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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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Mark Foote
Post title: The feeling of mind
(Nov 2 2011 at 10:08 AM)

I've read that animals think in pictures. Also read that the followers of Gautama, the monks, were admired for being just like wild animals.

Lately I am cognizant of the feeling of mind, of thought. I sit and I sometimes relax into the activity of the posture, and toward the end of the sitting especially there's a definite feel to the edge of the stretch I find myself in. Sometimes I notice there's a feel to the edge of the thoughts I find myself in, I'm not too good at calming myself down b

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Mark Foote
Post title: Letter to a friend, about "Remembering Kobun"
(Oct 10 2011 at 10:15 PM)

I did finally finish my paper on Kobun Chino Otogawa. I hope it reads well for you, when you get the chance; nothing about mindfulness as a practice, but the root is the same:

Kobun on Zazen

I'm still working on the lotus, and this writing for me is a part of that; not everybody's cup of tea, but I hope it interests you.

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