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Huntington Beach 25 May 2010 Anapanasati Sutta with Chinese Translation

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breathing So first one do you think is more codes to the. I think it was for the math here. Does should breathe completely natural. And only wash the breath. Sometimes just long and sometimes starts. When, it tends to be longer, but it's still sometimes long there and sometimes further. And then as you say near mind we're time of fire and the fact tends become shorter too. But I think what really means is you're just watching, i at the body brief naturally. And we'll just watch. I will in fasting the entire body or everyone south the entire valley.

The you before when it begin your mind, moves all lower everywhere. For attention. And so you're learning, first of all, if we make sure your attention still. And so don't make your attention still you pick one thing to attention to repair. What happens as your mind begins to they train. And so it stays that. So she breath And you you focus on that. And your mind stays there. So when your mind starts are comes still, they'll aware of other things. Right? So naturally, watching her breath. Now do you start really aware more and more of the whole body.

Side? And so as your your awareness expands, you can constrain yourself to have better two hundred by allowing yourself their be aware of the breath in the whole the whole body as your in and out. And I think last worked while first. If you do this on purpose, think things happened. One is to be aware of the whole body rather than this one small area. Your mind must pick become much sharper and clearer and stronger. So that's one thing is you you make the power of your mindful awareness increases over you've do.

The second thing that happens is your mind becomes fully occupied with because there's all these different sensations on the body. The mine is fully occupied. So now there's very, very little opportunity or thoughts or getting aware of stray sounds or things like that So it makes your focus much more stable and stronger. So when if we impact this meditation some party naturally pump to the place be sensed that you're aware and say was expanding beyond just fear just here. When that happens then you it's you luck five happen and to increase the power of mindfulness awareness to deeply amount of the distractions sort of entering.

Before that, we needed to align you. Because you're not paying attention to the beginning in the middle and the bars beginning of the coming the bodily application. So that one is main. Or naturally. Hey Call in mind for which on call. Dan That's finding mean that story if the boss but picture city, the bodies already not moving. Right now, by the time you in the long and enough come figure fourth one, when you said your body is already not moving, But you still have a lot of in their body and feel, you know, my hips or i need for, i thought and like that.

You know So the body was not completely calm settled. And so we let the study of developing their for the body and what that happens You know if we know that you are succeeding when you sit there and you start to feel the stillness on the body. Body very comfortable, they're feeling like health I need to move my leg then. Know I need the You know That goes away. If because their body feels very very still and comfortable and home. And happens, then you know how. This is what calling the viral rotation.

Now. Now my body is, you know, I can sit here and sit here for two hours. I don't need a blue. I don't wanna move. There's no, you know, no rest of system. The your situation you needed to do something. Right. Well, exactly that what you need to do, you know, even you train yourself to do you. Which what have while you're still the rest of, you like the bring palm the mind. And so when somebody's medically and they saying well, when I'd say, after. My legs always started to bother me. Don't feel if i need to move my way.

I would say, and sorry by the meditation teacher you say don't. Don't me sense are very familiar right step on your start to feel, quit your attention and and just observe it. I'm not that same all mind just that could you reach upon where you have to move move move very slowly with nine for. And maybe next time you are have to move. And if i and that, while the body becomes very hard. So so you do have the decipher Same thing connect movie to or are you can? First all. I mean you can see d chain, that's means far foundation that are not gone yet.

Yes. So what you do is first of all, put your attention on Just just. Just like that indeed on the using rather than moving right away. We move right away, we would just keep on high no one every we return. But if you meditate on it, sign sometimes what happens, because it will go away, and then you can go back to your back. Sometimes it won't go away but it will just... you know, it won't bother the part. And then you can her back to the fan. Sometimes they won't go. You it or long sheet can't.

And if it comes the once that you know okay. I I know I'm going remove. The pockets will be impossible for nature risk any longer. On manufactured that fine. And you can say, okay. I'm blue, but I'm going to move complete in total awareness of. And not also helps calm nobody body because the body doesn't just all radiation moving regard. And type of have you sitting the plan and in the back. You know... I'm so said. And mean you keep doing that, we will never... But if just... Okay. I feel that and just way wait as long as you can, it will often weights, if it doesn't throw then instead of going thursday discussed.

