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Buddhism -- sacred texts

The Four Paths to Mindfulness (Satipatthana)
I. Contemplating the Physical Body:
1. Breath
2. Posture
3. Clear comprehension
4. The elements of earth, wind, water, fire, space
5. Bodily waste and hygiene
6. One's own mortality.
II. Contemplating Sensations:
Pleasant, unpleasant, neutral.
III. Cognition and the Mental States:
Lust; Hate
Ignorance; Distraction;
(un) Developed; (un) Absorbed; (un) Freed
IV. Mental Objects:
5 Hindrances
5 Aggregates of clinging
    Material form, Sensation, Perception, Formations, Cognition
6 Senses (thought is 6th)
7 Factors of Enlightenment
    Mindfulness, Investigation, Effort, Joy,
    Tranquility, Concentration, Equanimity
4 noble truths

646 -- Brainwaves frequencies change states of consciousness
web admin, meditation, css, psychology -- SublimeBreath

The brain produces four main types of brain wave which are shown by EEG readings. Each type of brain wave produces the listed effects at specific frequencies:

Beta Brain Waves (13-30 cycles per second). The fastest, representing the most intense state of alertness. The result of heightened mental activity. Maximum mind power. All five external senses, logical mind, memory from the five senses & logical thinking.

Alpha Brain Waves (8 to 12 cycles per second) This brain wave indicates a relaxed state of mind.. State of relaxed alertness, good for inspiration and learning facts fast. A meditative mind. In this state tap into internal “antenna” like qualities. Visions, powerful ideas, mindless creation of the incredible. Internal feeling & sensations.

Theta Brain Waves (4 to 8 cycles per second) Deep meditation. Deep inward thought. This is associated with life-like imagination. High state of mental concentration. A magical mind. Internal pictures / visualisation. Intuition, inner guidance. Access to unconscious material. Dreaming.

Delta Brain Waves (0.5 to 4 cycles per second) Deep dreamless sleep. Deep relaxation. State of oneness, whole body feeling. Pure being & will.

Studies have shown that learning in Alpha State enhances the performance of students. It also develops the interest of studies in students more than they have ever learned in tense environment. Frequent gaps of 2 to 3 minutes after every 30 minute study period relaxes their minds and the alpha state will prove its efficiency with great ease and fun. But learning is more than just absorbing information, so changing the state of mind to operate Beta, Alpha and Theta is most likely to produce the best learning, cognition and creativity, while also staying in a relaxed state.

Exercises to access the brain wave states

I have developed the exercises below to attain the separate specific brain waves which can then be added together as you desire. All four at once is quite an experience!

Beta brain wave — Become hyper aware of your 5 senses, notice what you can smell, the taste in your mouth, what your hands are touching, become acutely aware of what you hear and see. Having done this you will know that you are in beta due to the intense external input and the total lack of awareness of your body, feelings or sensations.

Alpha brain wave — Try the following exercise first with your eyes open & then repeat it with your eyes closed. Take a deep breath, hold it and notice the sensations as your heart beats three times, relax & breath out — repeat 3X. Breathe in and out slowly to a count of 4, as you do so notice how your body feels —relaxed & warm.

Theta brain wave — do this after the alpha brain wave exercise. Close your eyes and visualise a sacred cup where your heart is (or another object of your choice) hold this picture for several minutes. Breathe in and out slowly.

Delta brain waves — do this after the other exercises, become aware & notice a warm sensation in your heart, now this sensation flow down and then spread out until it fills all of your body — one sensation.

598 -- the Tai Chi Netguide - Long Yang Form
yin yang, tai chi, qi gong -- SublimeBreath
Yin - in breath
Yang - out breath

597 -- Where does the Chinese Yin Yang symbol come from?
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473 -- New Testament Greek Lexicon Strong concordance and numbers
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422 -- : Publishing Learning Center |
print on demand, books -- SublimeBreath

418 -- Tai Chi Medicine
Defending Without Contending, tai chi, good graphics -- SublimeBreath

417 -- Tai chi forms pictures
Defending Without Contending, tai chi, good graphics -- SublimeBreath

416 -- Buddhist Symbols and Mudras (Gestures of the Buddha)
Defending Without Contending -- SublimeBreath

415 -- Abhayaprada Mudra - Mudras Photo Gallery - Hand Gestures
Defending Without Contending -- SublimeBreath

414 -- Sacred Books of the East Vol. 8: The Bhagavad-Gita Index
sacred text, Hinduism, Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita, Defending Without Contending -- SublimeBreath

413 -- Free Bible Tools - Strong's Concordance With Greek & Hebrew!
Bible, translation, sacred text -- sublimebreath
Gives Greek spelling and pronunciation. Also a short commentary may be included with the word.

412 -- Kalama Sutta: To the Kalamas
sacred text, defending without contending, ehipassiko, see for yourself -- SublimeBreath

401 -- Hard Chi Kung - martial arts chi power
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tai chi and hard martial arts detailed

400 -- TaiChi People : Martial Arts : Chi Gong
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wei chi, guarding energy just under the skin

367 -- Shantideva Online ::: Your Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
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Patience - soe-pa A resolute response against adversity stemming from a settled temperament.

