'cemetery contemplations', as described in
D.22 and M.10,
have as their objects a corpse one or two or three days old,
swollen up, blue-black in colour, full of corruption; a corpse eaten by crows,
etc.; a framework of bones; flesh hanging from it, bespattered with blood, held
together by the sinews; without flesh and blood, but still held together by the
sinews; bones scattered in all direction; bleached and resembling shells; heaped
together after the lapse of years; weathered and crumbled to dust.
At the end of each of these contemplations there follows the
conclusion: "This body of mine also has this nature, has this destiny, cannot
the 10 objects of loathsomeness (asubha q.v.).