Restless. I wants to food. Gl and food, even taking deepgram grass something like right. You became wedding and booth they never called down. Mh. You have happiness? Anything for the first job? Well, joy and learn and the happiness come before but they're john factories. Yeah. I'm so when they come, which you if you want for fact, China you need seller the majority and then But it does really join happiness something doesn't meet. They Well, it's it's both. The joy comes naturally, then as you...

And as you quiet your mind and learn to be focused, the joy naturally stick on not. But you can also conquer that choice. And very helpful. If we're in a big error is not fading, if they don't have joy, it's a very hard. That's true. You know, they feel know, like all this is party worse. Yes. All I don't wanna do this. I know any better for instead if they're juggle and they relax she say, oh, okay. It's so very nice thing for do stuff. So right hundred video you begin. Be deliberately trying figure you know, when you're sitting there and you say, oh, that feel be nice.

But that's good. Being that far and not that joy either. But as you go along and the mine becomes more unified, the joy starts to come much stronger such from our for night, and they she feel very children. Yeah. I I asked them so much so. You will be oh so she pension say. Thank join. Yeah. But do you know what really I will be the sensitive sensitive the sensitive to failure your And what this is reminding us and based and teachers us is that joy and happiness outside they are inside knock from the outside.

Oh I need beer or that I'm I have enjoyed because of that, But if she did come sensitive things right. We it joy inside it's to any of manufacture. So of course the energy like it's very strong. Yesterday she of that it's lot. So they where exported here at least i show I and he of director. It's a a word and poly. It includes non joy energy while energy is part of it. Earlier on here, No says, did he trained himself sensitive to the entire body when you part of the meditation. You'll begin the field of the breath and the entire body, even your feet their hands are just you just feel the breath and i can continue on, the feeling of the browser becomes energy like the body bridge and can see filament name and is that is that's i rat and what happens with a lot of people or becomes of vibration that becomes very strong.

Very pleasant. And it just rises right actually head where and or just all over the rapture I have comes chris where I got it right june. To patients by your mind becomes still and you see your mind has all these different parts and they don't agree with each other. But one part of mario nine months to do this. Some other party nine wants to do that. One part of the mind us, so guys we're gonna shape here learn deleted medi players. Now party new mind said nah let's go watch Tv or working about it.

Okay. Well all of your life comes together such states work in our name. That's when the senior runs up. And that's the majority and packing this, and that's what makes your mine really still and focus. Very well and then you can prove this situation. They're feeling true the they life. That's right sometimes these are pick out of the bed they're so good dry. Oh why all at bit time. I think it's a i'm so happy. So breathe breathe and everything else it's. One is satisfied by my the. The other one is sad mark.

Satisfied right and that's stadium it's all. The option that stage. Sound is you can go gas and or you can train your yourself to their steps. Yes. One. It's very. So is everybody practice? Only one. It's okay. Body, phoenix and march there's related. Well, they are related but This is guy being a whole process. Right? Each part of the process even at different levels, but they're all interconnected. So. Don't play we go back for a little bit number number eight? Yes. Page. Okay. So we talked about number five and number six, so joy and the on their pleasures.

And so from the shannon, sensor it's a mental target. When you see if Becomes sensitive to Joy and happiness. And if you realize that the joy happiness has the mind and not front outside, then you come to on understand that joy and happiness some pleasure. These are mental private dates. So when you have that understanding, that These are these come from the vermont. They're natural fabrication. And then we be become sensitive all and of fiber collections, and you say, okay. Point and there's a joy.

Other time celine and there's rest us. Sometimes I'm sitting in this part and are times on seating and there's different network conversation. So you become sensitive to all kinds of fiber applications. And that allows you to do number eight just to calm the mental target. Okay. So all different kinds of mental variations. Some are good some of thousand summer are unpleasant and they interfere with the fact you see When you see all these joy the happiness discomfort. Sensor online. Yes. So your direct your attention.

Not focusing so much joy around thing as i think that both the mind all and now you're sensitive they're the line, you know, And so now you want fifth. Okay. Let's make this line that fulfilled. So not I always trying to make fabrication i because not So that's why we may go the nest thing it's mental sense between of mind and send through the miles leg them calm down the train so objectives right the my and the city of my. So which time minutes off. Right. For that. I mean this one here on number eleventh the word are stating in there.

That is the same thing. So it also means much more powerful concentration Well, that's part I said all of these things can happen at different levels. When you had when concentration instead, like precisely where you wants to back thanos. And then when you on, we become various are been through your meditation traffic because you're are very powerful and the rapture that comes up is extremely stuff and it's a accompanied by i think has invited bothered it. So when you when you practice the on, when you go into the done as you have heard relax and happiness together.

