Thẻ: Right Effort

The haven that we seek

To be rightfully mindful (Right Mindfulness stage) is to remember the correct meditative methods. It is to remember the body, its impermanence, and the breaths. Only when ones remember those methods, thoughts become lessen and mind becomes more tranquil and peaceful. On the other...
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Destroying the five hindrances

When practitioners are discerning their bodies, they are using their thoughts as the tools to scan and remind them about their bodies. When they are contemplating the impermanence of the body, they also have to rely on their thoughts to contemplate and reflect on...
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Planting the tree of Meditation

It seems reasonable to compare meditation to planting a tree. First, ones must choose the seed of Selflessness, because if there is still any traces of Ego (or attachment to Ego), there is still ignorance and flaws. To be entirely selflessness is an ultimate...
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Right Mindfulness

When one’s Awareness state is strong enough to master the soul, practitioners then reach the next stage of Right Mindfulness. In other words, the Right Mindfulness Stage (the 7th stage in the Noble Eightfold Path) is the stage when the Awareness has consumed most...
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A calm mind is only a beginning

Having a calm mind does not mean that ones are done! It is perhaps just the beginning. The cultivation path still has many obstacles. Even when ones have reached the Second Stage of meditation, their tendencies, views, memories, and karma are still there. Unfortunately,...
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Thoughts

It is extremely important for practitioners to have a thorough understanding of thoughts. In fact, there are many kinds of thoughts. The first and basic kind of thoughts is Directed Thoughts or Deliberate thinking. There are many things for everyone to care for, plan...
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Other things that support Meditation

At a beginning of a meditation session, practitioners have to remind themselves of the three important virtues: to have absolute reverence for Buddha, infinite loving-kindness for all sentient beings, and endless humility. These three reminders help practitioners nurture their virtues and also to create...
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