Reflections for “Mindfulness of Dharmas”

by | Jan 25, 2024 | Buddhism.net Blog

The post titled Mindfulness of Dharmas is now up on Buddhism for All. Angela from the Buddhism.net team reflected on it, and invites you to do so too.

🌕 Angela’s Reflections:

Mindfulness of Dharmas (Pali: Dhammānupassanā) if the fourth foundation of mindfulness. Mindfulness of Dharmas is the awareness and contemplation of the truths of reality. It is difficult to practice mindfulness of dharmas, without listening, hearing, understanding and contemplating Dharmas — the 5 hindrances, 5 aggregates, 6 sense bases, 7 factors of enlightenment, 4 noble truths. This is because we need to first hear the Dharma to establish Right View in the mind, before we can contemplate them and have mindfulness of the Dharmas. Ultimately, awareness and knowing is most important.  Bhikkhu Bodhi writes that “these four foundations of mindfulness lead in one direction: toward the full purification of beings, the ending of sorrow and grief, and the realization of nirvana.”

🌱 Journal Reflection Prompts for You:

  • 📝 Why would cultivating mindfulness of Dharmas be important to you? What difference would it make in your life?


Featured image, an AI-generated artwork, by Angela Ho.

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