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AN.VII.46 Dutiya Sa~n~naa Sutta The following objects of meditation [sa~n~naa] will bring much benefit if cultivated by monks -- leading through to deathlessness and with deathlessness as its goal. Each of the following contemplations will lead to withdrawal of a monk's mind from the corresponding temptation just as the heat of a flame will cause a feather or a sinew to curl back from the heat never to extend towards it again: 1. contemplation of loathesomeness [asubhasa~n~naa] helps to overcome obsession with sexuality; 2. contemplation of death [maranasa~n~naa] helps to overcome attachment to life; 3. contemplation of repulsiveness of food [aahaarepa.tikulasa~n~naa] helps to overcome craving for flavour; 4. contemplation of distaste for all the world [sabbaloke anabhiirata sa~n~naa] helps to overcome the garish temptation of worldly ways; 5. contemplation of impermanence [anicca sa~n~naa] helps to overcome obsession with gain [labha], honour [sakkaara] and praise; 6. contemplation of the suffering of impermanence [anicce dukkha sa~n~naa] helps to overcome lethargy, indolence, languor, idleness, recklessness and lack of reflection, and; 7. contemplation of not-self [anatta sa~n~naa] helps to overcome view and craving concerning "self" with regard to the body and external objects. 37/121 Sattaka Nipaata, Pa.thamapa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.iv.


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