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Dhamma Letter No. 112
Satipatthana 36 : Vedanānupassanā (Observation of feeling) 느낌관찰 3
As long as there is body and mind, there is always feeling. As mentioned earlier in the Dhamma Letter, one mind among sukkha(pleasant feeling) & dukkha(unpleasant feeling) in the body, somanassa(pleasant feeling) & domanassa(unpleasant feeling) in the mind and abyakata & upekkha (neither pleasant nor unpleasant) exist always in a moment.
The mind always has one object. If you have something you want, you try to have it, and try to keep it for a little longer. And anger arises when you don't get what you want.
What if there is something you don't like?
The object you don't want is rejected and wants to disappear. You hope it goes away quickly and you try to get rid of it. When things don't go the way you want, anger arises. In this way, anger (dosa) is a relative mind that arises when something is not desired (lobha). They are inseparable, like two sides of a coin.
That is why the Buddha referred to this as the three poisons.
Tam (탐貪) means Greed / Attachment (Lobha)
Jin (진瞋) means Aversion / Anger (Dosa)
Chi(치癡) means Delusion / Ignorance (Moha)
What is chi (moha)? An ignorant mind, a foolish mind.
What do you not know? It is not knowing yourself. It is the foolishness that arises because we cannot grasp all the phenomena that occur in our own body and mind. Therefore, you must practice to know.
What is the opposite of stupidity? It is wisdom. A wise person maintains a harmonious body and mind, and has the leisure to take care of himself and others.
The purpose of this practice is to develop wisdom through mindfulness and awareness and to reach nirvana, which is called ultimate happiness, the highest state one can have as a human being.
To be continued...
May you cultivate your Sati continuously (Samma-Viriya)!
May you achieve the Samma-Sati through Satipatthāna (vipassana meditation)!
May all practice well and reach to Magga (道, the path of enlightenment) and Phala(果, the fruit of enlightenment)!
Ayyā Kosallā Vipassinī
Edited by Euna Bonovich
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The Korean Dhamma Letter is here.
Buddha Sāsanaṁ Ciraṁ Tiṭṭhatu!
May the Buddha’s teachings last a long time!
Bhavatu Sabba Sotiṁ ca Maṅgalaṁ ca!!
May everyone be led on the path of peace and blessing!!
Sādhu Sādhu Sādhu !