bodom wrote: meindzai wrote: jcsuperstar wrote:
I agree. There is only one type of mindfulness to be developed but there are different types of objects to be mindful of.
The objects, in the way mindfulness is taught, are just a tool. Mindfulness is a quality of mind, a quality of remembering to be aware, whatever objects may arise and pass away it doesn't matter the aim is for that quality of mind to be consistent.
"Whenever we feel that we are definitely right, so much so that we refuse to open up to anything or anybody else, right there we are wrong. It becomes wrong view. When suffering arises, where does it arise from? The cause is wrong view, the fruit of that being suffering. If it was right view it wouldn't cause suffering." - Ajahn Chah
"Remember you dont meditate to get anything, but to get rid of things. We do it, not with desire, but with letting go. If you want anything, you wont find it." - Ajahn Chah