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    eBUD

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    eBUDDHANET'SBOOK LIBRARYE-mail: [email protected]

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    Bhikkhu Khemavamsa

    Practising Cittanupassanaractising CittanupassanaContemplation of the Mindontemplation of the Mind

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    It is my great honour to dedicate this book to

    Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw,Sayadaw U Jotika,

    Sayadaw U Tejaniya

    and all supporters and devotees of

    Dhamma Sukha Tawya in Burma

    as well as toe Venerable

    Acara Suvanno Mahathera

    of

    e Buddhist Hermitage Lunas, Kedah

    and all supporters and devotees of

    e Sangha In Malaysia

    F F D O

    Sabbadabam Dhammadanam Jinati

    e Gift of Dhamma excels all gifts

    All commercial rights reserved. Any reproduction in whole or part, in

    any form, is strictly prohibited without permission from the author.

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    e Author

    Wishes to express his deep appreciation to:

    Uncle Leon for his dedicated moral support and hard work

    without which this book wouldnt have been possible.

    And especially to Venerable Pannyavaro for his very much

    appreciated editing work.

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    e Nibbana Aspirers Guide To e Mind! ....................................

    is Book ......................................................................................................................................e Text ..........................................................................................................................................

    Cittanupassana ......................................................................................................................

    Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw .................................................................................................

    Dhamma Sukha Tawya .................................................................................................

    Evam Me Sutam .........................................................................................................

    Cittanupassana................................................................................................................ Shwe Oo Min Dhmma Sukha Tawya Vassa ......................

    From Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw..................................................................................

    Initiation ......................................................................................................................................

    Sayadaw U Jotika ........................................................................................................

    Why Cittanupassana? ............................................................................................

    Under Your Skin ...........................................................................................................

    A Quick Look At e Hindrances: ....................................................................

    How Lobha (Greed) Arises ........................................................................................

    In Action .....................................................................................................................................

    Blank Options ....................................................................................................................

    Walking ........................................................................................................................................

    Daily Activities ......................................................................................................................

    Speaking Mindfully..........................................................................................................

    Do Your Best ats Enough ....................................................................................

    Motivating Citta ..................................................................................................................

    Mile Stones ...............................................................................................................................

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    Noting Eectively Meditation Experiences ....................................

    Dealing With Anger .........................................................................................................

    Pain ..................................................................................................................................................

    Close Encounters................................................................................................................

    What is the right attitude for meditation? .......................................

    Object ............................................................................................................................................

    Be With Whatever Is .......................................................................................................

    Survival .........................................................................................................................................

    Eating ............................................................................................................................................

    Nothing Added At All ....................................................................................................

    Compassion Is e Only Way ................................................................................

    Rubbish! ......................................................................................................................................

    Gentle Eort ...........................................................................................................................

    Sati Compass ...........................................................................................................................

    Beauty Of e Heart .......................................................................................................

    Mindfulness .............................................................................................................................

    On e Road ..........................................................................................................................

    Accept ...........................................................................................................................................

    Pick It Up Again And Again ....................................................................................

    Suering ......................................................................................................................................

    at Is e Solution .........................................................................................................

    Just Mindfulness Is Enough .....................................................................................

    Transformer .............................................................................................................................

    Glossary .................................................................................................................................

    About e Author .............................................................................................................

    Rear Book Cover Text ...................................................................................................

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    T N A GT T M

    is BookTo put it simply this is a hands on manual for Satipatthana

    Vipassana yogis (meditators) who are interested in emphasizing the

    mind in their meditation practice.

    As you read through you are likely to nd it dierent from

    your regular Vipassana practice but very interesting, benecial and

    enriching. Also it could be helpful in understanding your own

    practice better without having to convert or change the way you

    meditate.

    is is about the watching of the mind by the mind but

    not separating the mind from the rest of the Foundations of

    Mindfulness (Kaya-body, Vedana-feelings and Dhamma-mental

    objects), as this is impossible.

    ey arise together and are inseparable. A good meditatormust be skillful with all of them. By practising Cittanupassana one

    is practising all of them because when you observe anything, all

    Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana) are already there

    anyway.

    Whether you are doing Kaya or Vedana or any other

    combination, you have to reach the knowing mind, because this is

    how the Path is. ere is no other way. Why do I like this approach? Because of the obvious

    distance that appears between object and observing, which leaves

    you without a doubt that there is nobody there.

    e question most yogis ask at this point is: But does it work

    as with the VipassanaNanas?

    Y I D

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