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Crossing Samsara ...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:54 pm

Friends:

Running up & down this shore delays crossing!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, these 8 things, when cultivated & refined, lead to going beyond
from this near shore, right here, to the far shore beyond all... What eight? 

Right View (samma-ditthi)
Right Motivation  (samma-sankappa)
Right Speech  (samma-vaca)
Right Action  (samma-kammanta)
Right Livelihood  (samma-ajiva)
Right Effort  (samma-vayama)
Right Awareness  (samma-sati)
Right Concentration  (samma-samadhi)


These 8 things, when cultivated and refined, lead to going beyond from
this near shore, right here, to the far shore beyond all imagination.
The Well-Gone-One, the supreme Teacher, then added this:

Few humans cross to that sublime far shore beyond all being.
Mostly, people just run up and down along this barren bank!
Those whose praxis is like this even and exact Dhamma,
Will pass beyond the State of Death in quiet harmony!
Having left all the dark and evil doing, any intelligence
Seeks the luminous bright light by leaving this turmoil,
by going forth into solitary & silent homelessness.
Secluded from lust, he experiences an unworldly bliss!
Owing nothing, the wise and clever man thereby cleans
himself of all these mental pollutions and defilements...
Mentally well evolved by the 7 links to enlightenment,
Delighting in non-clinging and relinquishment of all,
Such luminous ones, having quenched all fermentation,
Are fully released even right here in this world!

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Crossing...

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To the Other Side...

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:24] section 45: The Way. 34: Gone to the other side ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

The Other Side...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Other_Side.htm
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Goodness Galore _/\_ :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:14 am

Friends:

Compassion is the Core of Buddhism!

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Overcome the angry by friendliness,
overcome the wicked by goodness,
overcome the miser by generosity,
overcome the liar by truth...

Dhammapada 223

He who neither punishes, nor makes others punish,
He who neither steals, nor makes others steal,
who in friendly goodwill shares with all that lives,
such kind gentle one meets no enmity anywhere...

Itivuttaka 27

Train yourself in doing only what is good,
that will last and bring great happiness!
Cultivate generosity, a peaceful living,
and a mentality of infinite friendliness...

Itivuttaka 16

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More on Friendly Goodwill (Metta): The sweetest fragrance of all!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... ihaara.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... diance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... odwill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Re ... odWill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... ntages.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ge ... odwill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/G ... Encore.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bl ... odwill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Cosmic_Goodness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Loving-Kindness.htm

Have a nice & noble day!

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Goodness Galore _/\_ :-)

Try to Be Good in all Thought, Speech and Action.
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Goodness_Galore.htm
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Today is Nikini Poya Day.

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:15 pm

Friends:

How to be a Real Buddhist through Observance?

Nikini Poya day is the full-moon of August. Bhikkhus who did not enter the yearly
rains retreat (Vas) early at Esala Poya day (peravas), are allowed to enter the
the rains retreat now in August (pasuvas). Nikini Poya day celebrates the first ever
Dhammasangayana - The First Buddhist Council where, what the Buddha said, was
agreed upon and recited. This took place at the Saptapanni Rock Cave in Rajagaha
(now Rajgir, India), under the patronage of Mahakassapa Thera and it went on for
seven long months. It established the original authentic Tipitaka: The 3 Baskets
of Sacred Text = The Pali Canon spoken by the historical Buddha and his disciples.

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One of the 7 Sattapanni Caves, where the First Buddhist Council was held ~ 483 BC.
A huge wooden hall was built outside the cave to house the 500 Arahants.
This was built by King Ajatasattu, who tried to do some good after having killed his
father the good king Bimbisara, King of Magadha.
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/DPP ... niguha.htm
http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=T ... panni_Cave

On this first Buddhist Council:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Buddhist_Council

Video of the Sattapanni Caves:
http://youtu.be/vNLtLcslKNQ

On such Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges and undertakes
the Five Precepts like this: Newly bathed, shaved, white-clothed,
with clean bare feet, one kneels at a shrine with a Buddha-statue,
and bows first three times, so that feet, hands, elbows, knees and
head touch the floor. Then, with joined palms in front of the heart,
one recite these memorized lines in a loud, calm & steady voice:

As long as this life lasts:
I hereby take refuge in the Buddha.
I hereby take refuge in the Dhamma.
I hereby take refuge in the Sangha.
I hereby seek shelter in the Buddha for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Dhamma for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Sangha for the 2nd time.
I hereby request protection from the Buddha for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Dhamma for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Sangha for the 3rd time.

