Buddhist Contemplation taking into account the Pali Standard.

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Buddhist Reflection taking into account the Pali Standard. Ng Wai Chong. Bhaddekaratta gatha A Solitary Brilliant Night (MN 131). Let not a man restore the past Or on the future form his trusts; For the past has been abandoned And the future has not been come to, Rather with knowledge let him see
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Buddhist Meditation in light of the Pali Canon Ng Wai Chong

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Bhaddekaratta gatha A Single Excellent Night (MN 131) Let not a man restore the past Or on the future form his trusts; For the past has been deserted And the future has not been come to, Instead with knowledge let him see Each right away emerged state; Let him know this and make sure of it, Invincibly, steadily. Today the exertion must be made; Tomorrow Death may come, who knows? No deal with Mortality Can keep him and his swarms away, But one who stays in this manner fervently, Relentlessly, by day, by night-It is he, the Peaceful Sage has said, Who has had a Single Excellent Night.

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Overview What is Buddhist Meditation? Why do Buddhists ponder? The ‘Practice’-a Basic Framework Is contemplation truly vital? Viable notes

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What is Buddhist Meditation? Buddhist Meditation is twofold: Tranquility and Insight Samatha Tranquility contemplation, in which the faltering and fear of the psyche is conveyed to an end, coming full circle in one-sharpness of brain, with samaadhi as its outcome. Vipassana Insight contemplation, seeing in different ways the adapted wonders as impermanent, enduring and non-self, with panna as its outcome. (A complete manual of Abhidhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi)

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Tranquility Meditation Purification of Mind Training of the higher personality Culminating in Right Concentration (MN 141 Saccavibhanga Sutta) Jhanas as aide posts

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Tranquility Meditation “Like a microscope…” – Sayalay Dipankara Like a moderate stroll up the mountain way, the trees and leaves turn out to be ever clearer ( Adapted from Ajahn Brahm’s story)

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Tranquility Meditation 40 Meditation objects 10 kasinas: earth, water, flame, air, blue, yellow, red, white, space, light 10 sorts of revoltingness: bloated, cadaver, enraged body, putrefying body, eviscerated body, eaten body, scattered-in-pieces carcass, disfigured body, grisly body, worm-swarmed body, skeleton 10 memories: Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha, profound quality, liberality, devas, peace, demise, 32 sections of the body, breath 4 illimitables: adoring benevolence, sympathy, delight, composure 1 recognition: abominableness of nourishment 1 examination: the 4 components 4 irrelevant states: unbounded space, vast awareness, nothingness, not one or the other discernment nor-non-observation

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The Benefits of Developing Concentration Blissful tolerating without a moment\'s hesitation Proximate reason for Insight “Bhikkhus, create fixation; a bhikkhu who is concentrated comprehends correctly.” (S. iii,13) Realization of the Direct Knowledges Rebirth in the Brahma Worlds For the Noble Ones, the achievement of Cessation (Vism XI 120)

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“Bhikkhus, create focus; a bhikkhu who is concentrated comprehends correctly.” (S. iii,13)

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Vipassana Training of higher intelligence Arriving at a definitive Right View and Right Thought: knowing and seeing the Four Noble Truths Nanas as aide posts The item is adapted marvels, i.e. the 5 totals and their reasons

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2 sorts of experts Samathayaana – includes former advancement of quietness reflection to either get to or assimilation fixation as a premise for creating understanding. Suddhavipassanaayaana – after decontamination of profound quality, enters straightforwardly into careful consideration of the evolving personality body wonders. As this thought picks up in quality and exactness, the psyche achieves a fixation equivalent to get to focus.

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Tranquility and Insight “… the individual who increases inside quietness of brain however not higher astuteness of understanding into things ought to approach one who increases higher intelligence and ask of him… …the individual who increases higher shrewdness of knowledge into things yet not serenity of psyche ought to approach one who picks up peacefulness of psyche and ask of him… …the individual who has both inner serenity of brain and higher shrewdness of understanding into things ought to build up himself in simply these wholesome states and endeavor for the devastation of the taints.” AN IV, 94 Back to Overview

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Why do Buddhists think? For the purpose of purer and purer happiness…for Nibbana is the most elevated joy!  “ Health is the most elevated increase, happiness the best riches. A dependable individual is the best brother, Nibbana the most elevated euphoria .” (Dhammapada 204) Back to the Overview

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Why do Buddhists contemplate? “The Rapture of Seclusion” (A V 176) “Householders, you go to upon the Sangha of friars with robes, almsfood, lodgings and therapeutic requirements for utilization in time of affliction. Be that as it may, you ought not stay fulfilled just with this. Maybe, householders, you ought to prepare yourselves in this way: ‘How would we be able to abide every once in a while in the satisfaction of seclusion?’ Thus would it be a good idea for you to prepare yourselves.”

