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satipatthana suta

Postby jajas » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:58 am

In the satipatana sutta it is said:

"Thus he lives contemplating the body in the body internally, or he lives contemplating the body in the body externally, or he lives contemplating the body in the body internally and externally."

In a coment i have read that "contemplating the body externally" it is ment the body of others. Is their another view on this passage?

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Re: satipatthana suta

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:19 am

Greetings,

jajas wrote:In a coment i have read that "contemplating the body externally" it is ment the body of others. Is their another view on this passage?

Many views, but nothing definitive. Some have been explored previously here...

Satipatthana: Internal and external contemplation
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1122

Metta,
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“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)


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