Question on the Yuganaddha Sutta

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Question on the Yuganaddha Sutta

Postby Bakmoon » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:10 pm

The Yuganaddha Sutta lays out the four sort of permutations of the development of Samatha and Vipassana as:

"There is the case where a monk has developed insight preceded by tranquillity. As he develops insight preceded by tranquillity, the path is born. He follows that path, develops it, pursues it. As he follows the path, developing it & pursuing it — his fetters are abandoned, his obsessions destroyed.

"Then there is the case where a monk has developed tranquillity preceded by insight. As he develops tranquillity preceded by insight, the path is born. He follows that path, develops it, pursues it. As he follows the path, developing it & pursuing it — his fetters are abandoned, his obsessions destroyed.

"Then there is the case where a monk has developed tranquillity in tandem with insight. As he develops tranquillity in tandem with insight, the path is born. He follows that path, develops it, pursues it. As he follows the path, developing it & pursuing it — his fetters are abandoned, his obsessions destroyed.

"Then there is the case where a monk's mind has its restlessness concerning the Dhamma [Comm: the corruptions of insight] well under control. There comes a time when his mind grows steady inwardly, settles down, and becomes unified & concentrated. In him the path is born. He follows that path, develops it, pursues it. As he follows the path, developing it & pursuing it — his fetters are abandoned, his obsessions destroyed.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

The first and the last one seem fairly clear. In the first category, one practices Samatha Bhavana to the point of attaining either to access concentration or any of the aramanupanijhanas, and then practices Vipassana Bhavana starting with the jhana factors as described in the begining of Chapter XVIII of the Visuddhimagga. In the last category, the meditator moves beyond the Vipassana Upakilesa.

However, I don't understand the difference between the second and third. What does it mean specifically to develop Samatha and Vipassana together as opposed to developing Vipassana first? What does the commentary have to say in defining these two terms?
The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.
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Re: Question on the Yuganaddha Sutta

Postby santa100 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:29 am

Ven. Bodhi's notes from "In the Buddha's Words" regarding types 2 and 3:
Vipassanāpubbaṅgamaṃ samathaṃ. Mp: “This refers to one who by natural bent first attains to insight and then, based on insight, produces concentration.” In the commentarial literature this is called one who makes insight the vehicle (vipassanāyānika). See Vism 588; Ppn 18:4.

Samathavipassanaṃ yuganaddhaṃ. In this mode of practice, one enters the first jhāna and then, after emerging from it, applies insight to that experience, i.e., one sees the five aggregates of the jhāna (form, feeling, perception, etc.) as impermanent, bound up with suffering, and nonself. Then one enters the second jhāna and contemplates it with insight. One applies the same procedure to the other jhānas as well until the path of stream-entry, etc., is realized
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