I will hereby respect these Three Jewels the rest of my life!

I accept to respect & undertake these 5 training rules:
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Killing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Stealing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Sexual Abuse.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Dishonesty.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Alcohol & Drugs.

As long as this life lasts, I am thus protected by these 5 precepts...


Then, one keeps and protects these sacred vows better than one's
own eyes & children!, since they protect you & all other beings much
better than any army! They are the highest offer one can give in & to
this world! So is the start towards Nibbana: the Deathless Element!
This is the Noble Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Ease, to Happiness,
initiated by Morality, developed further by Dhamma-Study and
fulfilled by training of Meditation...

Today indeed is Pooya or Uposatha or observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps the Eight Precepts from sunrise until the
next dawn... If any wish an official recognition by the Bhikkhu-Sangha,
they may simply forward the lines starting with "I hereby ..." signed with
name, date, town & country to me or join here:

A public list of this new Saddhamma-Sangha is set up here!
The New Noble Community of Disciples: The Saddhamma Sangha:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Saddhamma_Sangha.htm

And can quite advantageously be Joined Here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm
May your journey hereby be light, swift and sweet. Never give up !!
Bhikkhu Samahita: what.buddha.said@gmail.com

For Details on Uposatha Observance Days:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/uposatha.html

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This huge cave hall was built to house the Sixth Buddhist Council convened in 1955
to recite the Pali Tipitaka and authenticate the texts. On the 2,500th Anniversary
of the Buddha’s final passing away (Parinibbana), 2,500 monks assembled from the
Theravada Buddhist countries. Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw performed the central
role as Chief Questioner (Pucchaka), which was fulfilled by Venerable Mahakassapa
in the First Council, held three months after the Buddha’s passing away. To house
this great hall, an artificial hill was constructed by voluntary workers at Kaba-Aye
in Rangoon. This great hall is still used to hold the examinations in the Tipitaka.

Today is Nikini Poya Day.

True Buddhists Respect the Poya Days!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/N ... ya_Day.htm
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 The 5 Clusters of Clinging...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:10 am

Friends:

The 5 Clusters of Clinging (Khandha):

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The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Bhikkhus, there are these five Clusters of Clinging. What five?

1: The Cluster of Clinging to Form...
2: The Cluster of Clinging to Feeling...
3: The Cluster of Clinging to Perception…
4: The Cluster of Clinging to Construction…
5: The Cluster of Clinging to Consciousness…


These are the 5 Clusters of Clinging! The Noble 8-fold Way should indeed
be developed for the direct experience of these five Clusters of Clinging,
for the full understanding and elimination of them, and for their final
overcoming, abandoning and leaving all behind…This Noble 8-fold Way is
to be developed for the uprooting of all of these five Clusters of Clinging!

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Explanation: Clinging is intensified craving. Craving is the cause of Suffering:
The Cluster of Clinging to Form is internally to one's ‘own body’ and externally
to what is appearing as ‘my physical world’ and the bodies of others..
The Cluster of Clinging to Feeling is the obsession with pleasant feeling,
fear of painful feeling and obstinate indifference towards neutral feeling…
The Cluster of Clinging to Perception is the monomaniac obsession with the
diverse, and momentarily tantalizing manifold objects of the six senses…
The Cluster of Clinging to Construction is the persistent passion for intending,
planning, attending, thinking, involving, hoping, wanting, willing and worrying…
The Cluster of Clinging to Consciousness is the addiction to all that is seen,
heard, smelt, tasted, touched, and cognized as ideas or mental states…
Cluster of Clinging means an assemblage, bunch, clump, collection, group,
or knot of a tightly adhering collection of various forms of attachment!
There is nothing here ‘outside’ or ‘apart’ from these clusters of clinging,
neither internally, nor externally! This 5-fold classification is complete,
since it covers all worldly phenomena... The cause of clinging is craving.
The effect of clinging is becoming. The effect of becoming is (re)birth,
ageing, decay, sickness, (re)death and thus Suffering.... Dig that or die ;-)

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More on these 5 Clusters of Clinging (Khandha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Any_Kind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Not_Yours.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Leash.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Like_Foam.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Finge ... f_Soil.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Acqui ... f_Fuel.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cl ... Truths.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... g_Five.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... handha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ung_to.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... inging.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:60-1] section 45: The Way. 178: The 5 Cluster of Clinging...

