This article traces the path of mindfulness: American term for meditation; a term for the Theravada vipassana meditations; a certain type of attention or dhyana.
What do we mean by each of these words when used in the context of meditation: feelings, sensations, emotions? Why does it matter? It matters in terms of clarity of instruction to know what the instructor means. Feelings and emotions "color" the mind. Emotions can create false perceptions and are obstacles in clear reasoning and thinking.... Continue Reading →