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You'll want to look at Goddard's translations of mind essence. It's a essential read. A verbal chanted mantra that describes breath counting is essentially what I believe is intended from this text. It's not a short term task nor is it absolution. But it's not something you need read a text and grasp. He's telling you to breathe. Not think but breathe. ...


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Tai Sheridan in 'Buddha in Blue Jeans' seems to warning against mental fabrications in the practice of Buddhist Meditation in this short section from his book: 'Sit anywhere and be quiet: on a couch, a bed, a bench, inside, outside, leaning against a tree, by a lake, at the ocean, in a garden, on an airplane, in your office chair, on the floor, in your ...


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The second tetrad includes the term "citta sankhara", which means "mind-conditioner" and is defined in suttas SN 41.6 & MN 44. The feelings of rapture & happiness are the "mind-conditioner" because they condition the mind (citta) in certain ways (such as condition the citta to generate lust, delight, self-views, awe, etc, towards the feelings of ...


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Gil Fronsdal explains the difference between mental fabrications/processes (Tetrad II) and the mind (Tetrad III) by describing Tetrad II a bit differently: Pay attention to the enjoyment or rapture; As time passes pay attention to the more refined pleasure that appears; Experience or be sensitive to our tight thinking; Relax the strained thinking that ...


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