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"Quoting from the Majjlhlima Nikaya 10: 'Herein monks when the enlightenment-factor of mindfulness is present the aspirant knows ""The enlightenment-factor of mindfulness is in me "" or when the enlightenment-factor of mindfulness is absent one knows ""The enlightenment-factor of mindfulness is not in me."" What? If you're unmindful how would you be mindful that the enlightenment factor of mindfulness isn't there? This is confusing."
Thank you for the question. As we know there are moments without mindful. A trainee (Meditator) can be unmindful in situation such as eating walking watching TV and so on. Also he may be unmindful about the posture the present action he is doing feelings and also mental states even though he supposes to be aware of those foundations. The reason is that he is still in training. How does that state of mind turns to be a mindful moment or state? According to Satipatthana the first thing he has to do ‘know about the present condition then he realizes ‘oh I’m unmindful with the present action I should not be unmindful as a result he brings attention to whatever he is doing. As soon as he knows that he is unmindful he cannot stay unmindful state anymore because he has already seen that. The unmindful states appear due to the power of hindrances. In another word the meaning of ‘when the enlightenment-factor of mindfulness is absent one knows “The enlightenment-factor of mindfulness is not in me is that he become aware of the absence of mindfulness a second ago (it is difficult to pinpoint time) and start to gain mindfulness again.
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