Dhamma Letter No. 129
Satipatthana 46: Vedanānupassanā (Observation of feeling) 느낌관찰 10 How to practice in daily life 2.
This is continuing from last dhamma letter No. 128.
The beginning of my observation of feelings began 30 years ago when I came into contact with Buddhist books and noticed pleasant and unpleasant feelings.
Look at what I like and what I don't like in the famous Buddhist monk's Dharma collection in South Korea. Starting with the phrase, I tried to have a neutral mind through the word that both pleasant and unpleasant are images (concepts). I came to know that the neutral mind was also Moha (Ignorance) while meeting early Buddhism and Abhidhamma. More specific types and functions of the mind will be discussed later.
How to perform feeling observation
It is always good to be able to feel the sensations of the body. Observe whether there is relaxation or tension and be mindful every moment so that you can relax.
By noticing likes and dislikes in daily life, one understands one's conceptual image of pleasant and unpleasant feelings and reduces Sankhara (行蘊: volitional actions/formation).
Try to keep the gears of your mind in neutral so you don't lean towards either side.
To practice is to know and understand oneself.
As much as you know yourself, your understanding of others deepens, and you can lead a harmonious life. It's good to take the time to focus on yourself, to observe yourself and befriend yourself.
Concluding the discussion of feeling observation, mind observation follows in the next.
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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