Dhamma Letter No. 127
Satipatthana 44: Vedanānupassanā (Observation of feeling) 느낌관찰 8
In the practice of observation of feeling, one should not move from the beginning of Phassa (contact) to the next stage of reaction to sensation/feeling. This is to block craving and attachment.
This is of great benefit to those who are just starting out in meditation, and even to advanced practitioners who have almost eliminated all pollutants, in maintaining a pure state and moving towards final Nirvana (a state in which all defilements are removed).
In the process of performing the middle stage, it is necessary to observe more active feelings rather than remaining only in the sensations that come into contact with the body. The process of destroying pollutants, or karmic obstacles, that are already finely rooted by observing the three feelings (like, dislike, and neutral) that occur through the senses is an actual practice that must be passed through daily life.
It is the principle of having a state of pure consciousness through the removal of deeply rooted impurities. These fine observations will be of great help to the progress of your practice.
Even if you cover it up and postpone it because of your own discomfort, when such conditions are formed, it will raise its head again and make it difficult for you. If you truly want to reap the fruits of your practice in this life, and if you want to lead a prosperous life free from suffering or dissatisfaction, you need the courage to observe yourself and put it down even if you are facing a little discomfort now.
Feeling observation plays a decisive role in mind observation and dharma observation, which are the next stages of mindfulness practice. Observing the Dhamma as it is without manipulating anything is key 101 of Satipatthana.
To be continued…
May you cultivate your Sati continuously (Samma-Viriya)!
May you achieve the Samma-Diṭṭhi (Right View) through Satipatthāna (vipassana meditation)!
May all practice well and reach to Magga (道, the path of enlightenment) and Phala (果, the fruit of enlightenment)!
Edited by Euna Bonovich
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