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The Practice Instructions Applied to Breathing


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The Buddha tells us that there is a path that leads directly to the goal, to the purification of beings, to overcome pain and regret, to put an end to suffering and melancholy, to find the correct method and to the realization of Nibbāna, that is, the four instructions of the practice. And that can be implemented in breathing.



SN 47.1: In the forest of Ambapālī


This I have heard. At a certain time, the Buddha was near Vesāli, in the Ambapālī forest. There the Buddha addressed the bhikkhus:

“Bhikkhus!

"Venerable sir," they replied.

The Buddha said this:

—Bhikkhus, there is a path that leads directly to the goal, to the purification of beings, to overcome pain and regret, to put an end to suffering and melancholy, to find the correct method and to the realization of Nibbāna, that is to say , the four instructions of the practice.

"What four?"

"Here, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu trains hard by applying the instructions of the body practice to the body, quenching the fire in the mind by being aware of the underlying tendencies and suppressing, through Discipline, the urge that leads consciousness to submission." .

He trains hard by applying the instructions of the Emotional Practice to the emotions, putting out the fire in the mind by being aware of the underlying tendencies and suppressing, through Discipline, the urge that drives consciousness into submission.

He trains hard by applying the instructions of the mind-to-mind practice, putting out the fire in the mind by being aware of the underlying tendencies, and suppressing, through Discipline, the urge that leads consciousness to submission.

Train diligently by applying the instructions of the practice of phenomena, in the sense of clinging factors to existence, on phenomena, putting out the fire in the mind by being aware of the underlying tendencies and suppressing, through Discipline, craving. that leads consciousness to submission.

The four instructions of the practice is the path that leads directly to the goal, to the purification of beings, to overcome pain and regret, to put an end to suffering and melancholy, to find the correct method and to the realization of Nibbāna. .

That is what the Buddha said. Satisfied, the bhikkhus were happy with what the Buddha said.



SN 54.1: One thing

In Savatthi.

—Bhikkhus, when a thing is developed and cultivated it is very fruitful and beneficial.

-What thing?

—Practice instructions on breathing.

—And how are the instructions of the breathing practice developed and cultivated so that they are very fruitful and beneficial?

“It is when a bhikkhu goes to the jungle, to the root of a tree or to an empty hut. He sits cross-legged and upright, bringing the memory of the instructions before him.

He consciously inhales. Consciously exhale.

When he inhales deeply, he perceives: "I am inhaling deeply." When he breathes out deeply, he perceives: "I am breathing out deeply." When he inhales slightly, he perceives: "I am inhaling slightly." When he exhales slightly, he perceives: "I am exhaling slightly."

He practices like this: "I will breathe in appreciating the conditional situation of the body." He practices like this: "I will breathe out appreciating the conditional situation of the body." He practices like this: «I will breathe in calming the conditional situation of the body». He practices like this: "I will expire by calming down the conditional situation of the body."

Practice like this: "I will breathe in experiencing pleasure." Practice like this: "I will expire experiencing pleasure." Practice like this: "I will breathe in experiencing happiness." Practice like this: "I will expire experiencing happiness."

Practice like this: "I will breathe in appreciating the conditional situation of the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe out appreciating the conditional state of mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe in calming the conditional situation of the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe out calming the conditional state of mind."

Practice like this: "I will breathe in experiencing the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe out experiencing the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe in making the mind happy." Practice like this: "I will expire rejoicing the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe in by immersing the consciousness in contemplation." Practice like this: "I will expire immersing awareness in contemplation." Practice like this: "I will breathe in freeing the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe out releasing the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe in observing the arising and ceasing." Practice like this: "I will breathe out observing the arising and ceasing."

Practice like this: "I will breathe in vanishing the observation." Practice like this: "I will expire vanishing the observation." Practice like this: "I will breathe in ceasing the observation." Practice like this: "I will expire by ceasing observation." Practice like this: "I will breathe in letting go of the observation." Practice like this: "I will expire by letting go of the observation."

