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a gentle paṭikkūlamanasikāra

Postby daverupa » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:31 am

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: a gentle paṭikkūlamanasikāra

Postby Mkoll » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:27 am

Dear Dave,

What is a paṭikkūlamanasikāra?

That picture is unnerving.

:anjali:
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Re: a gentle paṭikkūlamanasikāra

Postby daverupa » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:00 am

An attention to aspects of the body, here the skeleton.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: a gentle paṭikkūlamanasikāra

Postby Sam Vara » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:19 am

Mkoll wrote:Dear Dave,

What is a paṭikkūlamanasikāra?

That picture is unnerving.

:anjali:


The theme is from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. I'm not sure whether the skeletons or the Walt Disney treatment are the more unnerving!
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