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Conclusion

The Bud­dha never divided the themes of med­i­ta­tion into two classes: samatha and vipas­sanā. Nor did he divide med­i­ta­tors into two classes: the samatha prac­ti­tion­ers and the vipas­sanā prac­ti­tion­ers. He taught the devel­op­ment of the mind for the end­ing of suf­fer­ing. As mind is diverse, so too are the means of devel­op­ment diverse. But if