Friday, December 21, 2007

Bare Attention

A Bare Assessment of Suffering - pages 24-26 - an excellent description of the teachings of the Satipatthana Sutta in action.

You will find in these pages a clear description of ordinary everyday suffering and a personal description of its causes and conditions in the subtle unfolding of experience, both pleasant and unpleasant. The author's personal examples are a helpful model for looking at your own experience in ways possible with a trained mind.

Develop your own mind by rereading this passage and working with personal experience. Your ability to observe as discretely as Greg does will increase, especially if incorporated with a formal daily insight and mindfulness practice.

These pages warrant careful attention. Stay with them several days and return to them periodically as you progress through this book.

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