posture as foundation of mindfulness

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Re: foundation of mindfulness

Postby SarathW » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:32 pm

Hi Befriend
I think it is the awareness of the first of the five aggregate. (Rupa or matter).
Then you move on to the awareness of Vedana, Sanna, Sankara and Citta.

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Re: foundation of mindfulness

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:49 pm

befriend wrote:how can posture be a foundation of mindfulness? thanks Befriend

The posture of the body can be a foundation of mindfulness because the body is a place mindfulness should be established.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: posture as foundation of mindfulness

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:11 pm

Greetings,

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Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

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Re: posture as foundation of mindfulness

Postby befriend » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:41 am

sorry about that, ill try not to let that happen again. metta, befriend
to practice patience with others rough speech, perceive there words as only sound, patience is the path to nibbana.

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Re: posture as foundation of mindfulness

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:23 am

Thanks Befriend.

Ok...

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Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...


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