The 5 Clusters of Clinging...

Clinging is solidified craving. Craving is the cause of Suffering:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... inging.htm
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Alert vs. Neglect...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:56 pm

Friends:

Neglect Looses All, while Careful Alertness Wins All!

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At Savatthi the Blessed One once said this:
I will teach you, friends, about the one who lives negligent, and about
the one who lives alert. Listen cautiously and pay full attention to it!

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How, friends, does one live Negligent?
In him, friends, who lives with an uncontrolled ability to see, the mind is
agitated and warped by the objects recognizable by the eye. In him whose
mind is agitated and warped, there is no satisfaction! Without satisfaction,
there is no joy! Where there is no joy, there is no contentment, no calm, no
tranquillity, and no mental peace! Without this calm, one thus lives in sorrow,
frustrated, urging, and searching! Such sorrowful person’s mind is neither
composed, nor collected, nor confident. When the mind is not composed, one
has neither any clarity, nor any certainty! By not having any clear thinking,
one is reckoned as one, who lives negligent. One is regarded as confused...
So also it is for one who lives without any control over the ability to hear,
smell, taste, touch and without any control over the ability to think…

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And how, friends, does one live Alert?
In him, who lives with a fully controlled ability to see, the mind is neither
agitated, nor warped by any object recognizable by the eye. In one, whose
mind is neither agitated, nor warped, satisfaction is born! In one satisfied,
joy is born. When one is joyful, the body is calmed down. He, whose body is
calmed, feels at ease. Composed is mind of one, who is at ease. When mind is
composed, one’s ideas are clear. One gains certainty & assured confidence!
By having clear ideas and thinking, one is reckoned as one who lives alert, &
as one, who is alert! So also it is for any one, who lives with full control over
the ability to hear, smell, taste, touch or controlling the ability to think.
Thus, friends, is one, who lives ready and aware in alertness.

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Comments:
Not seduced by the mere glitter of sensation of any kind, not running after
fancy dreams, driven by hopes or compelled longing. By not yearning after
pleasant sensations, satisfied by whatever there is, thus at ease, stilled,
one remains just calm, cleared and cooled... Like a Smiling Mountain :-)

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Source: Samyutta Nikaya: On the 6 Senses:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Wild_Horses.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Source_of_What.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Hands_and_Feet.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... of_All.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Mi ... erence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... yatana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/So ... ources.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Gu ... Senses.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... s_Hook.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Gu ... _Doors.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ung_to.htm

Always Be Internally Alert!

Like a Smiling Mountain :-)
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sm ... untain.htm
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Re: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

Postby wolf1 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:13 pm

BHANTE SAMAHITA _/\_

YOU HAVE VERY GOOD TEACHINGS

MAY THE TRIPLE GEM DEFEND AND BLESS YOU

_/\_ _/\_ _/\_

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Re: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:20 am

Thnx2u2 :-)
Since Friendship is the Greatest _/\_
Better click subscribe lowest here too:
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Or what is Ur email? Then I will kindly subscribe U.
In any case: Have a Nice & Noble day ;-)
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wolf1 wrote:BHANTE SAMAHITA _/\_

YOU HAVE VERY GOOD TEACHINGS

MAY THE TRIPLE GEM DEFEND AND BLESS YOU

_/\_ _/\_ _/\_

:buddha1:

:buddha2:

:namaste:

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Outstanding is Understanding!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:41 am

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How is the Understanding Ability Outstanding?

