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  1. Satipatthana Sutta: Fourth Foundation, Independent Seeing

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    The Kalama Sutta fits very nicely into the discussion on freeing awareness completely from any inward or outward authority. In the most radical statement possible the Buddha severs all ties from…

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    • Satipathana Sutta, Fourth Foundation: The Lion’s Roar

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      Accessing the Fourth Foundation is as easy as abiding in wonder. A question that is interesting to you but does not immediately resolve itself into an answer, holds that wonder. When you hold a…

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      • Satipatthana Sutta, The Fourth Foundation: An Overview (2)

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        A quality of awareness is discernment and discernment can be active or passive. Passive discernment is seeing, "just this" without doing anything about it, while active discernment is uncovering…

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        • Satipatthana Sutta, The Fourth Foundation: An Overview

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          The Fourth Foundation of mindfulness is the ability to discern what limits freedom and to see the value of open awareness when it is not limited. It encourages a complete examination and investigation…

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          • Sattipatthana Sutta: Third Foundation, The Personal and Impersonal

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            The personal evolves into the impersonal with time and exposure to awareness. The less "you" do about this process, the quicker it happens on its own. Simply say when a state of mind arises,…

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            • Sattipatthana Sutta: Third Foundation, Division Through Arrogance

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              Arrogance is a remnant from the pain of the self that wants to be seen and heard as special and privileged. It is our spiritual work to watch not only the subtle grasping and aversive formations…

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              • Satipatthana Sutta: Third Foundation, Division Through Boredom

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                Boredom tries to convince you that you must wait for life to be interesting enough to live, and that now is not worth paying attention to. Boredom has you bypass the present for the excitement of…

              • Satipatthana Sutta: Third Foundation, Division Through Worry

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                Worry attempts to protect us from every contingency. It becomes a pattern and view of life where I am the guardian and protector of my security. Worry is actually a process of self-affirmation…

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                • Satipatthana Sutta: Third Foundation, Division Through Judgment

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                  Judgment is seeing the world in quantifiable terms. There a holistic way of seeing that is not partial and comparative but becomes inaccessible when we believe in judgment. Let the presence of judgment…

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                  • Satipatthana Sutta: Third Foundation, Division Through Shame

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                    While we may have guilt over an incident or a series of mishaps, shame is the accompanying attitude about oneself and can therefore be far more disruptive. Life becomes an uphill battle against our…

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                    • Satipatthana Sutta: Third Foundation, Division Through Anger

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                      Anger is often unconsciously encouraged because is clears away the doubting mind. "I know why I feel this way, and I am right," says anger. Spiritually we can only approach and understand…

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