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 contemplationviewtopic.php?f=17&t=1122
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'." (Snp 3.6)
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)