CONTEMPLATE THE MENTAL FEELINGS AND THE HUMAN BODY

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We must contemplate?the mental feelings as the human body has no defilements. Actually, all the human take birth with the body and the mind. All of us establish an attachment to the body as self whereas it belongs to nature only. It comprises for elements such as earth, water, air, and fire.

BODY AND MIND ARE DIFFERENT

Both the body and mind are different identities. The body itself does not have any defilement. As such, we shall neither follow the extreme ascetic norms nor indulge in extreme sensual pleasure. In order to develop awareness and wisdom, we shall follow the middle path.

INVESTIGATE MENTAL FEELINGS

Obviously, we shall let the mind as mind and body as body. Due to ignorance, we start feeling the body and mind as self. The body has sense organs. Whenever a contact is established through these organs with an outside object a mental feeling arises. Soon the mind evaluates the feeling as favorable or unfavorable. For a favorable one, we develop a desire of keeping it permanently. On the other hand, we wish to get rid of the unfavorable. The clinging to these mental feelings is the root cause of suffering. As such, it is required that we investigate the mental feelings every moment with awareness and the right view.

THE RIGHT VIEW

The entire worldly phenomena have a nature of constant change. Our aspiration to keep anything under our control permanently causes the unsatisfactoriness. Naturally, the human body consists of the conditions of birth, sickness, old age, and death. It, therefore, is subject to constant change. So, it is required that we accept our body as the way it is in the present moment.

CONCLUSION

We must investigate every mental feeling arising on a sensual contact with an outside object. Basically, it is required that we accept all the outside conditions without any like or dislike.

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TRAIN THE MIND TO KNOW THE TRUTH – CONTEMPLATE BODY

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