The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching - Study Guide Chapter Eleven Summary & Analysis

Nhat Hanh
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"Right Mindfulness is at the heart of Buddha's teachings." This is what brings us back to the present moment. We are always giving our attention to something, and it often takes us from the moment; right mindfulness accepts without judging; we must find ways to sustain appropriate attention. Smriti, the Sanskrit word for mindfulness, means "remember"; we need to remember to return to the present moment and touch the beauty around us. The second Miracle of Mindfulness is to make others present. The Third Miracle of Mindfulness is to nourish others, and the fourth is to relieve the other's suffering. Hanh offers a lovely example of nourishing a loved one and relieving her suffering. If we sit stably and mindfully with someone who is dying, we provide a mantra. The first four miracles of mindfulness belong to th first aspect of meditation, shamatha...

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