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With the development of the Ability of Understanding, enthusiasm arises,
with the complete elimination of all sceptical doubt, enthusiasm also arises,
with the fading of frustration within in all sceptical doubt, enthusiasm arises,
with the eradication of the mental obstructions of wrong view, enthusiasm arises,
with the removal of the gross mental obstructions, enthusiasm indeed arises,
with the dying out of subtle mental obstructions, enthusiasm also arises,
with extinction of all mental obstructions, enthusiasm arises as a thunderbolt!
when through this hilarious and energetic enthusiasm, gladness arises,
then the ability of understanding is outstanding as understanding due to gladness...
When through gladness, happiness arises, then the ability of understanding is
outstanding as understanding due to happiness...
when via happiness, tranquillity emerges, then the ability of understanding is
outstanding due to calmed and stilled tranquillity...
When tranquil, sweet pleasure arises, then the understanding ability is outstanding
as understanding due to this subtle pleasure of tranquillity ...
When through pleasure illumination arises, then understanding is outstanding as
understanding due to all pervading and all penetrating illumination...
When through this all revealing illumination the sense of urgency arises,
then the understanding ability is outstanding as understanding due to vivid urgency...
When feeling urgency one concentrates mind, then this ability of understanding is
outstanding due to this one-pointedly absorbed concentration...
When one now thoroughly trains the mind thus concentrated, then this ability of
understanding is outstanding as understanding due to right effort.
When one looks on with complete equanimity at mind thus wielded into solid focus,
then this unique ability of understanding is outstanding as due to equanimity.
when as a prime result of equanimity, mind is liberated from many kinds of mental
obstructions, then the understanding ability is outstanding as due to liberation.
when the mind is all liberated, this mentally unified state come to have a one single
function and taste, then the understanding ability is outstanding as understanding
due to development of just one single unified function and taste...
When mind is being cultivated and refined, it therefore turns to what is superior,
namely towards Nibbana, then verily this ability to understand is outstanding as
understanding due to turning away from all worldly phenomena of suffering.
When because of mind remains turned away, then one is now possessed of the path.
When one, as a consequence, relinquishes both mental obstructions and all clusters
of clinging, then ability of understanding is quite outstanding as understanding due
to fully released relinquishment letting all substrates go.
When due to this transcendent mental release, the mental obstructions and the
clusters of clinging therefore cease with no re-arising trace remaining, then the
ability of understanding is outstanding as understanding due to complete ceasing...

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More on the supreme Understanding Ability:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Freed_by_Knowing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... bility.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... pannaa.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/R ... anding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Under ... _Chief.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/S ... anding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/R ... anding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... bility.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... anding.htm

Source: Most Venerable Sariputta - The General of the Dhamma -
The Canonical: Path of Discrimination: Patisambhidamagga. IV.
http://store.pariyatti.org/Path-of-Disc ... _2126.html

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Outstanding is Understanding!

Complete Comprehension is the Chief...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... anding.htm
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Cool is Calm :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:42 pm

Friends:

Non-Agitation through detached Release:

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
How, friends, is there non-agitation through detached release?
Regarding this, friends, the educated normal person, who is a friend of a Noble
One and who is clever and well trained in his Dhamma, or who is a friend of a
Great Man and is clever and well trained in his Dhamma, avoids regarding form
as self, he avoids regarding self as having form, he avoids regarding form as
inside any self, or any self as inside any form! Then inevitably his body form
changes and decays. When this change and decay of his material form occurs,
his mind does not become occupied or obsessed with this change of just a form.
Therefore does no agitated mental state, arised from worry over this changed
merely physical body form, remain obsessing his mind ...
Because his mind is not obsessed, then he is neither frightened, nor distressed,
nor anxious, and by this detached non-clinging his inner agitation is all stilled!
He does not regard feeling as self ... perception as self ... mental constructions
as self ... consciousness as self, nor the self as possessing consciousness, nor as
consciousness as being inside any self, nor any the self as being 'inside' any
consciousness ... When his consciousness momentarily changes and alters, then
his mind does not become engaged with this fast change of consciousness.
Therefore does no agitated mental state, born of concern over this changed
consciousness, remain obsessing his mind! Because his mind is neither obsessed,
nor upset, nor troubled, nor uneasy with this or any other change whatsoever,
then this aloof and detached non-clinging still, calm and evaporate all his prior
agitations! It is exactly in this way, friends, that there is non-agitation caused
by non-clinging.

