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Dhamma Letter No. 139
Satipatthana 56: Cittānupassanā (Observation of mind) 마음관찰 10: Five spiritual faculties 5: 사마디(Samādhi)3
As explained earlier in the Dhamma Letter, samadhi is presented in two ways. In samatha meditation, we talk about concentration (through concentration, we can have temporary stillness), but in vipassana, we talk about a state of mind that is calm as it is.
This is because when wisdom is applied with mindfulness (Sati), correct understanding results in a state of tranquility with no further afflictions. This is because the purpose of Vipassana is to attain nirvana after exhausting suffering, and for that reason, one must have insight into impermanence (Anicca) and selflessness (Anatta).
Samadhi here refers to momentary samadhi. Of course, if the awareness of the moment lasts, the samadhi mentioned in samatha will be realized, and that can also be called samma samadhi.
Samma Samadhi comes from Samma Ditthi (right view). A right view means a right attitude. Cittanupassana practice continuously maintains the right mindset by observing the mind. To consistently have the right attitude is to have the right effort (Samma Viriya) and to have the right mindfulness (Samma Sati). The Eightfold Path works.
In the next Dhamma Letter we will discuss right effort (Samma Viriya).
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)!
Bhikkuni Kosalla Vipassini
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!