Dhamma Letter No. 87
Satipatthana 11 : Kayanupassana 3: Anapanasati1 호흡에 대한 마음챙김
Mindfulness of breathing 1
Quotation from the original text of Satipatthana (DN22)
Observing the body from the body (身), diligently having continuous and thorough knowledge and awareness of impermanence, and living while eliminating desire and aversion to the world of mind and matter.
When exhaling a deep or long breath, we correctly know that we are exhaling deeply or long, and when exhaling a shallow or short breath, we correctly know that we are exhaling in a shallow or short breath.
In this way one cultivates oneself as follows.
“In one breath one will breathe in, feeling one’s whole body.” And one practices oneself, saying, “In one breath, feel the whole body and breathe out.”
“One will breathe in while calming the body” and “One will breathe out while calming the activity of the body” one practices oneself.
In this way, one dwells contemplating the body from the inside, observing the body from the outside, and observing the body from the inside and outside.
One spends the time observing phenomena occurring in the body, observing phenomena that disappear from the body, and also observing phenomena that arise and disappear simultaneously in the body.
The awareness that “this is the body” is established in oneself. In this way one develops the awareness to a level where there is wisdom and right awareness.
In this way one lives detachedly, without attachment, to anything in the world of mind and matter. This is how a bhikkhu lives by observing the body from body as a body.
If you are looking for something more profound because it is simple to practice, then you are mistaken. If you do it consistently and iteratively, you will see results. Doing simple things consistently is a great practice in itself.
Among the mindfulness of the body presented in the ‘Satipatthana’, the most basic is to establish ‘mindfulness on breathing’, that is, concentration and awareness of inhalation and exhalation.
Breathing takes place in a dynamic and autonomous way without resting for a moment, but unlike the body, the mind is relatively unconstrained in time and space. Therefore, It is easy to miss this living, breathing moment. Train the mind. Here! Moment by moment!
In short, the separation of the body and the mind ; When the body is grounded in reality and breathes, while the mind is not anchored to the body and wanders into thoughts. The consciousness is entering and leaving that is wandering without awareness. Train the mind instead by holding it as an object and leading it to establish awareness through concentration of attention (such as on the breath).
To be continued…
May you cultivate your Sati continuously (Samma-Viriya)!
May you achieve the Samma-Sati through Satipatthāna (vipassana meditation)!
May all practice well and reach to Magga (道, the path of enlightenment) and Phala(果, the fruit of enlightenment)!
Edited by Euna Bonovich
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