element meditation

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element meditation

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

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.
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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.
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