Mindfulness & Alertness Questions

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Tom
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Mindfulness & Alertness Questions

Post by Tom » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:55 pm

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;:
"And what is the development of concentration that, when developed & pursued, leads to mindfulness & alertness? There is the case where feelings are known to the monk as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside. Perceptions are known to him as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside. Thoughts are known to him as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside. This is the development of concentration that, when developed & pursued, leads to mindfulness & alertness.
How can feelings be known to one as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside? How can perceptions be known to one as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside? How can thoughts be known to one as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside?

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Re: Mindfulness & Alertness Questions

Post by Cittasanto » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:12 pm

by being observant, and maintaining awareness on the foundations of mindfulness
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
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Re: Mindfulness & Alertness Questions

Post by Tom » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:45 am

Is there a type of samadhi one can develop so feelings can be known to one as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside; perceptions can be known to one as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside; thoughts be known to one as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside? Please provide sutta evidence

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Re: Mindfulness & Alertness Questions

Post by tiltbillings » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:15 am

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=15956" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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