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Financial Accounting 2.3.11

Financial Accounting 2.3.11 - Two techniques of meditation...

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Two techniques of meditation Right concentration calming the mind (samatha ) withdrawal from sensory stimuli in progressive states of trance (jhana ), Right mindfulness gaining insight (vipassana ) observation of sensory stimuli through progressive states of mindfulness.
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Calm Meditation (Samatha) Antidote to lust/desire : meditation on unpleasant things
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Ten unpleasant meditations bloated corpse, a livid corpse, with patchy discoloration, a festering corpse, corpse falling apart, corpse picked at by vultures/dogs, corpses scattered about, the corpse of a person violently murdered, a corpse covered with blood, a corpse infested with worms, a skeleton, Contemporary Theravada monks use the autopsy room as modern location for practicing unpleasant meditations.
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Calm Meditation Antidote to hatred : Four immeasurable Contemplations (brahma-viharas ) : 1. meditation on loving kindness (metta ) 2. compassion 3. sympathetic joy 4. equanimity
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Stages of calm- abiding Levels One and Two, the powers of listening and reflecting on the the Dharma motivate the concentration on the breath.
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