> My experience is that vedana and intention can be experientially separated > easily. Followers of the Burmese Mahasi Sayadaw method of meditation do it > every day. > Jack
The real question is, how could we resolve this? Theoretically, but empirically, so it is settled? Since I believe you're larger than I am, beer pong is out! ;-)
I practice 4 Foundations noting meditation. Sometimes for practice I spend 15 minutes on each Foundation before moving on to the next. I spend 15 minutes noting vedana as it arises
[snip] Mahasi Sayadaw, in his book Fundamentals of Vipassana Meditation (beginning on page 191 of the pdf, readily available) talks about walking mediation. He says that lifting and moving are entirely distinct (because he has labeled, noted each, so made them separate in his mind). They aren't, really look and see (unless one raises their foot artificially straight up to make to true.) He says one can distinguish movements or rupas from awareness or names of that movement, which I find to be Cartesianism, a now largely rejected theory. He says he experiences volition's or intentions, but IMO he doesn't, as there is none such. He's experiencing what he believes, what he conceptually labels to make the case.
I follow the Mahasi Sayadaw meditation method and it works for me. All that is mentioned in the above paragraph works for me. Might not work for others.
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