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Moderate yet Majestic!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:33 pm

Friends:

The Middle Way of Wise Moderate Ontology:

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The Blessed Buddha once remarked on speculation on existence:
This world, Kaccana, is generally chained up by engaged involvement, panic
clinging and attachment to various views! But one of right view neither becomes
engaged, nor does he cling to any such rigid commitment, blind assumption,
mental standpoint, adherence, nor underlying tendency!
He does not take a stand about 'My Self', nor has he any perplexity or doubt
about whatever arises, then it is only Suffering that arises, & whatever ceases,
then it is only Suffering that ceases! His assurance about this, is independent
of others... In this way, Kaccana, is there advanced right view!!!
The mistaken postulate: "All exists": Kaccana, this is the one extreme....
The equally mistaken postulate: "All does not exist"; is the opposite extreme!
Without veering towards either ofthese futile extremes, theTathagata always
teaches the Dhamma from this exceedingly subtle, and intriguing Middle:
Conditioned by ignorance, mental construction arises.
Conditioned by construction, consciousness arises.
Conditioned by consciousness, name-&-form arises.
Conditioned by name-&-form, the-6-senses arises.
Conditioned by the-6-senses, contact arises.
Conditioned by contact, feeling arises.
Conditioned by feeling, craving arises.
Conditioned by craving, clinging arises.
Conditioned by clinging, becoming arises.
Conditioned by becoming, birth arises.
Conditioned by birth, ageing, decay, & death arises.
Such is the arising of this whole mass of suffering...!

Please Note:
Neither 'Material Substantialism', nor 'Naive Realism',
nor 'Imagined Illusionism', but just dry 'Plain Realism'...
Right down in the moderate, magic & majestic middle!

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More on Right View:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... t_View.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Straight_View.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Le ... g_View.htm

More on Buddhist Ontology: What exists & how does it exist?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_Exists.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/ontology.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Advan ... t_View.htm

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Source: The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya XII (15); [II 17]
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507 An Ocean of Dhamma Teaching!
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/su ... 2-015.html Full text here!

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Moderate yet Majestic!

The Middle Way of Wise Ontology...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Advan ... t_View.htm
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Winning Vision!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:34 pm

Friends:

The Four Grades of Vision!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
In this some recluse or priest by means of alert energetic effort and
enthusiasm, through proper rational attention & concentrated focus
reaches absorption on this sole thought: In this foul body of disgusting
things enclosed by skin, there are head & body hairs, nails, teeth, skin,
flesh, sinews, bones, marrow, kidneys, heart, liver, pleura, spleen, lungs,
mesentery, intestines, stomach, excrement, bile, lymph, pus, blood, sweat,
fat, tears, tallow, spittle, snot, urine and joint-fluid...
This is the first attainment of Vision...

Empty Frame: Having done this and gone beyond it, he regards & perceives
any body, own or others, only as a chained frame of bones covered with flesh,
vessels, fat & skin. This is the second attainment of Vision...

Chain of Moments: Having done this & gone further, he comes to understand
and directly experience this continuous sequence of discrete conscious moments
established in and manifesting both this world and all the other dimensions.
This is the third attainment of Vision...

Continuous yet not Established: Finally, having done this & gone even further
than beyond that, he comes to understand & directly experience this unbroken
stream of consciousness, which is neither established in, nor manifesting anything
in this or any other world... This is the fourth attainment of Vision...

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More on the crucial 1st & 2nd Anatomical Visions:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Me ... a-Sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... a_sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... ations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/B ... y_Form.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ev ... g_body.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_32_Parts.htm

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Source: The Exhaustive Speeches by the Buddha. Digha Nikaya III 105-5
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=25103
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/digha/index.htm

Winning Vision!

The Four Grades of Seeing!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Winning_Vision.htm
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The 3 Sufferings!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:48 pm

Friends:

There are Three kinds of Suffering (Dukkha):

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The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Bhikkhus, there are these three kinds of suffering. What three?

1: The Suffering caused by painful feeling... (dukkha-dukkha)
2: The Suffering caused by construction... (sankhara-dukkha)
3: The Suffering caused by change… (viparinama-dukkha)


These are the three kinds of suffering! This Noble 8-fold Way is to be
developed for the direct experience of these three kinds of suffering,
for the full understanding of them, for their complete elimination,
and for their final overcoming, abandoning and leaving all behind…
The Noble 8-fold Way is to be developed for Ending of Suffering!!!

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Comment:
The 1st kind of suffering due to painful feeling, mental & bodily, is obvious.
The 2nd suffering comes when pleasurable constructions always falls apart.
The 3rd suffering is when a pleasant object inevitably changes and decays.

More on Suffering (Dukkha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Or ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... ring_2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:56] section 45: The Way. 165: The Sufferings ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Inevitable is pain, change and falling apart!

