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Obviously mindfulness of the moment, which Anapanasati can achieve as well, but I mean what is the goal of being mindful, what is the desired result we are trying to attain?
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to subdue the hinderances so that the three characteristics of existence can be seen fully

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Complete freedom from suffering. The only goal in Buddhism. The only goal worth pursuing.

Once things are seen clearly the mind stops giving rise to the causes of suffering.
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Well that is the ultimate goal but isn't that via vippasana meditation and realizing sunyata. As in the 8th of the noble path?
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Vipassana means seeing clearly. How does one see clearly? Practicing the Satipatthanas. There are 3 realizations: impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and non self.
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