four mindfulness

four mindfulness

I mentioned dran pa nye bar bzhag pa bzhi, the four mindfulness, which is really like, properly the stable of meditation. Lus dran pa nye bar bzhag pa which is the mindfulness of form. Mindfulness of feeling, tshor ba dran pa nye bar bzhag pa. Sems dran pa nye bar bzhag pa, which is mindfulness of mind or consciousness, and chos dran pa nye bar bzhag pa, is basically mindfulness of references. For instance, when we look at ourself, or when we point at our self, or when somebody call you, your name, you respond to something. Right? When somebody says Masia, you respond. When you do that, you are, all the time, you are either referring to all of this four, or three, or two, or at least one. For instance, if somebody calls you by the name, like Craig, immediately you are looking at, first thing you are looking, first thing or the most gross thing that you are looking at is the form. Form. Then the second thing you are looking at or referring to is your feeling. And then the third – this is more subtle now – is your consciousness. And the forth, very very subtle, reference such as “I am from Kathmandu”, “I am from Texas”, “I am from Denmark”, all, or “I am man”, “I am woman”, “Buddhist”, “non Buddhist”, “black”, “white”, everything. These are the four things that usually is what we call ourself. Now I am only talking from one small angle, dran pa nye bar bzhag pa bzhi is very very big. Actually if you want to read the four mindfulness you can basically go to the ???, which is like two volumes. It is actually translated into Chinese I think.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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