EG-Series: Meditation

Meditation 23 – Everyone is breathing

Everyone is breathing, but everyone has his or her own breath which is different from each other. Those who are worrying will breathe tired and heavily. Those who are excited will breathe rapidly. Those who are planning an evil plot will breathe stagnantly. Those...
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Right Mindfulness – Part 9

We have passed the key of practicing Right Mindfulness, which is practicing the five breathings while sitting in posture of cross-legged. When we start meditating, we should contemplate the three feelings: Extremely pay honor to the Buddha Love all beings Be humble while seeing...
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Right Mindfulness – Part 8

We can clearly see all aspects being bad. What is a reason why we can’t say the body has its own happiness, life has its own feeling of happiness? In this point, there are two extremenesses that we should avoid. The first extremeness is...
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Right Mindfulness – Part 7

The Buddha taught the principle of Impermanence to His disciples very strictly. He didn’t allow us to think of this principle superficially. He wanted us to be thoroughly penetrated this idea when we say: “this body is impermanent”. The Buddha analyzed the principle of...
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Keyword of Zen

Meditation is to master the mind To master the mind We have to steady the breath To steady the breath, We have to steady the body Added to good karma. First step is to Make lots of good deeds, Lead a gentle and moral...
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Right Mindfulness – Part 6

First, sitting must be in right position of cross-legged, while body is soft and unmoving. Why do practitioners need to sit in a right cross-legged posture? It’s because this posture of sitting can help their minds go into concentration. It’s easy for us to...
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Right Mindfulness – Part 5

We did talk about Right Mindfulness being the middle between Right Thought and Right Concentration. Right Thought is righteous thinking that people think about to perfect their minds and souls. So, which thinking is good, right and moral? There are a lot thinking that...
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Right Mindfulness – Part 4

Today, Buddhism is divided partly because of the different views and different ways of awakening. If a master is awakened by a method that he/she always considers the best to teach to their disciples. Many masters are also self-assured with The Four-Fold Stage of...
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Right Mindfulness – Part 3

When Zen master Da-Zhi was a young meditating practitioner, living in Zi-Lian, he once paid a visit to Zen master Da-Fun who had a bamboo forest, and who enjoyed watching this forest very much. While he was watching the bamboo forest, Zen master Da-Zhi...
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Right Mindfulness – Part 2

First, we go into the method. Right Mindfulness is the method of practicing meditation. From the Buddha’s time until the time of developing Mahayana, there have appeared many methods to instruct people to practice meditation. Our Buddha got Enlightenment without any method, but He...
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The haven that we seek

To be rightfully mindful (Right Mindfulness stage) is to remember the correct meditative methods. It is to remember the body, its impermanence, and the breaths. Only when ones remember those methods, thoughts become lessen and mind becomes more tranquil and peaceful. On the other...
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