Jul 2, 2021
Martin Goodson

The Four Foundation of Mindful Awareness: Mindfulness

Dharma Talks

In this talk we look at the five hindrances and how they relate to the final foundation of mind, awareness of mind objects.

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And how, monks, does a monk dwell practising mind object contemplation on mind objects? … 

Herein a monk dwells practising mind object contemplation on the mind objects of the five hindrances… 

Herein, monks, when sense desire is present in him the monk knows, "there is sense desire in me", or when sense desire is absent, he knows, "there is no sense desire in me… 

Herein, monks, when anger is present in him the monk knows, "there is anger in me”… 

Herein, monks, when sloth & torpor is present in him the monk knows, "there is sloth & torpor in me”… 

Herein, monks, when agitation & worry is present in him the monk knows, "there is agitation & worry in me”… 

Herein, monks, when skeptical doubt is present in him the monk knows, "there is skeptical doubt in me”… 

(based on The Heart of Buddhist Meditation by Nyanaponika Thera)

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In this podcast:

  • The difference between awareness of and inner dialogue, in practice

  • How restraint practices bring emotional energies into bodily awareness.

  • The nature of the Five Hindrances as obstacles to meditation and mindfulness practice.

  • Finding the middle way between acting out and repression of emotional states


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