one_awakening wrote:Here The Buddha mentions clear comprehending. To me, that means knowing the object of mindfulness and clearly comprehending its nature.
Thank you. The Buddha did not speak English & didn't use the words 'clear comprehending' as you are interpreting it to mean. The word is 'sampajanna', which is generally used as a compound with 'sati', i.e., 'sati-sampajanna'. You might what to research extensively what the term 'sampajanna' means (for which there are many viewpoints).
Also, there is no such thing as 'objects of mindfulness
', as you are describing. A true object of mindfulness/recollection is something that can be readily & immediately brought to mind, such as some type of wisdom. But mind objects, such as rapture, jhana or Nibbana, cannot be readily & immediately brought to mind. Or even breathing. Sometimes, people struggle to clearly discern the breathing. This is why these things are not objects of mindfulness
. What they really are are objects of consciousness
, which, when they arise in meditation practise, the mind is mindful towards, i.e., remembers to
not relate to those objects in the wrong or unskilful way.
What you appear to be describing is consciousness rather than mindfulness, as follows:
Dependent on mind & mind-objects, mind-consciousness arises. The meeting of the three is contact.
Mindfulness does not mean 'knowing' ('pajānāti') or 'observing/seeing' ('anupassi'). It means 'recollecting' or 'remembering' ('sati'). You asked for some ideas or opinions about words. I offer this to you. With metta.