Right Mindfulness

5 Minute Dharma


Buddha said. Now, this is the noble truth with the path that leads to the of suffering. It is simply this noble eightfold path that is right view right intention right speech right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right meditation. Today. We WanNa talk about right mindfulness. So the next question is obviously what is right mindfulness The Buddha said, and what is right mindfulness it is when a practitioner meditates observing and aspect of the body or an aspect of feelings or an aspect of the mind or an aspect of experience being ardent, attentive, and mindful putting away worldly longing and distress. This is called right mindfulness. So, we want to look at this passage, a little closer I. The four things that he mentions are actually called the four applications of mindfulness. There's a whole a Buddhist scripture dedicated to that. The mudgee Cayenne is number ten, Sutin number ten it's called the Sada Patana Ceuta. Saudi is the word for mindfulness is translated mindfulness. It means to remember to be present with what's going on. It means to look at experience as it arises. So. There's four things that you apply your mindfulness to the first is observing aspect of the body. So that's the physical body that would include your breath, your seating position, the the walking that you do the city in the lane down different postures, things of this nature so that be the first. The second is observing an aspect of the feelings. Feelings might better translated maybe feeling tone. Basically, there's three there's pleasant, unpleasant and neutral. These are the feeling tones. So in everything that you encounter, you get a feeling tone from it. It's built in as a as a response to stimulus. So you think thought you get a feeling tone you see an object, you get a feeling tone you smell something tastes something any of those things produce a feeling tone. And those feeling tones are one of three kinds pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral. The pleasant ones we attached to the unpleasant ones we are averse to and the neutral ones we tend to ignore. The third one is observing in aspect of the mind. So this is the quality the mind the leaning of the mind whether DHS deluded contracted things of this nature. So you're trying to pay attention to the how the mind is its quality and the last one is observing an aspect of experience. So this is probably the translation that most people would find odd or unusual. The Pali Word as Dhamma and Dhamma has multiple applications and basically what it sane is. It's asking you to compare to observant aspect of experience and compare it to the Buddhist teachings. So, you're trying to see the aspects, the four noble trues in your experience you're trying to see the factors of awakening you're trying to see these aspects. In your experience, and then that also tells us how to pay attention. It tells us to be ardent which means to be dedicated. It tells us to be attentive that means to be focused to to to keep your mind there and mindful means to be observant. Not, just aware are not attentive it means to be more aware it means to really take it in. To observe it to notice if will. and. The last one is putting away worldly as long and distress that basically saying non distraction. Longings, desires things at the state your for things of the world.

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