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Title: Not knowing how to practice buddhism
Post by: Arkena on October 09, 2018, 12:56:17 am
I Start off good with buddhism, i incorporate compassion, meditation feels amazing.

But soon enough i start doing stupid things internally like labelling thoughts as aversion whenever i have a thought that is remotely unhappy. Its like i interrupt my own thinking constantly with things like that...like i read some advice to apply during meditation and do it outside of meditation.

This kind of thing makes me just stressed and instead of buddhism being liberating i end up applying it all wrong and turn it into something it isnt out of ignorance.
Its clear i dont know how to practice buddhism correctly. Is it possible to learn to practice buddhism correctly without a teacher?

Should i just stick to the basics like samatha and vipassana meditation and not try and overthink it too much? What is the core i should focus on?
Title: Re: Not knowing how to practice buddhism
Post by: Chaz on October 09, 2018, 03:25:43 am
Is it possible to learn to practice buddhism correctly without a teacher?

Yes.

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Should i just stick to the basics like samatha and vipassana meditation and not try and overthink it too much? What is the core i should focus on?

Yes.  Focus on meditation. 
Title: Re: Not knowing how to practice buddhism
Post by: Arkena on October 17, 2018, 08:37:47 pm
I appreciate your answer ty  :pray:
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