Được dạy bởi Sư Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu Dịch Việt: Việt Hùng
Lời người dịch: Trong các bài Hỏi & Đáp như vậy, tôi sẽ chủ yếu dịch thoát ý, chứ không chặt chữ. Một mặt đây là việc tôi làm để có thể nghiền ngẫm phần trả lời của Sư Yuttadhammo. Một mặt, tôi chia sẻ lại đây, và hy vọng nó hữu ích cho các thiền sinh Vipassana tham khảo.
Mặc dù đã cố gắng tốt nhất trong khả năng của mình, tôi chắc chắn không thể ghi xuống được một cách chính xác 100% tất cả các từ ngữ, đặc biệt là các từ Pali mà Sư đề cập trong bài pháp. Tôi sẽ tiếp tục cập nhật bản ghi, bất cứ khi nào tôi thấy được những điểm còn thiếu sót.
Con xin thành kính đảnh lễ tạ ơn Sư Yuttadhammo về bài pháp thoại ngắn quí báu này. Con nguyện cho Sư được mọi thuận lợi và sức khoẻ trong hành trình tâm linh của Sư.
Question: Hello and welcome back to Ask a Monk. Today’s question comes from TuluFlux. Bhante, when I get distracted, I tell myself ‘wandering’, but when I do, I find myself in a bubble, a sort of meta view of myself meditating. And soon, I find it very difficult to go back wholeheartedly to rising, falling. How do I remedy this?
The most difficult thing in the meditation or one of the most difficult things is really catching the essence of the experience that you’re having. When you’re wandering and you say to yourself, ‘wandering, wandering’, there is probably, you know, several things going on and several emotions in your mind and several associated mind states that are arising in sequence. So you’ll be wandering. But then there’s an enjoyment of the thought or a, you know, worry or a fear of stress or whatever the emotion is as well. And this is contributing to our state of distraction. The fact that you can’t go back to the rising and falling says that there’s something else going on. There’s something happening that you’re not noticing, that you’re not really clearly aware of. And the most important thing in the meditation is to ask yourself what’s happening right now, not to say I have to go back to the rising and falling. I have to try to go back to my meditation practice and think, you know, this is distracting me from my meditation. This is pulling me away from my meditation and blot something out and try to ignore it. Because that’s what’s going to make it difficult to watch the rising and falling. That’s much more important that you watch what’s really taking your attention away. Focus on that and try and do away with it, before you even think about going back to the rising and falling. So when you say ‘wandering’, then when when it’s gone and you come back to the rising and falling. But when something else comes, when you feel the emotion or you feel stress or you feel bored or whatever, you have to focus on that, even to the point where if it’s difficult to watch the rising and falling and you feel kind of detached or you feel, you know, out of your, you know, sort of out of body or kind of unclear, just focus on that state as well. Unclear or distracted or cloudy or whatever, whatever it however it feels to you. In the end, the one of the catch-all phrases that you can use is just ‘feeling, feeling’. When you feel something, you feel a strange sensation, just remind yourself that it’s only a feeling and it will go away. And in the end, the word in that sense isn’t so important. Even feeling can can capture so many different things. But what it’s doing is focusing you on the feeling, on the experience as it’s happening. So I hope that helps. Try to not focus so much on that, so much of your your attention on the rising and falling. Focus on whatever comes. When there’s nothing else to to focus on, just then go back to the rise and fall. OK, thanks for the question. Keep them coming.
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