Category: vipassana

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Can consciousness see itself?

For those interested in understanding how insight leads to enlightenment probably the best contemporary resource are venerable Ñāṇananda’s texts. This venerable monk, currently residing in Sri Lanka, combines a deep understanding of the pali canon – not just in theory…

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Zen like Vipassana :-)

Don’t you love this: ‘‘Idha, bhikkhave, bhikkhu evaṃ paṭipanno hoti – ‘no cassa no ca me siyā, na bhavissati na me bhavissati, yadatthi yaṃ bhūtaṃ taṃ pajahāmī’ti upekkhaṃ paṭilabhati. Here, o monks, a monk does train himself thus: – “Had…

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Craving for Nibbana?

Or: How can i desire Nibbana if it is supposed to be the end of desires? Part of mainstream Buddhism and supported by a notion from late Mahayana school of thought is the proposition that you cannot achieve Nibbana if…

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Stronger prior to breaking

Or: The meaning of samyojana The Buddha defined four stages during the emancipation from Samsara: The stream enterer – someone who realized nibbana (magga-phala) through insight meditation for the first time with a reminder of 7 lives left in samsara…

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iti and sallakkheti

Have you ever wondered, where the Buddha’s “meditation instructions” are? Why doesn’t he talk about them in the Pali Canon? Or does he? Well, he does… In fact, he cannot get any clearer explaining how exactly your practice of Buddhist…

Vipassana Knowledge and the Path to Nibbana

This posting is going to be a bit cryptic…at least for most people. The chart which you see below is a compilation of many observations from the progress of Vipassana meditators on their journey from Samsara to personal experience of…