The 3 Sufferings!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
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Appeasing Anger...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:50 pm

Friends:

Anger, Irritation and Aversion is diluted Hate:

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How to cure these painful derivatives of Hate:

1: Review the Danger in Hate like this:
This Anger can bring me to a bad destination, downfall, pain, even to hell!

2: Know the outlet is Patience, Tolerance and Forbearance:
The Blessed Buddha once said: The greatest praxis is patience...

3: Begin and Cultivate meditation on Infinite Friendliness:
Sit down a silent & empty place with closed eye and beam from your heart:
May I be successful, happy, calmed & freed from all hostility and anger!
May my friends be successful, happy, calmed & freed from all hostility!
May my enemies be successful, happy, calmed & freed from all hostility!
May all in this village be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
May all in this town be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
May all in this city be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
May all in this country be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
May all in this earth be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
May all in this galaxy be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
May all in this universe be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
so gradually expanding beyond the limitations of space & into infinitude!

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4: Note the elation & Joy of mind so trained by infinite goodness as object!
Whenever aversion, anger or irritation reappears, then immediately redirect
mind to this remembered sign of the mind released into infinite good-will.
Please indeed note that the anger instantly evaporates and an ability to
smile of ones own foolish temper can begin to shine outward again. :-)

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5: Training of Infinite Friendliness can induce the first jhana absorption,
and thus can lead to a high rebirth as a divinely fine material brahma deva.

6: Keep on doing that 15-45 min every day. Note difference during the day!

May all beings be free from suffering, pain and frustration and be happy.
May all beings be free from anger, irritation, opposition & stubbornness!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Let no one deceive another,
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer...
Khuddakapatha 9

Slay anger and you will be happy,
Slay anger and you will not sorrow.
For the slaying of anger in all its forms
with its poisoned root and sweet sting,
that is the only slaying the Nobles praise;
With anger slain one sorrows no more!
Samyutta Nikaya I, 161

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Not by anger is Hate ever quenched.
Only by Kindness is Hate always quenched.
This Ancient Law is an Eternal Truth ...
Dhammapada 5

See also: Anger is a diluted derivative of hate = Dosa:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... ulness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_E ... _Anger.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... l_Will.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/An ... tation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Su ... tation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... _Anger.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bo ... _burnt.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No_Revenge.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Break_Anger.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Slaying_Anger.htm

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Friendship is the Greatest!
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Curing inner Hate is a Crucial Salvage!

Appeasing Anger...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... tation.htm
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Actually Factual...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:00 am

Friends:

This World is Messed Up!

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The Buddha once told a deity:
This world is suffering from Death,
Troubled by ageing, decay and sickness,
Wounded by the Dart of constant Craving!
Always is it burning with Desire and Lust...
This world is addicted to Delight and Pleasure,
Since dragged around by this urge and longing,
Craving must be cut, to break free from bondage
and reach the only absolute freedom: Nibbana...

Comments:
How can there be any freedom if there still is craving, longing and
clinging to something... Craving is Mental Slavery!
Craving is a Prison of urge...

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Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya I 40
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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On Craving as the Cause of all Suffering see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... s_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... raving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm

Actually Factual...

This World is Messed Up in Craving!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Actually_Factual.htm
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Friendship is the Greatest!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:41 pm

Friends:

Friendship is Most Advantageous!

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Buddha once explained the Advantages of Friendship (Mittanisamsa):
He who maintains genuine friendship, never betraying anybody, will always
whenever he goes far out of his home, receive abundance of hospitality.
Many will obtain their benefit through him.

He who nurtures genuine friendship will be honoured in whatever country,
village, town, house, group or family he visits.

He who perpetuates genuine friendship will triumph over all his enemies.
Robbers cannot overpower him. Royalty will not look down upon him.

He who continues genuine friendship, returns home with feeling of amity,
rejoices in the crowds of people, and becomes the chief among his kinsmen.

He who keeps up genuine friendship, being hospitable to all others, in turn,
receives hospitality. Being respectful to others, in turn, receives respect.
He enjoys both praise and fame.

He who sustains genuine friendship, a generous giver, receives gifts himself.
Worshipping the worthy, will himself be worshipped gaining prosperity & fame.

He who upholds genuine friendship, shines gloriously like fire, radiant like
a deity. Prosperity and good fortune will never forsake or leave him.

He who prolongs genuine friendship, will enjoy abundant wealth. What is
sown in his field will flourish. The fruit of that which is sown he enjoys.

He who carries on genuine friendship, should he fall from a precipice or
mountain or tree, he will be protected and will not be seriously harmed.

He who preserves genuine friendship cannot be overthrown by enemies even
as the deep-rooted banyan tree cannot be overthrown by the gust of wind.

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Source:
These ten gathas (stanzas) recounting the beneficial effects of friendship,
are found in the Mugapakkha (Temiya) Jataka, vol. vii. No. 538.
Translated by Ven. Piyadassi Thero kindly forwarded by Seelagawesi Thero.

