satipatthana practice?

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satipatthana practice?

Postby johnny » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:25 pm

i practice the all around mindfulness ideas from satipatthana but i don't understand the huge amount of methods found in MN 10/DN 22. are you supposed too practice them sequentially, in tandem, pick just one, do whatever one is the most relevant to whatever you are doing, or what?
The time would not pass. Somebody was playing with the clocks, and not only the electronic clocks but the wind-up kind too. The second hand on my watch would twitch once, and a year would pass, and then it would twitch again.
There was nothing I could do about it. As an Earthling I had to believe whatever clocks said -and calendars.”
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Re: satipatthana practice?

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:46 pm

Greetings Johnny,
if you are interested, I recommend the following work by Bhikkhu Analayo:


kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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Re: satipatthana practice?

Postby johnny » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:35 am

The time would not pass. Somebody was playing with the clocks, and not only the electronic clocks but the wind-up kind too. The second hand on my watch would twitch once, and a year would pass, and then it would twitch again.
There was nothing I could do about it. As an Earthling I had to believe whatever clocks said -and calendars.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

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Re: satipatthana practice?

Postby johnny » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:39 am

The time would not pass. Somebody was playing with the clocks, and not only the electronic clocks but the wind-up kind too. The second hand on my watch would twitch once, and a year would pass, and then it would twitch again.
There was nothing I could do about it. As an Earthling I had to believe whatever clocks said -and calendars.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

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Re: satipatthana practice?

Postby santa100 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:43 am

The Context section of the wiki link gives some interesting info. on how to approach satipatthana..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satipatthana_Sutta#Context

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Re: satipatthana practice?

Postby johnny » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:45 am

The time would not pass. Somebody was playing with the clocks, and not only the electronic clocks but the wind-up kind too. The second hand on my watch would twitch once, and a year would pass, and then it would twitch again.
There was nothing I could do about it. As an Earthling I had to believe whatever clocks said -and calendars.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

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Re: satipatthana practice?

Postby Ben » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:00 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: satipatthana practice?

Postby johnny » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:30 am

i think the thing that is the most confusing is that there are four foundations, and most recommend to pick only one method...

honestly i've been having and continue too have great results from mainly focusing on just attention itself, making sure that i stay mindful and give everything bare attention. when an emotion comes i give it bare attention and let it go. when i'm walking i give my steps bare attention. when i lie down at night, etc. so i kind of cover them all and it seems too go pretty well. mainly i'm just curious as too what the consensus is on this.

in the past i have tried too do just mindfulness of breathing but found that there are times when it is impractical or extremely difficult too do so. such as when working or when really stressed out. so satipatthana techniques of different areas come in handy there: when working i'm mindful of my immediate task (not directly mentioned in the sutta but whatever), when stressed out i watch the mind object, note what it is (mind affected by sloth or whatever the object is), and let it go, keeping bare attention until it fades. this seems too be a more complete practice for me and so satipatthana seems like it covers every moment of your day.

should i be just picking one topic or does my method sound like it could be a good idea?
The time would not pass. Somebody was playing with the clocks, and not only the electronic clocks but the wind-up kind too. The second hand on my watch would twitch once, and a year would pass, and then it would twitch again.
There was nothing I could do about it. As an Earthling I had to believe whatever clocks said -and calendars.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

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Re: satipatthana practice?

Postby johnny » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:36 am

The time would not pass. Somebody was playing with the clocks, and not only the electronic clocks but the wind-up kind too. The second hand on my watch would twitch once, and a year would pass, and then it would twitch again.
There was nothing I could do about it. As an Earthling I had to believe whatever clocks said -and calendars.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

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Re: satipatthana practice?

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The time would not pass. Somebody was playing with the clocks, and not only the electronic clocks but the wind-up kind too. The second hand on my watch would twitch once, and a year would pass, and then it would twitch again.
There was nothing I could do about it. As an Earthling I had to believe whatever clocks said -and calendars.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

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Re: satipatthana practice?

Postby johnny » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:27 am

The time would not pass. Somebody was playing with the clocks, and not only the electronic clocks but the wind-up kind too. The second hand on my watch would twitch once, and a year would pass, and then it would twitch again.
There was nothing I could do about it. As an Earthling I had to believe whatever clocks said -and calendars.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five


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