Winning Calm & Serene Bliss by Breathing..!
The Blessed Buddha once said:
sweet concentration by
Awareness by Breathing, when it is
developed and cultivated, is peaceful and sublime, an ambrosial pleasant
dwelling in itself, and it disperses and quells right on the very spot all evil
detrimental mental states, whenever and wherever they arise...!
Exactly as in a hot summer month, when a cloud of dust
and dirt has been
swirled up, then a sudden great & heavy rainfall makes it vanish by quelling
it on the spot, so too does this concentration by
Awareness by Breathing,
when developed and cultivated often, and which is peaceful and sublime,
an ambrosial pleasant dwelling in itself, disperse, scatter, evaporate and
quell right on the spot all evil & disadvantageous mental states whenever &
wherever they arise. And how is this so? Bhikkhus, when one has gone to
the forest, or to the
root of a
tree, or to an empty hut, there & then one
sits down cross-legged, having straightened one's body and back, & set
up awareness around the
nostrils, then just plainly aware of only that
breathing itself one breathes in,
and just solely aware of only that very
breathing itself one breathes out... Feeling only the touch of air passing!
Breathing in long, one knows, notes
and understands: I inhale long!
out long, one knows, notes and understands: I exhale long!
... ... ... (steps
2-15) ... ... ...
One trains thus: Contemplating relinquishment, I will breathe in!
One trains thus: Contemplating relinquishment, I will breathe out!
It is in
exactly this way, Friends & Bhikkhus, that this fine concentration
Awareness by Breathing
is developed & cultivated so that it indeed is
peaceful and sublime, an ambrosial pleasant dwelling in itself! And it is in
this way that it disperses and quells on the spot all evil detrimental states
whenever and wherever they arise!
Video on detailed explanation of
breathing meditation guided and explained:
As streaming audio and mp3 download
More on this sublime
technique used by all Buddhas at Awakening:
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya. [V:321-22]
section 54: Ānāpānasamyutta.
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