Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Meditation and attention

In the speech of the Great Buddha on the practice of mindfulness, theMaha-Satipatthana Sutta, both the object and the means to achieve clearly defined.The attention to body movements, changes of states of mind, must be cultivated to itstrue nature must be known. Instead of identifying these physical and mental phenomena with the false self-concept, we see them as they really are: movements of a physical body, a set of four elements ('Mahabhutas ") subject to physical laws ofcausality on the one hand, and secondly, a stream of successive phases ofconsciousness arise and disappear in response to external stimuli. Must be viewed objectively, as if they were processes not related to us But belongs to another order ofphenomena.

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