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More on this mighty Friendliness (Metta) and Friendship:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... diance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Al ... ndness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sy ... mpathy.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/IV/Bl ... odwill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Cosmic_Goodness.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Unbounded_Mind.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Goodness_Galore.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Loving-Kindness.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Hey_Friend.htm

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Friendship is the Greatest!
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http://What-Buddha-Said.net

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Most Advantageous is Friendship!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Adv ... ndship.htm
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The Climax of Calm!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:31 pm

Friends:

The Quenched Dimension:

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Peaceful, tamed, smokeless, wishless, and harmless,
unobstructed both in front and behind, untroubled,
unconcerned with both past and future, pure, aloof,
imperturbable, beyond wavering & doubt, confident,
directly knowing, calmed & freed, the Arahat being
enters the final state:

The cooling of all craving,
The stilling of all construction,
The releasing of all the clinging,
The relinquishing of all acquisition,
Detachment, disillusion, ceasing,
Formless, senseless and deathless,
Silent, free, & blissful pure peace...
Nibbâna... Yeah!!!


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More on this uncreated state - Nibbana (Sanskrit = Nirvana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Peace.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Final_Freedom.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/climax_of_calm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Reaching_Peace.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_2_Nibbanas.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... ibbana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_P ... _Cause.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Nibba ... return.htm

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http://What-Buddha-Said.net

The Climax of Calm!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/climax_of_calm.htm
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What is this crucial Right View?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:27 pm

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What is this crucial Right View?

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The Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View
Right Motivation
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Awareness
Right Concentration
But what is Right View?


Right View of Ownership of Kamma:
All beings are owners of their kamma, inherit their kamma,
are born of their kamma, are created by their kamma, are
linked to their kamma and any intentional action (=kamma)
they do, whether good or bad, the effects of that will be
theirs only, following them like a shadow, that never leaves...
This is Right View!

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Right View of the Ten Phenomena:
Giving alms has good effects, any self-sacrifice results in pleasure,
small gifts are also beneficial. There is resulting fruition thus of any
good and any bad behaviour. There is moral efficacy of any relation
to mother and father. There is this world and there are other worlds.
There are beings who are spontaneously and instantaneously born.
There exist good and pure recluses and priests in this world, who
having followed the right method of practice, themselves by their
own supra-human abilities, have directly experienced the other worlds
and who explain them and thereby make them known here...
This is Right View!

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Right View of the Four Noble Truths:
Right view of this is Suffering...
Right view of Craving is the Cause of Suffering...
Right view of No Craving is the End of Suffering...
Right view of the Noble 8-fold Way leads to the end of Suffering...
This is Right View!

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More on Right View (Samma-ditthi):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /magga.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Advan ... t_View.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Cer ... htness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Sun.htm

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Further study:
Majjhima Nikaya 9. Samma-ditthi Sutta: The Discourse on Right View:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/su ... mn009.html

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What is Right View?

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... t_View.htm
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What is Right Motivation?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:06 pm

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What is this vital Right Motivation?

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The Noble 8-fold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View
Right Motivation
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Awareness
Right Concentration
But what is Right Motivation?


Right Motivation is Triple:

1: The Motivation for Withdrawal:
Being motivated by a general absence of greed, craving, and desire!
Being motivated by generous giving relinquishing all possessiveness.
Being motivated by detachment from the five sense-desires of urge
for alluring and tempting sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches...
Being motivated by cutting attachment to the 5 clusters of clinging
to forms, feelings, perceptions, constructions and consciousness...
Such radical renunciation is Right Motivation!

2: The Motivation for Non-Ill-Will = Friendly Goodwill:
Being motivated by universal friendliness, infinite goodwill, care,
non-anger, hatelessness and a sympathy wishing and working for all
sentient being's happiness, content, comfort, benefit and welfare...
Such gentle kindness is Right Motivation!

3: The Motivation for Non-Violence = Harmlessness:
Being motivated by absolute non-violence, absence of cruelty, and by
compassionate pity, thereby offering all sentient beings guaranteed
safety and protection from any evil, painful, bad or wrong treatment...
Such giving of protective fearlessness to all is Right Motivation!

The opposites of these advantageous intentions are Wrong Motivation...

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Pics/buddhists_praying.jpg

More on Right Motivation (Samma-Sankappa):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Sin ... vation.htm

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Further study:
Majjhima Nikaya 117. Maha-cattarisaka Sutta: The Discourse on The Great Forty:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/su ... mn117.html

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Right Motivation!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... vation.htm
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Sincere Motivation!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:46 pm

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Sincere Motivation, Dedication and Determination!

Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for non-greed sees the danger in all desire...
Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for non-hate recognizes the error in all anger.
Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for understanding knows the block of ignorance.
Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for renunciation feels the miseries of lay life.
Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for seclusion perceives the stress of society.
Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for release comprehends the panic in clinging.
Any well motivated Buddhist inclined for awakening is dedicated to ending of rebirth!
This degree of whole-hearted sincerity, dedication and resolute determination does
indeed determine the remaining time in Samsara before finally reaching Nibbana...