The practice instructions on the Copyright © 2023 Tomás Morales y Duran. All rights reserved


The Buddha tells us that there is a path that leads directly to the goal, to the purification of beings, to overcome pain and regret, to put an end to suffering and melancholy, to find the correct method and to the realization of Nibbāna, that is, the four instructions of the practice. And that can be implemented in breathing.


SN 47.1: In the forest of Ambapālī


This I have heard. At a certain time, the Buddha was near Vesāli, in the Ambapālī forest. There the Buddha addressed the bhikkhus:

“Bhikkhus!

"Venerable sir," they replied.

The Buddha said this:

—Bhikkhus, there is a path that leads directly to the goal, to the purification of beings, to overcome pain and regret, to put an end to suffering and melancholy, to find the correct method and to the realization of Nibbāna, that is to say , the four instructions of the practice.

"What four?"

"Here, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu trains hard by applying the instructions of the body practice to the body, quenching the fire in the mind by being aware of the underlying tendencies and suppressing, through Discipline, the urge that leads consciousness to submission." .

He trains hard by applying the instructions of the Emotional Practice to the emotions, putting out the fire in the mind by being aware of the underlying tendencies and suppressing, through Discipline, the urge that drives consciousness into submission.

He trains hard by applying the instructions of the mind-to-mind practice, putting out the fire in the mind by being aware of the underlying tendencies, and suppressing, through Discipline, the urge that leads consciousness to submission.

Train diligently by applying the instructions of the practice of phenomena, in the sense of clinging factors to existence, on phenomena, putting out the fire in the mind by being aware of the underlying tendencies and suppressing, through Discipline, craving. that leads consciousness to submission.

The four instructions of the practice is the path that leads directly to the goal, to the purification of beings, to overcome pain and regret, to put an end to suffering and melancholy, to find the correct method and to the realization of Nibbāna. .

That is what the Buddha said. Satisfied, the bhikkhus were happy with what the Buddha said.



SN 54.1: One thing

In Savatthi.

—Bhikkhus, when a thing is developed and cultivated it is very fruitful and beneficial.

-What thing?

—Practice instructions on breathing.

—And how are the instructions of the breathing practice developed and cultivated so that they are very fruitful and beneficial?

“It is when a bhikkhu goes to the jungle, to the root of a tree or to an empty hut. He sits cross-legged and upright, bringing the memory of the instructions before him.

He consciously inhales. Consciously exhale.

When he inhales deeply, he perceives: "I am inhaling deeply." When he breathes out deeply, he perceives: "I am breathing out deeply." When he inhales slightly, he perceives: "I am inhaling slightly." When he exhales slightly, he perceives: "I am exhaling slightly."

He practices like this: "I will breathe in appreciating the conditional situation of the body." He practices like this: "I will breathe out appreciating the conditional situation of the body." He practices like this: «I will breathe in calming the conditional situation of the body». He practices like this: "I will expire by calming down the conditional situation of the body."

Practice like this: "I will breathe in experiencing pleasure." Practice like this: "I will expire experiencing pleasure." Practice like this: "I will breathe in experiencing happiness." Practice like this: "I will expire experiencing happiness."

Practice like this: "I will breathe in appreciating the conditional situation of the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe out appreciating the conditional state of mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe in calming the conditional situation of the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe out calming the conditional state of mind."

Practice like this: "I will breathe in experiencing the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe out experiencing the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe in making the mind happy." Practice like this: "I will expire rejoicing the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe in by immersing the consciousness in contemplation." Practice like this: "I will expire immersing awareness in contemplation." Practice like this: "I will breathe in freeing the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe out releasing the mind." Practice like this: "I will breathe in observing the arising and ceasing." Practice like this: "I will breathe out observing the arising and ceasing."

Practice like this: "I will breathe in vanishing the observation." Practice like this: "I will expire vanishing the observation." Practice like this: "I will breathe in ceasing the observation." Practice like this: "I will expire by ceasing observation." Practice like this: "I will breathe in letting go of the observation." Practice like this: "I will expire by letting go of the observation."

The practice instructions on the respiration, when developed and cultivated in this way, are very fruitful and beneficial.

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