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Mark Foote
Post title: How continuity enters practice- (a letter to a friend, rethought)
(Nov 20 2011 at 12:07 PM)

I'm thinking about how continuity enters practice, continuity being really a state of trance or a stream of thought. Question to me is, how does the witness of my attraction to thought enter into my sense of place?- without my intervention, I remind myself. The feeling that attracts me is not mine, the edge of thoughts is not mine, action out of place is not done. Meditation on impermanence, detachment from feeling, cessation, relinquishment- I certainly feel when I'm thinking, waking or fall

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Mark Foote
Post title: Why the cross-legged posture?
(Nov 14 2011 at 12:43 AM)

Why the cross-legged posture?- because place in the occurrence of consciousness is utilized by the pulmonary and cranial-sacral respirations to impact stretch and open feeling, and the ligaments that guide place into pitch, roll, and yaw and an ability to feel are most intimately those that attach the sacrum to the pelvis. The lotus on the cushion (or a tree root, back in the day) dictates that the cranial-sacral rhythm place consciousness so as to open feeling throughout the senses, all six. Th

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Mark Foote
Post title: Comment on Brad Warner's blog entry, "Sitting In Chairs Is Not Zazen"
(Nov 12 2011 at 09:43 AM)

Isis and NephthysI can say that for me, I feel lucky to have inadvertently allowed the place of mind to develop enough feeling to accept the activity of the lotus; it's more about the free movement of mind than the lotus, but I could never have found the relationship between the witness of aversion and attraction and the free occurrence of mind without the lotus, an

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