Always with the Breath or Back to the Breath?

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Nothing
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Re: Always with the Breath or Back to the Breath?

Post by Nothing » Tue May 16, 2017 7:12 am

Thank you pegembara

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_anicca_
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Re: Always with the Breath or Back to the Breath?

Post by _anicca_ » Wed May 17, 2017 6:38 am

There is coarse and refined engagement.

Coarse engagement is the repeated application of the mind to the meditation object.

Refined engagement is the mind that sticks with the meditation object after being applied.

The mind is engaged in a coarse and refined way and varying times during the sitting.
"A virtuous monk, Kotthita my friend, should attend in an appropriate way to the five clinging-aggregates as inconstant, stressful, a disease, a cancer, an arrow, painful, an affliction, alien, a dissolution, an emptiness, not-self."

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Re: Always with the Breath or Back to the Breath?

Post by Aloka » Wed May 17, 2017 7:01 am

Hi Nothing,

There's some information which you might find helpful in this little book by Ajahn Amaro, abbot of Amaravati Monastery UK.

"Finding the Missing Peace - A Primer of Buddhist Meditation".

http://cdn.amaravati.org/wp-content/upl ... _Amaro.pdf

With metta,

Aloka :anjali:

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Re: Always with the Breath or Back to the Breath?

Post by Nothing » Wed May 17, 2017 7:09 am

Thanks all, much appreciated

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