In his book, In This Very Life: The Liberation Teachings of the Buddha, Sayadaw U Pandita provides this meditation guidance. He begins by noting that “the Buddha suggested that either a forest lace under a tree or any other very quiet place is best for meditation.” Additionally, the Buddhja said a meditator “should sit quietly and peacefully with legs crossed.” However, if sitting cross legged is too difficult, other postures may be used. For example, if there are issues with legs or the back, then sitting on a chair is appropriate. Pandita says that meditation should lead to peace of mind and that the foundation for that is “to choose a position that will be comfortable for a long period of time.”
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