Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.
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It seems "rememberfulness" ("sati") can only occur in relation to a past event. For example, you learn about what is "Right View". This learning occurs in the past. Then, continually, in the present, you "keep bringing to mind", "recollecting" or "remembering" this prior learned Right View. This is well explained in MN 117:frank k wrote: ↑Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:11 pm
rememberfulness of breathing
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This principle in MN 117 is also mentioned in MN 118, as follows:MN 117 wrote: One is mindful to abandon wrong view & to enter & remain in right view: This is one's right mindfulness. Thus these three qualities — right view, right effort & right mindfulness — run & circle around right view.
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As for "rememberfulness of breathing", it appears unlikely this can occur, because each in & out breath is a thing arising in the present moment rather than a thing recollected from past learning.MN 118 wrote:....keen, aware, and mindful, rid of desire and aversion for the world...
... a mendicant has activated the awakening factor of mindfulness … which rely on seclusion, fading away, and cessation, and ripen as letting go.
In summary, Anapanasati refers to "bringing mindfulness to the fore: parimukhaṃ satiṃ upaṭṭhapetvā". How to "bring mindfulness to the fore" appears to be explained in the above quoted EBT passage from MN 117.
There is always an official executioner. If you try to take his place, It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood. If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter, you will only hurt your hand.