Dhamma Letter No. 43

Contemplation of the Mind(Cittānupassanā) in Vipassana Meditation 4

….. continued from Dhamma Letter No. 40, No. 41, and No. 42)

Thus, through the wisdom of Non-Greed (無貪), Non-Anger (無瞋), and Non-Delusion(無癡), the Four Noble Truths are obtained by self-acquisition.

Therefore, it seems that both methods (Cittānupassanā of Shwe On Min & Pramote) also produce common results that do not deviate from the teachings of the Buddha. The unique difference, however, between the two methods is whether or not to practice Samatha meditation (See Dhamma Letter No. 5 and No. 6), yet each method is the same path of enlightenment in their result. 

As a way to approach the Buddha's enlightenment more easily through this direct experience, it can be seen that the practice of ‘mind observation’ among The Four Foundations of Mindfulness is a technique that is central to Vipassana meditation.

Also, it is necessary to properly understand and practice how to perform mind observation (Cittānupassanā) to complete natural law observation (Dhammānuppasanā) and four observations with the correct viewpoint.   

Modern Vipassana meditation practice is not a religious one, but a universal practice that benefits human life.

Therefore, in the future, it is necessary to systematically study the Buddha's practice method.

I hope that through this meditation, modern people will be able to escape from suffering and join the path to happiness in pursuing a better human life. 

To be continued…

With Metta,

Ayyā Kosallā & Mahāpajāpatī Bhikkhunī Sangha
Edited by Euna Bonovich 

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