Emergence of the Four Frames of Reference:
The Buddha once explained the profundity of causality like
Arising of Nutriment induces
of the Body...
Ceasing of Nutriment induces the passing away of the Body...
the emergence of
the passing away of Feeling...
the emergence of Mind...
the passing away of Mind...
Arising of Attention induces
Ceasing of Attention induces the passing away of Phenomena...
Therefore is considering,
contemplating, analyzing, and recollecting:
1: Body merely as a transient form grown up on
2: Feeling only as passing emotion arisen from
3: Mind just as changing mood
4: Phenomena only as momentary mental states
created by attention.
It is a crucial necessity to reflect on these 4 facts
repeatedly, and thoroughly.
This is called initiating and developing the
which, in itself, is the mental treasure par excellence, that
and directly to the
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Four Foundations of Awareness (Satipatthāna):
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Source: The Grouped Sayings by the
Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya V 184