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2023-02-05 stream entry and biology

  • collected tmi condense it
  • cross reference data


cross reference

mingyur suffering points

  • two forms
  • real
    • with the stream
  • imagined

    • distraction
  • 4 rivers

    1. Birth
    2. anapanasati
    3. Aging
    4. five hindrances
    5. Sickness
    6. Death
    7. maranasati


biology of meditation

activate the relaxation response

breathing meditation

  • anapanasati
  • include: any feel body sensations of breathing
  • stream entry: undistracted
  • swimming: with the current
  • maranasati
  • following the breath

MINDFULNESS meditation

  • move distracted awareness into the present moment
  • note sensations of the body
  • thoughts and feelings pass
    • without getting caught up in them.

stream entry

  • Five Precepts
  • 8 fold path: right speech, right action, and right livelihood.
  • meditation
  • regular reflection
  • Four Noble Truths
  • particularly the nature of suffering and the path to its cessation.
  • Three Universal Characteristics of existence
  • impermanence, suffering, and non-self
  • Four Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Seven Factors of Awakening
  • Engage in intense CONCENTRATION practice to attain jhana (absorption)
  • Gain a direct, profound understanding of the impermanence of all things and the lack of a permanent self.
  • Reach a point where the defilements of craving, hatred, and ignorance are temporarily suppressed.
  • Attain the path of stream entry, characterized by a deep insight
  • into the nature of reality
  • and the beginning of liberation from the cycle of rebirth