fijiNut wrote:Is this bare awareness/attention that has no discursive thoughts, without inner verbal commentary grounded on a frame of reference i.e sensations(Goenka), mental noting (Mahasi), or breath (Anapanasati) based on all four postures?
I would appreciate it if somebody could provide more links on this practice or clarify my understanding.
A knife needs both properties; the mind is the same. To do what it needs to do the mind requires both samädhi and paññä. You might wonder what it is that cuts, is it the knife's weight or its sharpness? If you can understand this, it will be easier for you to understand how Dhamma cuts through problems, that is, mental defilements. In the moment of sampajanna's activity, both samädhi, and paññä are working together to slice through the problem. They're interconnected and, in practice, can't be separated.
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