Body Parts Contemplation

Tahn Pamutto provides a thorough instruction in the aspect of Mindfulness of the Body known as the ’32 Parts’ Contemplation or ‘Asubha’. This technique is powerful, direct, and in its more basic form using the first five parts is a meditation technique even given to children. Taking these first five parts and drawing from the pāli canon commentary, Tahn explains step by step how to get started with this meditation and how to use it to overcome the hindrances, energize the mind, break down personality view, and achieve samadhi. Only once this is achieved does one start to perceive the more essential nature of both the mind and body. Dukkha becomes evident and here one sees why this meditation is foremost in those directed at helping us leave samsara behind.

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