Dhamma Letter No. 94
Satipatthana 18 : Kayanupassana 9 : The posture 1
When a bhikkhu is walking, he knows 'walking', when standing he knows 'standing', when seated he knows 'sitting', and when lying down he knows 'laying down'. Also, he knows clearly when going forward or turning back, he knows clearly when he is looking forward or looking back, he knows clearly when he bends or extends his limbs, and he knows clearly when to wear robes or carry an alms-bowl. -DN 22
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.
You know when to eat or drink, when to taste and when to digest it, and when to urinate. And we know clearly when we fall asleep and when we wake up, as well as when we speak or when we are silent.
Because body movements are moved by the action of the mind, specific methods of performing body postures and movements will proceed along with mind observation. Here, the body observation can be briefly explained by limiting to the body itself, and only the movement of the body and its posture are observed. Observe the body from the body, whatever the object or in any position.
Observing the body, noticing the body, binds the mind wandering in search of sensual pleasure to the body and tames the mind. It can be said that it is an important basic practice to move the body and mind as one so that the mind does not separate from the body.
It's about awaring to every movement of your body and keeping an eye on your actions. For those who find it difficult to note in the language every movement, they just need to re-recognize the detailed perceptions in their mind.
You can try it right now. Know what you are doing.
To be continued...
May you be free from any physical suffering !
May you be free from any mental suffering !
May you be well and happy!
Ayyā Kosallā & Mahāpajāpatī Bhikkhunī Sangha
Edited by Euna Bonovich
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May the Buddha’s teachings last a long time!
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May everyone be led on the path of peace and blessing!!
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