Oh Anichya!

I have come to realize that Satipatthana is something special and I consider myself very fortunate to have done this course. In terms of practice, it is no different from the regular Vippassana course, but my regular sadhana post Satipatthana seems to have become so much deeper and intense as compared to earlier. Well strictly speaking, it should not matter as we should observe it as just another sensation and continue being equanimous. True, no doubt about that, but this whole change is such a pleasant experience that I cant help but mention it.

Earlier, the 1 hour Adhithana sittings itself was quite a task to accomplish, now with the help of Bunty and Abu, we have been successfully sitting for 2 hour Adhithanas on weekends. If you are getting used to the 1 hour sittings and are able to experience anichya, its time to push your limits by sitting for 2 hours and break loads of karma. Not only will the wisdom of anichya get permanently established into your psyche, your will power too will increase many fold. Also, one will find that quite naturally the equanimity which was earlier restricted to just sadhana periods will start manifesting into your daily life almost unknowingly :).

Atapi Sampejano Satima
Thats the goal!

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Doubts

Hello,

I am on the spiritual path myself and have realized from certain experiences, Truths about myself. But still a long way to go. What is vipasanna and satipithhana?

Why does one do them? Please reply to divy.pari@gmail.com

clash of practises

Hi I just finished my first ten day course in vipassana in malaysia and wow it was great .On the last day I did ask the AT whether there would be a clash with whatI was already doing which is Kundalini Tantra(hwich involves doing kriya tecniques to awaken the kundalini.He an australian was not quite sure and told me to experiment myself and see if there is a clash.Any comments vinay

No clashes at all

Hi,
I dont think there would be any clash at all. The goal of all techniques is purification of the mind. Probably, the reason why people dont recommend multiple techniques is because it might not be possible to dedicate time to all of them. But if one can do so, then all the better. One will experience so much more and probably at a quicker pace too. For multiple techniques, another reason may be that people tend to get judgemental about the techniques and may slowly start disliking/shunning certain techniques according to their tendencies.

For example, if I start practicing both Bhakti (faith) and Gyan (intellect) paths, sooner or later I will start having my doubts on the Bhakti path because I am more inclined towards the intellect. Though I very well understand that Bhakti is wonderful technique whereby one will just submit oneself completely to a certain Guru and the rest will happen, my wavering mind will start doubting everything and the process of submission will never happen. But, for some one else Bhakti might appeal much more than Gyan. So it varies from person to person. We should just consider ourselves fortunate that at least we have choices :)

hmm

Whether there's a clash or not depends on the intention. Intention of Vipassana is to purify one's mind and naturally move towards universal selfless love. One is not "doing" anything, nothing like controlling breath etc is artificially created, and only what's natural, normal and has already been happening ever since we've been born, is systematically and non-intrusively observed. There are no significant milestones as such, its just a 1 or 0 - i.e. you are either in cycle of craving or aversion, or you're permanently out of it.

If one is practicing any other technique parallely, one must check ONESELF what is the intention behind ONESELF practicing that technique as well, is it to gain some siddhis etc or is the intention in alignment with the same intention :)

If one wants to move from Bombay to Delhi, and one moves for 50km southwards every now and then, he may take a longer time or run out of fuel/money/and the most precious which is lifespan, etc :)

Please note I'm commenting without knowing much about Kundalini in particular but merely about different techniques in general. Hence the emphasis on ONESELF as you're your own best judge.

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