These instructions have been the source of much consternation and debate. They are not obvious but rather the subject of considerable debate and interpretation. The Buddha sets out four pillars or foundations -- a fourfold setting up of bare awareness -- in two major discourses.
Visit him in Annapolis, Missouri to find out. Dare to question the opinions and views he clings to, and see his true colors, which appear to be very angry, annoyed, and condescending. "Enlightened master" or "egomaniac" who misses the point of Buddhist practice? (Any Buddhist practitioner might be enlightened, because enlightenment purifies view not personality; we keep our quirks and customs). We apologize for presenting him to any viewers offended by this monk's sometimes off-putting manner.
- A complete guide to meditation the way I say the Buddha taught it at thepathtonibbana.com