bare attention in everyday life

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bare attention in everyday life

Post by alan » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:35 am

Been re-reading Analyo's book. It's fascinating. I've learned so much.
I wonder if you can help me by adding your understanding of how bare attention is applied in everyday life.
I start by trying not to get upset when people say things I don't like.

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Re: bare attention in everyday life

Post by tiltbillings » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:43 am

alan wrote:Been re-reading Analyo's book. It's fascinating. I've learned so much.
I wonder if you can help me by adding your understanding of how bare attention is applied in everyday life.
Start here:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el121.html" 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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Re: bare attention in everyday life

Post by jcsuperstar » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:10 am

tiltbillings wrote:
alan wrote:Been re-reading Analyo's book. It's fascinating. I've learned so much.
I wonder if you can help me by adding your understanding of how bare attention is applied in everyday life.
Start here:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el121.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
oh wow , interesting..thanks for this
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Re: bare attention in everyday life

Post by bodom » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:19 pm

Mindfulness is nonconceptual awareness. Another English term for Satiis 'bare attention'. It is not thinking. It does not get involved with thought or concepts. It does not get hung up on ideas or opinions or memories. It just looks. Mindfulness registers experiences, but it does not compare them. It does not label them or categorize them. It just observes everything as if it was occurring for the first time. It is not analysis which is based on reflection and memory. It is, rather, the direct and immediate experiencing of whatever is happening, without the medium of thought. It comes before thought in the perceptual process.


This is how I apply "bare attention".

- Mindfulness In Plain English -
http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma4/mpe13.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

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Post by Spiny Norman » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:55 am

bodom wrote:
This is how I apply "bare attention".

- Mindfulness In Plain English -
http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma4/mpe13.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
Looks good. I have a very simple approach of just observing whatever arises. I need things to be simple. :smile:

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Re: bare attention in everyday life

Post by PeterB » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:30 am

I think our practice needs to be simple Porpoise. I think its true of most of us.

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Re: bare attention in everyday life

Post by rerb » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:59 am

What is Analyo's book? I search for "Analyo" here, but no hits arise.

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Post by zavk » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:21 am

rerb wrote:What is Analyo's book? I search for "Analyo" here, but no hits arise.
There is a missing 'a', it is Analayo.

I believe it is his book on the Satipatthana Sutta. Great book, learned heaps from it!

Here's a thread about the book: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3062" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
With metta,
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Re: bare attention in everyday life

Post by irvinelmo » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:46 am

Hi,
Seen from the viewpoint of the ordinary pursuits of life, it does not seem so. From that angle mindfulness, or attention, has a rather modest place among many other seemingly more important mental faculties serving the purpose of variegated wish-fulfillment.

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