|We have no idea of what the mind is capable of until we meditate (Wisdom Quarterly).|
|Slow down for ana-pana-sati.|
- SLEEP: A scientific study has just revealed that one region of the U.S. with a single time zone (central) actually has an hour of daylight difference at each end. This means that even though it is the same time, one end gets an additional hour of light. One end on average sleeps an hour more, and this makes a great difference to income, health, and happiness (satisfaction). So sleep. If one does not sleep well, meditation will reveal it by extreme drowsiness. Avoid caffeine, and rest more at night instead.
|Coffee, sugary cereal? Breakfast of losers?|
|Then suddenly I was transported by concentration (coupled with no expectations), I felt a wash of pleasure, and became one with the breath, no duality, but absorbed into it as my single object of concentration.|
|Wherever you go, MEDITATE.|
enlightenment (and the Seven Factors of Absorption that bring it about). The ultimate goal is nirvana, which is possible In This Very Life.
But proximate goals are sanity, health, longevity, sensitivity, realization, satori (epiphanies), relaxation, and calm. Mindfulness (sati) as a form of meditation brings about relaxation, tranquility, serenity, peace, and health.
SUTRA: "The Four Foundations of Mindfulness"
Burma Pitaka Association (accesstoinsight.org)
"Recluses , this is the one and only way for the purification  of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, for the complete destruction of pain  and distress , for the attainment of the Noble Path(s) , and for the realization of nirvana. That  is the practice of the Four Foundations (methods) of steadfast Mindfulness ." More