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    I meditated ' properly ' for the first time and I think it has given me the insight I needed. I think this thread has become very self indulgent on my part and that's not good for me or this community. I have tried to practice selflessness with my family so much I have forgotten to apply it here of all places. I came here looking for other like minded people I could learn from
    and discuss things nobody else would care to talk about, but maybe through lack of confidence I've started to rely on others to hold my hand and show me the way, when I should take responsability for myself and be my own guide. I hope now I can give back to this community as much as it has given to me.

    PS: Please don't respond to this thread as it will defeat the object

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    Actually Jin Zen, I have been enjoying your comments. Nice to have another member with something to say.
    Lise

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    Hi Jin Zen, you can use this Sutta for guidance on mindfulness:

    http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.010.than.htmlhttp://www. accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.010.than.html


    My application of it can be found in my blog:
    celestiallights.blogspot.com/2010/03/uposatha-again.htmlcelestiallight s.blogspot.com/2010/03/uposatha-again.htmlcelestiallights.blogspot.com /2010/03/uposatha-again.htmcelestiallights.blogspot.com/2010/03/uposat ha-again.htmlceles tiallights.blogspot.com/2010/03/uposatha-again.html celestiallights.blogspot.com/2010/03/uposatha-again.htmlhttp://celes tiallights.blogspot.com/2010/03/uposatha-again.htmlcelestiallights.blo gspot.com/2010/03/uposatha-again.html
    celestiallights.blogspot.com/2010/03/contemplation-on-body.htmcelestia llights.blogspot.com/2010/03/contemplation-on-bodycelestiallights.blog spot.com/2010/03/contemplation-on-body.html <a href=celestiallights.blogspot.com/2010/03/contemplation-on-bod y.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">celestiallights.blogspot.com/2010/03/contemplati on-on-body.html </a>

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    Hi Celestial and welcome to the group !

    Please post your thoughts on the forums in the discussions instead of just refering members to your personal blog postings, thanks.




    Aloka-D

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    Hi Aloka-D, Jin Zen,

    I was trying to do mindfulness too, and found that The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana-sutta) was useful as a guidance on how-to go about doing that exactly.

    4 frames of mindfulness are, body, feelings, mind, mental objects.

    Anyway, look up the Sutta. And I use the noting 'I have sense desire in me', 'I have passion' in me when doing mindfulness and finding that I have sense desires or cravings.

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