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Anapanasati in non-sitting postures?

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Anapanasati in non-sitting postures?

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:49 pm

Greetings all,

In the suttas, does the Buddha speak of doing anapanasati in postures other than when sitting?

If so, sutta references would be appreciated.

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Re: Anapanasati in non-sitting postures?

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:52 pm

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Re: Anapanasati in non-sitting postures?

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:49 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Anapanasati in non-sitting postures?

Postby sattva » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:19 am

Warning:
Dumb question coming!

When Buddha laid down on his side to die was he doing any special practice at the time? If the anapanasati can only be done sitting, then few people who are weak and dying will be able to do it.

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Re: Anapanasati in non-sitting postures?

Postby acinteyyo » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:22 am

Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Postby mirco » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:26 pm

"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

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Postby starter » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:41 pm

Hi, I use mindfulness of breathing as a means for sense restraint in all postures to keep the mind centered inside (on the breath), since I haven't found another more effective way to practice sense restraint during daily work life. To my limited knowledge, the Buddha didn't seem to have taught a detailed method on how to restrain the mind from grasping at the gross sign and fine details/features of six sense objects, which might arouse unskillful qualities such as greed or aversion (please correct me if I'm wrong). He did teach us to focus on the drawbacks of sense objects, which is difficult to remember when busy with tasks at hand. I've found mindfulness of breathing can really calm me down, during conversations for instance.

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Re: Anapanasati in non-sitting postures?

Postby rowyourboat » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:04 pm

I think there was a sutta in AN about walking about in the first jhana, but that might not be related.

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