Ajahn Sumedho

A Quote by Ajahn Sumedho on mindfulness, concentration, and buddhism

Some people do not know the difference between "mindfulness" and "concentration." They concentrate on what they're doing, thinking that is being mindful. . . . We can concentrate on what we are doing, but if we are not mindful at the same time, with the ability to reflect on the moment, then if somebody interferes with our concentration, we may blow up, get carried away by anger at being frustrated. If we are mindful, we are aware of the tendency to first concentrate and then to feel anger when something interferes with that concentration. With mindfulness we can concentrate when it is appropriate to do so and not concentrate when it is appropriate not to do so.

Ajahn Sumedho

Source: http://lotusinthemud.typepad.com/sujatin/2008/09/mindfulness-and.html

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Ajahn Sumedho on mindfulness awareness abide refuge meditation

Awareness is your refuge:
Awareness of the changingness of feelings,
of attitudes, of moods, of material change
and emotional change:
Stay with that, because it's a refuge that is
It's not something that changes.
It's a refuge you can trust in.
This refuge is not something that you create.
It's not a creation. It's not an ideal.
It's very practical and very simple, but
easily overlooked or not noticed.
When you're mindful,
you're beginning to notice,
it's like this.

Ajahn Sumedho

Source: From "Intuitive Awareness", 2004

Contributed by: Carolina

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