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by one_awakening
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and Mindfulness
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Meditation and Mindfulness

So, your example is "off the cushion." Is that perhaps what you are getting at in your distinction between the two practices, "meditation" and "mindfulness?" Yes I thought about the "off the cushion" distinction between the two, but then I thought "What about walking meditation?" (In this context, ...
by one_awakening
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and Mindfulness
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Meditation and Mindfulness

It might be helpful to the discussion if you described very carefully what you mean by the two words in your subject line. I guess when I refer to “Mindfulness Practice” for me it involves being aware of the object of mindfulness and also knowing the object of mindfulness in order to better underst...
by one_awakening
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and Mindfulness
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Meditation and Mindfulness

The Buddha did not speak English & didn't use the words 'clear comprehending' as you are interpreting it to mean. I'm only going by the translation which says "clear comprehending" Also, there is no such thing as ' objects of mindfulness ', as you are describing. This is why these things are not ob...
by one_awakening
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and Mindfulness
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Meditation and Mindfulness

Mindfulness is said to mean to 'remember' or 'recollect I don't agree. Mindfulness means to keep something in mind Katamā ca bhikkhave, sammā sati ? Idha, bhikkhave, bhikkhu kāye kāy ānupassī viharati ātāpī sampajāno satimā , vineyya loke abhij­jhā­do­manas­saṃ And what, bhikkhus is right mindfulne...
by one_awakening
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and Mindfulness
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Meditation and Mindfulness

I should probably clarify that when I refer to "Mindfulness" I mean Minfulness practice, not just the seventh step in The Noble Eightfold Path.
by one_awakening
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Four Foundation of Mindfulness
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Four Foundation of Mindfulness

I've been studying Buddhism form many years and find that the teaching on The Four Foundation of Mindfulness seems to vary a lot from teacher to teacher. There seems to be many different interpretations on this teaching. It do practice The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, but sometimes it can be dif...
by one_awakening
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and Mindfulness
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Meditation and Mindfulness

Garrib wrote:If there was no distinction to be made between them, the Buddha would not have distinguished them
Fair point, but I wonder if The Buddha made the distinction to highlight the importance of minfulness as part of meditation and minfulness practice.
by one_awakening
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and Mindfulness
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Meditation and Mindfulness

The difference between mindfulness and meditation is that in meditation you are being mindful, ie, continually remembering, the same object. It's single pointed. If you are mindful of different things through out the day, that diversity of things won't turn into the deep concentration of having onl...
by one_awakening
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and Mindfulness
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Meditation and Mindfulness

As the central factor of the concentration group, right mindfulness has connections with both concentration and right effort. In itself, right concentration does not have a connection with right effort except through right mindfulness. I agree with this. But in my own experience, the above occurs i...
by one_awakening
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and Mindfulness
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Meditation and Mindfulness

“Both involve being aware of the present moment,” I doubt if your understanding of mindfulness is comprehensive. As well as being aware of present events, mindfulness involves putting that awareness into a remembered Dhamma context. I am aware of that. Both meditation and mindfulness involve awaren...
by one_awakening
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and Mindfulness
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Meditation and Mindfulness

I've been meditating and performing vipassana meditation for several years and come to realise there's no real difference between meditation and mindfulness. Both have a concentration aspect that keeps the mind on a particular object. Both involve being aware of the present moment, and that awarenes...
by one_awakening
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Self and Desire and Aversion
Replies: 3
Views: 594

The Self and Desire and Aversion

When meditating, I often reach the point where I can longer detect "The Self". It occured to me one day, that when there is no-self, there is no desire or aversion. The self and desire and aversion appear to be linked,