ABIDING IN MINDFULNESS VOLUME 2
Joseph Goldstein – ABIDING IN MINDFULNESS VOLUME 2
According to the Buddha, the four foundations of mindfulness (four satipatshans) are “a direct path to purification of beings, to overcoming sorrow and crying, to the disappearance of dukkha (suffering) and dissatisfaction, to finding the true method, to realizing Nibbana.” In the essence of the discourse called the Satipatskhana Sutta, we find the founding teaching of the Buddha on the practice of meditation.
On Staying Mindful, Volume 2: On Feeling, Mind, and Dhamma, respected teacher and author Joseph Goldstein presents a nine-CD audio course to unleash the deeper insights of this vital sutta — and how it serves to inform and guide your own daily life. practice.
The Buddha begins this key section of the sutta with a rhetorical question: How to be contemplated on the senses? Before you can answer that question, Goldstein explains, you must understand what the Buddha means by “feeling.” Returning to the Pali word of Vedana, he points to the qualities of “pleasantness, unpleasantness, or neutrality” that arise in every moment of experience, for it is the close attention to each of these qualities that reveals our deepest patterns of conditioning — and removes our greatest obstacles to liberation.
Second Pillar of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of Feelings
From the decisive distinction between “mundane” and “out of this world” feelings to practical methods of “unconditioning” habitual reactions, Goldstein explains the Buddha’s teachings about achieving deeper happiness and ease of being through minute attentiveness to feelings.
The third and fourth foundations of mindfulness: mindfulness, mindfulness of the Dhammas
Continuing his study of the Satipatshan Sutta, Goldstein takes you to the third and fourth foundations of mindfulness: mindfulness and awareness of the Dhammas (or “categories of phenomena”). Here you will learn what it means to “take responsibility for your own heart and mind” —the central art of the third pillar — through pragmatic discernment of skillful and healthy states of mind and their counterparts, and direct exploration of higher states of mind, including “focused” and “ liberated ”mind, and much more. Then you move on to the initial sections of the fourth foundation with Goldstein’s step-by-step guide to working with obstacles and aggregates. Includes a 35-page tutorial.
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