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When zandtaomed meditates he goes through the 4 stages of each of the 4 tetrads. The core of this table comes from "Mindfulness with Breathing" by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, and gets amended through study and development. For example stage 9 of the brahma-viharas now includes more metta meditation after studying "Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection" by Sharon Salzberg.

Tetrad

Stage

Key Words

Key Points

First

1

Short Breath

Buddha's pranayama

Kaya

2

Long Breath

Cooling Emotions

3

Oneness - whole body

Develop a kaya-conditioner routine. Breath - mind and body are one.

4

Calm body

Second

5

Piti (joy - some excitement)

Stopping spinning

Vedana

6

Sukha (joy - no excitement)

leading to mudittha

7

Oneness of kaya and vedana

Develop a vedana-conditioner routine Detailed recognition of feelings

8

Calming the vedana-conditioner.
Feel at peace with the patriarchy

Develop a feeling of temporary nibbana nibbana-dhatu

Third

9

Experiencing citta. Seeds 4 brahma-viharas

Developing supramundane. Seeds of b-v

citta

10

Now

11

Concentrating mind Oneness of kaya, vedana and citta

Stability, purity, activeness

12

Liberating the mind from patriarchy
Releasing consciousness for faith.

End upadana and kilesa (now). Not attaching to the khandhas.

Fourth

13

anicca and anatta

Integrate mind emotion and body in heart-consciousness

Dhamma

14

Dissolving attachment and fading away. Quenching dukkha

Dhammajati - Nature itself, laws of nature, duty, rewards

15

atammayata. Liberation that brings Wisdom and knowing of Interbeing

sunnata, idappaccayata

16

Use released attachment as faith joining upwards with light of consciousness and awakening the heart. Deep Seeing - Vision. Tathata.

Throwing it all back. Sunnata ridgepole. Sunnata inside - not out there.



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