Re: [DhammaStudyGroup] Re: Jhanas Are Within Our Reach
- --- Jonothan Abbott <jonoabb@...> wrote:
> I don't think I've decided anything, at least, not in the sense of beingVery kind of you, Jon. I don't have anything to quote at present, and I think you
> closed to discussion on the subject. I do of course have a view, based
> partly on the assumption that if a particular posture had any special
> significance it would have been mentioned in the suttas, and partly on my
> reading of the Satipatthana Sutta which says that awareness is to be
> developed in whichever of the 4 postures one finds oneself at the time (I
> think you would be familiar with the passage in question).
> I am open to discussion, however, if you would like to put anything
> forward. ;-))
are probably right that there was nothing said about the lotus posture being
particularly expedient, although I think Howard mentioned that it was prescribed
for meditating on the breath in the Anapanasati Sutra, unless I'm remembering
wrong [which is very possible].
I think it must be true in any case, that awareness should be developed in all of
the positions one finds oneself in. This is a little different from 'meditation
practice', but that doesn't assume tbat meditation is the only way to practice,
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- Dear Rob Ep.,
Yep, it was me who said that anapanasati requires special conditions
including posture . This is indicated in the suttas and commentaries.
In dhammastudygroup@y..., Robert Epstein <epsteinrob@Y...> wrote:
>present, and I
> --- upasaka@a... wrote:
> > Hi, Rob -
> > In a message dated 10/1/01 12:10:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > epsteinrob@Y... writes:
> > > Very kind of you, Jon. I don't have anything to quote at
> > > think youposture being
> > > are probably right that there was nothing said about the lotus
> > > particularly expedient, although I think Howard mentioned thatit was
> > > prescribedI'm
> > > for meditating on the breath in the Anapanasati Sutra, unless
> > > remembering
> > > wrong [which is very possible].
> > >
> > ========================
> > I don't think it was I who said it.
> No, now that I think of it, I think it was Robert.
> Robert Ep.
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