Comment:
If the 5 clusters of Clinging are no EGO, how can there ever be lost anything
from such vacuum void! ;-) hihi:

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More about this freeing selfless anti-ego impersonality = No-self = Anatta:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm

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You can come as you like, but you pay as you go...!

Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya XXII (7); [III 16-9]
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507 An Ocean of Dhamma!
On The 5 clusters of Clinging:
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/What_ ... inging.htm

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Cool Calm!

When not Agitated...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Cool_Calm.htm
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Elevating is Mental Purity!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:07 am

Friends:

The Three Kinds of Mental Purity!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:

How, Cunda, is purity of mental action threefold?
1: Herein, someone is all without jealousy, acquisitiveness, and greedy envy.
Whatever another person possesses of goods and property, he does not long
or yearn for it lime this: "Oh may I get what that other person has!"

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2: He is free from ill-will since he harbours no angry thoughts in his mind!
Rather he thinks: Oh, may these beings be free from all hate and ill-will,
and may they lead a happy and easy life free from all trouble and harm!

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3: He possesses right understanding and this unshakable right view:
result of all advantageous and disadvantageous actions! There is this world,
and there is the next world. There are duties towards father and mother.
There are spontaneously reborn beings. There are in this world recluses and
monks of right, pure and perfect living, who have themselves understood and
directly realized both this very world and the next, and are able to explain
them both....This is the threefold mental purity, Cunda!

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More on Mental Purification (Visuddhi):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ab ... cation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Imm ... egrity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... suddhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Level ... Behind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... ndings.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... cation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... cation.htm

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Source (edited extract):
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikaya AN 10:176
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta ... erical.htm

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Elevating is Mental Purity!

True innocence entails Peace, Freedom & Happiness!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mental_Purity.htm
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Never ever Give Up on the Good!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:43 pm

Friends:

What is the Mental Ability of Energy?

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, there are these mental five abilities. What five?

The ability of Faith (saddha)
The ability of Energy (viriya)
The ability of Awareness (sati)
The ability of Concentration (samadhi)
The ability of Understanding (pañña)


But what is the Ability of Energy (Viriya):
That which is the arousing of mental energy, effort, endeavour, exertion, industry,
toiling travail, diligent zeal, vigour, tenacity, enthusiasm, eagerness, unfaltering will,
not giving up the task, forceful drive, intense activity, controlled ardour, get-up-and-go
or in short: The power of energy. This is called ability of energy!

Source: The Book of Analysis: Vibhanga
http://store.pariyatti.org/Book-of-Analysis_p_1905.html

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For a full Study on Energy (Viriya): The root Hero of all Success:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Enthu ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/P ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/B ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... f_Hero.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... Effort.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... Effort.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Energy_Viriya.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Dual_Energy.htm

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Never ever Give Up on the Good!

Enthusiastic Energy is the root Hero of all Success..
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm
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The Power of Presence!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:28 pm

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What is this Mental Ability of Awareness?

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The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Bhikkhus, there are these five mental abilities (indriya). What five?

The ability of Faith (saddha)
The ability of Energy (viriya)
The ability of Awareness (sati)
The ability of Concentration (samadhi)
The ability of Understanding (pañña)

But what is the mental ability of Awareness (Sati)?
That which is Awareness, constant attention, recollection, mental presence,
mindfulness, remembering, bearing in mind, alertness, watchful consciousness,
non-neglect, non-oblivious, non-forgetfulness, non-carelessness, and acute
non-superficiality. This is called the ability and power of Awareness, Right
Awareness, and the Awareness link to Awakening!

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But what is this Awareness link to Awakening?
Herein a Bhikkhu is mindful, endowed with excellent Awareness, recollection,
he remembers, remembers constantly, what has been done & what have been
said concerning release even very long ago. This is called the Awareness link
to Awakening... There is awareness of internal states and there is awareness
of external states. Both the awareness of all internal states & awareness of
all external states is an Awareness link to Awakening leading to knowledge,
Enlightenment, and to complete emancipating release!

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The Power of Presence!

