Staring At The Wall/notes/staring-at-the-wall/
Staring at the wall is a good meditation practice.
Pick a spot on the wall, stand in front of it in a comfortable position, set a timer for 5 or 10 minutes, and then stand as still as possible, only …
After realizing the truth, the Buddha didn’t seek out wayward and ignorant people to help, he looked for people who were already accomplished in morality and concentration and shared his …
You are not the physical sensations you experience. Sights, sounds, touch, tastes and scents all arise and pass away, and when observed accurately, are not the thing you call “me”. …
I ain't afraid of no ghosts/notes/i-aint-afraid-of-no-ghosts/
As a kid I was fascinated by ghosts, and also a little creeped out and scared. At some point in my life I took on a completely different attitude towards ghosts. I realized that I’m much more …
“Parasites Of The Mind”
- Sensual desire
- Ill will
- Dullness and drowsiness
- Restlessness and remorse
A word I like for “dullness and drowsiness” is lassitude.
What to do? …
Llena con visión/notes/llena-con-vision/
A friend spoke with me recently about difficulty attaining access concentration. I am far from an accomplished meditator, but I asked him what he’s experiencing and did my best to relate my …
Pali terms for the eightfold path/notes/pali-terms-for-the-eightfold-path/
- Samma Ditthi
- Samma Sankappa
- Samma Vaca
- Samma Kammanta
- Samma Ajiva
- Samma Vayama
- Samma Sati
- Samma Samadhi
After giving Moggallana advice for combating drowsiness, the Buddha instructed him to avoid two kinds of behavior that lead to restlessness.
First, he should abstain from pride, because pride will …
Sariputta is better than me/notes/sariputta-is-better-than-me/
Nonsense I might write about in the future/notes/drivel-to-do/
Stuff I’d like to write about:
Criteria for “article” vs “drivel”… eh, it should be pretty obvious
Is there any point to writing in public daily/frequently? …
Memorizing The Mahasatipatthana Sutta/notes/mahasatipatthana/
The Mahasatipatthana Sutta, recited by Ananda at the First Buddhist council.
The four frames of reference (4): body, sensation, mind and mental qualities.
Observation of the body (6): breathing, …