# Meditation

# Obstacles to meditation

  1. Not enough time
  2. Procrastination
  3. Reluctance and resistance
  4. Doubt

Hinderances

  1. Worldly Desire - pursuit of material pleasures
  2. Unification of mind
  3. Aversion - Judging, rejection, denial
  4. Pleasure/Happiness
  5. Laziness (when the cost of an activity outweighs the benefits) and Lethargy (low enerygy and motivation)

Antidotes

  1. Directed Attention - "Just do it"
  2. Agitation due to Worry and Remorse - worry about consquences for past actions
  3. Meditative Joy - joy produces confidence and optimism
  4. Doubt - biased mental processes which focus on the negative
  5. Sustained Attention - consistent effort

# Panna & Vipassana

Panna/anna

is increasing the awareness of all the different aspects of something

Vipassana

"Vipassana is derived from two roots. Vi is a prefix with a complex set of connotations. Passana means seeing or perceiving. The basic meaning is “seeing in a special way.” But there also is the connotation of both “into” and “through.” The whole meaning of the word is looking into something with clarity and precision, seeing each component as distinct, and piercing all the way through so as to perceive the most fundamental reality of that thing.” > Bhanthe Gunaratana

Analogy

I am aware of the field of Machine Learning. I understand how the field works and can be used within the broader technology solution. This is Panna However I would not be able to build a RNN from scratch. I know that I might need back-propogation and I know I would have nodes with weightings, but how would I go about implementing this? What are all the other parts that I do not know about - the unknown unknowns?

This is the same as the scholar who spends their time learning the terms, studying the fields, but then never applying their knowledge. They may not fully comprehend the reasons why things are as they are.

Richard Feynman would perhaps have full Vipassana in the field of the mathematics of phsyics. He understood how the world worked, could break it down and reconstruct it in different areas.