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12/13/19 1:13 PM
I have been home in Alabama for a bit, so had time to make and post three videos on Vimeo recently. They are all relatively short and to the point. Most are in reponse to recent conversations where points made there likely would be helpful to someone else as well.

The first is on Diagnosing Stream Entry.

The second is on Diagnosing Cessation, aka Fruition.

The third is about endurance on the path of insight, and is called Persistence Hunting, Running Down a Deer.

Hopefully, some will find these useful.

In case anyone is wondering why I am not on YouTube (which is vastly more popular) and instead on Vimeo, I like that Vimeo has no advertisements for anyone watching the videos so their dharma message is uninterrupted by that sort of commercialism.

Best wishes and practice well,

Daniel

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12/13/19 4:36 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Thank you, Daniel. Very helpful those were!

I consider myself adept in scepticism, choosing instead to hang the wellington boots of inisght-experience upside-down and outside with the wild weather. I can never really know what it is my mind is trying to throw at me but perhaps try to see beyond it in some way. There are moments where mind will throw what seems like an utter gem, fooling me. I'm always questioning, enquiring, examining even when I'm sat on the toilet squeezing out a huge steamer, my mind is picking apart reality, dharma and recalling insights for further investigation.  

In the true nature of humanship, we are but guided by are own foibles, lurching hither and yon with a mind that likes to lick things. This makes us truly on our own with this. Yes, there are guiding people like yourself, but your work to is composed of your own individual experience some of which happens to converge at particular points with the practice of others. There are clearly universal factors at play but the path itself is wildly different for us all.

What was I expecting? A brochure defining the precise steps needed to reach some easier place? Rubbish!

I'm reminded of a good old Zen phrase here...

"Better to not begin. Once begin, better to finish!"

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12/13/19 8:39 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Thanks! 

Particularly enjoyed the Persistance Hunting video - loved the walk and talk vibe!  (+ forest)

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12/16/19 4:08 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Found these very helpful, thank you Daniel!

I found the Cessation video most helpful

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12/16/19 7:45 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Hi Daniel - I stumbled accross these new videos the other day. I was going to rewatch your Vipassana video (which is great) and saw these and loved them too! The snow and woods in the videos made me feel like you were here with us in Vermont and not in Alabama! I think these videos are fantastic and I hope you keep doing them!  JY