Posted by: Upāsaka | 04/05/2016

Stable Attention

I’ve been reading the Mind Illuminated and I really like the way the author translates samadhi as stable attention rather than the more common concentration. I think my liking had a lot to do with the fact that concentration implies an almost willful during our of everything else and this desire to plus through and make meditation Anat of will head been something I’ve struggled with for years.

It’s clear to me that this is a personal preference and in not advocating that we try to change the way we use the English language to describe meditation but it had been a useful shift for me. Another thing that Culadasa recommend is that we get familiar with and reward ourselves for those “ah-ha” moments when we wake up to the present and return to the breath. So simple and yet so hard for a person with a habit of self-deprecation. 


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