366 -- The Six Paramitas - NST Nichiren Shoshu Temple | NST Nichiren Shoshu Temple
sacred texts, precepts, Japan -- sublimebreath
Outlines the Japanese terms:

Fuse, or making offerings;
Jikai, or keeping the precepts;
Ninniku, or enduring insult and persecution without anger;
Shojin, or ceaseless effort;
Zenjo, or focus, control of mind, and;
Chie, or wisdom.

340 -- Chakras
Good graphics -- SublimeBreath

339 -- Blood pressure
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Normal values

Normal ranges for blood pressure in adult humans are:[6][7][8]

Systolic: less than 120 mmHg (2.32 psi or 15 kPa)
Diastolic: less than 80 mmHg (1.55 psi or 10 kPa)

338 -- Blood pressure explained
heart rate -- SublimeBreath

319 -- Feelings and the Chakras: Heal the 7 Chakras Through Deeper Emotional Meanings |
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278 -- Balancing the Five Controlling Faculties
Buddhism, meditation -- SublimeBreath

1. Faith (Saddha-Indriya)
2. Energy (Viriya-Indriya)
3. Mindfulness (Sati-Indriya)
4. Concentration (Samadhi-Indriya)
5. Understanding or wisdom (Panna-Indriya)

277 -- ABHIDHAMMA IN DAILY LIFE by Janakabhivamsa, Ashin, Dhamma Web
commentary, Buddhism -- SublimeBreath
Using several Pali terms the seven factors of enlightment, the hindrances and other factoral analysis lists are discussed.

275 -- Sakunagghi Sutta: The Hawk
sacred text, Buddhism -- SublimeBreath
From the site: The four frames of reference. Which four? There is the case where a monk remains focused on the body in & of itself — ardent, alert, & mindful — putting aside greed & distress with reference to the world. feelings mind mental

274 -- Wings to Awakening: Part II Four Frames of Reference, includes a description of why Buddha wanted certain numbers of factors and elements
sacred text, Buddhism -- SublimeBreath

273 -- Mettam Sutta: The Brahma-viharas
sacred text, Buddhism, meditation, action -- SublimeBreath

Text talks about combining these with the seven factors of enlightenment

The four Brahma-vihaaras ("divine abidings"), also called the four "boundless (appamańńa) states," are: 
1. Loving-kindness (mettaa), 
2. Compassion (karu.naa), 
3. Sympathetic Joy (muditaa), 
4. Equanimity (upekkhaa).

272 -- Aggi Sutta: Fire Discourse of the Samyutta Nikaya, SN 46.53
sacred text, seven factors of enlightenment, Buddhism, meditation, action -- SublimeBreath

Footnote 1 of the text:

Bojjhanga (=bodhi-anga, lit. "limb of enlightenment") or sambojjhanga.
The seven bojjhangas are so called (SN 46.5) "because they lead to enlightenment" (bodhi). 
They are: 
1. Mindfulness (sati-sambojjangha), 
2. Investigation of (Mental and Physical) States (dhamma-vicaya-s.), 
3. Energy (viriya-s.), 
4. Rapture (piiti-s.), 
5. Tranquillity (passaddhi-s.), 
6. Concentration (samaadhi-s.), 
7. Equanimity (upekkhaa-s.). 
The text makes it clear that of these the first, mindfulness, is the most important, since it is valuable in all circumstances, whereas the others are not always appropriate.

271 -- Samyutta Nikaya: The Grouped Discourses - including fire discourse on the seven factors of enlightenment
sacred text, Buddhism, mindfulness -- sublimebreath

Sagatha-vagga — The Section of Verses (contains samyuttas 1-11)
Nidana-vagga — The Section on Causation (12-21)
Khandha-vagga — The Section on the Aggregates (22-34)
Salayatana-vagga — The Section on the Six Sense Bases (35-44)
Maha-vagga — The Great Section (45-56)

270 -- Charles Mullers's 2009 translation of the Tao Te Ching Daode jing
sacred text, information technology -- SublimeBreath
Automatically puts in citation when a passage is copied and pasted.

269 -- Taoism - Tao Te Ching Translations
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A number of translations

217 -- Aggañña Sutta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
sacred texts -- SublimeBreath

216 -- Shambhala Sun - The Sharp Sword of Prajna
meditation -- SublimeBreath

198 -- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Benedictine Order
monastic orders, monastic rules, intentional communities -- SublimeBreath

196 -- How to Open Your Chakras - 1 - YouTube
meditation, chakras, -- SublimeBreath

195 -- Chakra Meditation - YouTube
meditation, chakras, good video, music -- SublimeBreath

194 -- Chakra Cleansing and Clearing Meditation - YouTube
meditation, chakras, visualization -- SublimeBreath

193 -- Meditation: Clearing Negativity - YouTube
meditation, invigoration, qigong, good video, chakras -- SublimeBreath

192 -- Chi Kung Basics for Energy, Joy & Creativity - YouTube
qigong, invigoration -- SublimeBreath

145 -- The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism
breath, single-focused concentration, coping -- sublimebreath

110 -- ‪Harry Nilsson - Over The Rainbow‬‏ - YouTube
hope, beautiful song -- SublimeBreath

109 -- George Harrison - All things must passŹ - YouTube
good video, guitar -- SublimeBreath

108 -- Paul McCartney - All things must pass (Concert For George)(HQ)
good video, -- SublimeBreath
From song: "Daylight is good at arriving at the right time."

101 -- Charlie Chaplin: The Great Dictator ("Let us unite!" monologue) - Democratic Underground
good video, dharma talk -- sublimebreath

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