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Suttas on the "seven perceptions" of great fruit and benefit

Postby mettafuture » Sat May 18, 2013 6:49 am

I've been reading the Sañña Sutta (AN 7.46), as recommended by mikenz66 in another thread :thumbsup:, and I've come to a couple of conclusions: 1) This is one of the most lucid and concise teachings I've come across on how to deal with sense desire, death anxiety, gluttony, ego, etc... 2) I really should spend more time with the Anguttara Nikaya.

Are there any other suttas in the Tipitaka which detail the seven perceptions, or are they unique to this sutta?
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Re: Suttas on the "seven perceptions" of great fruit and ben

Postby Dmytro » Sat May 18, 2013 7:56 am

Yes, there are other suttas as well.

See: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2834#p40805
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Re: Suttas on the "seven perceptions" of great fruit and ben

Postby mettafuture » Sat May 18, 2013 7:44 pm

Dmytro wrote:Yes, there are other suttas as well.

See: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 834#p40805

Wonderful! Thank you!
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Re: Suttas on the "seven perceptions" of great fruit and ben

Postby pegembara » Mon May 20, 2013 4:24 am

Girimananda Sutta

10 perceptions

[1] "And what is the perception of inconstancy?
[2] "And what is the perception of not-self?
[3] "And what is the perception of unattractiveness?
[4] "And what is the perception of drawbacks?
[5] "And what is the perception of abandoning?
[6] "And what is the perception of dispassion?
[7] "And what is the perception of cessation?
[8] "And what is the perception of distaste for every world?
[9] "And what is the perception of the undesirability of all fabrications?
[10] "And what is mindfulness of in-&-out breathing?

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
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Re: Suttas on the "seven perceptions" of great fruit and ben

Postby mettafuture » Mon May 20, 2013 9:26 pm

Thank you, pegembara!
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