Monthly Archives: July 2012

Satipatthana course Diary: Need more emphasis on equanimity

Acharya Goenka likens equanimity and awareness to the wings of a bird. They must both be equally strong for the meditator to progress. One wing is stronger than the other then you are held up by the weaker wing. Until … Continue reading

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Satipatthana course diary: Sensation Visuals

Acharya Goenka stresses very clearly that there must be no visualization in this meditation whether one is observing sensations or breath. for example You are not allowed to visualize air going in or out of your nostrils. You are not … Continue reading

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satipatthana course diary: There’s evil in me mind

Like the real slim shady, evil exists in all of us. It is just buried deep deep down in the psyche. It’s lurking, biding it’s time, waiting for the right moment to surface. For those we call evil, it is … Continue reading

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satipatthana course diary: Adhitthana and pain

The one thing that makes me a little bit uncomfortable about a Vipassana course is the 1-hour adhitthana sitting thrice a day. Adhitthana is a pali word meaning strong determination. The intent for the meditator is to sit a whole … Continue reading

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Satipatthana course Diary: Vipassanacharya Goenka is most probably atleast a Sotapanna

There has been some small murmur about the Status of Acharya Goenka’s attainments in Vipassana meditation. For the uninitiated, here is a small link explaining the various stages of enlightenment as per the Pali Canon.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_stages_of_enlightenment There are some stories/legends … Continue reading

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Yoga Diary: Anapana-sati is way superior to any pranayama OR pranayamas are not for me

Nope, Pranayama is not for me. And it will not so for the foreseeable future. In a previous post, i mentioned yet another foray into the world of pranayama by way of Anulom-Vilom. This time I was fortified by Jala Neti. … Continue reading

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Kotak Gold securitites: Small investors should probably stay away

Those of you who have done any sort of Gold trading in India have probably heard of Kotak Securities. http://www.kotaksecurities.com/home/index.html My own introduction to this instrument was via my Dad. My Dad is almost addicted to Gold Trading via this … Continue reading

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