Vipassana meditation is badly interpreted these days.
– The conventional idea is that one should sit in formal meditation and do “breath mediation” first and then vipassana. But the emphasis is on “breath mediation”. At least the practitioners get stuck in breath meditation since that does lead to some kind of samadhi and even anariya jhana.
Furthermore, the type of vipassana being taught is incorrect too, most of the time.
In order to REMOVE defilements, one MUST first understand the unfruitful and dangerous nature of this world.
– That is the core teaching of the Buddha embedded in the Four Noble Truths, Tilakkhana, and Paticca Samuppada.
– It is not possible to explain that in a forum post. I recommend reading the following section: “Paṭicca Samuppāda, Tilakkhana, Four Noble Truths”
This is also what I just tried to explain in the other thread that you started sometime back:
“Attaining Anariya Jhana as a Sotapanna”