly, this is the first time I've hear the term vipassana.

    I practice samadhi meditation. From what I read in post #3, my practice seems similar. Can you share some of the differences between vipassana and samadhi meditation?
     
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    Actually there is not much difference in my understanding. Samadhi meditation has tranquility as "focus while Vipassana means seeing clearly. And if i am not wrong samadhi focus also on the 5 jhanas.

    I add a link that explain it better then i do :) What exactly differentiates Vipassana from Samatha meditation?
     
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    I do. Not nearly as often as I should, alas.
     
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    Never to late to start :)
     
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    'Jhana' is not a term I'm familiar with. I'm assuming you don't mean 'jnana?'

    Assuming it is not the same thing, what are the 5 jhanas?
     
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    There is no such thing as 'normal' meditation. in my view. The term means different things to different people, depending on religion, sect, sampradaya, personal training, and more. In order to better understand what a person means, they have to provide some description of their actual practice. It's a lot like the term 'yoga' in that way.

    Your description of vipasana is pretty close to the practice of my Hindu sampradaya.
     
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    In buddhism it is called Jhana :) in Pali language

    The five jhana factors are:
    1. Initial application (vitakka)
    2. Sustained application (vicara)
    3. Joy (píti)
    4. Happiness (sukha)
    5. One-pointedness (ekaggata)
     
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    Samadhi means concentration meditation
    Vipassana means Insight meditation :)
     
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    This is a video about Vipassana meditation (it explain some other aspects too)
    Personally find this video very good.

     
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