Buddha-Basics (Part X) — Mindfully Right

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
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    Buddha-Basics (Part X) — Mindfully Right



    The seventh branch of the Eightfold Path is “Right Mindfulness.”

    It may be termed a ‘mindfulness’ of circumstances within and circumstances without (though truly, within is without, and without just within). Right Mindfulness of circumstances “within” includes being attentive to our inner mental-physical conditions, the causes and workings of the body-mind, emotions and thoughts..

    We are aware so as to better understand ourselves by understanding mental origins and effects. By becoming aware of the processes, we may thereby gain a degree of acceptance, understanding and control over the mind.

    Right Mindfulness of circumstances “without” is an awareness and understanding of the events that surround us in each moment, seeing clearly phenomena as they arise and how we perceive them. We experience how our inner condition, our thoughts and emotions, help create our experience of the world without. We learn to recognize the triggers and effects of greed, anger and ignorance as they arise in others and ourselves.
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    Within” and “without”‘ are not apart. We learn to discern the nature of samsara, impermanent, possessing self yet lacking self, so often dissatisfactory to our own inner “self” which judges it. But we also learn how a change to our inner condition, our emotions and thoughts, will change our experience of all that.



    Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended.
    Last edited by Jundo; 09-10-2014, 03:44 AM.
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  • Joryu
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    • Byokan
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      • Apr 2014
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      #3


      Gassho
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      Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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      • Dave d
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        • Jan 2015
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        #4
        Thank you Jundo

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        • Troy
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            • davewasabi
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              • Jul 2016
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              Profound teaching. Gassho
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              • Rob
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                • Jun 2015
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                Thank you Jundo.

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                • jmiller
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                  • Mar 2017
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                  Thank you Jundo.

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                  • Budo-Dan
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                    • Jun 2017
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                    #10
                    This is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of this life style (for me at least) letting go of emotions like anger when it arises (as apposed to hanging on to it) not to mention all the mental garbage and judgments I attach to people, places and things. I have a long way to go!

                    Thank you Jundo!

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                    • Tai Do
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                      • Jan 2019
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                      #11
                      Thank you, Jundo. This is a hard but great practice. I hope I can advance on the Way so that I can recognize how and when greed, anger and ignorance arrives in mind.
                      Gassho,
                      Mateus
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                      怠努 (Tai Do) - Lazy Effort
                      (also known as Mateus )

                      禅戒一如 (Zen Kai Ichi Nyo) - Zazen and the Precepts are One!

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                      • Jakuden
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                        • Jun 2015
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                        #12
                        It's great to have these reminders pop up in the forum from time to time. No matter how long we practice, it is easy to lose sight of the basics in the daily shuffle. We always need to renew our commitment to looking deeply into ourselves and our motivations, over and over.

                        Gassho,
                        Jakuden
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                        • Teiro
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                          • Timchenko_Oleg
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                            • Bokucho
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                              • Dec 2018
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                              Wonderful lesson thank you so much. I'm not sure if anyone is familiar with Culadasa and his work, but awhile back I was really interested in his version of Vipassana mostly utilizing The Mind Illuminated. Would this right mindfulness be similar to his idea of metacognitive introspective awareness? Given the two descriptions I feel like they're very similar, although his method feels like it has a much more clinical, by the book approach to the matter. Any insight (no pun intended) into this would very helpful!

                              Gassho,

                              Joshua
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