March 29, 2018 at 9:55 am #14844
I’ve a meditation corner at home and i’m thinking to put there kind of an “altar” , but i’m not sure about what to put on it. Because…what’s left of the Buddha seeing that there is no soul ? And it seems that the usual little statues are not faithful to how he really was physically… what would be the most appropriate(s) symbol(s) ?
March 30, 2018 at 3:56 am #14871
Seeing that (as much as i understand) there is no trace at all of a “life stream” that attained Nibanna.
March 30, 2018 at 4:14 am #14872
March 30, 2018 at 7:04 am #14873LalKeymaster
Having a separate space for meditation can be helpful for many people. It is just to setup the “right background”.
People’s gati can be in one or more of the following five:
The five mental faculties (indriya) are saddha (faith), viriya (effort), sati (mindfulness), samadhi (concentration), and panna (wisdom); see, “Panca Indriya and Panca Bala – Five Faculties and Five Powers“.
Each person has one dominant and others to varying degrees. I would say having a meditation space could be really beneficial to those with dominant saddha the most.
Here is another possibly useful post that I just found on the web:”Create A Meditation Space in Your Home“.
April 1, 2018 at 9:48 am #14901
i have the impression that in my case the 5 indriyas are balanced – not too much of this, not too much of that.But, seen the world we live in, environmental motivation can have positive outcomes on internal motivation.
I see this epoch as more difficult than the ancient times (Buddha epoch) to advance in the path.
Thanks again to both
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