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Why do Buddhists ponder? What does being a lay Buddhist mean? “How, Lord, is one a lay follower?” “If, Mahanama, one has gone for shelter to the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha, one is a lay follower.” (A VIII, 25)

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Why do Buddhists contemplate? What are the 3 shelters? The Physician\'s similarity, His Prescription and the Health Attendants. Dhamma is 3-fold: Verbal Teachings, The Practice, Nibbana – The analagy of the Map and the Traveler. The Dhamma as the Main Refuge. Taking shelter in the Dhamma intends to learn and hone the Dhamma, as taught by the Buddha.

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Why do Buddhists ponder? What is the Practice\'s Goal of Dhamma? For Lay trains The sappurisa or Superior Person as the perfect (A VIII, 38) who epitomizes the 4 standards (A VIII, 54): Faith – “…a family man places confidence in the Enlightenment of the Tathagata…” Virtue - “…a family man avoids the annihilation of life, from taking, from sexual wrongdoing, from false discourse and from wines, mixers and intoxicants which are a premise of negligence.” Generosity – “… a family man stays at home with a psyche without the stain of niggardliness, uninhibitedly liberal, generous, savoring the experience of surrender, one committed to philanthropy, having a great time giving and sharing.” Wisdom – “…a family man has the insight which sees into the emerging and passing endlessly of wonders , which is respectable and penetrative and prompts the complete demolition of suffering.” A decent future resurrection or the accomplishment of Nibbaana.

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Why do Buddhists think? Ministers, despite the fact that a friar who does not put forth a concentrated effort to the reflective advancement of his brain may wish, “Oh, that my psyche may be liberated from the spoils by non-clinging!”, yet his brain won\'t be liberated. For what reason? “because he has not built up his mind.” One needs to say. Not created in what? In the four establishments of care, the four sorts of right endeavoring, the four bases of accomplishment, the five profound resources, the five otherworldly powers, the seven variables of edification and the Noble Eightfold Path. Assume, ministers, a hen has eight, ten or twelve eggs…… (AN VII, 67)

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The Basic Framework of the Gradual Training “ has confidence, excellencies, liberality and… listen to the great Dhamma; holds in the psyche the teachings heard and painstakingly inspects their significance; rehearses as per the Dhamma…” (AN VIII, 25)

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The Basic Framework of the Gradual Training The emerging of the Tath āgata on the planet and his work of the Dhamma The devotee gains confidence Follows the Teacher into vagrancy Observes the tenets of control to secure cleansing of behavior and job Contentment Restraint of the sense resources (Moderation in eating) (Wakefulness) Mindfulness and clear appreciation Abandoning the 5 Hindrances and accomplish Concentration Insight into things as they truly are Realization of Nibbana MN 39 The Greater Discourse at Assapura

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The Basic Framework of the Gradual Training Virtues Non-regret Gladness Joy Serenity Happiness Concentration Knowledge and Vision of things as they truly are Dispassion Knowledge and Vision of Liberation A X The Rewards of Virtues

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The Gradual Training The 7 Stages of Purification of Virtue Purification of Mind Purification of View Purification by Overcoming Doubt Purification by Knowledge and Vision of what is the Path and what is not the Path Purification by Knowledge and Vision of what is the Way Purification by Knowledge and Vision (Rathaviniitha Sutta MN 24 The Royal Chariots)

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The Threefold Training “then friars, there are these three trainings: the preparation in higher ethicalness, the preparation in higher personality, the preparation in higher intelligence (AN III, 83 & 84 consolidated)

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The Noble Eightfold Path “…the Noble Eightfold Path is incorporated by the three totals. Right discourse, right activity, and right business – these states are incorporated in the total of righteousness. Right exertion, right care, and right fixation – these states are incorporated in the total of focus. Right view and right aim – these states are incorporated in the total of wisdom.” (MN 44: Cuulavedalla Sutta)

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Purification of Virtue Morality Right Speech Right Action Right Livelihood Precepts Listening Purification of Mind Samatha Concentration Right Effort Eight Mindfulness Right Concentration Contemplation Purification of View Practice Purification by overcoming uncertainty Vipassana Purificati

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