November 13th

13 Nov

Vipassana Meditation Center Philippines; Satipatthana Course Day 2 of 9;

The Discourse by Goenkaji, is reading the Mahasatipatthana Sutta and translations in which Buddha describes;

‘Here, Monks, a monk dwells ardent with awareness and constant thorough understanding of impermanence, observing body n body, having removed craving and aversion towards the world (of mind and matter); he dwells ardent with awareness and constant thorough understanding of impermanence, observing sensations in sensations, having removed craving and aversion towards the world (of mind and matter); he dwells ardent with awareness and constant thorough understanding of impermanence, observing mind in mind, having removed craving and aversion towards the world (of mind and matter); he dwells ardent with awareness and constant thorough understanding of impermanence, observing mental contents in mental contents, having removed craving and aversion towards the world (of mind and matter).’

A. Section on Respiration

The student begins to observe the body in the body, by observation of respiration.  As he breathes in, he understands ‘I am breathing in.’ As he breathes out, he understands ‘I am breathing out’. Breathing in a shallow breath, he understands ‘I am breathing in a shallow breath.’ Breathing in a deep breath, he understands ‘I am breathing in a deep breath’.

Thus he dwells observing body in body, internally and externally, observing the phenomenon of arising and passing away, without clinging or aversion.

This is how he observes body in body.

B. Section on postures

There are 4 general postures of the body.

  1. Walking
  2. Standing
  3. Sitting
  4. Laying Down

The student makes the same above observations of body in body, internally and externally, observing the phenomenon of arising and passing away, without clinging or aversion, in these 4 postures.

C. Impermanence

The student has a thorough understanding of impermanence, while performing any action, any body movement, speaking or silent, always with a constant thorough understanding of impermanence.

 

 

 

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