post on Ānāpānasati Not About Breath – Icchā­naṅga­la Sutta

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      Tobias G

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      What is the meaning of the lines below?

      “Dīghaṁ assasanto ‘dīghaṁ assasāmī’ti pajānāmi, dīghaṁ passasanto ‘dīghaṁ passasāmī’ti pajānāmi;”
      rassaṁ assasanto ‘rassaṁ assasāmī’ti pajānāmi, rassaṁ passasanto ‘rassaṁ passasāmī’ti pajānāmi;
      ‘sabbakāyappaṭisaṁvedī assasissāmī’ti pajānāmi …pe…”

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      Yes. This is a good point. Those verses are about how to practice Ānāpānasati/Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvanā to get rid of bad habits that lead to perpetuating the rebirth process.

      I just re-wrote one of those posts in the section mentioned below:
      How Habits are Formed and Broken – A Scientific View

      It is one in a series of old posts:
      9. Key to Ānapānasati – How to Change Habits and Character (Gati)

      Please comment on any of those posts. I will revise them as needed.

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