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More on this crucial issue of Motivation:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Samsara.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ibbana.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/What_ ... vation.htm

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Dedication enhances Determination!

Sincere Motivation!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Sin ... vation.htm
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What is Right Speech?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:39 pm

Friends:

What is this imperative Right Speech?

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The Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Awareness, and Right Concentration.
But what is Right Speech ?

1: Avoiding all lying, pretending and any false speech...
2: Abstaining from any kind of divisive or splitting talk...
3: Refraining from all aggressive or irritated scolding...
4: Stilling of any idle and empty gossiping...

That is Right Speech!


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The Characterization of Noble Speech:
Eliminating any false speech any Noble Friend dwells avoiding all lies,
a truth-speaker, one to be relied on, trustworthy, loyal, not a deceiver
of the world. Abstaining from malicious speech, he does not tell them there,
what he has heard about those here, or repeat here, what he heard there,
harming those there. Thus is he a reconciling diplomat stilling all quarrels.
The Noble Friend is rejoicing in peace, loving it, delighting in it, one who
defends peace. Abandoning all harsh and aggressive speech he refrains
from it. He speaks whatever is blameless and pleasing to the ear, agreeable,
touching the heart, elegant, gratifying and appealing to the many.
Discarding idle and empty chatter, he speaks at the right time & only about
what is correct, advantageous & to the point, of Dhamma and self-control.
He is a speaker, whose words are to be treasured and remembered, timely,
reasoned, well-defined, well-formulated, beneficial and leading to the goal...
This is Right and Noble Speech!

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Buddha once noted:
Man is born with an axe in his mouth, whereby he cuts himself down!

The Ten Advantageous Subjects:
Talk on the Modesty of having few wants,
Talk on the Bliss of Contentment,
Talk on the Joy of Seclusion,
Talk on the Ease of Disentanglement,
Talk on the Energy of Enthusiasm,
Talk on the Advantage of Morality,
Talk on the Calm of Concentration,
Talk on the Insight of Understanding,
Talk on the Freedom of Release,
Talk on the Direct Knowledge and Vision of Release ...
Such is Right Speech!

The many kinds of Pointless Talk (also today called NEWS!):
Such as talk on kings, robbers, ministers, armies, dangers, wars,
foods, drinks, clothing, furniture, jewelry, cosmetics, relatives,
vehicles, villages, towns, cities, countries, women, heroes, places,
amusements, the dead, trifles, the origin of the world, the origin
of the sea, whether metaphysical things are so, or are not so...
Such talk is pointless, irrelevant, detrimental, empty of any good...

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Divisive Gossip!

Knowing right and wrong speech as right and wrong speech, is right view.
Awareness of presence of right and wrong speech, is right awareness.
Exchanging wrong speech with right speech, is right effort...

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More on Right Speech (Samma Vaca):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-vaca.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Splitting.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Scolding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Deceiving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Gossiping.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... Speech.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Fo ... Speech.htm

What is Right Speech?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... Speech.htm
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Great is Compassion!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:14 pm

Friends:

Karunã: The Great Good Helper!

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Karuna is feeling the pain of other beings, either partially or completely;

Possible translations:
1: Pity not from above: “I am better”, but as if in the other being’s shoes…
2: Compassion is OK, but that is difficult to reach up to for many beings…
3: Fellow feeling, sympathy, empathy, understanding are all OK, but somewhat
missing these essential points:

A: It is an inability to see and accept other being’s suffering and distress!
B: It is a deep desire to make others feel free, glad, happy and peaceful!
C: It is extended to and pervaded over many beings simultaneously…


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The proximate cause of Karuna = pity is noticing other being’s helplessness.
The immediate effect of Karuna = pity is evaporation of all evil cruelty!

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Pity (Karuna) is one of the four divine and infinite dwellings (Brahmavihara):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Endless_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Safe_Medicine.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Karuna_is_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/What_is_Wrong.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Gr ... assion.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Com ... e_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/S ... assion.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... ihaara.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... ulness.htm

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Seeing other being's Helplessness...

Great Compassion!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/Karuna_is_Pity.htm
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What is Right Action?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:52 pm

Friends:

What is this essential Right Action?

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The Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action,
Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Awareness and
Right Concentration. But what is Right Action?

The 3-fold Definition of Right Action:
1: Avoiding all killing and harming of any living being...
2: Abstaining from taking and thus stealing what is not given...
3: Stopping all adultery and all abuse of any sense-pleasure...
That is Right Action!


