retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Sam,
I believe Goenkaji's method is an entirely valid and prescriptive technique by which to perform the mindfulness of feeling component of the Satipatthana practice detailed in the suttas.
Ben wrote:Vedananupassana is a profoundly powerful technique - as is the samatha variant of anapana-sati.
I could be wrong, but my new interpretation of the Mahasatipatthana Sutta is that observing sensations is particularly related to Kayanupassana (at least for the beginners; later they may add observing feelings ("not of flesh") too, I guess).
retrofuturist wrote:It is one of many techniques by which the Satipatthana method can be practiced.
I also think the same.
Ben wrote:Hi Sam
...is excellent for observing the anicca characteristic of the phenomenology of sensation. it is in effect a mind-training that will help you to develop that 'clear seeing', that 'special vision' of vipassana.
Can I add "anatta" too? Because I find more comfortable to observe sensations and body with the focus on anatta.
Ben wrote:I've been practicing under Goenkaji for a long time, so feel free if you have any particular issues. Sometimes its worthwhile going over them if you don't have regular contact with other practitioners or assistant teachers.
Nice to know that you are follower of Goenkaji's method for a long time. I will surely come up with questions.