Meditation,Self/non-Self nd…an Altar.

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    • #14844
      Embodied
      Spectator

      Hi all

      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) ?

      Thanks

    • #14871
      Embodied
      Spectator

      Seeing that (as much as i understand) there is no trace at all of a “life stream” that attained Nibanna.

    • #14872
      SengKiat
      Moderator

      @Embodied say:

      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.

      This website “Where To Place Your Buddha Statue” suggests where you can setup your “altar”.

      With metta, Seng Kiat

    • #14873
      Lal
      Keymaster

      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“.

    • #14901
      Embodied
      Spectator

      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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