Dhamma letter No. 62
Right View 3: Through Vipassana meditation
As mentioned in Dhamma letter No. 50. The word ‘vipassana’ is “seeing through” with Sati.
It is necessary to observe carefully from various angles. It cannot be properly understood from simple personal feelings or from one or two perspectives. Efforts are needed to see not only from one direction, but from multiple directions and the other person's point of view.
Wisdom arises when you can understand the perspectives of other people as well as your own.
The heart to be able to rejoice (Mudita, one of four brahma minds) in the success of others without being stingy and jealous comes from the right view. Such a mind is the mind of a Sotāpanna : Stream-enterer, the first stage of enlightenment. (Dhamma letter No. 58, No, 59)
Vipassana Meditation begins with self-reflection and self-examination.
Until the view is right, a suffering and uneasy mind never ends.
Quote from Dhamma letter No. 6 (The two ways of Samādhi)
How does samadhi relate to Right View?
Sammadhi is achieved through understanding and wisdom as a result of the means of seeing things as they are with clarity. 'Seeing as it is' means to see without conceptualizations of what one desires to see or has seen previously. It is through Right View, the first step of the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path, that we come to see clearly. Therefore, one cannot be in complete tranquility, samadhi, until attaining Right View.
May all be understood well in Dhamma!
May all develop wisdom through meditation!
May you be peaceful and happy!
Ayyā Kosallā & Mahāpajāpatī Bhikkhunī Sangha
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 !