Soe Win Htut wrote:We will need to contemplate "everything(conditioned natrue) is impermanent, unsatisfactory, and non-self."
And then, It is necessary to contemplate(not to forget) that "the former contemplation of everything is impermanent, unsatisfactory, and non-self" is also impermanent, unsatisfactory, and non-self."
There seems to be an error. Thinking that the 2nd contemplation is necessary results from not recognizing that there is nothing beyond the "everything" mention in the context of the 1st contemplation. I guess the conditioned "leftover" of the 1st contemplation is the felt agent that seems to do the contemplation. If this leftover is included in the 1st then who do you want to persuade with the 2nd?
Dear TMingyur ,
Your pointing out is very good and right.
In theory, first contemplation of "everything(conditioned nature) is impermanent and non-self"
is also included in everything (conditioned nature).
The first contemplation can be known as insight/wisdom. (Magga sacca).
But in practice, I think most meditators may forget the first contemplation(insight/wisdom) is also included in everything (conditioned nature) which is impermanent and non-self.
So what I mean really is also to know that __
" first contemplation of "everything(conditioned nature) is impermanent and non-self" is also included in everything (conditioned nature) which is impermanent and non-self"
and it is necessary not to forget that it should be contemplated too. That knowing will become the 2nd contemplation after 1st contemplation. It can be known as contemplation upon wisdom/insight/mindfulness again.
eg. Contemplating that pain is impermanent
, arise. (1st)
And then " knowing that "Contemplating that pain is impermanent" is also impermanent,"
What I mean is not to forget that the insight/wisdom/understanding of impermanence is also impermanent."Magga sacca is also included in Dukkha Sacca"
and Magga sacca is also just to be used only, experienced only and known only but not to be attached and grasped as my way and my raft.
Thanks a lot for your insight question:
Awareness(mental noting) alone is not enough for enlightenment. (Ashin Tejaniya)Created truths(Sammuti Sacca)
are just to be used only, experienced only and known only
Without rejecting and attaching them with the idea of reality.Vipassana
(Insight meditation) is changing from the volitional action to action-only, attachment to detachment, misunderstanding to right understanding.
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