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Mark Foote
Post title: Zen (and Mindfulness), Part Two--from "Dao Bums" (edited)
(Nov 26 2017 at 10:35 PM)

DucksI should mention that although the one-pointedness I experience in the location of my awareness occurs as a necessity of breath, there is a feeling of well-being.

There's a description in the Pali Canon of two "cessations" that I think summarize how a feeling of well-being can arise in connection with a necessity of breath: they are, "the cessation of ease apart from equanimity

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Mark Foote
Post title: Zen (and Mindfulness), Part One--from "Dao Bums"
(Nov 19 2017 at 02:32 PM)

Ducks(On November 12, 2016, Adia said)

I am sitting, experiencing stress and pain, is that normal?

(On 11 7 2017, Mark said:)

There's a trick to being really good at sitting zazen, especially in the lotus: be born to a father who is the abbot of a Zen monastery in Japan, learn oriyoki at age three, and wrestle with your brothers in the lot

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