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 contemplationviewtopic.php?f=17&t=1122
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
“One to whom it might occur, ‘I’m a woman’ or ‘I’m a man’. Or ‘I’m anything at all’— Is fit for Mara to address.” (SN 5.2)