Friends:

  A Simple Way to Establish Awareness:
 

Friends, this highly advantageous praxis can be undertaken by anyone,
at any time, all day long, in all situations, and at all locations! Therefore
Do it!, Repeat it!, and Remember it!:

When walking, one understands: "I am walking.."
When standing, one knows: "I am standing.."
If sitting, one notes: "I am sitting down now.."
While lying down, one reflects: "I am lying down.."

When moving forward or returning, one clearly comprehends exactly that..
When looking forward or away, one clearly comprehends exactly that..
When bending or extending a limb, one clearly comprehends exactly that..
When dressing or carrying things, one clearly comprehends exactly that..
When eating, drinking, or chewing, one clearly comprehends exactly that..
When defecating or urinating, one clearly comprehends exactly that..
When walking, standing or sitting, one clearly comprehends exactly that..
When falling asleep or waking up, one clearly comprehends exactly that..
When talking or dwelling in silence, one clearly comprehends exactly that..

Rational and alert attention is thus a cause of ultra clear comprehension!
When continuous Awareness is established, it can prevent all mistakes,
and their painful after-effects... In this way does clear comprehension lead
to reduced frustration and gain of new satisfaction! If correctly cultivated,
and made much of, this praxis will be for all beings' welfare and happiness
for a long, long time... Why so? Clear comprehension purifies the purpose,
the suitability, the domain, and the unconfused focus of any activity!

More on Comprehension (
Sampaja˝˝a): Clear_and_Aware_Comprehension

Source: The Exhaustive Speeches by the Buddha. Digha Nikāya 22
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sutta/digha/dn22.htm
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=25103l


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