Fourth Tetrad Anapanasati Sutta

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Alexander____
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Fourth Tetrad Anapanasati Sutta

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I'm not particularly clear on how breath meditation is related to the fourth tetrad of the Anapanasati Sutta.

I wonder if other members who practise breath meditation, could relate their technique to this part of the text.
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It is not possible to give an answer to your question in few words.
I have spent about two years reading only on this subject.
However I will give you some information to start the discussion.
Sorry again I cant give you a short answer.

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Benefits

The Buddha states that mindfulness of the breath, "developed and repeatedly practiced, is of great fruit, great benefit."[7] Ultimately, it can lead to "clear vision and deliverance."[8] The path by which this occurs is that:
◾Breath mindfulness (Pali: anapanasati) development leads to the perfection of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (satipatthana).[9]
◾The Four Foundations of Mindfulness development leads to the perfection of the Seven Factors of Enlightenment (bojjhanga).

◾The Seven Factors of Enlightenment development leads to clear vision and deliverance.

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The above is discussed in details in the following Dhamma Talk.
It is based on the Ven. Analayo book Direct Path to Nibbana. (It is advisable to read this book as well)

http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/talk/6162/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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Alexander____ wrote:I'm not particularly clear on how breath meditation is related to the fourth tetrad of the Anapanasati Sutta.
I wonder if other members who practise breath meditation, could relate their technique to this part of the text.
One approach is to notice the inconstancy of the breath.

There have been quite a number of discussions here on the four tetrads of anapanasati, you should be able to find them using the search function.
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Quick run of 16 steps with a practical meditation session by Ven Analayo.
This does not mean that you can attain Arahantship in 10 minutes.
It start after about 30 minutes in to the discussion.
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I was hoping that different members could relate their technique to this specific tetrad to increase my understanding of the range of methods out there.
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Hi Alexander,

There are entire books on anapanasati, such as:
Buddhadasa Bhikkhu: Anapanasti-Bhavana. http://www.suanmokkh.org/archive/books1.htm#mwb
Thanissaro Bhikkhu: With Each & Every Breath: A Guide to Meditation

There are many others. See:
http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=341

And try typing

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anapanasati fourth tetrad

into the Google Saffron search engine:
https://cse.google.com/cse/home?cx=0054 ... cbjbznmwso

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