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Vipassana is a meditative EXPERIENCE?
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12/12/17 2:04 AM
This says that Vipassana is an experience not technique. A lot of controversial stuff mixed with truth that I know. 

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12/12/17 3:48 AM as a reply to Yilun Ong.
It is an aspect of meditation experience, as is Samatha. It should be coming clear to you by now, that what you are experiencing is Vipassana on steriods. You are Vipassana heavy. The biggest obsticle for you at the moment is that you don't know that the Buddha works with the four foundations but doesn't mention Kundalini because even then K DOG was everywhere. Once i said to Ajhan Bramali. I have questions about Kundalini. He said we don't have Kundalini. I said but it happens on the Buddhas path. He said yes but we call it sensations.
Yilun feel the sensations your burning, frying. Look at the mental flow. The process doesn't need any more fuel. Especially K DOG. You need to stay off these websites, and follow SUTTA.
One suggestion is get the Abbot in your monastery to link to you to a monk who has covered this territory. Venerable Pramote Pamojjo's monastery is a fair way from you. He was Samatha but  i believe his deputy was Vipassana heavy and did the Energetics. They are around, but be careful if they have K Dog walk away. Thai culture likes superstition.
Apologies for being so foreward, i do understand if you continue looking at this stuff. Im sure i would have. Luckily i was isolated. 
 

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12/12/17 4:42 AM as a reply to Bigbird.
Really just being curious! I'm not searching for remedies, just info. This guy writes well and is interesting to read - well he said to stop reading too, but that's my hobby! 

He says some really funny stuff dissing other religions/guru's... emoticon
Buddha: Hey Makyo master, I am Buddha.
The Zen master looks up at Buddha.
Zen master: How did you get inside? Isn't the door closed? How did you come here without an appointment?

Buddha: I am Buddha. I can go and come anywhere. No door, wall, or roof can stop me. I have come here to enlighten you.

Zen master: This is the master. This must teach you. Whatever you can do is Makyo, it will pass, continue meditation.

Buddha: I don't need to meditate. I am enlightened, and I have come here to enlighten you about your true nature. I know your true nature from the inside and the outside.

Zen master: "This will take that stick and This will beat you with that stick." He gets up, takes the stick, beats the Buddha, and says, "Whatever you experienced was Makyo, it will pass, continue meditation."

Buddha: You are a Wacko!

Zen master: You are a Makyo.

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12/12/17 7:40 AM as a reply to Yilun Ong.
Yilun, I read the blog and I think the guy is conflating Vipassana with generic mindfulness. If I substitute mindfulness for Vipassana in his TRUTH statement then I would be inclined to agree with him. That said, I believe Vipassana to be a technique, a process we pursue, with insight as the preferred result or experience.

What do you think?

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12/12/17 10:04 AM as a reply to Chris Marti.
He doesn't know everything, there's a lot of truth (He has done his Sanskrit research well) but there's a lot of BS as well. I think he isn't MCTB Path 4 (no mention of duality at all) and he has probably never even done Vipassana as a technique - although the word meaning of Vipassana is closer to what he claims as experience. What he says about gurus, Zen, etc. are very funny though! I enjoyed reading the comments of his blog - the funnier stuff are there emoticon

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12/12/17 10:36 AM as a reply to Yilun Ong.
Fake dharma!


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12/12/17 1:38 PM as a reply to Yilun Ong.
Angra Mainyu:
ps. it take not one night but few second to get enlightened after knowing how to meditate. 

Can you teach this?

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12/12/17 5:49 PM as a reply to junglist.
Yes, but it takes decades to learn  emoticon

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12/12/17 7:29 PM as a reply to Yilun Ong.
So is there a true self? emoticon

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12/12/17 10:55 PM as a reply to Yilun Ong.
True is even less true than self! 

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12/13/17 1:43 AM as a reply to Yilun Ong.
Yilun Ong:
So is there a true self? emoticon

Hehe i was joking. But if you ask about self, in my case it appeared as realization of absense ("of cooourse there is no self, how could i assume otherwise, it's funny). But i think true self and no self are different words and perspectives for the same thing. 

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12/13/17 5:26 AM as a reply to Yilun Ong.
Hello Yilun I think this video by Shinzen Young will maybe help you undersand things in a different way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGmU1oVroLM

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12/13/17 6:15 AM as a reply to Bhumi.
We are joking Bhumi... emoticon

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12/13/17 7:02 AM as a reply to Yilun Ong.
Joking? JOKING???

That's a cardinal sin when committed on a dharma message board!


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