5 contemplations to make when sick or dying

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Contemplations to maintain when sick or dying:

1. One remains focused on unattractiveness with regard to the body

2. One is percipient of foulness with regard to food

3. One is percipient of distaste with regard to every world

4. One is percipient of the undesirability of all fabrications

5. One has the perception of death well established within himself

(from Anguttara Nikaya 5.121)