The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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seems quite clear to me"Monks, for one in whom mindfulness immersed in the body is cultivated, developed, pursued, handed the reins and taken as a basis, given a grounding, steadied, consolidated, & well-undertaken, ten benefits can be expected. Which ten?
...he is the sort that can endure bodily feelings that, when they arise, are painful, sharp, stabbing, fierce, distasteful, disagreeable, deadly.
Tyranny of Words - An Introduction to General SemanticsHe goes to Niraya, the one who asserts what didn't take place, as does the one who, having done, says, 'I didn't.' Both — low-acting people — there become equal: after death, in the world beyond.
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I deal with chronic pain. Best advice really has been for me that pain is temporary, it changes, flows, ebbs... Thinking it is permanent or never-ending in the same way is wrong view. Sometimes just observing it can be helpful. Also, if you deal with chronic pain, realizing there are times it will get in the way of your practice, and seeing it as OK is also helpful.
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