On this illuminating & crucial presence of Awareness:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Sati_Studies.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Causes_of_sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Sati_Summary.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sa ... litude.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... s_Sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Clear ... ension.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/N ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... ly_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... alysis.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sa ... ruddha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ca ... ention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... ension.htm

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Source: The Book of Analysis: Vibhanga 124 + 228
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=130304

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The Power of Presence!

Awareness of the present is always advantageous!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... bility.htm
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Wise and Clever ...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:28 pm

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What is a Clever, Intelligent & Wise One?

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A certain bhikkhu once asked the Blessed Buddha:
Venerable Sir, it is said: Clever and wise, clever and wise...
In what way, Venerable Sir, can one rightly be called clever and wise?
Bhikkhu, it is because one has indeed developed and cultivated these
Seven Links to Awakening that one rightly is called clever and wise..
What seven?

1: The Awareness Link to Awakening.
2: The Investigation Link to Awakening.
3: The Energy Link to Awakening.
4: The Joy Link to Awakening.
5: The Tranquillity to Awakening.
6: The Concentration Link to Awakening.
7: The Equanimity Link to Awakening.


It is because one has indeed developed and made much of these
Seven Factors of Enlightenment that one is called clever and wise...

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On these 7 sublime links to Enlightenment (Sambojjhanga):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/R ... rgence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/S ... _Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Fruits.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/7_ ... _Wings.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Fo ... _Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/U ... _Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/W ... mes_14.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_7 ... kening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/L ... enment.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... kening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... kening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... kening.htm

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Source of reference:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V: 100] 46: The Links. 45: Intelligent...

Wise and Clever ...

The 7 sublime links to Enlightenment!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/W ... Clever.htm
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Calm and Content!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:56 pm

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What is the Cause of Contentment?

The blessed Buddha once said:
Contentment is the Highest Treasure!
Dhammapada 204

Solitude is happiness for one who is content,
Who understands & clearly sees the Dhamma.
Udana 10

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What is the proximate cause of contentment?
Mutual joy with others success is the proximate cause of contentment...
Therefore: If one is always gladdened by other's success, one will always be content!
Therefore: If one is never gladdened by other's success, one will always be discontent!
Therefore is contentment caused by an altruistic mental state & not by external richness...
Example: Rich people possessing all the things they ever desired, can still be very discontent!
And vice versa: Poor people not having much, can still be very content and very much smiling!

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Contentment even with almost nothing!

More on the Contentment:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Contentment.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ca ... ntment.htm

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How to cultivate mutual joy & thus increase contentment:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mutual_Joy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoi ... Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... usness.htm

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Proof:
The beings above are without many possessions, yet seemingly quite content!

Have a nice content day!

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Calm and Content!

Contentment is the Highest Treasure!
If one is always gladdened by other's success, one will always be content!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ca ... ontent.htm
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Craving Causes Pain!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:23 pm

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Craving for Sense Pleasure causes Pain!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Truly, due to craving for sense pleasure, conditioned by sensuous craving,
compelled by craving for sense pleasure, entirely pushed by craving for
sense pleasure, kings fight with kings, princes fight with princes,
priests with priests, citizens with citizens; mother quarrels with son,
son with mother; father with son, son with father; brother with brother,
brother with sister, sister with brother, friend fights even with his friend.
Thus, lost in conflict, quarrelling, and hostilities, they attack one another
with fists, sticks or weapons. And thereby they suffer death or deadly pain.
And further, due to this craving for sense pleasure, people break into houses,
rob, plunder, pillage whole villages, commit highway robbery, & seduce the wives
of others. Then the rulers have such people caught and inflict on them various
forms of punishment. And thereby they meet death or deadly pain!
This is the misery of sensuous craving: The accumulation of pain in this present life,
due to craving for short and trivial sense pleasure... Furthermore, one accepts evil
modes of behaviour, speech, and thought! Therefore, at the break-up of the body,
right after death, one fall into a bad state of existence, a state of suffering,
into perdition, even into the inferno of hell... Such is the heaping up of future
suffering caused by craving for this short-lived simple sense pleasure...
All this misery results from craving for sense pleasure...

