posture as foundation of mindfulness

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Re: foundation of mindfulness

Postby SarathW » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:32 pm

Hi Befriend
I think it is the awareness of the first of the five aggregate. (Rupa or matter).
Then you move on to the awareness of Vedana, Sanna, Sankara and Citta.
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Re: foundation of mindfulness

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:49 pm

befriend wrote:how can posture be a foundation of mindfulness? thanks Befriend

The posture of the body can be a foundation of mindfulness because the body is a place mindfulness should be established.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: posture as foundation of mindfulness

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:11 pm

Greetings,

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Re: posture as foundation of mindfulness

Postby befriend » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:41 am

sorry about that, ill try not to let that happen again. metta, befriend
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Re: posture as foundation of mindfulness

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:23 am

Thanks Befriend.

Ok...

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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