Mindfulness & Alertness Questions

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Mindfulness & Alertness Questions

Postby Tom » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:55 pm

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html:
"And what is the development of concentration that, when developed & pursued, leads to mindfulness & alertness? There is the case where feelings are known to the monk as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside. Perceptions are known to him as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside. Thoughts are known to him as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside. This is the development of concentration that, when developed & pursued, leads to mindfulness & alertness.

How can feelings be known to one as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside? How can perceptions be known to one as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside? How can thoughts be known to one as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside?
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Re: Mindfulness & Alertness Questions

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:12 pm

by being observant, and maintaining awareness on the foundations of mindfulness
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Mindfulness & Alertness Questions

Postby Tom » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:45 am

Is there a type of samadhi one can develop so feelings can be known to one as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside; perceptions can be known to one as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside; thoughts be known to one as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside? Please provide sutta evidence
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Re: Mindfulness & Alertness Questions

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:15 am

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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