Building Mindfulness, by Achaan Sucitto:
We cultivate ___ mindfulness. We need to remember mindfulness never stands alone. It has support as mindfulness is just the ability to bear something in mind. We might say no for this is like a hand. Of all these, because, then, it depends upon how you hold it, why you hold it, what you hold on to, what you place it on.
So, mindfulness also needs to have correct application, correct object, and correct way of holding. So, mindfulness is like a hand. So, and, good, youthful, but hand can hold too tight, can hold the wrong thing. Listen, if you guide it, it will then set the ___, the ___. There are actually that three qualities that come together, ___, ___, and ___.
___ means one is ego, one is key, one is ___, one is enthusiastic, one is vigorous, one is full of energy. ___ is ___ something in mind. We stay with it. The way we talk. Sustain.
___ means you’re able to feel to notice, to be fully aware, to be clearly aware of what you’re holding. And therefore, ___ has wisdom. And wisdom, in the book of Dharma, is always based upon some ___, right, and view. ___ many things, what the most important qualities that ___ was the understanding cause and effect. Intention means whatever you bring up— right intention, good intention, and proper intention, there is good result.
Now, if you have long intention, ___ result. So, our intention has to be quite clear and pure. At least, we have to know that. Sometimes, intention is too forceful. Sometimes, it is not clear enough.
Sometimes, our intentions is filled with the sense of trying to gain something, or to become something. Sometimes, intention is ___, not strong, not clear. We have to learn. We also some ___. As for ___ do it, one is purpose.
Purpose means ___. What is good, what is necessary, what is the purpose? So, sometimes people say, well, you could be mindful, you can shoot somebody mindfully. No, ___ very carefully, set ___. You know, but there is no some ___.
Because the intention is wrong. There’s no full clarity as to understanding the purpose of why we’re doing this. So, in some ___, what is appropriate when we meditate?
What is appropriate? What is good to bring ___? What is good ___? Your body, breathing? Elements.
What is good? What is appropriate? The way some ___ works is in terms of suitable. ___ in Thai word. In Thai word, it’s ___.
It means this is comfortable, this is suitable, it is appropriate. It’s not too hard, not too soft. It defines something that is appropriate, comfortable, where in you can easily sit, hold or settle. If you don’t find that suitable, you ___. So, you choose ___ to focus on your breathing.
Should it be ___ breathing, in the nose, throat, chest, stomach, wherever. You find a place that feels suitable. And you find out for yourself what is comfortable.
When you sit, how long do you sit for?
How long do you sustain ___ old sitting? Hmm?
What is comfortable? What is suitable? What is appropriate? ___ sometimes, you ___. You get very ___.
You ___. You know the way that some ___ works is in terms of always remaining in the same reference or domain, which means when you walk, you stay in the body. When you walk to the canteen, you stay in the body. When you walk in the hallway, you stay in the body. When you walk to the _, you stay in the body.
So, we stay in the same place. This makes our meditation very steady, because then, wherever you are, you are on the same place. It’s just the world changes around you. Hmm? This is ___ change, you stay within the four ___.
You stay in the body, you stay on what is suitable, and you stay where you feel settled and comfortable. And last, where ___ works is in terms of delusion. Is it clear? And sometimes, when people meditate, the mind creates some kinds of impressions. Sometimes, not normal impressions.
Strange sights or sounds, strange experiences in the mind—colors, images, lights. And people can get very excited, or ___, ___, ___, ___, certain kind of things. For the real _, the most important one is change. Everything changes. You stay with that.
So, we don’t hold on to any particular sight or sound, or feeling, or ___, or mental impression. So, because all impressions, all sights, all sounds, all mental events, are ___, are impermanent, not self, nothing is to be hold on to. This means where we stay in the same place, place of clarity, place of not holding, place of simplicity, and we let the world change. In meditation, you see many worlds. You see the ___ world, you see the world of the cheetah, which is much bigger.
In the world of the cheetah, there are ___, the ___, the ___, the past, the future. The world of the cheetah is almost Internet. But you stay in the same place, and let the world change. So, you find the meditation object allows you to stay within the four ___, and not to go out into the world of the cheetah, or the world of the ___.
However, interesting it may seem, this is wisdom.
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