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satipatthana suta

Post by 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

Post by 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
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1122

Metta,
Retro. :)
"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)

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