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The Characterization of Right Action. The blessed Buddha said:

Friends, it is caused by behaviour in conflict with the Dhamma,
by reason of immoral behaviour, that some beings here, right at
the breakup of the body, after death, reappear lost in states of
pain, in an unhappy destination, in the downfall, even in the hells...
It is caused by behaviour in harmony with the Dhamma, by reason
of moral behaviour, that some beings here, on the breakup of the
body, right after death, reappear in a happy destination, even in
the divine worlds!!! And which, friends, are the 3 kinds of bodily
moral behaviour in harmony with the Dhamma?
Here someone, stop all killing of living beings, abstains from injuring
living beings; with rod & weapon laid aside, gentle and kind, such one
dwells sympathetic towards all living beings.
Avoiding the taking of what is not given, one refrains from stealing,
what is not freely give. One does not take by way of theft the wealth
and property of others, neither in the village nor in the forest.
Abandoning abuse of sensual pleasures, such one gives up misuse in
sensual pleasures. One does not have intercourse with partners, who
are protected by their mother, or father, or mother and father, or
brother, or sister, or relatives, who is married, betrothed to another,
who are protected by law, in prison, or who are engaged to other side.
That is how there are three kinds of bodily moral behaviour in harmony
with the Dhamma... Such is Right Action!

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Explanation:
Primary of these is the ending of intentional killing or destroying of
other beings either by physical action or by verbal incitement, ranging
from killing eggs of lice and bugs, or causing abortion, to any slaughter
of living creatures, including human beings.
Restraint from taking, what is not given, means abstaining from taking,
with intention to steal, living beings or non-living articles, which have
an owner. Removing or appropriating them, without owner's consent,
either by physical effort or by inciting another to do so.
Restraint from wrong behaviour in sensual pleasures means abstention
from any kind of sex, which will cause pain and suffering to others.
Examples will be adultery, since this causes the disruption of marriage,
rape, intercourse with minors protected by parents, and perversion of
others. Included here also are abstention from use of booze, drugs
and any kinds of intoxicants, which causes carelessness, and gambling
with cards, dices, on horses, teams etc.

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Knowing right and wrong action as right and wrong action, is right view.
Awareness of presence of right and wrong action, is right awareness.
Exchanging wrong action with right action, is right effort...
The factors of the Noble 8-fold way thus mutually enhance each other!
Any intentional action - good as bad - determines - whether the future
will be pleasant or painful for the acting individuality...

Further study of Buddhist Right Action (Samma-Kammanta):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-kammanto.html
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Act ... rmines.htm

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What is Right Livelihood?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:58 pm

Friends:

What is this critical Right Livelihood?

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The Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Awareness and Right Concentration.
But what is Right Livelihood?

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The 5-fold Definition of Right Livelihood:
1: Earning a living not involving any trading with Living Beings.
2: Earning a living not involving any selling of Meat, Fish or Flesh.
3: Earning a living not involving any selling of any form of Weapons.
4: Earning a living not involving any dealing with Alcohol or Drugs .
5: Earning a living not involving any selling of any form of Poison.
That is Right Livelihood!

The Characterization of Right Livelihood for lay people:
Any livelihood that neither involves any killing, injuring, harming, nor any
imprisoning of any living being, nor stealing, taking what is not given, cheating,
any bribery or corruption, or lying, or false deceiving, tricks, or use of false
measures and weights, neither sensual, nor any sexual abuse, neither the use
or selling of alcohol, or of intoxicating illegal drugs, that causes carelessness,
neither by oneself, nor by getting or inciting other employed beings to do so,
such is Right Livelihood!

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The Explanation of Right Livelihood for Buddhist Monks and Nuns:
Neither living, nor receiving food by astrology, soothsaying, prediction of future
events, nor by palmistry, geomancy, dream-reading, charms and spells, amulets or
fake divination, nor by any rituals, running errands or messages, political flatter,
arranging marriages, funerals or divorces, medical praxis, or by producing art or
poetry, or by professional disputation or debate, this is Right Livelihood!

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Knowing right and wrong Livelihood as right and wrong Livelihood, is Right View.
Awareness of presence of right and wrong Livelihood, is Right Awareness.
Exchanging wrong Livelihood with right Livelihood, is Right Effort...

Further study of Buddhist Right Livelihood (Samma-Ajiva):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-ajivo.html

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What is Right Livelihood?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... lihood.htm
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What is this Right Effort?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:48 pm

Friends:

What is this vital Right Effort?

That Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Awareness and Right Concentration.
But what is Right Effort?

The 4-fold Definition of Right Effort:
1: The effort to overcome already present disadvantageous mental states..
2: The effort to prevent future disadvantageous mental states from arising..
3: The effort to begin developing so far absent advantageous mental states..
4: The effort to maintain and perfect already arisen advantageous mental states..

This is Right Effort!

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The Characterization of Right Effort:
Striving for replacing wrong view with right view, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong motivation with right motivation, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong speech with right speech, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong action with right action, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong livelihood with right livelihood, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong effort with right effort, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong awareness with right awareness, is Right Effort!
Striving for replacing wrong concentration w. right concentration, is Right Effort!

