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George S, modified 4 Months ago at 1/3/22 1:12 PM
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RE: The Path of the Arahant

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You can do it anywhere! What is your practice like currently? How many hours a day can you devote to meditation in your current situation?
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George S, modified 4 Months ago at 1/3/22 8:47 PM
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Straight shot is a risky strategy. A few people appear to go through all four paths in a year or less of intense practice, while others end up in psychosis. Read the warning section in MCTB. You have to be honest with yourself whether you are in a stable life situation with no obvious psychological problems. If you have any doubts then it makes sense to ramp up your practice gradually. 5 hours a day of insight practice can be pretty intense if you are committed. I can't recommend any centers because I only ever practiced at home.

Have you observed yourself cycling through the stages of insight (nanas) yet?
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George S, modified 4 Months ago at 1/4/22 10:45 AM
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Yes it was well intentioned, if a little dramatic. Everyone has their limits, and part of practice is finding out what they are. If it was me I would consider shargrol's advice seriously. He always pointed me in the right direction. Best wishes for your practice.
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George S, modified 4 Months ago at 1/4/22 11:50 AM
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 No offense taken. Practical Insight Meditation is one hell of a tasty banana. I must have gorged on that thing for 3 months straight. emoticon 
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