Scientist in modern day believes "Energy and particles". (weakons = the weak nuclear force, gluon= the strong nuclear force, photon = the electromagnetic force, graviton = the force of gravity.)
In early days they believes "4 Maha Buta"- Pure elements (are abstractions) and "The Rupa Kalapa" is the smallest reality consists "Suddashtaka"(Pure Octed) as attributes.
According to Abhidhamma
The material elements never occur in isolation but in groups or
clusters called kalaapas. A kalaapa can contain from eight to thirteen
material elements. There is no cluster of matter without at least
eight elements, the four primary elements and four secondary elements
— namely color, taste, smell, and nutriment. A unit containing only
these is called a Pure Octad.
Material phenomena arise through four causes: kamma, consciousness(chita),
heat(Utu), and nutriment(Ahara).
There has long been — and still is — a common tendency to create a "Buddhist" metaphysics in which the experience of emptiness, the Unconditioned, the Dharma-body, Buddha-nature, rigpa, etc.
The Buddha taught that clinging to views is one of the four forms of clinging that tie the mind to the processes of suffering. He thus recommended that his followers relinquish their clinging, not only to views in their full-blown form as specific positions, but also in their rudimentary form as the categories & relationships that the mind reads into experience. This is a point he makes in the following discourse Mulapariyaya Sutta: The Root Sequence,
The Blessed One said: "There is the case, monks, where an uninstructed
run-of-the-mill person — who has no regard for noble ones, is not
well-versed or disciplined in their Dhamma; who has no regard for men
of integrity, is not well-versed or disciplined in their Dhamma —
perceives earth as earth. Perceiving earth as earth, he conceives
[things] about earth, he conceives [things] in earth, he conceives
[things] coming out of earth, he conceives earth as 'mine,' he
delights in earth. Why is that? Because he has not comprehended it, I
From a Vipassana point of view, is this problem occurring because the
mind is getting stuck at the concept of Sunlight?
Practical Vipassanā Meditation Exercises -Mahāsī Sayādaw -
The practice of Vipassanā or Insight Meditation is the effort made by
the meditator to understand correctly the nature of the
psycho-physical phenomena taking place in his own body. Physical
phenomena are the things or objects which one clearly perceives around
one. The whole of one’s body that one clearly perceives constitutes a
group of material qualities (rūpa). Psychical or mental phenomena are
acts of consciousness or awareness (nāma). These (nāma-rūpa) are
clearly perceived to be happening whenever they are seen, heard,
smelt, tasted, touched, or thought of. We must make ourselves aware of
them by observing them and noting thus: ‘Seeing, seeing’, ‘hearing,
hearing,’ ‘smelling smelling,’ ‘tasting, tasting,’ ‘touching,
touching,’ or thinking, thinking.’