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All Craving causes Suffering!
Blissful is being without passions in this world,
Blissful is the overcoming of all sense-desires!
Udana II, 1

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Beings are attracted to and consumed by Sense Pleasure like the moth flying into the flame...

More on the folly vanity of desire for simple Sense Pleasure (Hedonism):

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Why_Not.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... s_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.1-2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.3-4.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... al_Pit.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta ... I.3-4c.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Co ... _Muddy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... rophic.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... Desire.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/W ... ageous.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Jo ... Beyond.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ha ... Beyond.htm

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Source:
The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. Majjhima Nikaya MN 13
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=25072X
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/ma ... index.html

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Urging for Sense Pleasure entails Suffering!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... s_Pain.htm
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Freed by Knowing...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:59 pm

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Mental Release comes by Understanding!

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The Blessed Buddha once explained this chain of causal events:
Association with a Great Man completes hearing the True Dhamma..
Hearing the true Dhamma completes Faith, Confidence and Conviction..
Faith, confidence and conviction completes Rational Attention..
Rational attention completes Mindfulness and Clear Comprehension..
Mindfulness and clear comprehension completes Guarding the Senses..
Guarding the senses completes good mental, verbal and bodily Behaviour..
Good modes of action completes the Four Foundations of Awareness..
The 4 foundations of Awareness completes the 7 Links to Awakening..
The 7 links to Awakening completes Mental Release by Understanding!

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Details are outlined here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Dh ... lation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Lay_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ca ... ention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Clear ... ension.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Gu ... _Doors.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Gu ... Senses.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Basics.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... kening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Under ... _Chief.htm

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More on the supreme Understanding Ability:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Freed_by_Knowing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... bility.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... pannaa.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/R ... anding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Under ... _Chief.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/S ... anding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/R ... anding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... bility.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... anding.htm

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Source:
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: Anguttara Nikaya V 115

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Freed by Knowing...

Mental Release is caused by Understanding!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Freed_by_Knowing.htm
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Uprooting all Mental Fermentation!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:28 pm

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What are the Fruits of the 5 Mental Abilities?

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The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Bhikkhus, there are these five mental abilities. What five?

The ability of Faith (saddha)
The ability of Energy (viriya)
The ability of Awareness (sati)
The ability of Concentration (samadhi)
The ability of Understanding (pañña)


These are the five abilities.
It is, Bhikkhus, because he has developed & cultivated these 5 abilities,
that a Bhikkhu, by the destruction of the fermentations, in this very life
enters and dwells in the stainless liberation of mind, released by wisdom,
realizing it for himself with direct experience and complete understanding!

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Comments:
The 4 mental fermentations are wrong, false & hidden assumptions associated with:
1: Sense-desire (kamasava). Ex: "Sensing is only and always pleasant. Pain is irrelevant.."
2: Desiring becoming into new existence (bhavasava): Ex: "All life is good. Decay and death is insignificant.."
3: Wrong views (ditthasava): Ex: "I am better, know better and what I think is never wrong!"
4: Ignorance (avijjasava): Ex: "The 4 Truths of suffering, craving, end, and noble way don't exist...."

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For Details on the Mental Fermentations (asava) see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... aasava.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ca ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ations.htm

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All beings can train their mental abilities!

Source of reference (edited extract):

The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V: 203] 48 The Mental Abilities: 20 Fermentation free..

Uprooting all Mental Fermentation!

When not assuming, one either sees or knows...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... tation.htm
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Acceptance vs. Expectation..

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:07 am

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Expectation inevitably creates Disappointment:

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How does one create future frustration for oneself? By expecting:
Ooh May I enjoy such and such form in the future.
Ooh May I delight in this and that feeling in the future.
Ooh May I experience exactly these lovely things in the future.
Ooh May I receive my beloved favourite experiences in the future.
Ooh May I relish only in those mental states, that I like in the future.
Ooh May I be satisfied by solely favourite sorts of consciousness in future.
Ooh May I not meet this or that disliked person, event, circumstance, etc...

