While I was contemplating the three marks of existence, I came to these insights.
1) Realization of impermanence eradicates clinging.
2) Realization of suffering eradicates craving.
3) Realization of non-self eradicates ignorance.
Can you see why?
1) We cling because we think things are permanent. When we see that they are impermanent we stop clinging.
2) We crave because we think things are pleasurable. When we see they are dukkha we stop craving.
3) We are ignorant because we think we have a self. When we realize anatta we eradicate ignorance.
It makes sense. I have not heard this from any teacher nor from the Buddha himself.
What do you think?
Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.