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Jundo
09-28-2010, 02:27 PM
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The seventh branch of the Eightfold Path is “Right Mindfulness.”

It may be termed a ‘mindfulness’ of circumstances within and circumstances without (though truly, within is without, and without just within). Right Mindfulness of circumstances “within” includes being attentive to our inner mental-physical conditions, the causes and workings of the body-mind, emotions and thoughts..

We are aware so as to better understand ourselves by understanding mental origins and effects. By becoming aware of the processes, we may thereby gain a degree of acceptance, understanding and control over the mind.

Right Mindfulness of circumstances “without” is an awareness and understanding of the events that surround us in each moment, seeing clearly phenomena as they arise and how we perceive them. We experience how our inner condition, our thoughts and emotions, help create our experience of the world without. We learn to recognize the triggers and effects of greed, anger and ignorance as they arise in others and ourselves.
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“Within” and “without”‘ are not apart. We learn to discern the nature of samsara, impermanent, possessing self yet lacking self, so often dissatisfactory to our own inner “self” which judges it. But we also learn how a change to our inner condition, our emotions and thoughts, will change our experience of all that.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmFYFOwCHLg&feature=player_embedded

Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended.

Joryu
04-20-2014, 03:02 PM
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Byokan
03-05-2015, 06:24 PM
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Lisa
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Dave d
03-17-2015, 09:05 PM
Thank you Jundo

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Troy
06-17-2015, 11:24 PM
Gracias


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Jika
07-16-2015, 07:49 AM
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Kyotai
04-08-2016, 11:51 PM
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Cyd
08-18-2016, 06:29 PM
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Cyd
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davewasabi
09-04-2016, 06:31 AM
Profound teaching. Gassho
Dave
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Rob
01-02-2017, 09:01 PM
Thank you Jundo.

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Rob

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jmiller
03-28-2017, 03:27 AM
Thank you Jundo.

Gassho,
John Miller
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Budo-Dan
06-26-2017, 04:16 PM
This is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of this life style (for me at least) letting go of emotions like anger when it arises (as apposed to hanging on to it) not to mention all the mental garbage and judgments I attach to people, places and things. I have a long way to go!

Thank you Jundo!

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Dan
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mateus.baldin
04-20-2019, 05:53 PM
Thank you, Jundo. This is a hard but great practice. I hope I can advance on the Way so that I can recognize how and when greed, anger and ignorance arrives in mind.
Gassho,
Mateus
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Jakuden
04-21-2019, 01:06 PM
It's great to have these reminders pop up in the forum from time to time. No matter how long we practice, it is easy to lose sight of the basics in the daily shuffle. We always need to renew our commitment to looking deeply into ourselves and our motivations, over and over.

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Jakuden
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Teiro
05-04-2019, 06:30 PM
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Teiro

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Timchenko_Oleg
05-09-2019, 12:14 PM
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