FAQ Category: Meditation

What is the 6R meditation, and how to practice this?

This is a meditation practice that is based on Loving-kindness, using Right Effort, which is part the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. Basically speaking, it teaches how to radiate Loving-kindness to…
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November 29, 2020 0

In which category does the discerning quality of wisdom fit: mind Consciousness, mind faculty, or mind objects?

Discernment occurs as a result of Wise Attention (Yoniso Manasikara), which sees without involvement. The Perception of this is understanding. Dependent on this discernment, through the Attention faculty, a Mind…
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November 28, 2020 0

Is it only a “mind Consciousness” that is able to view the process of Knowledge and Vision with retrospective discernment?

Yes, it is mental Consciousness that has this discernment, since it all begins in the mind.


November 28, 2020 0

Where is Sati in Dependent Origination?

Sati – Mindfulness – is what sees Dependent Origination.


November 28, 2020 0

How does Knowledge and Vision ‘of’ Dependent Origination come about, in relation to the third and fourth Noble Truth?

Bit by bit, depending how much one doesn’t grasp and keeps letting go, the fetters are removed.  Little by little, Right View is established, until finally, the defilements cease, which…
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November 28, 2020 0

Is Knowledge and Vision only retrospective?

Knowledge is the understanding of the destruction of the fetters of Craving, Conceit and Ignorance. Those are absent so long as Contact remains empty of a sense of Self; Desireless;…
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November 28, 2020 0

What is the difference between re-act and response?

A reaction is immediate and filled with taking everything personal. There is a felt need to control the situation. It arises from ego, putting yourself first. Seen from Dependent Origination,…
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November 28, 2020 0

If you feel Loving-kindness for the spiritual friend, do you keep repeating the phrases like “May I be happy”?

No – the phrase is not being used as a mantra. It is only a nudge to keep the feeling going when it weakens. It’s used as a reminder to…
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November 25, 2020 0

In Goenka’s practice we were taught to eliminate all unwholesome results (Sankharas), that we have built up over our lives. Only then can the mind become completely pure.

In this long life, and even over countless lifetimes, one can never hope to let go of every unwholesome thought or act that ever happened. And actually, there is no need…
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November 25, 2020 0

What do I do while not doing formal walking or sitting meditation?

If it is at all possible, just continue like you do during walking meditation; Radiate Loving-kindness to all beings you encounter. Whenever you get distracted, you apply the 6R’s. If you…
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November 25, 2020 0