Jorg wrote, “..but I was referring to whether there was a reference for “cittanupassana is not recommended for people who haven’t understood the dhamma,” or something along this line.”
– I am not aware of a direct quote on Dhamma like that.
– However, if one does not understand that “sati” means “Sammā Sati” that means they have not understood Dhamma enough to do ānāpānassati or cittānupassanā that comes within ānāpānassati!
– So, I think the verse, “Nāhaṁ, bhikkhave, muṭṭhassatissa asampajānassa ānāpānassatiṁ vadāmi” means the same as, “..ānāpānassati is not recommended for people who haven’t understood the dhamma (meaning Buddha Dhamma).”
– That verse is in the cittānupassanā section of MN 118.
I am not sure when I will do the next post on “Anapanasati-related -elephant-in-the-room” section.
I keep coming across things that need to be addressed before that.