Yogi: I was at a center where we watched pain with a lot of courage to overcome the pain. They are practicing mindfulness meditation with a lot of forceful concentration. I’m trying to use your way to go through this practice and it’s quite confusing.
Sayadaw: There are 2 kinds of concentration – theirs is forcing on one object to calm the mind, and our approach is using right attitude and continuity of awareness. There are two approaches to stabilize the mind, to gaining samadhi – using one-pointed concentration continuously (samatha samadhi), the mind settles down; but we use right attitude and continuity of awareness (vipassana samadhi).
Vipassana samadhi and samatha samadhi are different.
We don’t use deep concentration (staying close to one object); we use stepping back (wisdom, the panorama view).