Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleThe difference of upacara and appana samadhi
Date21 Mar 2010
LocationWat Pa Baan Taad
Content / Description

Breaking everything down to the 5 khandhas (body/feelings/memory and association/thoughts/consciousness). Being in a kind of samadhi while asleep and the difference with one-pointedness. About the supernatural powers: why cultivate them? They don't lead to deliverance. Difference between trance and concentration. Jhana practice is difficult: staying 20 years on a circle! Using mental photographic abilities in the investigation. Body contemplation techniques: asking oneself questions: “what is the body? What does it mean 'flesh'?”. About the book VisudhiMagga: “Take it with caution”.