Appropriate attention (yoniso manasikāra)
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Metta Retreat, Session 4Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 12, 2008

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20. “I'm glad that people have questions and people are reflecting on their experience of what the practice is. It's very heartening to see.” [Questions] [Appropriate attention] [Empathetic joy]


Calming the Busy Mind, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – Aug. 11, 2013

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8. Comment: When someone says they can't meditate because they try to settle their mind and they realize how busy it is, I've encouraged them that now they are seeing the reflective quality of how their mind works. [Appropriate attention] [Tranquility] [Proliferation]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno.


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9. “What attitude should we take when observing things so we don't objectify them or make it stressful?” [Perception] [Knowing itself] [Appropriate attention] [Suffering] [Tranquility] [Proliferation] // [Direct experience]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 31Ajahn Pasanno – Feb. 17, 2014

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17. “You were talking about the positive aspect of relinquishment, and that's what will motivate giving up, that positive aspect of giving up and letting go. When it's painful giving up and you give up, you can say, 'Wait, I'm just focusing on the negative aspect of giving up, I need to switch my mind to the benefits of relinquishment?'” [Relinquishment] [Suffering] [Appropriate attention] // [Self-identity view] [Clinging] [Humor] [Humility]


Thanksgiving Retreat 2016, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 19, 2016

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3. “What is the difference between yoniso manasikara and insight?” [Appropriate attention] [Insight meditation]


Developing Skill in Reflective Meditation, Session 2Ajahn Ñāṇiko and Ajahn Pasanno – Dec. 1, 2019

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8. Comment: Instead of thinking of one thing which I was having difficulty with, I brought to mind all the things that were working. [Directed thought and evaluation] [Appropriate attention] [Recollection]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Guilt/shame/inadequacy] [Recollection/Virtue] [Faith]