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  • 1.e B UDDHANET' S BOOK LIBRARY E-mail: bdea@buddhanet.net Web site: www.buddhanet.net Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc. e B UDDHANET' S BOOK LIBRARY E-mail: bdea@buddhanet.net Web site: www.buddhanet.net Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc. Bhikkhu Khemavamsa Practising CittanupassanaPractising Cittanupassana Contemplation of the MindContemplation of the Mind

2. P C B K 3. D 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 to e 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. 4. 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. 5. C 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 ............................................................................................................................... 6. Noting Effectively 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 Effort ........................................................................................................................... Sati Compass ........................................................................................................................... Beauty Of e Heart ....................................................................................................... Mindfulness ............................................................................................................................. On e Road .......................................................................................................................... Accept ........................................................................................................................................... Pick It Up Again And Again .................................................................................... Suffering ...................................................................................................................................... at Is e Solution ......................................................................................................... Just Mindfulness Is Enough ..................................................................................... Transformer ............................................................................................................................. Glossary ................................................................................................................................. About e Author ............................................................................................................. Rear Book Cover Text ................................................................................................... 7. T N A G T T M is Book To 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 find it different from your regular Vipassana practice but very interesting, beneficial 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 meditator must 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 Vipassana Nanas? Y I D 8. As you go through these pages dont expect to understand everything at a glance. However, it will all become very clear and simple to you once you go on retreat. I would like to make it very clear that this was written with enthusiasm but not antagonism towards other methods of practising Satipatthana, as I have an awful lot of respect for other methods too. It was written because of appreciation and love for this very intelligent, effective and compassionate practice as taught in the style of Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw of Burma for the last forty- one years, but not as taught by any other teachers. ere is a big difference between this practice and other approaches in teaching Cittanupassana Vipassana. It is endeavouring to make this practice known to as many meditators as possible especially those who would be interested in the mind aspect of Satipatthana as well as those who are not entirely happy with their current practice. In case you are wandering, switching from regular Vipassana to Cittanupassana is not going to hurt your meditation. Rather it will make it richer. At least this has been my own personal experience. It feels lik

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