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2010-12-30 23:15:29
Dharma Meditation

Teching & Learning Shamata
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  1. That is the purpose of meditation?
    To recognize and put a permanent end to distorted, polluted, habitual (instinctive) perceptual processes and states of mind. (Wrong Perception & Wrong Conception)
  2. What is the quintissential deffinition of meditation
    A stable, focused, highly alert, perfectly unbiased, skillful state of mind, with a distinct quality of knowing things and object's without adding to or subtracting qualities from them.
  3. What are the qualites present in the meditating mind that allow for perminant transformation
    • Stable v. Agitated
    • Alert v. Dull/Cloudy
    • Unbiased v. Prejudiced
    • Focused v. Scattered
    • Skillful (specifiv technique) v. Unskilled, Untrained, Lacking Technique
    • Knowing v. Unaware, Oblivious
    • Non- elaboration v. Fantasizing - Adding and subtracting qualities
  4. What is the meaning od quintessential
    No condition is missing from the list that is necessary. No condition is present that is unnecessary
  5. What is the etymology of Meditation:
    In general, meditation means to build up a beneficial state of mind or attitude through attentive or concetrated repetition. Tibetan glosses meditation with the word "to familiarize or habituate ourselves with something," while the connotation of the original Sanskrit term is simply "to make something be or exist."
  6. Give 5 examples of what meditation is not
    • 1. Relaxation
    • 2. Blanking Out
    • 3. Contemplation
    • 4. Fantasizing
    • 5. Daydreaming
  7. Whatt are the Sic Ps of Meditation
    • 1. Purpose
    • 2. Prerequisites
    • 3. Place
    • 4. Preliminaries
    • 5. Posture
    • 6. Placement