The Experience of Nibbāna

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And Samādhi, becomes so sharp,

collectedness of mind becomes so sharp,

steadiness so sharp and so present,

awareness starts to dissolve,

it breaks down here.

The Beautiful

[One trains:]  ‘Let me live, unattached [15] to what is favorable. One then lives, unattached to that.   [One trains:] ‘Let me live, accepting what is unfavorable. One then lives, […]

Viveka as Letting Go

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Here it is quite explicit, where the Buddha is going. Because… this is not ant kind of awareness, this is not any kind of development that is properly developed in […]

Drinking Deep the Bliss of Stillness

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[Theragatha 1.1] My hut is roofed, comfortable,          free of drafts; my mind, well-centered,          set free. I remain ardent.          So, rain-deva.          Go ahead & rain. [Forwarding to…] […]

Anthems to Solitude

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[Theragatha 1.13] The color of blue-dark clouds,   glistening, cooled with the waters of clear-flowing streams covered with ladybugs:      those rocky crags      refresh me. So this […]

Pleasant Progress with Quick Comprehension

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Reading: “This is the unsurpassed teaching in regards to the modes of progress.” Why am I saying this? Well, it is your choice. You can take the highway or the […]

Samādhi – The Pooling of Awareness

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“As the mind and the body gain some ease, some steadiness, some calm, you might start experiencing what the Buddha called Samādhi: Awareness that is starting to become unified, to […]

Nirodha as ‘Unobstructed’

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And Nirodha. Nirodha is… Sometimes I have translated it as release… But that does not always carry the whole of the meaning. This is a place where you can find […]

Defilements vs. Samādhi

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There are [many] things that we can do to get our minds to gravitates more and more towards uplifted states, which is… the Buddha’s Teaching… on meditation. That’s what the […]

The Direction the Wheel Turns

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“Practicing the Jhāna to that depth, seeing Nirodha, entering Nirodha, you have to understand Dependent Origination at its core, but also know the wheel of Dhamma, and which direction that […]