Anapana sati - Abode of the noble ones???

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Anapana sati - Abode of the noble ones???

Postby Cittasanto » Sun May 06, 2012 9:15 pm

OK I remember the Buddha discribed Anapana sati and the abode of the noble ones or something similar, but can not remember any references, or find a document where this and alternative names are given, any help?
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Re: Anapana sati - Abode of the noble ones???

Postby bodom » Sun May 06, 2012 9:29 pm

At SN 54:11 The Buddha states:

"If anyone, bhikkhus, speaking rightly could say of anything:
'It is a noble dwelling, a divine dwelling, the Tathagata's dwelling,' it is of concentration by mindfulness of breathing that one could rightly say this." - Bodhi translation pg 1779


Hope this helps!

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Re: Anapana sati - Abode of the noble ones???

Postby Cittasanto » Sun May 06, 2012 9:36 pm

Hi,
Yeah, that is what I was looking for, thanks.
I need to brush up on my sutta reading :thinking:

sorry for trying to post this three times, it wasn't untill the last one I saw the notice!
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill


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