Cluesless indeed. Because to purify the mind, asubha may be needed for certain people. As i said not all people need to do it. If one look at samma vayama, they will understand. If not, well maybe look at other path.Asubha! Asubha! Asubha! Wilt thou leads me towards Nibbana? if I am not smart enough to understand the context in which the teacher used the word impure/asubha.
Take SN 54.9, Joe's selection, to prove that meditating on rotting bodies split open, is an essential feature of Buddhist meditation.
Who said to cut up the corpse. People just go to cemetary and observed how the corpse decompose. This type of practice has been done in many places. Right now don't have to do that, you can just open the computer and look at the biology subject and learn the whole body. Although the current science is not there yet.Asubha can mean unpleasant, ugly, threatening, sinister.
However when these words are applied to a physical body, it is one messy thing, cut up corpses maybe.
But applied to thoughts,
it will mean all thoughts that hinder spiritual progress, sleazy thoughts, ugly thoughts, festering thoughts, monstrous thoughts, hateful thoughts and bloody thoughts. In other words all hindrances!
Sutta in brief, simplified:
The word is Scholar. Not a practicioner.Let us find out what Lawrence Kanthipola Mills thought of "At Vesali '' embedded within Anapanasati Samyutta. He was a well respected Buddhist scholar
I salute anyone who practice even for a single snap of finger than any respected scholar in this world. What is the use of respected title, if at the end the "respected" body is died and the whole process (birth, oldage, death) will be repeated again.
Clueless indeed this person. Samadhi is not just sit and meditate. N8FP is practice in real life 24/7. Therefore it is start with samma ditthi. To get into samma vayama/samma sati/samma samadhi, one has right view and perfect morality for foundation. Otherwise there is no way one can know what the meaning of the samma samadhi is.
I also bet this person doesn't know the real meaning of samadhi. Because i know he can't unless he has enter the stream. Fyi samadhi means state of balance (equilibrium) in the any world that is unbalance.
Why this person is holding on SN 47.42 while he han't even enter the stream? How can he investigate what the meaning of this sutta. LolSN 47.42 on Origination explains the sort of meditation required to bring DO to a halt. SN 47.42 does not mention corpses, and festering bodies, and does not expect the aspirant to meditate on earth, air, fire and water, but just the images, sounds, tastes, etc derived from those.
At least there is still some understanding. But still cluess like most people in this world.The point of 8-fold path is to bring mental or emotional suffering to an end.
N8FP is not a sitting and meditate only.I have not seen this kind of meditation discussed in Abhidhamma.
And it is impossible the methods of meditation discussed under abhidhamma will fit the meditation proposed by the 8-fold path.
Abhidhamma got it wrong. But this person is totally clueless as well.In abhidhamma rupa of Nama-rupa is described as a physical factor, whereas in the 8-fold path designed to bring Dependent origination to a halt, Buddha defines rupa of Nama-rupa as a world phenomenon. I have already introduced a sutta from Samyutta Nikaya to support this, so I feel there is no need to repeat this. You can scroll back and check.
What the heck is world phenomenon? Are we in a twilight world now? No where Buddha describe about the world, because his teaching is to transcend the world.
Anyway good luck. It is truly hopeless. I guess this will be my last post for this person. Waste of time indeed. But hopefully other wise person can understand and proceed the path with very open mind.
The path is vast and wide, it is not narrow right what people imagine. But not too wide to become abhidhamma. It is just right indeed.