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Mark Foote
Post title: "I tried your practice last night"- humbleone, from Tao Bums
(Feb 27 2012 at 10:35 AM)

Hi Mark, so I tried your practice last night. My ideal sleep time should be from 10PM-6AM

I woke up at 4:30 AM, after a quick drink of water. returned to bed and tried your practice.

I hope I did it correctly, I was somewhat surprized that my mind moved around quite a bit. not fast, but in slow motion the awareness would shift, from left cheek to right side of torso etc. The end result was a light sleep state, but I was glued to the bed and then woke up exactly at 6AM, feeling refreshed

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Mark Foote
Post title: "If You Can, Please Give an Example"- from Tao Bums
(Feb 26 2012 at 12:34 PM)

'Thank you for the link to your article.

could you please elaborate on what you mean by physical sense of location in space?
so you mean this literally, i mean objects in the room etc.

If you can please give an example.

so my issue, is waking up around 3AM on most nights, then trouble falling asleep.

"In my experience, the practice is the same, whether I am waking up or falling asleep: when I realize my physical sense of location in space, and realize it as it occurs from one moment

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Mark Foote
Post title: Referred Sensation (comment on Hardcore Zen)
(Feb 26 2012 at 11:21 AM)

The article Is Arithmetic Consistent? points out that indeed arithmetic is consistent locally, that the difficulties of completeness that Godel demonstrated come in primarily with the axiom of induction and the extension of a proof to all members of an infinite set. At least, that's the way I understand what he's saying!

I think anytime we hear something like "the ground of being", we have made a leap from known

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