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The Explanation of the 4 Right Efforts:
The 4 right efforts are 1: Control 2: Overcoming 3: Development 4: Maintenance!
What is the effort of control? When seeing an object with the eye, one neither
grasps after the whole object, nor any of its details, thereby one strives well to
prevent bad, detrimental states, such as longing and misery, to flood in on one!
One guards and controls the sense of sight and do similarly with the other senses.
What is the effort of overcoming? One does not accept any lust, hate or anger,
that has arisen, but leaves it instantly, dispels it, destroys it, and makes it vanish.
What is the effort of development? One develops the enlightenment-factor of
awareness, of investigation, of energy, of joy, of tranquility, of concentration,
and the enlightenment-factor of equanimity based on solitude, seclusion, and
ceasing, which is leading to maturity and culmination of spiritual self-surrender.
What is the effort of maintenance? One dominated by desire maintains firmly
in his mind a favourable object of concentration, such as a skeleton, or a corpse
that is full of worms, bluish-black, full of holes, and bloated, while one dominated
by anger maintains firmly in his mind a favourable object of concentration, such
as infinite friendliness, universal pity, mutual joy or well balanced equanimity...

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Thus knowing right and wrong effort as right and wrong effort, is Right View.
Awareness of presence of right and wrong effort, is Right Awareness.
Right effort has the function of striving, exertion and endurance...
Keep on keeping on! Never give up! Always Come again!

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Further study of Buddhist Right Effort (Samma-Padhana):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-vayamo.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... Effort.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Av ... ffort2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... Effort.htm

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What is Right Awareness?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:09 am

Friends:

What is this Fundamental Right Awareness?

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That Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Awareness and Right Concentration.
But what is Right Awareness?

The 4-fold Definition of Right Awareness:
1: Awareness of the Body merely as a transient and compounded Form..
2: Awareness of Feelings just as conditioned emotional Responses..
3: Awareness of Mind only as habituated and temporary Moods..
4: Awareness of Phenomena only as constructed Mental States..
Right Awareness is of these 4, while being alert, & clearly comprehending,
will put away longing towards and aversion against anything in this world!


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The Characterization of Right Awareness:
Awareness of wrong view or right view present now, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong motivation or right motivation, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong speech or right speech now, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong action or right action, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong livelihood or right livelihood, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong effort or right effort, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong awareness or right awareness, is Right Awareness!
Awareness of wrong or right concentration now, is Right Awareness!

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The Explanation of Acute Awareness and Clear Comprehension:
When inhaling & exhaling long, one notices and is fully aware of just that..
When inhaling & exhaling short, one notices & is fully aware of just that..
One trains: I will breathe in-&-out clearly comprehending the entire body.
One trains: I will breathe in-&-out calming the breath & all bodily activity.
When walking, one notices and clearly comprehends, that one is walking.
When standing, one notices and clearly comprehends, that one is standing.
When sitting, one notices & clearly comprehends, that one is sitting down.
When lying down, one notices & clearly comprehends, that one is lying.
Going forward one notices & clearly comprehends, this going forward.
When returning one notices and clearly comprehends, this returning.
When looking in front or back, one is notices, & is clearly aware of that.
When bending or stretching, when lifting or carrying, when eating or
drinking, chewing or tasting, one is aware of and comprehends just that.
When passing excrement or urine one clearly comprehends exactly that.
While falling asleep and waking up, when speaking or keeping silence,
one notices, knows and understands exactly that & clearly comprehends,
that this is, what one is doing just right here and exactly now...
Continuous awareness of purpose, suitability, domain and nature of one's
current behaviour, whether mental, verbal or bodily is Right Awareness
and clear comprehension...

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The Function of Right Awareness and its associates:
Knowing right/wrong awareness as right/wrong awareness, is right view.
Exchanging wrong awareness with right awareness is right effort.
Right awareness has the function of observing, noticing, remembering &
knowing the reality that neither any body, nor any form, nor any feeling,
nor any mentality, nor any phenomena, nor any mental state is happiness,
truly attractive, lasting, satisfying or even personal, something keepable...
All phenomena are momentary: They pass away right after the moment of
their arising and occurrence! Nothing is permanent, everything is in a state
of flux: Arising and ceasing, emerging and vanishing, coming and going,
again and again and again and again and ever again...!!! Anicca = Change...

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Friends, this is the only direct way to the mental purification of beings,
to the overcoming & elimination of sorrow, frustration, pain and misery,
to gaining the right method, to the realization of Nibbana, that is:
This establishing of the 4 Foundations of Awareness...
The 4 frames of reference...

Awareness is therefore a Mountain of Advantage!

Take Home: The 4 Foundations of Right Awareness are:
1: Being aware of the BODY as a mere transient form.
2: Being aware of the FEELING as a mere reactive response.
3: Being aware of the MIND as a mere passing set of moods.
4: Being aware of the PHENOMENON as a mere mental state.


