Satipatthana Sutta Workshop - S10.1 Summary & Conclusion Day 3


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This set of slides is from the Satipatthana Workshop conducted by Venerable Aggacitta at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary between July 26-29, 2012.

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Satipatthana Sutta Workshop - S10.1 Summary & Conclusion Day 3

  1. 1. Satipaṭṭhāna SuttaStudy with Meditation Workshop Part 2.1Summary & Conclusion ● Contemplation of Dhammas ● 5 Hindrances ● 5 Aggregates ● 6 Internal & External Sense-bases ● Awakening Factors (1 – 4) 1
  2. 2. Contemplation of Dhammas1) Dhammas are special mental objects classified according to the Buddha and to be investigated in terms of conditionality2) Instructions to observe the nature of arising and vanishing are explicitly given in each exercise3) This shows that the vipassanā refrain is redundant for this satipaṭṭhāna 2
  3. 3. 5 Hindrances1) The hindrances can be dealt with according to the instructions only if the mind is composed2) Otherwise other methods, such as those found in Vitakkasaṇṭhāna Sutta (MN 20) and those recommended by the commentary, have to be resorted to3) It is essential for the hindrances to be subdued before any form of mental development can be done 3
  4. 4. 5 Aggregates1) The 5 aggregates comprise the subjective aspects of experience of a sentient being2) They are arranged in the order of subtlety experienced during the course of meditation3) The mind must be quite composed (i.e. have good samādhi) in order to clearly distinguish each aggregate4) After identifying each aggregate, one must contemplate how it arises and disappears 4
  5. 5. 6 Internal & External Sense-bases1) The objects for vipassanā are saṅkhāras = conditioned conditioners2) Saṅkhāras include sense-objects, citta and cetasikas, as well as thoughts, ideas, beliefs, expectations, etc.3) Keeping a close watch on how the mind responds or reacts to the six senses is the key to both spiritual and worldly success4) This constitutes the basis and rationale for the continual daily practice of open-awareness 5
  6. 6. Awakening Factors (1 – 4)1) The range of application for the awakening factors are not just limited to the exercises in the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta2) This range includes reflection on a Dhamma discourse and the arising of the ensuing awakening factors3) It also includes other meditations based on seclusion, dispassion and cessation, and maturing in release, e.g. 4 brahmavihāras, asubha, and various perceptions 6
  7. 7. Awakening Factors (1 – 4)4) Intently listening to a Dhamma discourse can also bring about the 7 awakening factors and their development to fulfilment 7