daverupa wrote:I'm not sure how to discern the Pali phrase in question from the cited English translations, but in those two cases the phrase about bringing mindfulness to the fore seems to have an exclusive context of meditation instruction. Will you please cite that phrase in a context that is not to do with a standard meditation template?
legolas wrote:I don't know if people recognise that the expression crops up in other suttas that do not appear to have anything to do with mindfulness of breathing...............
legolas wrote:I have been considering the meaning of parimukham lately and asked on the pali forum if anyone had any opinions on it having a temporal aspect.................
One thing I have noticed is that the expression follows on from keeping the body/spine erect - setting mindfulness in front (a la chakra column?). I must express that I have no definitive opinion on the expression, only that in the context it is used in the canon it seems strange to me if that context would be "nose". I would be interested in other people's opinion on the expression "parimukham" in regards to its usage, bearing in mind its use in the above suttas.
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