"And how does a monk remain focused on the mind in & of itself? There is the case where a monk, when the mind has passion, discerns that the mind has passion. ... without passion ... aversion ... without aversion ... delusion ... without delusion ... constricted ... scattered ... enlarged ... surpassed ... unsurpassed ... concentrated ... not concentrated ... released ... not released ...
m0rl0ck wrote:Having started with zazen and then being given a chan huatou, i think my current practice could probably best be described as cittapassana. The object of my concentration is what i found doing the huatou.
What i experience is space and awareness and i focus right back at the awareness. I sit with it, but would like some ideas on how to proceed. Do i just sit with it? Do i concentratedly investigate? How much push (not a great term, but im hoping some of you will know what i mean) do i give it?
Sometimes i feel like im just sort of hanging out and im not sure thats the best thing to do at this point.
cittaṃ tāva ārammaṇādhipatisahajātabhūmikammavipākakiri-
yādinānattabhedānaṃ aniccādianupassanānaṃ niddesavāre āgatasarāgādi-
bhedānaṅca vasena anupassitabbaṃฯ
2. aniccādianupassanānaṃ, (and)
3. niddesavāre āgatasarāgādibhedānaṅca (came in Cittapabba of this sutta)
ārammaṇa ...pe... bhedānanti rūpādiārammaṇanānattassa nīlāditabbhedassa,
chandādiadhipatinānattassa hīnāditabbhedassa, ñāṇajhānādisahajātanānattassa
tabbhedassa, parittabhūmakādikiriyānānattassa tihetukāditabbhedassa
vasena anupassitabbanti yojanāฯ ādi-saddena savatthukāvatthukādinā-
nattassa puggalattayasādhāraṇāditabbhedassa ca saṅgaho daṭṭhabboฯ
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