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Dhamma Letter No. 151
Satipatthana 68: Cittānupassanā (Observation of mind): Observation of daily life 일상관찰
Observation of daily life does not produce any strong intention like sitting meditation or walking meditation. We seek to know nature as it is and practice it naturally by targeting everything created by the three karma - body, speech, and mind - arising from the six bases (eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, mind).
Be clearly aware of the state of your body (substance) and mind (consciousness) at every moment, such as when talking, going to the toilet, going up the stairs, opening and closing the door, falling asleep, and waking up.
For example, when eating food, you can know everything from holding, touching, opening your mouth, putting in and chewing, sweetness, sourness, etc., and knowing the state of mind and feelings such as likes and dislikes, hunger and desire to eat, etc.
Also, if you have Sati before going to sleep, Sati is likely to continue when you wake up in the morning. When you speak, you can be aware of your voice, mouth movements, and thoughts.
Whether it is sitting meditation, walking meditation, or daily life, you must practice noticing and wanting to know all phenomena that occur and disappear in the present, regardless of time or place.
You must practice to know what the relationship between your mind and this object is in the present moment.
If you focus only on the purpose of practicing to become enlightened or something else, right knowledge/understanding (Sampajañña) of the object, body, and mind (substance and consciousness) cannot occur. One must observe the object correctly (Yoniso Manasikāra), and continue to observe rightly with mindfulness (Sati).
To be continued…
May you develop your Wisdom (paññā) 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)!
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!