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Awareness = Sati ... !!!

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  • Bhikkhu Samahita
    Friends: What is the Awareness (Sati) Link to Awakening! The Awareness Link to Awakening (sati-sambojjhanga) is basically the same mental property
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 3, 2006
      Friends:


      What is the Awareness (Sati) Link to Awakening!


      The Awareness Link to Awakening (sati-sambojjhanga) is basically the
      same mental property (sati-cetasika), which inherently is included in:

      The Four Foundations of Awareness (satipatthana)
      The Ability of Awareness (satindriya)
      The Power of Awareness (satibala)
      The Right Awareness Path Factor (samma-sati-magganga)

      Trained, developed and refined in a degree that gradually enlightens!
      The Buddha once said: What mental fermentations (asava) should be
      overcome by development? If a Bhikkhu by careful & rational attention
      develops the Awareness Link to Awakening based on seclusion, disillusion,
      ceasing, and culminating in relinquishment, neither can any fermentation,
      nor any fever, nor any vexation ever arise in him. MN 2 [i 11]
      The Ability of Awareness is to remain anchored on any chosen object &
      when this ability is unshakable and well fixed, it is a Power of Awareness!
      Awareness is a Foundation (patthana), when well Established (upatthana)
      continually - without interrupting distractions - on these four objects:

      1: Body as mere form: Just a group of foul & fragile organs...
      2: Feeling as a reactive response assigned to any contact...
      3: Mind as only a changing set of mentalities & moods...
      4: Phenomena simply as momentary mental states...

      Not lasting but transient! Not pleasure but pain! Not Self but impersonal!
      Neither neglecting nor forgetting that these universal characteristics are
      relevant & true for absolutely all aspects of these four objects, the false
      & distorted perception of beauty in what really is disgusting, of pleasure
      in what really is painful, of self in what really is selfless and impersonal,
      gradually fades away and the mental fermentations (asava) of sensing,
      of views, of ignorance and of becoming are overcome by elimination.

      Further inspirations on this lucid quality of Awareness:
      Training of Clear Comprehension (sampajanna):
      http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Clear_Comprehension.htm
      Training of the Four Foundations of Awareness (satipatthana):
      http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/Manual/Meditation.Manual.htm
      What is Right & Noble Awareness? Answer and Details at:
      http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Awareness.htm
      Further studies in this universally superb mental state:
      http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Sati_Studies.htm


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