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satipatthana suta

Postby jajas » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:58 am

In the satipatana sutta it is said:

"Thus he lives contemplating the body in the body internally, or he lives contemplating the body in the body externally, or he lives contemplating the body in the body internally and externally."

In a coment i have read that "contemplating the body externally" it is ment the body of others. Is their another view on this passage?

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Re: satipatthana suta

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:19 am

Greetings,

jajas wrote:In a coment i have read that "contemplating the body externally" it is ment the body of others. Is their another view on this passage?

Many views, but nothing definitive. Some have been explored previously here...

Satipatthana: Internal and external contemplation
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1122

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