A condensed Maha Satipatthana Sutta.

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sunnat
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A condensed Maha Satipatthana Sutta.

Post by sunnat » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:02 pm

A condensed Maha Satipatthana Sutta.

This I have read:

"This is the one and only way...the fourfold establishing of awareness." : " ... ardent with awareness and constant thorough understanding of impermanence observing body in body , sensations , mind , mental contents ... having removed craving and aversion towards the world of mind and matter."

" How ... body in body? ... sit cross-legged ... body upright ... fix awareness in the area around the mouth ..." - understanding properly, equanimously, continuously the breath as it is. then vipassana: "in one breath feeling the whole body" inside and outside observing anicca. "This is body" Then mere understanding, mere awareness. Detached, without clinging.

Further, understanding body postures, body actions, body parts, body elementals, body repulsiveness, body decay ... vipassana - atapi sampajano satima - continuously equanimously observing anicca.

Understanding sensations, mind and mental contents (hindrances, aggregates, the sense spheres, the factors of enlightenment, the four noble truths) - "Thus he dwells observing mental contents in mental contents. ... internally ... externally ... arising passing away observing anicca..." et.c.

and thus : "... in this very life highest wisdom or, if substratum of aggregates remains, the stage of non returner."

(--- anicca is the constant flow that is experienced as subtle vibrations or rapid rising and passing away of everything. Everything becoming and decaying. Composing and decomposing in a continual flux, a continual flow.

anicca is activated by the practice of anapanasati, vipassana and is to be experienced by the practitioner in order to be properly understood as the Buddha meant.

Grossly or intellectually it may be understood as being born, growing old and dying. In reality the becoming is and decaying is a continuous stream of kalapas and it is the direct experiencing and equanimous observation of that that makes for progress on the path.

"Which four? Here, monks, a monk dwells ardent with awareness and constant thorough understanding of impermanence,"

...dwells ardent with awareness and constant thorough understanding. - not a bit of awareness here and a bit there but a continuous, thorough understanding of impermanence. - Changing, changing, always changing. Rising and passing away. Not missed for a second. Continuous.)

"This is the one and only way..."

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Re: A condensed Maha Satipatthana Sutta.

Post by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:40 pm

i don't have the knowledge to comment in the light of Maha Satipatthana Sutta.

And, i love these condensed instructions.

That said, please kindly let me take the liberty to monkey with it a little bit.



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This I have read:

This is the one and only way: [the fourfold establishing of awareness]
- ardent with awareness and constant thorough understanding of impermanence
- observing body in body , sensations , mind , mental contents
- having removed craving and aversion towards the world of mind and matter.

How ... body in body?
- sit cross-legged
- body upright
- fix awareness in the area around the mouth
- understanding properly, equanimously, continuously the breath as it is.
Then vipassana:
- in one breath feeling "the whole body" inside and outside observing anicca.
- then mere understanding, mere awareness. Detached, without clinging.

Further,
- understanding body postures, body actions, body parts, body elementals, body repulsiveness, body decay
- vipassana - atapi sampajano satima - continuously equanimously observing anicca.

Understanding sensations, mind and mental contents (hindrances, aggregates, sense spheres, factors of enlightenment, four noble truths). Thus he dwells:
- observing mental contents in mental contents.
- internally / externally
- arising passing away observing anicca..." etc.

and, thus :
- in this very life, highest wisdom (or)
- if substratum of aggregates remains, the stage of non returner.

(anicca is:
- the constant flow that is experienced as subtle vibrations or rapid rising and passing away of everything. Everything becoming and decaying. Composing and decomposing in a continual flux, a continual flow.
- activated by the practice of anapanasati, vipassana and is to be experienced by the practitioner in order to be properly understood as the Buddha meant.
- Grossly or intellectually it may be understood as being born, growing old and dying. In reality the becoming is and decaying is a continuous stream of kalapas and it is the direct experiencing and equanimous observation of that that makes for progress on the path.


Here, monks, a monk dwells ardent with awareness and constant thorough understanding of impermanence [not a bit of awareness here and a bit there but a continuous, thorough understanding of impermanence].
- Changing, changing, always changing.
- Rising and passing away.
- Not missed for a second. Continuous.)

"This is the one and only way..."
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  • "the one thing all the mistaken views have in common is the assump­tion that the self exists" ~ DN1
  • "It is an entirely and perfectly foolish idea" ~ MN22
  • The No-self doctrine is found only in the teaching of the Buddha.
  • No-self (anatta) means that there is no permanent, unchanging entity in anything animate or inanimate. ~ SN22.59

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