Buddhism Lecture 14

Buddhism Lecture 14 - T he wel l pr otected m i nd br i ngs...

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Buddhist Meditation The well protected mind brings happiness.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R- wuOYlxMSY Power of Buddhist Meditation
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Buddhist have maintained for centuries that meditation can actually change the way the mind works.
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Meditation is a word so often used today that we need to be clear about its specifically Buddhist meaning. Simply, it is ‘MI ND TRAINING’. The untrained mind is powerful but it is dangerous and stupid. By training it, we can tap into more of its power and make it helpful and clear. At the same time we will find it becoming more compassionate. Meditation: The Centered Mind
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A person is made up of physical body and mind. We spent a lot of our resources and time in taking care of our body both with scrumptious food and all sorts of physical exercise. But we hardly take care of other half i.e. our mind. What is meditation?
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Meditation is a technique for specially working with the mind. Meditation is a natural way of getting to know the mind so that we can investigate and understand how it works and then improve it through training. It takes a lot of practice to train the mind. How many years have you spent just basically letting your mind do what it wants to? Can you tell your mind ‘OK now, enough worry, What is meditation?
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mind The meaning of…. 1. knowing 2. Thinking 3. Collecting various objects According to Buddhist teaching are
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1. Flickering (Phandanam) Running for desirable object; eyes runs for beautiful visible object, ears run for nice sound and so on Nature of Mind THE MI ND OF BEING IS NEVER STEADY
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2. Fickle (Capalam) Cannot stay in the particular object for a long time. Nature of Mind THE MIND I S ALWAYS FLEETING Where shall I go today? m i n d
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3. Difficult to guard (Durkkham) To keep the mind in one object is very difficult Nature of Mind MI ND I S HARD TO CONTROL
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4. Difficult to control (Dunnivaryam) To control the mind not thinking of what we like, is difficult Nature of Mind Mind is difficult to observe indeed
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5. Difficult to oppress (Dunnikkaham) Difficult to train the mind Nature of Mind SO we should fix the mind into meditation’s objects
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Nature of Mind 6. Quick and fast (Lahu) The mind quickly arises and passes away 7. Flitting wherever it lists (Yatthakamanipatinam) HOWEVER : SOMETI MES OUR MI ND MAY LOSE TRACK
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Aspects of Mind 1. Durangamam: traveling far 2. Ekacaram: traveling alone 3. Asariram: bodiless, formless 4. Guhasayam: lying in the cave (heart)
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We should try to bring it back again Therefore, Mindfulness is like a rope Meditation’s object is like the post Mind is like A naughty calf
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Finally, our mind will be settle down and peaceful I rrigators lead the water Fletchers bend the shafts Carpenters bend the wood The wise control themselves
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The mind is my ‘leader’ - it directs relationship with the world. Meditation is a way of exposing the ‘leader’s’ weaknesses and enhancing its strengths.
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