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Friends:

Establishing the 4 Foundations of Awareness!

How, friends, does one view any Body only as a Form?

While always acutely alert & clearly comprehending, thus removing
any lust, urge, envy, frustration & discontent rooted in this world,
The intelligent Bhikkhu keeps contemplating & regarding any & all
Body as an alien frame of filthy foul form... As something bound
to emerge, decay and vanish... Not as mine, belonging to me or self!
Not as lasting, stable & safe! Not as pleasant beauty & happiness!
In this way the intelligent Bhikkhu keeps reviewing any & all body
whether internal or external and he notes the cause of its arising
and the cause of its ceasing, or he just know: There is this body!
In this way he comes to live not clinging to & independent of body!
This is one way to contemplate the body only as a transient form...

Or he gains awareness of the body only as a form by Breathing:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Awareness_by_Breathing.htm

Or he gains awareness of the body by Noting the 4 Postures:
When walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, he notes that he is
walking, standing, sitting or lying down. However his body is placed
he notes it to be exactly so.
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Four_Postures.htm

Or he gains body awareness by Clear Comprehension of all actions:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Clear_Comprehension.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Clear_and_Aware_Comprehension.htm

Or he gains body awareness by Scanning the 32 Internal Organs:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_32_Parts.htm

Or he gains body awareness by Analysis of it into the 4 Elements:
This body is only a cluster of solidity, fluidity, heat and motion!

Or he gains body awareness by The 9 Corpse Contemplations:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_9_Corpse_Meditations.htm

Good autopsy video of shot soldier here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saT13TxeF-E


Remaining thus attentive & enthusiastically noting, any memories &
motivations related to the household life are left & with their total
removal his mind gathers, settles inwardly, & dives into unification! 
In this way the intelligent Bhikkhu keeps reviewing any & all body,
whether internal or external, and he notes the cause of its arising
and the cause of its ceasing, or he just notice: There is this body!
In this way he comes to live not clinging to & independent of body!
This is the way to contemplate the body only as a transient, alien &
ownerless form of matter, a complex structure of disgusting things,
a constructed accumulation of putrid, rotting and decaying slime,
a painful restricting & deceasing burden one have to carry around!
This is how the intelligent Bhikkhu develops mindful awareness by
focusing on the body as a deadly form of matter... As something
bound to decay and vanish... Not as mine, belonging to me or self!
Not as lasting, stable & safe! Not as pleasant beauty & happiness!

The reward is Fearlessness of Death & thereby Fearlessness of All!
Without fear there is the mental elevation of gladness and free joy!
It detaches and relinquishes from body & form and frees thereby...
Clever Disgust by Anti-Porn cooling all lust and greed for body!
For Inspiration have a collection of Corpse Pictures Only for Adults been deposited here:
http://s914.photobucket.com/albums/ac350/Asubha/  Guest Password: corpses

See also: Bag of Bones: A Miscellany on the Body compiled by Bhikkhu Khantipalo:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/Wheels/wh271.pdf
kāyagatāsati, Meditation_On_the_Body, The_9_Corpse_Meditations,
Body_as_only_Form, Evil-smelling_body, The_32_Parts,
Meditation_On_the_Body_Kayagata-Sati, The_Skeleton.


Just a painted puppet!
A chain of bones plastered by skin with 9 oozing holes!
A heap of sores & rotten excrement with evil intentions!

Just a Painted Puppet!
 


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