The shamatha style of meditation, meditation based on mindfulness, is particularly recommended by the Buddha. It has been known as the only way for beginning meditators for 2,500 years. To begin with, we could discuss the attitude that brings about possibilities of mindfulness. This attitude is not particularly opinionated. When we talk about attitude in this context, we are talking about awareness of mind, which is precisely what mindfulness is. Awareness of mind means that you are aware, that your mind is aware of yourself. In other words, the basic point is that you’re aware that you’re aware. The suggestion here is that you are not a machine; you are an individual person relating with what’s happening around you. And mindfulness in this particular case is the sense of being.
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