What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

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Viachh
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Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

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Sati (from Pali: सति;[1] Sanskrit: स्मृति smṛti) is mindfulness or awareness, a spiritual or psychological faculty (indriya) that forms an essential part of Buddhist practice.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sati_(Buddhism)
Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment,[1][2][3] which one can develop through the practice of meditation and through other training.[2][4][5] Mindfulness is derived from sati, a significant element of Buddhist traditions,[6][7] and based on Zen, Vipassanā, and Tibetan meditation techniques.[8][9][note 1]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness

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Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

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Fourth jhana with a balance between desire, concentration and mindfulness.

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Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

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Gotama was investigating the five aggregates , how ignorance led to suffering .



sati-paṭṭhāna,establishment of sati
sati-upaṭṭhāna,paying attention to with sati



The four foundation/establishment of mindfulness is a series of contemplation with regard to the , groups of bodies(kaya) , which give rise to feeling(vedana etc) , which give rise to attachment(citta), which penetrating how from beginning of ignorance led to suffering(dhamma)
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Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

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Viachh wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:14 pm
What kind of practice (technique) Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?
jhana and vipasanna?
Find a tree and practice jhana or dont regret later- Buddha
Something exist, dont exist, both exist and non exist, neither exist nor dont exist .. all these four possibilities are wrong- Nagarjuna
Find a dhamma companion or roam alone like rhinoceros in the wild- Buddha
If you are not happy even after following 8NP then you are doing it wrong- CL (confused layman)

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