The most obvious thing to one and all is the breathing pro-
cess. The nose is a prominent part of the body. The out-breath
and the in-breath are always touching the nostrils.
The nostrils are the sensitive part of the nose which the
out-breaths and the in-breaths touch as they come out or go in.
In other words, the wind element or element of motion comes
into contact with the nostrils, producing a sensation. Both the
wind element and the nostrils are rupa, and it is nåma that
knows the contact or sensation. Ask no one what rupa and
nåma are. Be mindful of the nostrils. One knows the sensation
of breathing in. One knows the sensation of breathing out.
Keep on knowing the in-breath and the out-breath and there
will be no chance for lobha, dosa, and moha (greed, hatred,
and ignorance) to arise. The fires of lobha, dosa, and moha
remain extinguished and the result is calm and peace of mind.
One cannot know the sensation before contact is made.
One can no longer know the sensation when the contact has
disappeared. One must take notice of the actual contact. This is
called the immediate present.
Be mindful of the present continuously. If you can keep
on knowing the present for twenty-four hours at a stretch, the
good results will be evident. If you cannot be mindful of what
is taking place at every moment continuously, you will fail to
notice what happens in a ﬂash of lightning and find yourself
on the debit side.
If you are mindful of the contact of the breath on the nos-
trils, you will realize that there is only rupa and nama. Besides
rupa and nama, there is no such thing as I, he, or you ! ; there is
no self, no man, no woman. You will know for yourself that
the Buddha's Teaching is the truth, only the truth, nothing but
the truth. You will not need to ask anyone about it. Awareness
of the contact between the wind element and the tip of the nose
produces there and then the knowledge that there is no such
thing as attå ! : ego or soul.http://www.internationalmeditationcentr ... ourses.pdf
And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.