rowyourboat wrote:there is sutta not found on the internet (SN) where the buddha visits a lay person and he says he has put aside greed and distress with reference to the world using satipattana- the buddha proclaims him a non-returner.
Jechbi wrote:Can you provide a more specific reference than just SN? Thanks.
Macavity wrote:Jechbi wrote:Can you provide a more specific reference than just SN? Thanks.
I think he probably means the Sirivaddhasutta. It is somewhere in the SN's Mahavagga. Sorry I can't be more specific.
rowyourboat wrote:there is growth and development in the faculty of sati/mindfulness
at an early weak level it is swayed by everything which is going on- one cannot even say that the faculty (indirya) of mindfulness exists here - only the potential of it
at the next level we can be aware of things with out getting caught up in it -some of the time at least- here there is space to look on with wisdom, patience
at even higher levels of it's development it can weaken defilements- I read somewhere that it was equivalent to dropping a drop of water on a hot saucepan at very high levels- maybe it could be said to be one of the 'powers' (bala) here
degrees of development could also be explained in terms of degree of detail detected by sati and/or by duration it can be maintained without dropping it
note that the Buddha calls the four foundations of mindfulness the path to the purification of beings, getting rid of evil states etc so it must be able to do this either via samadhi and/or panna that it generates.
Manapa wrote:just curious what is everyones prefered method mentioned in the satipatthana sutta?
and what method do you use for this practice
is it commentary or sutta based ?
TheDhamma wrote:Hi Manapa,
I love this chart from Ven. Soma:
So I have found the mental contents or Dhamma objects to a good meditation for me.
Macavity wrote:Manapa wrote:is it commentary or sutta based ?
No, just kilesa-based.
Manapa wrote:I have seen this chart somewhere recently? or atleast something similar?
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