Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I would say that adopting an uncomfortable posture to induce pain would be the wrong path of self-mortification. The three characteristics of anicca, dukkha, anatta can also be observed in pleasant sensations, and in mental states, so there is not special merit in observing painful sensations.
thank you, but if I am not mistaking Sunlun saydaw underlined that accent of his practice is to feel pain as just an unpleasant sensation, to overcome, to oversuffer the pain (applying all physical and mental efforts to hold a fixed posture)in order to become aware
of anicca, dukkha and anatta.
With regard to this accent it was very logical for me to go on further and suggest that it will be much shorter to start from uncomfortable posture for direct awaring a pain as an unpleasant sensation.
Sure, as jcsuperstar
said Sunlun saydaw practice is more "Zenish" because is very radical amongst other Southasian teachers, it's not a soft relaxed observation but a hard job through a wild pain.