Discovering Natural Phenomena Basic 2

Seeing Patterns (causes & effects)

  • Eating a meal results in experiencing full sensation in your stomach.

  • Skipping a meal results in experiencing hungry sensation.

  • Sitting long on floor results in experiencing discomfort/pain in legs.

  • Standing long results in experiencing tiredness.

  • Unbalanced body posture results in experiencing body tension.

  • Pressing a switch results in a light is turned on.

  • Adding honey into a cup of tea results in sweet taste in tea.

  • Placing a pen in your pocket results in the pen in your pocket.

  • Being aware of your breath results in your breath becoming long/deep on its own.

Discovering Causes from Effects

  • Recognize the cause of full sensations in your stomach.

  • Recognize the cause of hungry sensation.

  • Recognize the cause of body tension.

  • Recognize the cause of the light on.

  • Recognize the cause of sweet taste in the cup of tea.

  • Recognize the cause of a pen in your pocket.

  • Recognize causes of your breath.

  • Recognize causes of a long breath.

  • Recognize causes of your body.

  • Recognize causes of a desire.

  • Recognize causes of restless mind.

  • Recognize causes of calm mind.

  • Recognize causes of liking.

  • Recognize causes of disliking.

  • Recognize causes of pleasantness.

  • Recognize causes of unpleasantness.

  • Recognize causes of unhappiness, anxiety or anger.

  • Recognize causes for your mental chatter.

Seeing from Another Angle

Breath:

  • Be aware of breathing is happening on its own.

  • Be aware of new elements coming in while breathing in. Be aware of old elements going out while breathing out.

  • Be aware of meeting while breathing in. Be aware of separating while breathing out.

  • Be aware of being united with the world while breathing in and breathing out.

  • Be aware of energy while breathing in and breathing out.

  • Breathing in for the world. Breathing out for the world.

    Body:

  • Be aware of touching countless many elements in your body. (e.g. hydrogen, oxygen, carbon)

  • Be aware that the elements will be scattered and become various part of the world in the future. (E.g. a deep ocean, a tall snowy mountain, soil or a flower.)

  • Be aware that the elements similarly were various part of the world in the past.

  • Be aware of touching the elements in your body and be aware of touching the world.

    Others:

  • See displeasure in pleasure

  • See pleasure in displeasure.

  • Be aware of a thought is like a photo of sunflower.

  • See body as a formation of elements.

  • See a thought occurring on its own rather than you are thinking.

Seeing Patterns 2 (causes & effects)

  • Experiencing unpleasantness results in a rise of a desire not to experience the unpleasantness.

  • Experiencing pleasantness results in a rise of a desire to continue experiencing the pleasantness. (UP reactions)

  • Having likes (craving or desire) results in your mind being biased.

  • Having dislikes (anger or aversion) results in your mind being biased.

  • Having contradiction in knowing results in your mind being unreliable.

  • Having preoccupied with I my me mine (seeking self-interest) results in restlessness or tensed body.

Discovering Causes from Effects 2

  • Recognize the cause of a desire.

  • Recognize the cause of a biased mind.

  • Recognize the cause of an unreliable mind.

  • Recognize the cause of your body tension.

  • Recognize the cause of restlessness.

  • Recognize causes of a mental trap.

  • Recognize the causes that will demolish the mental trap.

  • Recognize the causes that will prevent the mental trap being created again.

  • Recognize the cause of a pen.

  • Recognize the cause of your life problem.

  • Recognize the cause of meeting a person.

  • Recognize the cause of you being here.

Seeing from Another Angle 2

  • Be aware of receiving and giving as breathing in and out.

  • Recognize touching your body is touching the world.

  • Recognize your body as a result of death of other living things.

  • Be aware of new body parts coming in while breathing in. Be aware of old body parts going out while breathing out.

  • Be aware of the world from your breath.

  • Be aware of the five parts of self (material form, consciousness, feeling, perception and mental formation) in you.

  • See the world in a cup.

  • See you in a cup.

Others

  • Notice how your body and mind react to the TV images and sound in each moment.

  • Just be (aware of whatever you are currently experiencing).

  • Know relation between two phenomena.

Seeing the True Nature of Your Breath

  • Be aware of your breath (the phenomena).

  • Be aware of causes of the phenomena.

  • See it from another angle.

  • (Be aware of the relation between your breath and another phenomenon.)

  • See the true nature of your breath.

Seeing the True Nature of a Cup

  • Be aware of a cup (the phenomena).

  • Be aware of causes of the phenomena.

  • See it from another angle.

  • See the true nature of the cup.

Seeing the True Nature: Reality (and Life)

  • Know your life problem. (e.g. anger, stress, anxiety, sleep problem, unhappiness, health)

  • Know the cause of your life problem.

  • Know why you are here (in this room, country, planet).