Introduction to Ethics, Week five Day two
Introduction to Ethics, Week five Day two PHIL21001
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Date Created: 02/22/16
Week five Day two ▯ Rahula Purpose of Mediation o Intended to produce a “state of perfect mental health, equilibrium, and tranquility.” o Genuine Buddhist Meditation is not about: Any kind of escape, whether from society or reality Gaining any kind of “mystical power” Not about seeking greater power (cravings). Original word for meditation ‘meditation’ is not a good word / translation for original word >> bhavana: “cultivation” or “development” << mental cultivation or development very broad, includes feelings and dispositions * Rahula actually uses culture instead of cultivation * ▯ ▯ Two kinds of meditation General level o Insight meditation Specifically Buddhist, developed/discovered by the Buddha It DOES lead to Nirvana One DOES NOT need to be a Buddhist to practice * If you practice this meditation, it does NOT automatically make you a Buddhist * Mindfulness of breathing Free us from distraction, calm at mind Mindfulness of everyday activity Free of worry / distraction and to enjoy life Mindfulness of sensations and feelings A reflective space / separation. Not “your”; think of it as “a”. Meditation of the state of ones mind Thoughts and dispositions to act, and why? Meditation of ethical, spiritual, and intellectual subjects Thinking something over, linguistic, what will benefit you? o Concentration meditation Not specifically Buddhist, but belongs to Indian philosophical practice It DOES NOT lead to Nirvana, except insofar as it assists Insight meditation ▯
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