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大寶法王噶瑪巴 Karmapa 說明禪修呼吸 meditating on the breath wiki
大寶法王 噶瑪巴 The Karmapa 說明禪修呼吸的不同方法，其中之一是去數我們的呼吸：「不過，數息也可能有困難，可能會讓我們分心。雖然每個人的情況不同，但對許多人來說，數息反而會有問題。有些禪修呼吸的傳統不用數息，只是單純的觀照吸氣和吐氣，讓心只是單純的覺知呼吸，安住在吸氣和吐氣上。我想這也許比數息要好。」
大寶法王 噶瑪巴 在南紐澤西，為行宮會員開示禪修要點。
The Karmapa reflected on the methods used for meditating on the breath, noting that one way is to count the breath. “But,” he observed, “counting can be difficult and actually become a distraction. This depends on the individual, but for many people, using the counting breath technique is problematic. There are other traditions in which one does not count the breath. One simply observes the in-breath and the out-breath, allowing one’s mind to be merely aware of the breathing, allowing one’s mind to rest on or in the exhalation and inhalation. I think this may be better than counting.
“As for how one breathes when directing the mind to the breath,” he continued, “one should breathe naturally as one does usually. There is no special manipulation or control of the breathing. You do not try to breathe in and out with more force or slow down the breathing or speed it up or anything like that. I mention this because sometimes people expect that a technique where the mind is focused on the breathing would involve some kind of special manipulation or control of the breath, but in this case it does not. The breathing is ordinary. No special effort is needed.”
“The point of this,” he said, “is that while we breathe tens of thousands of times every day, we usually pay no attention to it and are often completely unaware that we are breathing. We continue to breathe, but we do not notice that fact. Here what we are trying to do is notice the breath by directing our mind to it.”
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