FAQ Tag: hindrances

It seems like the hindrances in jhanas disappear in the same order as the fetters do, when attaining stages of Nibbāna?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 2, 2021 0

Of the Seven Factors of Awakening, should we keep the Mindfulness factor at all times, but put the other six in as needed?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 2, 2021 0

Is it okay to take different objects of meditation for sitting, in different situations?

Yes. This is development really, and one of the things that’s happened is, that it has become mostly fixed one-pointed awareness practice in many cases. This is causing problems, sometimes,…
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December 25, 2020 0

How to use the 7 Factors of Awakening in a situation where you might get a bit angry with children?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 15, 2020 0

Can you explain the link between the Precept about sexual misconduct and the hindrance of sensual craving?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 14, 2020 0

How to bring up one of the Factors of Enlightenment in the right amount?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 14, 2020 0

How does one Release and Relax?

If you take your fist like this [makes fist] and you hold it really tight, like this, with force and then Release it, what happens? There is that tension and…
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December 12, 2020 0

What is the Sabbāsava Sutta all about in a nutshell?

This particular sutta comes back with Vigatha Parilaha. Vigatha is like grasping, taking, which I’ve been translating as tension.   At the core of the teaching, these mental distractions and…
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December 12, 2020 0

Can you explain the link between the Ānāpānasati Sutta and the 6 R’s?

That’s where it’s coming from, yes. This is how is how they were discovered, and they were put into this sequence because of the Ānāpānasati Sutta. The 6R’s are to…
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December 11, 2020 0

Can you explain Loving-kindness becoming ‘coarse’ at a certain point?

In the beginning Loving-kindness needs to be really strong, like a fully blazing fire, because the mind tends to be distracted easily. Also, at the beginning sometimes we do our…
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December 9, 2020 0