And then as you go through these designers, you separated late see saved oh the joy is a good same by the danger and so you let go of the joy, when you thought on the fighter, And know once you get used to that and you can see it very thoroughly, you say well, the stranger is a different thing than the mine. So now moved not you say, okay. The me failure and pain behind join and please be fine. And I just become aware of the mind that these some stuff up. And then you're going steve by believe join.

So So this is also describing what happens when you do John practice. So you can keep going through the same thing very about So that part gia entering and the And then emerging from So that's different. Because they needed to know each applied and then joy and happiness years and people going i understand they needed to really. Students it's different part for the assessing back. Yeah. Yeah. And you did you go back in D honest, the these same stated done. As exactly when I'm wouldn't be or four chime.

But if you still If you go just once seven times, the he is easy. I think very often from the mistake that people make. It's a asymptomatic. And they want to jump here they want to go through. Focusing anticipation. Again you fast age. Yes. That's it's a must... It's it's a much stronger kind of effort and that they when you have we have... Before this, we have from from the summer century. And now when we get into they were fast enough, we have not stronger e so that, you know, second but are beautiful, we don't lawn and black or something that's un painful.

We don't know to push the right. You just, you know, we have. That's this faction. The No passion and passenger the rates and for. First super about san. Okay. And then we changed bigger fast. So when you done to number twelve, it you done join us then you have appointment for Donna. Yes. And happens donna know. You have... At this point for the the or not, do you have five of the seven factors of in life myself. What I mean right that is if you look in here and then these first lines, you have month awareness through the body.

You've been sensitive to feeling and sensitive for the minds, mindful awareness one enlightenment in fact there's is a very strong. Of course, as you have constant, but higher. Same thing enlightenment past the very strong. You have you have joy third and like my thought. You have about... I for the last one where you have time seven and enlightenment factors are present when you get the number twelve. So on order number thirteen, you now you think the five factors you have and you rein to investigate enthusiasm and irr and that's the other you would like So now we move into a us by falling two more i enlightenment met factors to what we passed.

Just go and explain notes we're you know with all are impacted not our and focus on impairment. Error reason change it. As a matter of fact that's all there is think. Right? Nothing the chain. Now, before this we already had excellent of some, but now when you see everything is changing. But thing is only changed. So think it's there half. Then do have the inside. Inside gives you a new which released the dispatch. One after what is always changing. And why should I be of had version, The weather's always changing?

We're even inside into leads to the mh. That allows the disinfection. Right? Okay. So now you hear I I i I chair about any of this anymore. I'm not going to please struggling with any of this. Kind of desire should be. I want. I don't want to be free for all. I talked to be wait. I want to deliver it. And so that's where we get through and when we get to numbers. Fifteen, I will breathe in focusing on cessation the end of all this suffering that bringing and desire immigration time. You see what what catherine?

It this is also a good four noble trees. You say we suffered the inside that we very fact just. Mh him. I'm with really that. There's two our. Desire version. But we told like all of those and he see that the happened goes like, and you believe that this is straight. And that's what he said about there second no to understand that. Mh. And then learn trades rachel of the twenty. Really this is true. And so once you've done that, we have like understanding of the second truth. They new desire situation, he say, I can see.

My whenever I lower training, the suffering goes right. If I it make the crate saw entirely completely, yeah that's the thirty true if be hard to complete. Powered cra leads to complete freedom from shanghai. And so this is where we got damper. Now we're ready to to achieve this cessation. You know, we greedy breathe out focusing on and around But the only thing that the buddha, you know, yes aware of was that... Crazy. Desire and the version is always accompanied by cigarettes. That really. And what is that reason?

We believe that these things are real rather than production better mine. And believe you know, that the south is with. And so the way to the sense to wherever there is this delusion they will always. In order to she the perfect set, we must eliminate the delusion and then we can eliminate the trading. So what this the latch is talking, what are what is relentless shannon is are We're relentless the attachment to their in our minds projection from the attachments so our belief And so the advancements will be exist.

Targeting these things that we think for real make self for badly. This is the same thing as in the origin origin organization. From Crave and scratch. Yeah. The asking... I'll trying to. Yeah. So is the opposite of this creating comes nebraska and drafting done. So they can't now right And that's never have Alright Okay. Anybody today some people maybe it's already and where through the genre and somebody maybe the celebration they they didn't know so we talk him regarding the and their concentration in the Concentration.

