Zhen Li wrote:Sati/smṛti means remember, rather than being aware.
Sorry, drifted off elsewhere and forgot to check back here.
To be honest they're the same thing actually when I think of them. Memory is being aware and being aware is remembering. If I'd have been mindful/aware enough at the time I probably wouldn't have even posted, because it just seems like I was playing semantics when looking at it now. At the same time though, some of us have perceptions of these words and concepts that suit us slightly more for meditation, so it might just come down to our conditioning as well as anything else. For instance, I associate memory more with a mental aspect, but awareness has no boundaries. Maybe it's the other way around for some, or both are equal to others, and so on.