Further study of Buddhist Right Awareness (Samma-Sati):

Root texts by the Buddha:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... tipatthana

Complete reference on Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/pdf ... tthana.pdf

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Studies, anthologies and commentaries:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-sati.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/bps/misc/wayof.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/bps/ ... el370.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/bps/ ... el019.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ml#part2-a

For further study on the illuminating 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/II/Ca ... ention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... ension.htm

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What is Right Concentration?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:58 pm

Friends:

What is this Sublime Right Concentration?

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That Noble Eightfold Way, leading to Nibbana, is simply this:
Right View, Right Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Awareness and Right Concentration…
But what is Right concentration?


The Buddha explained The 4-fold definition of Right Concentration:
Having eliminated the 5 mental hindrances, mental defects that obstruct
understanding, quite secluded from sensual desires, protected from any
detrimental mental state, one enters and dwells in the 1st jhana; full of joy
and pleasure born of solitude, joined with directed and sustained thought.
One makes this joy and pleasure born of seclusion drench, saturate, soak,
and suffuse the body, so that no part of the entire body is unperfused by
this intense joy and pleasure! Just as a skilled bath-man puts soap powder
in a copper basin and sprinkling it gradually with water, whips it until the
water soaks and pervades all the soap powder, yet without dripping, so too,
does the noble friend make the joy and pleasure born of solitude permeate
and pervade the entire body! Again, friends, with the stilling of directed
and sustained thought, one enters and dwells in the 2nd jhana: a calmed
assurance of unification of mind with even deeper joy and pleasure now
born of concentration, devoid of any thought! One makes this exquisite
joy and pleasure born of concentration drench, saturate, soak, & suffuse
the body, so no part of the whole body is unperfused by this profound joy
and pleasure: Just as a lake whose waters welled up from below within it
itself, & it had no other sources neither by showers of rain, then this cool
fount of water welling up from deep within would immerse, fill, & pervade
the entire lake, even and exactly so does one make this joy & pleasure born
of concentration infuse this entire body! Furthermore, friends, with the
fading away of the joy, the friend dwells in even equanimity, just aware &
clearly comprehending, still feeling pleasure in the body, one enters upon
and remains in the 3rd jhana, regarding which the Noble Ones declare:
"In aware equanimity one dwells in pleasure!" One makes the pleasure apart
from of joy flood, saturate, soak, and suffuse the body, so that there is no
part of one's whole body unperfused by this pleasure divested of joy...
Just as in a lotus pond some lotuses are born, grow and thrive immersed
under the water & the cool water soaks them from their roots to their tips,
so too, do the noble friend make the pleasure divested of joy drench, fill,
flood and pervade this entire body. Finally, friends, with the leaving behind
of both pleasure and pain, and with the prior disappearance of both joy and
sorrow, one enters and dwells in the 4th jhana; a completely stilled mental
state of awareness, purified by an equanimity of neither-pain-nor-pleasure.
One sits illuminating the body internally with this pure bright mind, so that
there is no part of one's whole body not illuminated by this pure bright mind!
Just as a man were sitting covered from the head down with a white cloth,
so that no part of his whole body was uncovered by this white textile; even
so does one sit encompassing this entire body with a pure bright & radiant
mind, so that there is no part of one's whole body not illuminated by this
pure, bright, and luminous mind...

Comment: No trivial worldly pleasure can ever surpass such sublime bliss!

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The Function of Right concentration and its associates is:
Seeing right/wrong concentration as right/wrong concentration, is right view.
Exchanging wrong concentration with right concentration is right effort.
Right concentration functions as a drill: Focusing, unifying, & penetrating!

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Concentration induces the intense Breakthrough!

On how to attain the Jhana absorptions:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Detai ... ptions.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Requi ... rption.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... bility.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... ration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... amadhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... jhaana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Jh ... rption.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Samma-Samadhi.htm

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Further study of Buddhist Right concentration (Samma-Samadhi):

Root texts by the Buddha:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/samma-samadhi.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/jhana.html

The Jhanas in Theravadin Buddhist Meditation:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/Whe ... 1_353.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/Wheels/wh351.pdf

Complete Manual on Meditation and Absorption: The Path of Purification:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/pdf ... on2011.pdf

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http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... ration.htm
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Emergence of Stream-Entry!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:56 pm

Friends:

Emergence is directly knowing the Noble Way!

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At the stream-entry moment - right there & then - as an internal light flash:
Right view emerges from wrong view and from all defilements as seeing...
Right motivation emerges from wrong motivation as now directing...
Right speech emerges from wrong speech as kindly embracing...
Right action emerges from wrong action as clever originating...
Right livelihood emerges from wrong livelihood as full cleansing...
Right effort emerges from wrong effort as enthusiastic exerting...
Right awareness emerges from wrong awareness as alert establishing...
Right concentration emerges from wrong concentration as non-distraction...
Externally this change-of-lineage emerges from all symbols and conventions!
This mental remodelling is an irreversible phase transition to the Noble state!
Vism 681

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Noble Emergence from all the assuming mental fermentations!

