The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English

1: Breath

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1: Breath


Twenty years after the Buddha attained enlightenment, a senior monk by the name of Ananda became his personal attendant. One day he asked the Buddha, “Venerable sir, if people ask me whether you are still practicing meditation, what shall I tell them?”

The Buddha replied that, yes, he was still meditating.

“What kind of meditation do you practice, venerable sir?” Ananda asked.

“Mindfulness of breathing,” the Buddha answered...

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