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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Re: posture as foundation of mindfulness

Postby retrofuturist » 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
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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