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On the contrary: One is always content if one is without any expectations:
Let the past be past, passed and forgotten, for never to return to it again!
Let forms, feelings, experiences, hopes and mind here & now be as they may!
Let whatever arise & cease! Relinquishing all hoping and wishing for whatever
future forms, feelings, experiences, constructions & types of consciousness:
May I just remain aware, calm, clear, content and thus utterly unagitated :-)

Let it be, as it may!
Let it come, as it comes!
Let it go, as it goes!
Good is contentment with just what one has, with just what there is!

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More on calm satisfied Contentment:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Contentment.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ca ... ontent.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ca ... ntment.htm

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Source: The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya III 11-12
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Di ... _1379.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Acceptance vs. Expectation..

Expectation inevitably creates Disappointment:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Always_Different.htm
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The 8 Deliverances...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:02 pm

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The 8 Deliverances (Attha Vimokkha):

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The Blessed Buddha Once said:
Bhikkhus: There are eight deliverances. Which are these?

1: Experiencing forms on own body, one visualizes these internal objects,
as if they were external, outside of one, (e.g. an organ, bone, or tooth, etc).
This is the 1st deliverance.

2: Experiencing external objects one perfectly visualizes these outer forms,
as if they right in front of one's eyes. (e.g. a pond, a mountain, or a galaxy).
This is the 2nd deliverance.

3: Experiencing any form, one visualizes these as perfectly stable & fixed
images, and visually assured one thinks: Oohh This is exquisitely beautiful!
This is the 3rd deliverance.

4: Through complete transcendence of experience of form, with the passing
away, and silencing of all sensory reaction, without giving attention to any
experience, any difference or any diversity whatsoever, entirely absorbed
on only the infinitude of space, one enters & dwells immersed in the subtle
sphere of infinite space... This is the 4th deliverance.

5: By transcending this infinitude of space, now singularly aware that also
consciousness is infinite, one enters and dwells immersed in that infinitude
of consciousness! This is the 5th deliverance.

6: By going beyond this infinitude of consciousness, now concentrating on
voidness, one enters and dwells immersed in this empty, vacant, absent void
of nothingness... This is the 6th deliverance.
7: By thoroughly leaving behind even this open vacuity of void nothingness,
one enters, and dwells immersed in the exceedingly subtle & stilled state of
neither-perception-nor-non-perception. This is the 7th deliverance.

8: By transcending even this subtle neither-perception-nor-non-perception,
one reaches the ultimate ceasing of sense experience, ending all perception
and ending all feeling! This is the final 8th deliverance...

These 8 states, Bhikkhus, are the 8 kinds of mental deliverance...

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Unfolding Progressively Subtle Deliverance!

More on these supremely sublime mental states:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/9_Stillings.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_LAMP_III.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... nsions.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... astery.htm

Have a nice & noble day!

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Mind has a great potential!


The 8 Deliverances!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... rances.htm
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Golden is the Middle Way :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:14 pm

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Avoiding the Extremes Opens Way to Peace!

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The blessed Buddha once explained:
There are these two extremes, which should not be practiced by any one,
who has begun purification: The hunt for sensual pleasures, which is low,
vulgar, the common way of ordinary worldlings, ignoble, disadvantageous;
and any practice of self-torture, which is painful, ignoble, and also quite
disadvantageous! Without veering towards either of these extremes, the
well-come-well-gone-beyond Buddha has awakened to this Middle Way,
which leads to assured vision, to direct knowledge, which leads to ease,
to peace, to certain knowledge, to Enlightenment, to Nibbana...
And what is that Middle Way awakened to by the Buddha, which leads to
assured vision, to direct knowledge, which leads to ease, to peace, to all
certain knowledge, to Enlightenment, to Nibbana?
It is this very Noble 8-fold Way: That is

Right View
Right Motivation
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Awareness
Right Concentration


That is indeed the very Middle Way awakened to by the Blessed Buddha,
which leads to assured vision, to direct knowledge, which leads to ease,
to certain knowledge, to Peace, to Bliss, to Enlightenment, to Nibbana...

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Further study on the Noble 8-fold Way:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Noble_8_fold_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_3-fold_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fa ... eglect.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_N ... ld_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruit ... le_Way.htm

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Source:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [330-1]
Section 42: On The 6 Senses. Rasiya: 12.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

Avoiding the Extremes Produces Peace...

The Golden Middle Way!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Middle_Way.htm
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