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    Hi Element

    Thanks for the very helpful clear reply

    Mike

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    Hi Philg

    Thanks for your reply, I do agree, we have a great deal of difficulty in interpreting language, after all that is how wars start

    I can see where you clarify the use of the word awareness by putting right before it, I think this confirms for me Elements comment that the english word awareness is too broad a word

    Thanks

    Mike

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    Here is a sutta describing mindfulness (sati):
    Because after hearing the teaching of such mendicants, a mendicant will live withdrawn in both body and mind,

    Tathārūpānaṃ, bhikkhave, bhikkhūnaṃ dhammaṃ sutvā dvayena vūpakāsena vūpakaṭṭho viharati—kāyavūpakāsena ca cittavūpakāsena ca.

    as they recollect and think about that teaching.

    So tathā vūpakaṭṭho viharanto taṃ dhammaṃ anussarati anuvitakketi.

    At such a time, a mendicant has activated the awakening factor of mindfulness;

    Yasmiṃ samaye, bhikkhave, bhikkhu tathā vūpakaṭṭho viharanto taṃ dhammaṃ anussarati anuvitakketi, satisambojjhaṅgo tasmiṃ samaye bhikkhuno āraddho hoti;

    https://suttacentral.net/sn46.3/en/sujato

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    My only add is that "awareness" and "consciousness" are not the same. This issue is the topic of life times of study. Suggest you spend at least one such period of time before claiming any degree of understanding, right or not.

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    Here is a sutta describing mindfulness (sati):
    ......
    Thanks for the sutta reference, Element.



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