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.
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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: posture as foundation of mindfulness

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:11 pm

Greetings,

MODERATOR NOTE: Three nearly-identical topics created by the same user have been merged. If members can avoid creating nearly identical topics on a regular basis, it will save other members having to repeat themselves over and over again.

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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
take care of mindfulness, and mindfulness will take care of you.

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Re: posture as foundation of mindfulness

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:23 am

Thanks Befriend.

Ok...

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)


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