Alex123 wrote:Hello all,
Satipatthana sutta does not seem to tell "you have to deliberately focus only on this first, then focus on 2nd, then on 3rd, etc" .
Yes, it does not seem to tell that but it also does not prohibit this, and there seems to be no harm in doing it one by one if one finds that works for him/her. To me Satipatthana sutta seems to incorporate teachings for all kinds of people (beginner to the more advanced), and retro's four-point satipatthana model ("progressively more advanced means") seems valid.
But I agree with your argument too; however, I think that will apply easily for people who are at that level. Also Thanks for the quote about impermanence.