Billymac29 wrote:It is said that one may practice anapanasati in such a way in which the 4 satipatthana are included...
Samma wrote:Billymac29 wrote:It is said that one may practice anapanasati in such a way in which the 4 satipatthana are included...
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
"And how is mindfulness of in-&-out breathing developed & pursued so as to bring the four frames of reference to their culmination?"
"This is how mindfulness of in-&-out breathing is developed & pursued so as to bring the four frames of reference to their culmination."
So you migth say the 4 foundations are incorporated in anapanasati. Notice the 16steps in relation to the 4frames, body, feelings, mind, mental objects.
For example, Pa Auk wrote in his short book mindfulness of breathing:
To be mindful of the breath body, in the way we have explained, is body contemplation; to be mindful of the jhana factors of pleasant and neutral feelings is feelings contemplation; to be mindful of the exalted mind is mind contemplation; and to be mindful of things such as the anapana patibhaga-nimitta and the jhana factors is dhammas contemplation. That is to develop
the four foundations of mindfulness (cattaro satipatthana).
Suggest two guides to anapanasati:
http://dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writings ... 120810.pdf
http://what-buddha-taught.net/Books3/Bh ... athing.htm
LonesomeYogurt wrote:As Samma stated, the triads correspond very clearly to the four satipatthanas.
Going through the 16 steps is itself the perfect culmination of satipatthana, but it should be pointed out that other meditations, like four elements meditation, corpse meditation, metta meditation, etc. are also very helpful practices.
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