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by Dinsdale
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 21
Views: 462

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

IMO impermanence is something to be noticed , not something to be pursued or intellectualised. You appear to be contradicting yourself above; where you say impermanence (an object of satipatthana) is to be merely "noticed" rather than "pursued" or "practised". Yet you are making many posts on this ...
by Dinsdale
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 61
Views: 675

Re: How to practise sati ?

pegembara wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:57 am
You are investigating what you have already observed. Without investigation(dhammavicaya) you are not putting the Buddha's teachings to the test.
Exactly. It is about observation and subsequent investigation. Not about recollecting what a teacher has said, or whatever.
by Dinsdale
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 61
Views: 675

Re: How to practise sati ?

It is described as paying attention in the Satipatthana Sutta, which is the core text on sati. I quoted the text for you. The word "observing" ("anupassi") is not mindfulness (sati). Your ideas appear to have no basis in the Pali nor in the Satipatthana Sutta. The Satipatthana Sutta is all about ob...
by Dinsdale
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 21
Views: 462

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

The definition I'm most interested in exploring is: "constant thorough understanding of impermanence" IMO impermanence is something to be noticed , not something to be pursued or intellectualised. I don't see where I wrote pursued or intellectualized. Understanding doesn't mean intellectualizing. W...
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 532

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

Sati is not paying attention to the bodily sensations of breathing. It is exactly that according to the the first frame of the Satipatthana Sutta, and the first frame of the Anapanasati Sutta. How would you know you are breathing in long, or short without paying attention? :shrug: "Breathing in lon...
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 61
Views: 675

Re: How to practise sati ?

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:58 am
Dinsdale wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:42 am
attention
Sati does not mean attention in Pali.
:shrug:

It is described as paying attention in the Satipatthana Sutta, which is the core text on sati.
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 532

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

How so, practically speaking? Anapanasati just means to be mindful of the breath. "Mindfulness" of the breath is not possible. How shocking to learn if 99% of Buddhists have it wrong when they mistranslate the term "anapanasati" ! Oh the potential cognitive dissonance ! :shock: :shrug: Sati = mindf...
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 21
Views: 462

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

budo wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:43 pm
The definition I'm most interested in exploring is:

"constant thorough understanding of impermanence"
IMO impermanence is something to be noticed, not something to be pursued or intellectualised.
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 61
Views: 675

Re: How to practise sati ?

Satipathana or Anapanasati is the practice of Sati. The Satipatthana Sutta describes the practice of sati. The four tetrads of anapanasati look like a derivative version of satipatthana, where attention is split between the breath and lots of other things. Rather confusing, like trying to do two th...
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 532

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

DooDoot wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:23 am
Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics because it uses Samma Sati (Right Mindfulness).
How so, practically speaking? Anapanasati just means to be mindful of the breath.
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 532

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

James Tan wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:40 am
Would you say mindfulness of breathing in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
I suspect the main difference is the purpose of breath meditation.

See here for example: https://www.siddhayoga.org/2017/novembe ... ital-power
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 21
Views: 462

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

pegembara wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:49 am
Sati = is simply to Remember, Recall, Remind
Remember what though?

MN10 is the core text on sati, where sati has the meaning of paying attention, not "remembering". Except in the sense of remembering to be mindful!
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 61
Views: 675

Re: How to practise sati ?

James Tan wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:49 am
How does one being mindful abandon wrong view and remain in right view ?
By practicing mindfulness The path factors are mutually supportive.
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 61
Views: 675

Re: How to practise sati ?

The first in the order of the seven factors of enlightenment is sati . How does one practice sati ? By being mindful of breathing and the body movement / posture or is there something more to it ? There are four foundations of mindfulness or frames of reference - body, feeling, mind and dhamma. The...
by Dinsdale
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we practice Anapanasati only in sitting (cross leg) position?
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: Can we practice Anapanasati only in sitting (cross leg) position?

I have to disagree to the point that Anapanasati is practiced only in sitting position. I think Anapanasati can be practice in sitting, standing, walking and sleeping positions. Any comments? Clearly it is easier to pay attention to the sensations of breathing if one is not having to move around. S...