Observe and Recognize (Practice Notes)

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Observe and Recognize (Practice Notes)

Post by twelph » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:05 am

I thought it might be nice to share a list of things that we constantly find ourselves examining during meditation and daily life. Items on my list usually come from Dhamma talks and my own experiences. I don't make an effort to incorporate everything at once, but just having these things viewable as a reminder has helped my practice deepen substantially. My goal here is to hopefully acquire some new ideas :).

Intention (Go all the way!)
Feeling Tone (Un)Pleasant/Neutral
Quality of awareness
Effort (Too much or little?)
Body (Relaxed?)
Repetitive Thoughts

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Re: Observe and Recognize (Practice Notes)

Post by David2 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:16 am

1. Sensual desire
2. Aversion
3. Sloth & torpor
4. Restlesness /worries
5. Doubt

-Enlightenment factors:
1. Mindfulness
2. Investigation of dhammas
3. Energy
4. Joy
5. Tranquility
6. Concentration
7. Equanimity

-Noble Truths
1. Suffering
2. Reasons for suffering
3. End of suffering
4. Way

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