element meditation

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element meditation

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:15 am

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สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: element meditation

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:32 pm

The Dhātuvibhaṅga sutta (Majjhima Nikāya 140) is a good sutta to read in for an explanation of each element. and the Ekayana Agama version of the satipatthana sutta has 5 elements in the section of the Body unlike the Pali version.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: element meditation

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:51 pm

thanks!
i thought it would be good to bring up since personally i've never come across this type of meditation other than seeing it mentioned in books or online.
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat


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