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Satipatthana

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Translated to English by Edwin

 

四念處 

練動功練透是觀身,練靜功練透是觀受,看自己看透是觀心,這三關都透了,才能觀法無我。

如果練功都帶著我,到了觀心的階段,就會開始產生障礙,無形的種種障礙,就會出現。

我們為什麼要學習服務他人,就是為了在服務當中學習放下自我。

修煉不是只有練氣練身而已,還要練心,練心最重要的,就是放下自己,放下自己,最重要的,就是忍辱。

當有『辱』的感覺出現,就是面對自己的挑戰的時候,你過得了,你就過了。

實修並不是修得功力高深好當大師,如果抱著這樣的心態來跟我學法,最後一定是討不了好。

一個初學者,很容易看見自己,但是練到一個程度,就很難看見自己了,只看見所有的人程度都比自己差了,這時候,又進入另外一個階段了,這時候要練的,是看見自己,並『看透自己』,最後才能放下自己,寵辱不驚。

Satipatthana
When doing moving practices we are observing the body, during stillness practices we are observing our feelings and sensations, while also observing our mind and consciousness. Only by continually observing these 3 aspects can we observe the dhammas and understand what is meant by no self.
 
If we carry a strong sense of self during practice, it will create obstacles which would obscure our mindfulness of mind and consciousness. Thus, the practice of service to others is to allow one to let go of one’s self.
 
Cultivation isn’t just training the body or training the Qi, but also learning to look at one’s own self, look at the preconceived notions of one’s self. Letting go of preconceived notions of what the self is, letting go of the concept of “I”. Of utmost importance is Forbearance.
 
When one feels insulted, threatened, this is an opportunity to look at one’s self. Can one let go of the feeling, can one look at his own mind and see what feel threatened and insulted, who feel feels threatened and insulted. In doing so, one then makes progress, gradually developing an attitude of “I don’t mind”.
 
Cultivation also isn’t about having abilities and then becoming a master. With such an attitude, it is hard to go far if at all.
 
A beginner usually is able to see himself easily, but as he progresses, he might hit a bottleneck. At this point he is unable to see himself but can only see that he is better than others. At this point, it becomes even more important that he practices this clear non-judgemental seeing, seeing himself, seeing through himself and then letting go of himself. For all ideas of the self are but a mental construct, they are but pointers to the true self.

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Yes, just like we sleep, in order to unconsciously let go of our resistance to our own greater nature. We meditate, in order to allow ourselves to awaken more fully more consciously to our own greater nature.

 

The true indicator of alignment, that is beyond the conception of the mind, is our emotional ability to feel energy in motion. that indicates our in the moment, energetic state of being in resistance to our greater nature of all that is who it is and what it is we truely are (feeling worse), or our degree of allowing ourselves to be more in alignment with who it is and what it is we truely are, in our everstate of becoming (feel better).

 

And often when we meditate, and let go of thoughts of discord to our own greater nature, which is already always attempting to flow more fully through us, we feel this releasing of resistance as emotional, energy motional relief. And our greater non-physical consciousness is simply allowed to naturally and effortlessly flow more fully through us, in that moment, as we feel that emotional relief, which is indicating a releasing of a thought of resistance to our own greater nature.

 

And then when we simply enjoy our good feeling emotions, we allow ourselves to stay in alignment with our own greater nature, more of the time. And then life will simply reflect that back to us. Effortlessly, naturally.

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