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Apologies, this question has been brewing for some time after observing so many expressions of suffering from maybe not so much as misinformation, but more misdirection.

Are there any scriptures defining what "wholesome meditation" is with relation to all the Skandha and not just one?

Wouldn't wholesome imply a working towards balance between all components that constitute an individual? Because every meditation is a technique of cultivation for the 'individual' to reach enlightenment...?

Would this also mean enforcing one and neglecting the other four is not only counterintuitive, but potentially dilapidating for the cultivation of an individual? And such imbalance may shed some light on how there are so many questions regarding some form of suffering while meditating?

Watering a tree, but no offering of light, mineral rich food, interaction from the world or even foundational soil for constitution. Yet, plant the tree in the sun, near a creek in soil complimenting and feeding it's roots and birds to spread it's seed...

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  • What is the text in italic? Is that quoting somebody? – ruben2020 Jan 19 at 3:29
  • It is a metaphor for emphasis on the necessity balance has on cultivation; regardless of the individual's constitution, as the Dharma is present in every individual. The tree was chosen due to simplicity because people understand the basic requirements of a tree and how an imbalance can be detrimental to growth. – Beau. D Jan 19 at 13:50
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Wholesome means without defilements of greed, hatred & delusion; regardless of which or how many khandhas.

  1. "And what is the root of the unwholesome? Greed is a root of the unwholesome; hate is a root of the unwholesome; delusion is a root of the unwholesome. This is called the root of the unwholesome.

  2. "And what is the root of the wholesome? Non-greed is a root of the wholesome; non-hate is a root of the wholesome; non-delusion is a root of the wholesome. This is called the root of the wholesome.

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.009.ntbb.html

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  • Thank you Dhammadhatu! – Beau. D Jan 19 at 13:58

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