Progress of insight
Parent topic: Skillful qualities
Subtopics: Seclusion, Concentration, Knowledge and vision, Disenchantment, Dispassion, Cessation, Relinquishment, Release, Liberation
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Metta Retreat, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 11, 2008

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9. “It seems that metta would be much easier without a self to protect. How does one realize anatta?” [Goodwill] [Not-self] [Self-identity view] // [Progress of insight]


Metta Retreat, Session 4Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 12, 2008

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12. “What is the Pali word for letting go or relinquishment? Is this the opposite of upādāna?” [Pāli] [Relinquishment] [Clinging] // [Release] [Progress of insight] [Ajahn Pasanno]

Sutta: MN 37: Sabbe dhammā nālaṁ abhinivesāya–All dhammas are not to be clung to. [Conditionality]

Sutta: SN 46.1: ...based upon seclusion, dispassion, and cessation, maturing in release. [Progress of insight]

Sutta: MN 118: Ānāpānasati Sutta [Mindfulness of breathing]


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17. “What is the difference between 'meditating on' versus 'contemplating' or just thinking about something. Can you give some examples how one may skillfully meditate on something versus unskillfully? What does saṅkhāra mean?” [Meditation] [Recollection] [Directed thought and evaluation] [Skillful qualities] [Volitional formations] [Pāli] // [Concentration] [Progress of insight] [Self-identity view] [Aggregates]

Reference: Amaravati Chanting Book, p. 11: A passage to arouse urgency.


Brightening the Mind, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Aug. 19, 2012

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1. “Could you expand about the layers of understanding of thought, perception, and dukkha?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Yatiko. [Discernment] [Directed thought and evaluation] [Perception] [Suffering] // [Proliferation] [Relinquishment]

Quote: “First you study the Dhamma, then you know the Dhamma, then you see the Dhamma, they you be the Dhamma.” — Ajahn Chah. Quoted by Ajahn Pasanno. [Ajahn Chah] [Dhamma] [Progress of insight]

Commentary: Path of Purification by Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli, p. 631: The highest level of understanding is giving up.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 46Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 10, 2014

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13. “How do I keep the mind from proliferating about what happens after death?” [Recollection/Death] [Rebirth] [Proliferation] // [Progress of insight]


Practice in a Global ContextAjahn Pasanno – Aug. 12, 2017

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5. “Can you say more about how disenchantment can be uplifting?” [Disenchantment] [Gladdening the mind] [Politics and society] // [Translation] [Bhikkhu Bodhi] [Suffering] [Skillful qualities] [Progress of insight]

Quote: “There's no known defense against cheesecake.” — Ajahn Sucitto [Ajahn Sucitto] [Food] [Sensual desire]


The Teaching and the Training, Session 11Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 29, 2018

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6. “Do the Four Iddhipādas apply to the way we develop sammā sati and sammā samādhi?” [Bases of Success] [Right Mindfulness] [Right Concentration] [Monastic life] // [Progress of insight]


The Path of Practice, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 15, 2019

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4. “Is the fourth foundation of mindfulness as simple as, for example, with the third foundation I identify aversion, and then in the fourth foundation I identify aversion as a hindrance?” [Mindfulness of dhammas] [Mindfulness of mind] // [Āgama] [Sutta] [Hindrances] [Four Noble Truths] [Mindfulness of breathing] [Progress of insight]

Suttas: MN 10: Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta; MN 118: Ānāpānasati Sutta [Right Mindfulness]

Reference: Satipaṭṭhāna Perspectives by Bhante Analayo (commercial)