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Satipathanna Sutta and contemplating mind externally?

Abhidhamma Vibhaṅga Khandhavibhaṅga: Therein what is internal consciousness? That consciousness which, for this or that being, is personal, self-referable, one’s own, individual and is grasped (by ...
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In satipatthana, how does mindfulness lead to nirodha?

The between cessation and nirodha is "cessation" is an English word and "nirodha" is a Pali word that often does not literally mean "cessation" although often it does. In meditation, the important ...
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Did Lord Buddha teach any other meditation technique than the Anapana?

You sit for two hours like a log and expect to reach samadhi? Well, I'm sorry to disappoint, but your expectation of meditation as "technique" is completely, utterly wrong. You can't achieve Nibbana, ...
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Anapanasati - are the 16 considered progressive sequence of steps?

Try not to overthink it. There is a clear path of progressive steps or progress, yes, but for each meditator it varies somewhat as they each have varied conditions. We don't control what arises, so we ...
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Do "and further", "again", in MahaSatipatthanasutta definitely mean "next step (aparam)"?

More like 'and deeper than that'. You will find that the majority, perhaps all, lists in the Dhamma are progressions. Each further step if followed opens up the Dhamma further and is closer to the ...
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what is the difference between Anapanasati and the Satipatthana

Anapanasati and Satipatthana are essentially the same thing. The Anapanasati Sutta says: "mindfulness with breathing, developed and cultivated, fulfils the four establishments/foundations of ...
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What does 'passing away of dhamma' mean in Satipatthana sutta?

The materialistic mindset invented language built around the key notion of objects. Objects are represented by nouns. In contrast to that, the spiritual mindset or the mind-over-matter mindset came up ...
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what is the meaning of the cryptic formula in the 4sp satipatthana formula? (for the Chinese parallel)

"seeing body as body" and "body in body" both means "seeing the body according to reality as it actually is". This is to see the body without any additional interpretations or view. Essentially seeing ...
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Awareness in the body : ticklish/tingling feeling

If you are experiencing tickling / tingling sensations ticklish feeling, then first check on the clothes you wear. Try to wear clothes loose and soft. If they restrict blood flow or put pressure on ...
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Awareness in the body : ticklish/tingling feeling

Relax your facial muscles & take an out-breath or let go of some out-breathes. In your efforts to anchor awareness, it sounds like you are suppressing the (mental) tension stored in your physical ...
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four types of beings (reference searched)

affective, slow temperament - body intellectual, fast temperament - mental contents affective, fast temperament - sensations intellectual speculation, slow temperament - mind Sourced from: https://...
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Satipatthana bhavana versus Vipassana bhavana

Vipassanā is the same as satipatthana bhavana. Essentially the practice is from Satipatthana Sutta and/or Anapanasati Sutta or similar Suttas are called Vipassanā as they help to see clearly the true ...
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What is difference between dhamma in Dhammanupassana and dhamma in Sampajana?

According to MahasatipatthanaSutta Pali's context, 21 meditations are meditated in four postures, iriyāpatha-pabba, for more proficiency, and the most proficient meditations are the 21 meditations in ...
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To what extent can Ānāpānasati be related to Vipassanā?

In this post I will touch on one aspect of the Vipassana side to Anapanasati meditation - Contemplation of Mind Objects. Contemplating on Impermanence, He Trains (as part of Anapanasati Meditation) “...
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How should the terms 'kaya, vaci & citta sankhara' be translated?

Sankara is conditioning which puts together or makes or forms something. Kaya Sankhara - this what sustains keeps the body together hence the breath. If breathing stops the body falls apart. Vaci ...
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asubha practice

why is it mentioned in the pali canon that Without the direct guidance of a teacher, this practice can be dangerous, I am not sure if this is mentioned as dangerous in the canon. It is in the ...
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Unclarity on Sati-Sampajañña

In one Sutta the Buddha said that one should constantly be mindful of the fact of anicca. Sure. But you need to understand what the terms really mean. Mindfulness (sati) means to remember. Anicca ...
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Did Lord Buddha teach any other meditation technique than the Anapana?

Well yes you have 4 main methods to get the citta into samadhi [the normal question is : 4 methods give 4 different samadhi or is it the same samadhi?] THe most famous is the jhana which is ''abiding ...
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Four Satipatthanas

As far as I understood, the four tetrads are done in a sequence, without choosing. After rapture arises in Kayanupassana, rapture becomes the object of meditation, and the transition from kaya to ...
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should i consider this as a hindrance in my practice

In my opinion, you have not lost your brahmacharya because your action was not intentional because your mind was in partial sleep. In Buddhism, for sin or transgression to occur, it seems there must ...
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what is the meaning of the cryptic formula in the 4sp satipatthana formula? (for the Chinese parallel)

Prajnaparamita in 10,000 lines, that user12901 linked, says the following: Moreover, Śāradvatī­putra, the maturity of a great bodhisattva being also entails the four applications of mindfulness ...
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What is bodily formation? Does it refer to the breath or the body?

OP: What is bodily formation? Kaya Sankhara - this what sustains keeps the body together hence the breath. If breathing stops the body falls apart. OP: Does it mean tranquilizing the breath or the ...
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Could dhammanupassana be to remember satipatthana?

Your question is about the 'goal' of dhammanupassana. You are rightly careful to not think of it as the only 'benefit' of dhammanupassana. Establishment of sati, is fourfold. Fourfold establishment ...
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Do "and further", "again", in MahaSatipatthanasutta definitely mean "next step (aparam)"?

I don't think the satipatthana sutta is describing a progression. puna caparaṃ is used throughout the Buddha's teaching to connect multiple ideas in a list. For example, in the Mahaparinibbāna Sutta: ...
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Did Lord Buddha teach any other meditation technique than the Anapana?

it doesn't. even after a 2 hour sitting my mind does not calm done and I don't anything even near a jhana or even a concentrated mind and I'm not new to this... Thank you for clarifying. From AN4.41 ...
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Satipathanna sutta in audio English (long version)

I guess this is what you are looking for
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Two types of satipaṭṭhāna - which has jhana?

Which satipaṭṭhāna is this, and where can it be found? This is the direct path for purifying of beings, for overcoming sorrow and distress, for vanquishing pain and distress, for attaining the ...
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How long would it take to enter 3rd and 4th Satipatthana?

How long would it take to enter? That's like asking how long would it take for you to start tasting the curries that are already on your plate. Or like asking how long will it take for you to taste ...
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