Thich Nhat Hanh's You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment PDF

By Thich Nhat Hanh

This second is the gateway to enlightenment. it's the in basic terms second we need to be pleased, conscious, and conscious. the secret's to be there for yourself—to learn how to be totally found in your existence. This, Thich Nhat Hanh explains, is the guts of Buddhist practice.

In this creation to the perform of presence, the loved Buddhist instructor offers necessary perception at the necessities of Buddhist inspiration and gives more than a few uncomplicated, daily practices for cultivating mindfulness. those teachings empower us to witness the beauty of existence and rework our ache, either inside of us and round us, into compassion, tenderness, and peace—not in a few hard and long fight, yet during this very second. As Thich Nhat Hanh broadcasts, “the strength of mindfulness is the strength of the Buddha, and it may be produced by means of anybody.” It’s so simple as inhaling and respiring out.

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Bile, phlegm, pus, blood, sweat, fat. 7-12. Tears, grease, saliva, snot, synovial fluid, urine. Discern the parts in the given order, but one at a time. Try to see each of the parts, as distinctly as you would see your face in a clean mirror. If, while doing this, the light of concentration should fade, and the part of the body being discerned become unclear, you should re-establish the fourth ànàpàna-jhàna. When the light is again bright and strong, you should return to discerning the parts of the body.

If you have developed the white kasiõa meditation up to the fourth jhàna using the white of an external skeleton, then you will also be able to develop the brown, blue, or black kasiõa using external head hairs, the yellow kasiõa using external fat or urine, and the red kasiõa using external blood, etc. You can also use those parts in your own body. When you have succeeded, you can develop the colour kasiõas using the colour of also flowers, or other external objects. All blue and brown flowers are calling out, inviting you to develop the blue kasiõa.

At the fourth stage, the breath becomes only subtle. It does not cease entirely. The breath ceases entirely only at the fourth jhàna. This is the subtlest stage. 2: Is it necessary, in meditation, to have a nimitta? 2: In some meditation subjects (kammaññhàna) like mindfulness-of-breathing, kasiõa-meditation and repulsiveness-meditation (asubha), a nimitta is necessary, if one wants to attain jhana in other meditation subjects, like recollection-of-the-Buddha (Buddhànussati), a nimitta is not necessary.

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