Anupassanā: Contemplation, deep reflection, profound consideration:
- The 4 fold: see: satipatthana.
- The 18 chief insights of vipassana
- The 7 fold: The seven contemplations:
1: Contemplating constructions as impermanent, one leaves behind the perception of permanence. 2: Contemplating them as painful, one leaves behind the perception of happiness. 3: Contemplating them as not self, one leaves behind the perception of ownership. 4: Becoming disillusioned, one leaves behind delighting. 5: Causing fading away of lust, one leaves behind greed. 6: Causing ceasing, one leaves behind creating. 7: Relinquishing, one leaves behind clinging. Pts.M. I, p. 58. - See also Vis.M XXI, 43; XXII, 114.
Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.