November 20, 2020 Uncategorized 0

In the Satipatthana Sutta, you said it starts with physical sensation. So, when the Buddha talks about observing Vedana (Feeling), is it a physical sensation? When the Buddha describes the Five Aggregates, then is the Vedana a mental part?

Answer:

When I talked about sensory experiences, yes, it’s the five physical senses and the mind. But there are also sensations in relation to Contact, internal and external contact of the body. That can also relate to the mind, particularly in the Five Aggregates. In either case, the sensory experiences are still part of the mental faculties, because all of this ultimately is experienced through the process of mind.

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