Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Vipassanaa_013 (DT 900 )

Expand Messages
  • htoonaing@ymail.com
    Dear Dhamma Friends, Wandering mind is upset and unrest. Different objects appear at five sense doors or mind door in uncooperated manner. Mind is spread all
    Message 1 of 194 , Jul 9, 2013
    • 0 Attachment
      Dear Dhamma Friends,

      Wandering mind is upset and unrest. Different objects appear at five sense doors or mind door in uncooperated manner. Mind is spread all over here and there. To calm down this wild mind there are 40 kamma.t.thaanas. Even though there describes there are 40 kamma.t.thaanas the most appropriate one is aanaapaanassati or breathing meditation.

      The name breathing meditation is not good. Better one is aanaapaanassati. There are 10 kasi.na kamma.t.thaanas, 10 asubha kamma.t.thaanas, 10 anussati kamma.t.thaana, 4 brahmaavihaaras, 4
      aaruppa kamma.t.thaanas, 1 ahaarepa.tikulasa~n~naa kamma.t.thaana and 1 catudhaatuvavatthaana kammatthaanas.

      Aanaapaanassati is universal kamma.t.thaana. All Sammaasambuddhas take aanaapaanassati as their kamma.t.thaana just before they attain enlightenment and sabba~n~nuta ~naa.na. Our Lord Buddha also used aanaapaanassati as primary kamma.t.thaana before He attain pubbenivaasa ~naa.na, dibbacakkhu ~naa.na, aasavakkhaya ~naa.na and sabba~n~nuta ~naa.na.

      Bodhisatta Siddhattha Gotama met Aa.laara Kaalaama who attained 7th jhaana. Bodhisatta did not like it because it was not the answer to end-of-sufferings even though he attained 7th jhaana within a short time. He departed and then met Udaka Raamaputta who attained 8th jhaana. He deserted this again and went for Himself.

      After 6 years of intensive searching and practising He knew all what He had did in the past 6 years were futile and deserted them. After taking full physical strength He sat on grass-bed at the root of Bo tree of Banyan and thought over. He remembered that when He was a month He absorbed in 1st jhaana.

      Then He started aanaapaanassati to step on 1st jhaana.

      May you be well and happy,

      With Unlimited Metta,

      Htoo Naing
    • htoonaing@ymail.com
      Sukin wrote: Can you please explain to me, how the hindrances act as hindrances to the arising and development of samma ditthi? ... Htoo: Niivara.nas are
      Message 194 of 194 , Aug 26, 2013
      • 0 Attachment
        Sukin wrote:

        Can you please explain to me, how the hindrances act as hindrances to the arising and development of samma ditthi?
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Htoo:

        Niivara.nas are akusala. Akusala will not lead to sammaa-di.t.thi. When niivara.nas come they proliferate and there will be more and more akusala. These akusala may lead to pariyu.t.thaana to viitikkama kilesaa and then duccarita will arise. Duccarita break siila and then leads to wrong path.
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Sukin:

        After you do this, can you also tell me where "Jahna practice" fits into this?
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Htoo:

        Jhaana cittas are ruupa-kusala-jhaana-cittas and aruupa-kusala-jhaana cittas. They are tihetuka cittas. They do have pa~n~nindriya cetasika as their component. When wild mind can well be put under control of jhaana it is very easy to lead higher citta like anuttara cittas and vimutta cittas. Before entering jhaana there is contemplation. At emerging jhaana there also is contemplation. Contemplation of what. Contemplation on dhammas. What dhammas? Arising dhammas and arisen dhammas. As jhaana-cittas have just arisen these jhaana cittas and jhaana cetasikas are contemplated. There is no control there is on one there is subject there is no puggala but arising of kaamaavacara-mahaakusala-javana-cittas cognizing on jhaana cittas, jhaana cetasikas and then the general makers of these dhammas called anicca, dukkha, anatta become evident.
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Sukin:

        I mean, how a citta (with accompanying cetasikas) which functions to suppress the hindrances with the aim to maintain concentration,
        influences the next citta (with accompanying cetasikas) which performs a totally different function, namely understanding the nature of a nama or rupa dhamma?
        ---------------------------------------------------------------------
        Htoo:

        You are tracking theoretical dreaming and not so practical. Pa~n~na suppress niivara.na. Pa~n~naa maintain samaadhi. Pa~n~naa influences the next cittas. Pa~n~na see(realize or parivajjhati) naama or ruupa and it changes its name as pa.tivedha. This only happen at the time of magga kha.na.
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Sukin:

        Panna is sankhara, therefore accumulates with each arsing. It is
        illogical and strange then, to suggest that the hindrances are not
        hindrances to lower levels of panna, but are so to higher levels.
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Htoo:

        The angle of view might cover your eyes not to see things as they really are.

        For the beginners there always are akusala mixed with kusala in the process of vipassanaa. If akusalas are not known then akusala will not be eradicated.

        But when samaadhi has to enter the power of indriya, bala, bojjha`nga and magga`nga then niivara.nas do hinder arising of magga.
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Sukin:

        Now we can talk about "doing" again.

        Is the *doing* of meditation any more or less a "doing" than say, me
        typing this message or you reading it? If so, by virtue of which
        particular dhamma or set of dhammas this is? What exactly is
        "development" and how is that a *doing*?
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Htoo:

        There are actions. Verbs represent 'actions'.

        There are

        1. verb-to-be
        2. verb-to-have
        3. verb-to-do

        Typing is *doing*. It is not 'is/be' it is not 'have'. But it is *doing*.

        Reading is not 'being' not 'having'. It is *doing*

        Developing exactly is "growing in power, growing in accumulation, growing in everything."

        "Yaadisa.m vapate biija.m, taadisa.m harate phala.m"

        With Metta,

        Htoo Naing
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.