Mindfulness: 1 definition
Mindfulness means something in Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Mindfulness is of five kinds, as discussed in Bhūdhardās’s composition dealing with the twelve reflections (bhāvanā or anuprekṣā), also found in the Tattvārtha-sūtra.—Accordingly, “[...] [eliminating karma]—Follow the five great vows as well as the five mindfulnesses. Conquer the five powerful sense-organs and establish yourself firmly in elimination. (10) [the world]—The Cosmic Man stands fourteen rājus tall. Within him countless souls wander without knowledge. (11) [wisdom is difficult to obtain]—Wealth, prosperity, gold, the pleasures of power—all these are easy to find. What is difficult to get in saṃsāra is the single knowledge that is appropriate. (12) [...]”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Ends with: Samma Sati.
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Search found 175 books and stories containing Mindfulness; (plurals include: Mindfulnesses). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)
Chapter XVIII - The Conversion of Anāthapiṇḍada < [Fascicle Four]
Chapter XXVI - The Great Parinirvāṇa < [Fascicle Five]
Chapter XXII - Lady Āmra[pālī]’s Meeting with the Buddha < [Fascicle Four]
The Buddhist Path to Enlightenment (study) (by Dr Kala Acharya)
1.2. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Introduction) < [Chapter 2 - Five Groups of Factor]
4.2.3. Faculty of Mindfulness (Satindriya or Smṛti) < [Chapter 2 - Five Groups of Factor]
1.1. Enlightenment Factor of Mindfulness < [Chapter 3 - Seven Factors of Enlightenment and Noble Eightfold Path]
Dhyana in the Buddhist Literature (by Truong Thi Thuy La)
2.3: (a) The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (introduction) < [Chapter 2 - The Dhyāna as depicted in Hinayāna Literature]
4.2 (b): The Good Friend and the Subject of Meditation < [Chapter 4 - The Practice of Dhyāna]
2.3: Mindfulness (b): Body Contemplation < [Chapter 2 - The Dhyāna as depicted in Hinayāna Literature]
Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)
Chapter 26 - Mindfulness < [Part IV - Beautiful Cetasikas]
Chapter 10 - Right Effort Of The Eightfold Path < [Part II - The Particulars (pakinnaka)]
Chapter 34 - Understanding < [Part IV - Beautiful Cetasikas]
Visuddhimagga (the pah of purification) (by Ñāṇamoli Bhikkhu)
Six Recollections (Introduction) < [Chapter VII - Six Recollections (Cha-anussati-niddesa)]
(9) Mindfulness of Breathing < [Chapter VIII - Other Recollections as Meditation Subjects]
The Fourth Jhāna < [Chapter IV - The Earth Kasiṇa (Pathavī-kasiṇa-niddesa)]
Socially Engaged Buddhism (with reference to Australian society) (by Phuong Thi Thu Ngo)