dhyana samadhi sutra

The following is where the third step of the 16 steps of breathing meditation is explained in the sutra itself:

T15n0614_p0275b25(08)念諸息遍身。亦念息出入。
T15n0614_p0275b26(05)悉觀身中諸出息入息。
T15n0614_p0275b27(14)覺知遍至身中乃至足指遍諸毛孔如水入沙。
T15n0614_p0275b28(13)息出覺知從足至髮遍諸毛孔亦如水入沙。譬如[-+]囊入出皆滿。
T15n0614_p0275b29(05)口鼻風入出亦爾。觀身周遍見風行處。
T15n0614_p0275c01(07)如藕根孔亦如魚網。復心非獨口鼻觀息入出。
T15n0614_p0275c02(06)一切毛孔及九孔中。亦見息入息出。
T15n0614_p0275c03(09)是故知息遍諸身

One is mindfully aware of various breaths suffusing the whole body, as one attends to the exhalation and inhalation of the breath. As one pervasively observes the various kinds of inhalation and exhalation inside the body, one becomes aware and comprehends what is happening throughout the body, up to and including one’s toes and pores—[awareness] pervades as if water seeps into sands. In the same way, with [each] out-breath, awareness and understanding pervade—from the toes to the hairs, permeating all the pores—as if water seeps into sands. Just like a sack that is completely filled from its bottom to its opening, so too should one experience the body being saturated this way with [each] in-breath coming in from mouth [and/or] nose. One should perceive that throughout the body, where ‘wind’ traverses, it is as if it traverses through the holes of a lotus root; it is as if it traverses through the eyes of a fish net.

Furthermore, one should not just perceive the breath as going in and out of one’s mouth [and/or] nose; one should also see that the breath comes in and out from all the pores and from the nine orifices of the body. For this reason, one should understand that the breath pervades throughout the body."

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frank k,
Feb 17, 2012, 10:14 PM
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