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Dhamma Letter No. 144
Satipatthana 61: Cittānupassanā (Observation of mind) 마음관찰 15: Five spiritual faculties: Wisdom 3 - How to develop the Paññā (Wisdom)
How to develop the Panna (Wisdom):
The development of the third stage of wisdom, mentioned in the previous Dhamma Letter, is closely related to vīmaṁsa (verification), one of the four limbs.
Verification (vīmaṁsa) corresponds to one of The Four means to accomplish (4 iddhi-pāda, 四如意足) among the 37 enlightenment factors. Among the 7 enlightenment factors (七覺支), it corresponds to investigation of mental phenomena (Dhamma Vicāya, 擇法覺支).
The investigative mind plays an important role in gaining wisdom, so it is a very emphasized part of the mind. There is a separate 'knowing it', and there is a separate 'investigation mind' behind the scenes. The way to investigate is to investigate 'Why is that so?'. You can check ‘Do I have mindfulness?’.
It's like riding a bicycle. When you run a bicycle, it accelerates. If there is acceleration, the bicycle will go even if it is stationary. But when it gets longer, you have to step on it again. It knows what to do. If I try to notice a little bit and check it, it will do the work itself and proceed as it is.
You have to check again and again to see if you have mindfulness.
When awareness proceeds naturally, don't try to do anything more, just check what you know. And then you have to do some research from time to time.
How much do you know about the object?
Has the quality of your seeing mind changed?
When and how did it decrease and how did it improve?
How calm has your mind become?
Has the quality of your mind improved? did it get worse?
Is your understanding better? did it get worse?
Sometimes the mind knows one thing, other times it knows several things at the same time.
There is a difference between being able to know the fine things and being able to know the rough things.
To be continued…
May you develop your Wisdom continuously!
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!