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Body Contemplation - Hair, Nails, Teeth, Skin | Ajahn Dhammasiha

Body Contemplation - Hair, Nails, Teeth, Skin | Ajahn Dhammasiha

Update: 2022-04-12
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Ajahn Dhammasiha responds to a question about the nature of the human body, and how to contemplate it.

He brings up the first five mediation objects that are taught to every monk or nun at their novice ordination. The Buddha considered these five to be of such fundamental importance, that he made it a duty for the upajjhāya (preceptor) to teach them to each condidate as part of the ordination ceremony:
Kesā = Hair of the HeadLomā = Hair of the BodyNakhā = Nails (on fingers and toes)Dantā = TeethTaco = Skin

These five is actually all we see when we look at a human body!

Contemplating these five objects reduces the attraction, deisire and attachment we normally feel towards the body. The hair, nails, teeth and skin even of a beautiful model or handsome movie star are actually not really attractive.

Once we can abandon the attachment and desire towards the body, consciousness will not grasp at a new body after death, and the round of repeated birth and death, 'Saṃsāra', comes to an end, and our heart experiences release.www.dhammagiri.netwww.youtube.com/channel/UCJINt0JJBfFm_x0FZcU9QJwwww.tinyletter.com/dhammagiri/archive
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Body Contemplation - Hair, Nails, Teeth, Skin | Ajahn Dhammasiha

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