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After much contemplation, I finally wrote about my experience with #Vipassana meditation.…

Sharing some quotes/excerpts/concepts in the thread below.
#Vipassanā in Pali means “#insight” or “seeing deeply”.

The practice of Vipassanā meditation, thus, revolves around training your mind to observe reality as it is, and not as you wish it to be. And in the process, overcome #suffering.
It is a #meditation technique that the #Buddha mastered over time and found to be the most effective in eradicating all kinds of suffering in the world.
“As soon as we pay attention to our breath, as we breathe in, these three things—body, breath, and mind—come together.” – @thichnhathanh

@TNHFound #thichnhathanh #thichnhathanhquotes #mindfulness #meditation
“The mind spends most of the time lost in fantasies & illusions, reliving pleasant or unpleasant experiences and anticipating the future with eagerness or fear. While lost in such cravings or aversions, we are unaware of what is happening now, what we are doing now.” - #SNGoenka
While many #meditation techniques help in improving our #concentration and control over our #mind, they don’t always enable us to reach the depths of the unconscious mind and tackle our thoughts, emotions and mental defilements at the root. #Vipassanā helps with this.
“Anything that arises in the mind will manifest itself as a sensation on the body; if you observe this sensation you are observing both the mind as well as matter.” – #SNGoenka

@VipassanaOrg #Vipassana @VipassanaQuotes
@VipassanaOrg @VipassanaQuotes Articulated so eloquently by @JayShettyIW in this brilliant video, the only thing that stays with us from the moment we’re born until the moment we die is our #breath… & every emotion in life is experienced with a change in our breath!

@VipassanaOrg @VipassanaQuotes @JayShettyIW The technique of #Vipassanā meditation brings us closer to our inner being by making us aware of our natural breath, and in turn, using it as a tool to witness the interaction of mind & matter.

@VipassanaOrg #Meditation #Mindfulness
@VipassanaOrg @VipassanaQuotes @JayShettyIW As @harari_yuval shares in this video "if we cannot observe the reality of our own breath, how can we hope to observe the reality of the global #political & #economic system?

#YuvalNoahHarari #Vipassana #Mindfulness #Consciousness #Meditation #Reality
@VipassanaOrg @VipassanaQuotes @JayShettyIW @harari_yuval “Real wisdom is recognizing & accepting that every experience is impermanent. With this insight, you will not be overwhelmed by ups & downs. When you are able to maintain an inner balance, you can choose to act in ways that will create happiness for you and for others" -#SNGoenka
@VipassanaOrg @VipassanaQuotes @JayShettyIW @harari_yuval The idea is to train our #mind to understand & accept the #impermanent nature of the #universe, & once we embrace it, we’re less likely to hold onto the #past or crave for the #future, rather #live more fully in the #present (the only thing we really have).
@VipassanaOrg @VipassanaQuotes @JayShettyIW @harari_yuval As #Buddha said - “Without learning the art of living, one cannot master the art of dying”.

#Vipassana #ArtofLiving #Buddhism #Meditation
@VipassanaOrg @VipassanaQuotes @JayShettyIW @harari_yuval In fact, the technique of #Vipassana was introduced in #TiharJail by @thekiranbedi back in the day.
#Vipassana has also been introduced in various correctional facilities in the US (Eg. Seattle: & Alabama: )
I’m by no means an expert on #Vipassana meditation, but if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. You can read my detailed blog about it here:…
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