"Just as a clever turner or a turner's apprentice, turning long, understands: 'I turn long'; or turning short, understands: 'I turn short'; just so, indeed, O bhikkhus, a bhikkhu, when he breathes in long, understands: 'I breathe in long'; or, when he breathes out long, understands: 'I breathe out long'; or, when he breathes in short, he understands: 'I breathe in short';
LonesomeYogurt wrote:I have recently come across some who argue .... ... long breaths would give way to short breaths as concentration deepened.
LonesomeYogurt wrote:... should I try and go for short, subtle breaths?
LonesomeYogurt wrote: ...simply that both styles should be known when and if they occur?
mikenz66 wrote: I would guess that "short" actually means "shallow" (not "short time") and, indeed, shallowness is what tends to happen as one becomes more concentrated, as you say.
LonesomeYogurt wrote: should I try and go for short, subtle breaths? Does the scheme of the anapanasati tetrads imply that one should move from long to short breaths or simply that both styles should be known when and if they occur?
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