Studious Etiological Examination, Tracing to the Point of Origin, systematic attention
To-the-womb-mind-tracking. Studious etiological examination. It is not just finding the point of origin, but the study of the development of a thing down to it's place of origin or conception. This term must serve to indicate tracing a thing to the initial point where it begins (so as to be able to uproot it), but also finding the place where a thing matures to the point of birth (so as to be able to foster it's growth).
PTS: The Book of the Kindred Sayings, Part I: Kindred Sayings with Verses, IV: The Māra Suttas, 4: The Snare, Mrs. Rhys Davids, trans., p 131.
PTS: Dialogues of the Buddha, Part III, #33: The Recital, Rhys Davids, trans, pp 218.
WP: The Long Discourses of the Buddha, #33: The Chanting Together, Walshe, trans, pp490
The Book of the Gradual Sayings I: The Book of the Threes, #68: Thos of Other Views, Woodward, trans., pp 182
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|Yoniso-manasikārā||Studious Etiological Examination. Mentally tracing back to the womb, or place of origin, [SN 5.46.2] source, start, beginning, begetting||wise attention||deterministic thinking||wise, thorough, careful||wise, thorough||systematized attention||systematic thought||appropriate attention||thorough attention||systematic attention|
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Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
Yoni: 1. the womb. - 2. origin, way of birth, place of birth, realm of existence; nature, matrix. There are four yonis or ways of being born or generation, viz. aṇḍaja oviparous creation, jalābuja viviparous, saṅsedaja moisture-sprung, opapātika spontaneous: M I.73; D III.230... - Freq. in foll. combns: tiracchāna- the class of animals, the brute creation A I.37, 60; V.269...; nāga- birth among the Nāgas S III.240 sq. (in ref. to which the 4 kinds of birth, as mentioned above, are also applied); ... (niraya-nāga-yoni); pasu-=tiracchāna- ...; pisāca- world of the Pisācas S I.209; peta- the realm of the Petas... -kamma- K. as origin A III.186.... - 3. thoroughness, knowledge, insight.... -ayoni superficiality in thought S I.203 ("muddled ways" Mrs. Rh. D.). -yoniso (abl.) "down to its origin or foundation," i. e. thoroughly, orderly, wisely, properly, judiciously S I.203 ("in ordered governance" K.S. I.259); D I.118 (wisely).... Opp. ayoniso disorderly improperly.... - Esp. frequent in phrase yoniso manasikāra "fixing one's attention with a purpose or thoroughly," proper attention, "having thorough method in one's thought" (K.S. I.259).... - Opp. ayoniso manasikāra disorderly or distracted attention D III.273...
SN.I.iv:4: 'Mayhaṃ kho bhikkhave yoniso manasikārā yoniso sammappadhānā anuttarā vimutti anuppattā anuttarā vimutti sacchikatā'
Mrs. Rhys Davids: 'It is by systematic thought, by systematic right effort, bhikkhus, that I have won supreme emancipation, that I have realized supreme emancipation.'
Olds: "It is through mentally tracing things back to their origins, by making the effort to track paths to their sources, beggars, that I have reached incomparable freedom, seen incomparable freedom with my own eyes."