What is Right Attentiveness?
The only way that leads to the attainment of purity, to the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, to the end of pain and grief, to the entering upon the right path and the realization of Nirvana, is the "Four Fundamentals of Attentiveness."
In them, the disciple dwells in contemplation of the Body, in contemplation of Feeling, in contemplation of the Mind, in contemplation of the Mind-objects, ardent, clearly conscious and attentive, .
Avalokitesvara, the Lord of Compassion, gazes out across the world, his white radiance soothing the sufferings of living beings. With one pair of hands, he clasps to his heart the wish-fulfilling gem of his vow to eradicate the world's pain. In his upper left hand, he holds the lotus of spiritual receptivity, the desire to leave the mud of samsara and reach up toward the sun of true happiness. Above his head, we sense .
Posture is the position of the Buddha in which Buddha holds his body when standing, sitting,walking, running and sleeping.
According to the modern practice there are two kinds of posture to hold your body. Dynamic posture and static posture.
Dynamic posture is how you hold yourself when you are moving, like when you are walking, running, or bending over to pick up something.
Static posture is how you hold yourself when you are not moving, like when you are .
Pashupati Temple is of the most sacred Hindu temples of Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple is located on both banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to godShiva. Every year this temple attracts hundreds of elderly followers of Hinduism.
They arrive here to find shelter for the last several weeks of their lives, to meet death, be cremated on the banks of the river and travel .
What is Right Concentration?
Fixing the mind to a single object ("One-pointedness of mind"): this is concentration.
The four Fundamentals of Attentiveness (seventh step): these are the objects of concentration.
The four Great Efforts (sixth step): these are the requisites for concentration.
The practicing, developing and cultivating of these things: this is the "Development" of concentration.
Right Concentration has two degrees of development:
Neighborhood Concentration approaches the first trance, without however attaining it.
Attainment concentration is the .
There are Four Great Efforts, the effort to avoid, the effort to overcome, the effort to develop and the effort to maintain.
What is the effort to avoid?
There, the disciple incites his mind to avoid the arising of evil, demeritorious things that have not yet arisen; and he strives, puts forth his energy, strains his mind and struggles.
Thus, when he perceives a form with the eye, a sound with the ear, an odor with the .