Really don't know something the insurance say like talk about me of that. The first not of the host question. Alright. So what I believe about these different kinds of concentration. There's at all. What his concentration mean where we talk about different kinds of and concentration means first of all, the your attention is stable. Constantly moving from one thing to another. So if you have concentration, your attention, stays focus. On what are you choose rather than down. The second thing of our concentration is know, sometimes we're aware of everything that wants, but nothing even particular And sometimes we are focused on something in particular.

It's just the one thing and we everything out. And if you... If you don't have concentration, you don't have control over that. You you'd like to be of thing but you can't tell they'll be aware of everything else. And important that makes your attention move too. So should be develop concentration needs to get through the vice or if I leave to any attention for one thing, I can told, and are not distracted by everything else. I just the one thing. Paul or if I want to pay attention to something larger.

I can pay technician it, but not least distracted by anything else. So I have, you know, like, my eyes are focused on whatever I choose. And they taking either more or less or else but for what it. So this concentration then allows me to carry out investigation answer gain sorry. About if you have good concentrate and it's strong. There are different reasonably good. He could be done very single point focus on one thing. And that and allow you to enter Z. If your concentration is good. There's another thing that you could do.

You pay concentrate on Each comes up in mind australia comes and something else goes away. And or each thing that you're observing, you're totally concentrated. Even though it only lasts for a short period of time. And you moved to Second mills and the total on scott. And then you totally concentrated on something else fill that that. So the first time single simplified. The second time is a moment concentration. Either using thirty five concentration where you county... Actually there's other ways of doing both of these things.

But in the third major time of constantly we're... You change your mind would be perfectly still. Now you met your mind open and spaces. So you're aware of anything and everything which you'll mind does not move. This comes up, your mind doesn't move. And that comes up, then the mine doesn't move. Your mind is totally still and you left. Boss, sensations, just rise without the mind moving. So these are three things leave three different kinds of found concentration that you. The only way we the kind of concentration that's necessary to do all three these.

It is to run to keep the mind focus on one thing. Until the mind by sound and attention and stops moving. Combat that requires say the person practice. How many in the began, very in mitigating the same all. But as a mind wants to move is used to smooth. So what happens is somebody comes along and they read about theory constant concentrating things. You will say. Oh, mind it was the one thing, and it sounds not easier. I like that. You learning behalf my mind for on one thing sounds like too much work.

Monetary military concentration sounds a lot easier. But it's impossible. You cannot do completely told us on this and then the last thing and the next time. In your report in any mind. They you'll try to do that. And he reminds us those off by itself. And you don't... You're not able to be completely focused on mont montana on mind It's just jumping up. Now what what happens if you try hard enough long enough So how inventory concentration? Will eventually we get it. If they're lucky if you go growing in our When you do, you'll also have you'll be able to stay on one thing as on making want.

You can't there of moment military concentration answer are constant. And when you have concentration, it can be moment momentarily. Or it can be single pointed or a gaining spacious and oath. So you have a concentration you have the kinds of concentrate. But people don't understand them. They said paul sound. But the thing is moment for concentration it's not a good way describe it but it's not the concentration that's on my party. There's a concentration there's always is the object at this moment there.

The harvard that arises in pass with the concentration is always the same. The other hand comes the old spaces awareness us where the mind is still really rather coming Some people seem think they're here about that and say. Oh, sounds much easier. I like that better. I think. I I'll just sit here i'm online over where it wants to body sound. Know. And there's same it sounds easily. But it's no from the is personal concentration and that. Because you need to be need to develop the concentration first.

Before you can have open over anything. That's valuable, if either develop for concentration, then you can practice this or awareness And what happens, you're watching the mind. And so you trying to understand the mind. You see when the mind moves and you see when the line is still, you see in some part or some sensation or some perception or arises you the mind and it passed really in the mind because you're old and you're just... But you're your mindless still if I want to see everything that's happening here, if I looked in one place, keep my eye there, he I saw her hand move.

I seen her not. Keep mind and only in place I can see everything. Because my eyes stays still. But when she moved here hand go over they here I won't see or not. Right. So both awareness requires stillness of mind. Mine cannot be blue on you have old that's why you need for develop concentration first. So I'm glad to ask this question, but because people misunderstand and because i don't wanna do all that work. They develop single point in concentration, like a moment theory sounds easy old by awareness sounds easy.

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