| (109) Contemplating
and noting and how consciousness arises at the moment of hearing
In the case of ordinary worldlings, at every moment of hearing, all what is heard, the ear-rupa, the organ which hears, and the audible sound are thought of as being permanent, pleasurable and good, and as an "atta " or being. This is avijja - ignorance which does not know the truth or what is right. Based fundamentally on this ignorance (avijia), miseries and sufferings such as sankhara-vinnana, etc., have occurred.
When a Yogi's power of concentration (samadhi) be comes strong while he is contemplating and noting as "hearing", "hearing", every time he hears he will know distinguishably that the ear organ and the sound are rupa (matter); they are different from the consciousness of the sound and the knowing mind which are nama. The ear, the audible sound, the consciousness of hearing, and the knowing mind vanished and then cease immediately after they are noted. He then knows that all are impermanent, suffering and Non-Self by nature. This is the genuine Vipassana insight knowledge which has unfolded and the truth realised by the characteristics of anicca, etc.
Recitation may now be made as follow: