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Mahasatipatthanasuttanta
Il grande discorso sui fondamenti
della presenza mentale
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La ricerca dell‘illuminazione
The Quest for Enlightenment
La contemplazione della mente
The Contemplation of the Mind
Nessun paracadute, nessun terreno
No Parachute, No Ground
Natura dei fenomeni, cause della sofferenza
I sette fattori dell'illuminazione / liberazione
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Mahasatipatthanasuttanta
The Great Discourse on the
Establishment of Awareness

THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE MIND
“And how, monks, does he in regard to the mind abide contemplating the mind?

“Here he knows a lustful mind to be ‘lustful’, and a mind without lust to be ‘without lust’; he knows an angry mind to be ‘angry’, and a mind without anger to be ‘without anger’; he knows a deluded mind to be ‘deluded’ and a mind without delusion to be ‘without delusion’; he knows a contracted mind to be ‘contracted’, and a distracted mind to be ‘distracted’; he knows a great mind to be ‘great’, and a narrow mind to be ‘narrow’; he knows a surpassable mind to be ‘surpassable’, and an unsurpassable mind to be ‘unsurpassable’; he knows a concentrated mind to be ‘concentrated’, and an unconcentrated mind to be ‘unconcentrated’; he knows a liberated mind to be ‘liberated’ and an unliberated mind to be‘unliberated’.

“In this way, in regard to the mind he abides contemplating the mind internally . . . externally . . . internally and externally. He abides contemplating the nature of arising . . . of passing away . . . of both arising and passing away in regard to the mind.

Mindfulness that ‘there is a mind’ is established in him to the extent necessary for bare knowledge and continuous mindfulness. And he abides independent, not clinging to anything in the world.

“That is how in regard to the mind he abides contemplating the mind.”

(Analayo, Satipatthana, The Direct Path to Realization)
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