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Friends:

 Feeling is a Reaction to Contact!



The Blessed Buddha once explained Contemplation of Feeling thus
:

How, Bhikkhus and Friends, does one reflect on feeling as mere reaction?
When feeling a pleasant feeling, one notes and clearly understands:
I feel a pleasant feeling! When feeling a painful feeling, one notes and
understands: I feel a painful feeling. When feeling a quite neutral and
neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling, one notes and  understands: I
feel a neutral neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling. When feeling a
worldly pleasant feeling, one notes and understands: I feel a worldly
pleasant feeling. When feeling a pleasant feeling not of this world,
one notes and understands: I feel a pleasant feeling not of this world.
When feeling a worldly painful feeling, one notes and understands:
I feel a worldly painful feeling. When feeling a painful feeling not
of this world, one notes and understands: I feel a painful feeling
not of this world . When feeling a worldly neutral feeling, which is
neither-painful-nor-pleasant, one notes and understands: I feel a
worldly neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling. When feeling a neutral
feeling not of this world, one understands: I feel a neutral feeling
not of this world. This is how a Bhikkhu abides reflecting on feelings
just as responses or reactions to various forms of sense contact...


Feeling is pleasant, painful or neutral!

Comments:
Worldly feeling arises from sense contact with this world...
Unworldly Feeling arises from meditative withdrawal from the world...
The cause of the emergence of momentary feeling is sense contact!
The cause of the ceasing of this feeling is the ceasing of that contact!
Contact is the meeting of 3: Object, sense-organ and consciousness!


Contact causes Feeling!

All mental states converges on Feeling (Vedanā):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Indifference_Creates_Ignorance.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Three_Basic_Kinds_of_Feeling.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Feeling_Causes_and_Effects.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_8_Aspects_of_Feeling.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bodily_and_Mental_Feeling.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Detached_from_Feeling.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Dependent_on_Contact.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Focusing_on_Feeling.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Analysis_of_Feeling.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_108_Feelings.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Emotional_Storm.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Latent_Feeling.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Five_Feelings.htm




Source Text: Majjhima Nikāya 10: Satipatthana Sutta:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.010.nysa.html

Focused on Feeling!


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