Mindfulness of Breathing

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  1. aero1

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    and commentaries(Sareebhutta Bhikkhu) Transalated by Bhikkhu Nanamoli 1952<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
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    Important point- page 49 : Last paragraph

    The nine way of knowing

    (a) He breathes in a long in-breath reckoned as a long extent. ...etc.




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    Summary of basic-Anapanasati by Aero1

    Basic knowledge of Breathing Meditation

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    Questions

    1.What is the first jhana means (directed thought) ?
    2.What is the measurement for first jhana ? Ans 2 things ; 1. Mind signal is Nimit and 2. Physics signal is Piti


    Answer

    Whenever we say "first jhana" and then want to explain a characteristic of jhana. We have to know the context in the same topic. Clause the lord Buddha teach many kinds of meditation technical: 40 Methods. So I mean If we talk to the characteristic of first jhana, it have many description depend on what kind of meditation method.

    Here I will say the 1st jhana characteristic of Breathing meditation. Actually 1st jhana have Five Jhana-factors are :

    1. Initial application (vitakka)
    2. Sustained application (vicara)
    3. Joy (píti)
    4. Happiness (sukha)
    5. One-pointedness (ekaggata)

    Many people use Five Jhana-factors to evaluate 1st jhana. Nevertheless in my opinion , "we cannot evaluate jhana by Five Jhana-factors". Especially begin-er who don't know in Vasi process.

    In fact 1st jhana characteristic of Breathing meditation have NIMIT(Bali); it means "marking or Sign". Breathing meditation(anapanasti) have 3 steps of NIMIT are: 1.bhavana nimit 2.uggaha nimit 3.patibhaga nimit (jhana)

    1.When we start and know breathing continuously ;That is bhavana nimit
    2.Have a characteristic touching like as Cotton wool or like the wind; uggaha nimit >>> medium concentrate
    3.Have a characteristic seeing in mind like a ; Appear like stars,jewel, some pearl(s), seed cotton, Burr wood with some rough touched,breast chain,flower,burning smoke,gossamer,clouds ,wheels,moon ,sun ;>>>deep concentrate or jhana

    Remark: - The 1st jhana nimit is the early items on nimit list as star to jewel(pearl to sun are upper-jhana)
    - The steps of nimits will appear only one kind depend on our subconscious.
    - Nimit ; It's not difficult to appearance but very difficult to keep.


    And the most important thing of the Buddhist way which many people have done a wrong process. That is a consideration in Jhana or Five Jhana-factors. Because, if we consider in 5 factors of Jhana while we didn't expert in five Vasi. Jhana will decline.

    A Jhana consideration is a 5th step of Vasi.

    Vasi (skillfulness)

    1. Skillfulness in pondering (Avajjanavasi), Many sources have differ to translate ;In my opinion is "Warming" or "prepared" .

    2. Skillfulness in entering (Samapajjanavasi),

    3. Skillfulness in holding back (Abhitthanavasi),

    4. Skillfulness in exit (Vutthanavasi),

    5. Skillfulness in reflection (Paccavekkhanavasi). consideration in



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    And the other thing that people always misunderstanding. that is 5 Piti.

    The Lord Buddha said Piti which mean 5th piti or Pharana-piti only . So, many people when they do Jhana then they get some 1st-4th piti. Follow the Buddha word they don't get a real Jhana.

    5 Piti

    A) Khuddaka-piti------- Minor rapture

    B) Khanika-piti-----------Momentary or instantaneous joy

    C) Okkantika-piti--------Showering joy or flow of joy

    D) Ubbenga-piti----------Uplifting joy or transporting rapture

    E) Pharana-piti-----------Suffusing joy or all-pervading rapture


    Pharana-piti—suffusing or all-pervading joy. This form of piti radiates all over the body. One has ecstatic feelings while experiencing this kind of rapture. This is truly the rapture in Jhana. However, some who have yet to reach Jhana may also be able to experience this form of piti.

    Remark--------------

    Acinteyya - the four unthinkables

    To call something unthinkable is to say that it is too unpleasant or too abstruse to think about or that no amount of thinking about it will yield a clear understanding of it. The Buddha uses the term unthinkable (acinteyya) in this last sense. He said: 'There are these four unthinkables, not to be thought about, thinking about which one will become mad and confused. What four?

    1.Thinking about the range of a Buddha's understanding,
    2. Thinking about the range of some meditative states,
    3.Thinking about the results of kamma and
    4. Thinking about the origins of the world' (A.II,80). Sometimes the end of the world also



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    MEDITATION

    Mindfulness of Breathing
    by Bhikkhu Nanamoli
    Anapanasati or “mindfulness of breathing” was the method of meditation that the Buddha himself used to attain enlightenment, and during his long teaching career he often stressed its importance to his disciples. In the living Buddhist tradition mindfulness of breathing is regarded as the “root” meditation subject, the basis for all other approaches to meditation as well as a self-sufficient system that covers the entire range of practice for gaining calm and insight.

    The present book is an anthology of all the important source material from the Páli Canon and Commentaries on this core system of meditation. The book includes the famous Anapanasati Sutta, the Discourse on Mindfulness of Breathing (MN No. 118); the commentary on this sutta (including a substantial passage from the Visuddhimagga); an analytical treatise from the canonical Paþisambhidamagga; and a selection of suttas from the Pali Canon. All this material has been rendered into lucid English by Bhikkhu Nanamoli, one of the foremost translators of Pali Buddhist texts in our age.

    2010, 388 pp. 14 x 21.5 cm BP502S
    Price: $ 1.75

    Mindfulness of Breathing

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    หลวงพ่อจรัญ ฐิตตธัมโม ท่านได้สอนวิธีหายใจที่ถูกต้องให้ สำหรับ นักปฏิบัติ ที่เพิ่งเริ่มต้น

    ด้วยการ สูดลมหายใจเข้าลึกๆ แล้วปล่อยหายใจออก

    โดย ห้าม บังคับ ลมหายใจ หรือ บังคับ ปอด/กระบังลม

    ท่านสอนว่า ขณะเดินจงกรม ก็มีวิธีหายใจลักษณะนี้

    ทำให้สามารถเดินจงกรมได้นานค่ะ
    ลองไปปฏิบัติที่วัด อัมพวัน ดูนะคะ
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    Luang Phor Jarun, Abbot Wat Ambhavan, already taught how to breathe while practicing meditation or anapanasati

    For more info, please go there.
     
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