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Mark Foote
Post title: Practice and Verification
(Apr 6 2012 at 09:21 AM)

Practice and verification, to me: realize the activity necessary to the movement of breath in the movement of breath, and realize activity precipitated by the place of occurrence of consciousness in the occurrence of consciousness.

This morning my practice consisted of activity in the sartorius and gluteus muscles that rotates the pelvis on the hips, and activity in the piriformis muscles that rotates the sacrum opposite to the pelvis. Sartorius from below the knee to the wings of the pelvis

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Mark Foote
Post title: Meditation is a living process- Jinzang, on Hardcore Zen Blog
(Mar 31 2012 at 07:58 PM)

I appreciate your remarks.

I had the great pleasure of having a professor who was delighted with mathematics, Gerhard Ringel Sr., who has one of the important theorems in combinatorics named after him. What I got from him was that he was an appreciator of natural beauty, first and foremost, and mathematics to him was a way to come to know a particular aspect of the beauty of nature. I guess I've heard Monet described as a painter of light, a similar fascination with a particular aspect of the

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Mark Foote
Post title: "The true person, breathing to their heels"
(Mar 31 2012 at 12:40 PM)

Here's the description Gautama the Buddha gave of the practice I am calling "waking up and falling asleep":

"(Anyone) knowing and seeing eye as it really is, knowing and seeing material shapes, visual consciousness, impact on the eye as it really is, and knowing, seeing as it really is the experience, whether pleasant, painful, or neither painful nor pleasant, that arises conditioned by impact on the eye, is not attached to the eye nor to material shapes nor to visual consciousness nor to imp

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