More on Stream-Entry (Sotapatti-magga):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_6_Keys.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4_Doors.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Internal_Bath.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Divine_Tracks.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Enter.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Stream-Enterer.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... trance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... _Tools.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/As ... nation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... apanna.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... uggala.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Enter ... upreme.htm

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Entering the Stream leading to Nibbana within 7 lives at most...

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Emergence of Stream-Entry!
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Mutual Joy Causes Contentment!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:32 pm

Friends:

How is the Mental Release by Mutual Joy?

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The Blessed Buddha once explained:
How is the release of mind by infinite mutual joy (Mudita) achieved?
What does this liberation have as its destination, what is its culmination,
what is its sweet fruit, and what is the ultimate goal of mental release
by universally mutual, unselfish, altruistic, appreciative & rejoicing joy?
Here, Bhikkhus, a Bhikkhu dwells pervading the frontal quadrant with a
mind imbued with infinite mutual joy, so the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quadrant.
As above, so below, across, and everywhere to all beings as for himself,
he dwells pervading the entire cosmos with a mind fully saturated with
unlimited mutual joy, immense, exalted, measureless, without hostility,
without any enmity, without any trace of ill will, of jealousy or of envy!
Thus prepared and mentally quite expanded, he then develops:
1: The Awareness Link to Awakening joined with limitless mutual joy.
2: The Investigation Link to Awakening fused with such mutual joy.
3: The Energy Link to Awakening together with infinite mutual joy.
4: The Joy Link to Awakening accompanied with absolute mutual joy.
5: The Tranquillity Link to Awakening linked with noble mutual joy.
6: The Concentration Link to Awakening associated with mutual joy.
7: The Equanimity Link to Awakening joined with endless mutual joy.

Based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, and culminating in release...

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If he then wishes:
May I dwell experiencing repulsion by any attractive & tempting object,
then he can dwell experiencing repulsiveness therein. If he wishes: May I
dwell experiencing the unrepulsive in any disgusting and repulsive object,
then he experiences pleasing beauty in whatever disgusting & ugly thing!
If he wishes: Avoiding both the repulsive & the unrepulsive, may I dwell
in equanimity, just aware & clearly comprehending, then he experiences
equanimity, just aware and clearly comprehending! When meditating he
can completely transcend the realm of infinitude of space, only aware
that consciousness is infinite, he can enter and dwell in the sphere of the
infinitude of consciousness.. I tell you Bhikkhus for a quite wise Bhikkhu
here, who has not yet penetrated to an even more superior mental release,
the mental release by infinite, altruistic and mutual joy has the sphere of
the infinitude of consciousness as its culmination!

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More on Mutual Joy (Mudita):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... ihaara.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoi ... Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/What_is_Wrong.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Safe_Medicine.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Rejoicing_Joy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mutual_Joy.htm

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Comments: Are you Discontent? Here is Why!
Mutual joy is the proximate cause of contentment.
Consequentially: Lack of mutual joy produces frustrated discontent!
Mutual joy also eliminates jealousy and envy! Absence of mutual joy
therefore induces the acid like mental pain called envy and jealousy!

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Source of reference (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V: 115-21] 46: The Links. 54: Joined by Friendliness...

Rejoice!

Mutual joy is the cause of contentment!
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Disillusion Frees!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:24 pm

Friends:

Revulsion Releases since Disillusion Frees!

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Any kind of form whatsoever; Any kind of feeling whatsoever;
Any kind of perception whatsoever; Any kind of construction whatsoever;
Any kind of consciousness whatsoever; Whether past, present or future;
Whether internal or external; Whether fair or foul; Whether high or low;
Whether far or near; Should be seen & understood as it really is:
This is transient, impermanent, uncertain and ultimately unsafe!
This is therefore disappointing, frustrating, and inevitably painful!
This is thus 'Not Me', 'Not Mine', 'Not what I am', 'Not My Self'...

Seeing this, the Noble learner is disgusted by all kinds of forms, feelings,
perceptions, mental constructions and all types of consciousness.
Being disgusted he experiences disillusion, disenchantment, and dispassion.
By this very disillusion, is craving fully extinguished and his mind is released!
Such cooled and liberated one understands: This round of rebirth is ended,
the Noble Life is completed, done is what should be done, there is no state
of becoming beyond this...

More on the Mental Release induced by Disgust:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Re ... isgust.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... isgust.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Co ... uction.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Me ... a-Sati.htm

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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/What_ ... inging.htm

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Source: The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya II 124-5
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Disillusion Frees!

Revulsion Releases all Clinging...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Any_Kind.htm
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