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Satipatthana Sutta Workshop - S7.1 Summary & Conclusion Day 2


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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 - S7.1 Summary & Conclusion Day 2

  1. 1. Satipaṭṭhāna SuttaStudy with Meditation Workshop Part 1.2Summary & Conclusion ● Body Parts, Elements & Corpses ● Contemplation of Vedanā ● Contemplation of Citta 1
  2. 2. Body Parts, Elements & Corpses1) The idea that vipassanā objects must only be “ultimate realities” contradicts the vipassanā refrain for body parts and corpses2) Contemplation of elements can be either conceptual or experiential as “ultimate realities”3) Contemplation of body parts & corpses can help to reduce lust4) Contemplation of corpses can also reduce conceit and give a sense of urgency 2
  3. 3. Contemplation of Vedanā1) Vedanā is the very basic experience of pain, pleasure or neither pain nor pleasure2) Emotions are composite feelings involving thoughts, mental states and bodily sensations3) Vedanā can be mental or bodily and occurs in all types of consciousness (viññāṇa)4) According to the Abhidhamma, the 4 sense consciousness has only neutral feeling, that of the body has either pain or pleasure and that of the mind has any one of the three 3
  4. 4. Contemplation of Citta1) Citta here refers to the mental state2) Citta in other contexts may have different connotations3) Citta, mano and viññāṇa are three Pāli terms used to refer to the mind, intellect/mind-organ and consciousness respectively4) Contemplation of citta is to be differentiated from contemplation of mano and viññāṇa mentioned in dhammānupassanā 4