HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN TO BREATHE?
Someone asked Eckhart Tolle if he could recommend one or two courses. His reply, “Be aware of your breathing as often as you are able… Do that for one year, and it will be more powerfully transformative than attending any course.” A New Earth p244
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”
― Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh. He also says; “Breath is my anchor.”
PS Breath is also the number 1 nutrient!
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SEVEN FACTORS OF ENLIGHTENMENT
In Buddhism, the Seven Factors of Enlightenment are:
MINDFULNESS (sati) i.e. to remember the Dhamma.
INVESTIGATION (dhamma vicaya) of the Dhamma.
JOY or rapture (pīti)
RELAXATION or tranquility (passaddhi) of both body and mind
CONCENTRATION (samādhi) a calm, one-pointed state of concentration of mind
EQUANIMITY (upekkha), to be able to face life in all its vicissitudes with calm of mind and tranquility, without disturbance, with dispassion and detachment.
This set of seven enlightenment factors is one of the “Seven Sets” of “Enlightenment-related states” (bodhipakkhiyadhamma).
The Pali word bojjhanga is a compound of bodhi (“enlightenment”) and anga (“factor”).
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – see ‘Seven Factors of Enlightenment’
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