Wings for Awakening
Seven Factors & Five Faculties
– Adapted from writings of Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo
Tranquillity meditation (samatha) is a mind snug in a single object of meditation. It doesn’t establish contact with anything else; it keeps itself uneffected by anything else.
Insight meditation (vipassana) is when the mind lets go of the object of meditation in a state of all-around mindfulness and alertness.
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Seven Factors of Awakening
Tranquility meditation is composed of seven basic qualities.
1. Mindfulness as a factor of Awakening. The mind is centered firmly on the breath, aware of the body, feelings, mind, and mental qualities.
2. Investigation of present qualities as a factor of Awakening: We attend to the breath watching where and how it may spread throughout the body. We investigate ways to adjust, improve, choose, and use our breath so that it give…
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