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Dhamma Letter No. 133
Satipatthana 50: Cittānupassanā (Observation of mind) 마음관찰 4: Five spiritual faculties 1
In the seeing mind, there are Five spiritual faculties (pancha indriya): Sati (mindfulness), Samādhi (concentration/tranquility), Viriya (effort/energy), Saddha (faith), and Paññā (wisdom).
Asking to see the 'knowing mind' is to see the mind while it is working. If you know your mind, the object is already there, and your field of vision becomes very wide. Knowing, seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling, thinking, etc., you will see that the mind does all these functions.
The Five strengths (Five spiritual faculties) belong to the 37 factors of enlightenment and occupy a directly related and practically important part in the practice of vipassana insight. In the following, we will discuss how each of the strengths (Sati: mindfulness, Samādhi: concentration/tranquility, Viriya: effort/energy, Saddha: faith, and Paññā: wisdom) appears in relation to observation.
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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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!