Reply To: Vipassana Meditation After Sotapanna Stage


OK. I forgot that.

Since you are a Sotapanna, you have removed the wrong views about this world. The wrong views here are those to take this world to be of “nicca, sukha, atta” nature. But in reality, the world is of “anicca, dukkha, anatta” nature.
– You know that, but I am stating that for the benefit of the others.

So, a Sotapanna has removed diṭṭhi vipallāsa.
– One gets to the next stage (Sakadagami, Anagami) by removing saññā vipallāsa

That means even though one realizes that attaching to worldly things WILL lead to suffering, it is difficult to remove the saññā that automatically binds one’s mind to sensual pleasures.
– The most effective bhavana for that is “asubha bhavana.”

The “Rāga Sutta (AN 6.107)” succinctly explains that.
– The English translation there is not that good. For example “You should develop the perception of ugliness to give up greed,.” could be better stated as, “You should contemplate on the unfruitful nature of “mind-pleasing things” to give up kama raga“.

Thus, the suitable meditation is to contemplate the asubha nature of “mind-pleasing things” in this world..

Also, see, “Vipallāsa (Diṭṭhi, Saññā, Citta) Affect Saṅkhāra