MN.10 and The body in the body.

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Re: MN.10 and The body in the body.

Post by Brizzy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:51 pm

This is just my take on things - In seated meditation one doesn't actually experience the 'outers' one just recollects their existence.
Other people have thoughts/feelings/emotions = outer
You have thoughts/feelings/emotions = inner
You have a body (earth/fire/water/air) = inner
These elements exist outside of you = outer

There is no valid reason to consider that there is an I - it is all just bodies/feelings/thoughts/emotions.


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Re: MN.10 and The body in the body.

Post by vinasp » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:13 am

Hi Chownah,

You are right. I should have made it perfectly clear in that post
that it was just a guess. Thanks for correcting me.

Regards, Vincent.

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Re: MN.10 and The body in the body.

Post by Sylvester » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:54 am

I'm told that in phrases such as "kāye kāyānupassī", the locative case of the object of the verb serves as an intensifier of the verb. The locative of kāya is not really indicating a spatial location for the verb, but acts as the locative of reference.

One possible way to translate this would be "body-watching with reference to the body". The intensifier thus excludes other objects from falling into the purview of that verb.

This comes close to Ven Nanasatta's explanation.

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