By Heidi E. Spear, David B. Dillard-Wright, Paula Munier
<h2>Mindfulness is simply a second away!</h2>
You don't have to disguise your self away on a mountaintop for many years to accomplish enlightenment. you are able to do it correct on your own residence, at paintings, even within the vehicle in your day-by-day travel. All it takes a five minutes—and an open brain. With 5-Minute Mindfulness, readers locate fast and straightforward how you can calm their minds, soothe their psyches, and maintain their spirits. those powerful, transportable practices, meditations, postures, and routines might be performed anyplace, anytime—mini-enlightenments that may create a life of pleasure, peace, and serenity.
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Now to come back to the grasping that rises through the six sense-doors. When people see, they think of themselves or others as being permanent, as having existed before, as existing now, as going to exist in future, as existing always. They think of them as being happy, good or beautiful. They think of them as being living entities. They think likewise when they hear, smell, taste or touch. This “touch” is widespread all over the body -- wherever there is flesh and blood. And wherever touch arises, there can arise grasping.
Only you may not be able to say the brightness is its characteristic, dispelling of darkness is its function, or its shape or outline is its manifestation. But you see them all the same. In the same way, when you meditate on the rising mind and matter, you know its characteristic, its function, its manifestation, everything. You need not learn them. Some learned persons think that you have to learn them before you meditate. Not so. What you learn are only name concepts. Not realities. The meditator who is contemplating the rising mind and matter knows them as if he were touching them with his own hand.
It is grasping. Others may think it is bad, but to the doer it is good. If he thinks it is not good, of course he will not do it. There is a noteworthy passage in King Asoka’s inscriptions: “One thinks well of one’s work. ” A thief steals because it is good to him to steal. A robber robs people because he thinks it is good to rob. A killer kills because he thinks it is good to kill. Ajatasattu killed his own father, King Bimbisara. He thought it was good.