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Benefits of Vipassana Meditation Practice | Dhamma

Benefits of Vipassana Meditation Practice | Dhamma Benefits of contemplating materiality and mentality (the highest state of mindfulness) A firm and concentrated mind (momentary concentration: Khanika-samadhi); Mindfulness and full comprehension to eradicate view of self, being self is attained; The root condition to keep away from the defilement is being built up; The extraordinary knowledge of the existing moment is attained; Laziness is eliminated, intuitive knowledge or insight is gained; Liberation from the defilement is accomplished. Benefits of contemplating sitting The mind is firm and concentrated easily; Natural phenomena happen clearly; Impermanence, suffering, and being 'not self' are explicitly experienced; More than in other postures the condition to a reachthe noble path (magga), fruition (phala), and Nibbana are developed; Comprehension to achieve dhamma from the basic to the highest is established. Benefits of contemplating standi
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Contemplation of feelings ( Vedananupassana ) | Vipassana Meditation

Contemplation of feelings ( Vedananupassana ) | Vipassana Meditation Vedana, here is defined as feelings or having feelings in the course of practice, both physical and mental such as comfortable or uncomfortable physical feeling or being happy, delighted, proud of, unhappy, oppressive, angry, unsatisfied, worried, and so on. Vedana can be categorized into three types which are pleasant feeling (Sukha Vedana), unpleasant feeling (Dukkha Vedana), and indifferent feeling-- neither pleasant nor unpleasant (Adukkhamasukha Vedana). During the practice, Vedana may occur and be more perceivable than the rising and felling of the abdomen; if so the meditator should contemplate until it disappears and do the same to the others. It is important to contemplate only a single object at a time, otherwise the meditator will get confused and stressed and the practice will not go well.In ahasatipatthanasutta, Lord Buddha said: "Sukhamva vedanam vedayamano sukham vedanamvedayami-ti pajanat

Contemplation of Mind ( Cittanupassana )| Vipassana Meditation

Contemplation of Mind ( Cittanupassana )| Vipassana Meditation The mind here is a natural phenomenon or state of nature. It usually thinks and perceives objects, thus the meditator should contemplate as it really is. To contemplate the mind one is normally fascinated by the objects whether they are near or far, and the meditator should take care here.. If a wrong practice arises, not only will the mind be confused and agitated, but the meditator will also get stressed and dizzy. This is an important problem and impediment to the meditator who lacks in knowledge to contemplate the mind. Since the mind easily slips away from being neutral, before starting to contemplate, the meditator should keep the mind in place as if nothing has happened to establish a neutral mind, neither liking nor disliking. To realize reality as it is wise consideration is important. Do not think of or imagine anything. Simply contemplate and perceive reality as it happens, exists and passes away. Keep d

Contemplation of Other Activities | Vipassana Meditation

Contemplation of Other Activities | Vipassana Meditation A. Principle : Abhikante patikkante sampajanakari hoti, alokite vilokite sampajanakari hoti, samminjite pasarite sampajanakari hoti, samghatipattacivaradhane sampajanakari hoti, asite pite khayite sayite sampajanakari hoti, ucarapassavakamme sampajanakari hoti, gate thite nisinne sutte jagarite bhasite tunhibhave sampajanakari hoti. "the meditator should be always aware of walking forward and backward, be always aware of seeing and looking, be always aware of folding and stretching, be always aware of possessing of the outer robe of a Buddhist monk and alms-bowl, be always aware of having food, drinking, chewing, and tasting, be always aware of discharging organic waste, be always aware of walking, standing, lying down, waking up, speaking, sitting and so on." B. Method : Fix the mind on the body movements, when contemplating the activities; While contemplating, the mind, awareness, and noted words must

Contemplation of Sleeping | Techniques In Vipassana Meditation

Contemplation of Sleeping | Techniques In Vipassana Meditation A. Principle : Sayano va sayanomhi-ti pajanati "Lying down, one knows one is lying down" B. Method : be fully aware of the body movement; again, be consistent with capitals of first letters of these sentences; when you lean to lie down, note "leaning, leaning, leaning"; when elbow, hip, back, head, and other parts of the body touch the floor, concurrently note "touching, touching, touching"; when you lie down on the right side or flat on the floor, note "lying, lying, lying"; when you lie down completely, then close the eyes and start contemplating by fixing the mind on the movement of the abdomen together with noting. When it rises, note "rising, rising, rising". When it falls, note "falling, falling, falling". Alternatively, note "lying, touching" corresponding to the current condition or state until fa

Dhamma Techniques To Contemplate Hindrances | Vipassana Meditation

Dhamma Techniques To Contemplate Hindrances | Vipassana Meditation Phenomena here refers to the objects which are perceived by, are part of, or imagined by the mind. In accordance with the conditions experienced by the meditator, it can be named as natural phenomena, which the meditator should be mindful of and simultaneously contemplate by keeping awareness at every moment as follows: When seeing, note "seeing, seeing, seeing". Only contemplate the silhouette of what is seen. Do not focus on the eyes or gaze at what is seen, otherwise the mind will be broken up by the defilement. When hearing, note "hearing, hearing, hearing". Only contemplate the state of hearing. Do not fix the mind on the ears. Only contemplate the state of the ears perceiving the sound. And remember that ears and sound exist separately. When smelling, note "smelling, smelling, smelling". At the beginning, simply contemplate what the nose perceives as odor; do not pay attent

Leaving the meditation | Vipassana Meditation | Dhamma

Leaving the meditation | Vipassana Meditation | Dhamma When the course of practice is completed, before leaving for home or one's residence, the meditator should have the leaving ceremony to pay respect to his/her master as itis an opportunity for asking forgiveness from each other for what they have done unintentionally during the course of practice, which probably brings concern to the next practice. prepare a pack of joss sticks, candle, and flower for asking forgiveness (if not available, one may proceed by informing the master in sitting posture together with joined hands up); pay respect by bowing to the ground three times, then raise a pack of joss sticks, candle, and flower at chest and recite the following verse: "Acariyepamadena, devarattayena katam, sabbam aparadham, khamatame bhante" (on behalf of many people, change "khamatame bhante" to "khamatuno bhante") (Venerable Sir, may you forgive me for any wrong I have done in tho