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Dhamma Letter No. 142
Satipatthana 59: Cittānupassanā (Observation of mind) 마음관찰 13: Five spiritual faculties: 지혜 paññā 1
There are three types of wisdom: the wisdom to know by hearing (Suttamaya paññā: 문혜, 聞慧), the wisdom to think of and apply while practicing (Cittamaya paññā: 사혜, 思慧), and the wisdom to experience and realize through practice (Bhāvanā paññ: 수혜, 修慧).
You have to remember all three of these things and do them together at the same time. The wisdom to know how to practice through Cittamaya paññā (Wisdom from right thinking) must first arise. If you practice with wisdom, wisdom arises, and if you have Sati (mindfulness/awareness), Samādhi (tranquility), and paññā (wisdom) in your seeing mind, what you see gradually expands.
In 『Majima Nikaya』 and 「A Little Analysis of Karma (MN135) 」, it is said to lead to a wise person by 'asking questions' such as the benefit and appropriateness of developing wisdom.
· · · This very act of not asking questions leads to the fate of the stupid.
· · · This very act of asking such questions leads to the fate of the wise.
Thinking correctly like this and seeing the mind arise is a very important factor in getting rid of defilements and walking the path of pure asceticism.
Once you see it with wisdom, the defilements completely disappear.
It is also said in 『Majima Nikaya』 that wisdom to have a correct understanding of the dhamma is an important factor.
Wisdom through correct understanding refers to non-greed, non-aversion, and non-ego (無貪·無瞋·無癡) and becomes a tool leading to Nibbana (nirvana).
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!