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Jan 27, 2009 02:15 AM
by Martin

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7. Right Mindfulness
   Right mindfulness is the controlled and perfected faculty of cognition. It is the mental ability to see things as they
    are, with clear consciousness. Usually, the cognitive process begins with an impression induced by perception, or by a
    thought, but then it does not stay with the mere impression. Instead, we almost always conceptualise sense impressions
    and thoughts immediately. We interpret them and set them in relation to other thoughts and experiences, which naturally
    go beyond the facticity of the original impression. The mind then posits concepts, joins concepts into constructs, and
    weaves those constructs into complex interpretative schemes. All this happens only half consciously, and as a result we
    often see things obscured. Right mindfulness is anchored in clear perception and it penetrates impressions without getting
    carried away. Right mindfulness enables us to be aware of the process of conceptualisation in a way that we actively observe
    and control the way our thoughts go. Buddha accounted for this as the four foundations of mindfulness: 1. contemplation
    of the body, 2. contemplation of feeling (repulsive, attractive, or neutral), 3. contemplation of the state of mind, and
    4. contemplation of the phenomena.
Mental Development
We all know, we are not thoughts but a result of Thought ( Mahat ).All we are is the outcome of the total of Thought added to the seedling we once were...born as a seed, eating our way into matter ( food and thoughts, the brain looks the same as intestinals doesn't it? Small and large Intestinals, small and large Brains? ) and that's all?!No, we are Love and it is this Love which makes these Thoughts into Right Mindfullness. We understand this Love descents as desire for understanding this particular reality, understanding, not staying in this reality. We therefore know we are only temporary here, since the Human State of Being is only temporary: we evolve infinitely into eternity. Karma forces us to make the right choice in the right circumstances and in the end we can leave the worried mind and by our compassion with other minds we make it still to reflect like a mirror the true Nature we originate from...


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