Foundation of All Practice
Commentary on the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing
in Awakening of the Heart (p. 15-19). Parallax Press.
In the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing, in Pali the Anapanasati Sutta, the Buddha shows us how to transform our fear, despair, anger, and craving. Breathing is a means of awakening and maintaining full attention in order to look carefully, long, and deeply, see the nature of all things, and arrive at liberation. The Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing is the Buddha’s way to help us remember to breathe and to enjoy our breath.