An Analytical Study of the Process of Control Feeling (Vedanā) in Theravāda Buddhism
Keywords:Types of Ffeelliing, Process, Mastering, Theravāda Buddhism, Dependent Origination
This article is entitled “An Analytical Study of the Process of Control Feeling (Vedanā) in Theravāda Buddhism”. It consists of three objectives, namely, (1) to examine the context and impacts of feelings in human being life, (2) to study the meaning and the way to control feeling (vedanā) in Theravāda Buddhist Perspective, and (3) to propose the process of control feeling (vedanā) of human being life in Theravāda Buddhism. In this article, the research has found that vedanā, irrespective of its exposition in the Tipiṭaka, is characterized as either pleasant (sukha), painful (dukkha), or neither painful nor pleasant (adukkhamasukha) which can be bodily (kāya) and mental (cetasika) and worldly (sāmisa) and unworldly (nirāmisa). The research also indicates that vedanā has a crucial role in the realization of the four noble truths and hence liberation. The importance of vedanā in the practice of satipaṭṭhāna has been indicated in both Tipiṭaka and in the meditation traditions of satipaṭṭhāna. The thesis concludes that vedanā has a key role in the practice of satipaṭṭhāna
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