I'll try to clear things up with one post. And by the way tilt, I already addressed Retros concerns stop hampering on it and show how Mahasi addresses the soil and the trunk please. There is a message about Retros message in one of the post scripts on my posts just a few posts ago.
Mahasi's system talks about noting all phenomena that arise. You note the abdomen in a certain way and whatever else arises you note. If seeing arises, you note "seeing", and so on. Anyone familiar with Mahasi knows this. When walking you note the "lifting" and so on-- all the movement of the steps. At the same time, if something else becomes clear to you, you note it.
That is a brief synopsis of his meditation instructions. Does everyone agree?
Now. The soil is missing from Mahasi Sayadaws method. He does not teach the subjects of the aggregates, the elements, the sense bases, the factulties and truths, or Dependent Origination. I don't have to quote Mahasi saying he doesn't teach this. He instructs people to begin meditation right away, not to learn points about these subjects.
From Mahasi, all of the five contemplations of the first trunk are missing. All of the contemplations of the second trunk are missing. All of the third, all of the fourth, all of the fifth. I have already given quotes from Vsm showing that wisdom is developed by means of the soil and the trunk.
Now I don't really need to quote anything else. What needs to be quoted, needs to be quoted to me. Specifically, where all the components of the soil are present, and where are components of each of the five purifications are present. This is clear. I don't think I need a lecture on arguing. I need to see where all these things are present in order to confirm that Mahasi Sayadaws method is indeed in line with the Visuddhimagga.
Dhamma follower, I practice Theravada now (and have at points in the past as well).