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nupassana or upassana?

A Wikipedia article about Sati uses the word "upassanā" According to Grzegorz Polak, the four upassanā have been misunderstood by the developing Buddhist tradition, ... https://en.wikipedia....
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Is better sati cause to better memory?

Did Lord Buddha tell something about this ? (Relationship between sati and memory) There was a monk in Buddha's time who is enlightened but didn't have a strong memory. To be enlightened, some has ...
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Sati • Yonisomanasikara

Dearest friends, seeking to clarify my fragmentary understanding of these matters, I would very much appreciate your comments on the distinction between Sati Mindfulness and Yonisomanasikara Attention ...
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What should I avoid to maintain sati?

To develop sati, we should meditate. So, what should I avoid to maintain sati?
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A person with almost zero sati vs A person with perfect sati

What are the characteristics of a person with zero sati and a person with higher level of sati ? How does this level of sati affects day to day life ? What does it really mean to have sati ?
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How come desire and sati causes sleepness?

I never felt asleep,When I am watching TV.But when I am studying or listening to Dhamma, sometimes I have felt asleep. What may be the cause of this ? But I can say, if I am falling asleep while ...
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Why work on one thing at a time?

Why work on one thing at a time according to the buddhism ? Did Lord Buddha advise us to do that ? Are there any deep desires in multi-tasking ? (Like wanting to gain more in short amount of time) ...
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Simplest version of anapanasati

Anapanasati is usually described as "mindfulness of breathing" but I've seen a member of this site describing it as "mindfulness with breathing". Sati or mindfulness (as seen in the parable of the ...
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What are the canonical definitions of common terms used in the context of satipaṭṭhāna from the Tripitaka or related literature

What are the canonical definitions of the following words (sati, sampajañña, appamada, atappa, manasikara, satipaṭṭhāna) from the Tipitaka, commentaries, sub commentaries, including primary, secondary ...
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What are the canonical definitions of vitarka-vicara in the Tripitaka or related literature

The quote below defines Vitarka-vicara as: Ardency (atappa) + mindfulness (sati) => combines to make vitakka Ardency (atappa) + alertness (sampajañña) => combines to make vicara As Ajaan Lee, my ...
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Difference between sati and sampajanna

What is the difference between sati (mindfulness) and sampajañña (awareness, clear comprehension)? Please provide examples.
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Is it true that arahants don't have sati?

A couple of months ago someone tried to convince me that arahants no longer have sati. He said that sati is like a raft in the sense that it should be given up as soon as the goal, arahantship, has ...
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Is Mindfulness a poor translation for Sati?

Usually Sati is translated as Mindfulness, but according to the Wikipedia entry, Mindfulness is described as follows: Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to ...
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Unclarity on Sati-Sampajañña

In one Sutta the Buddha said that one should constantly be mindful of the fact of anicca. In the Satipatthana Sutta he said that when one is dressing, eating, speaking etc. one should be aware that he ...
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Understanding Mindfulness through outwardly qualities

Is absent-mindedness, the opposite of Mindfulness? If someone forgets to buy grocery on the way home despite having planned, does it necessarily mean he is very less mindful? Do these qualities ...
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What does sati mean?

This normally gets translated as mindfulness. In particular, does it mean remembrance, as in to actively think using words about the past. Or is it about thinking about the present, and not the ...