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As it is

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:06 pm

In the suttas there are many times where the Buddha instructs people to see things "as they are." How would you say "see reality as it is" or just "as it is" in Pali?

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Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

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Re: As it is

Postby BKh » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:11 pm

Why don't you give us a specific sutta and then we can show you exactly how we figured it out. With the resources available now a days, it's easy to learn how to answer these questions...
http://www.readingfaithfully.org Daily Practice with the Suttas
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Re: As it is

Postby daverupa » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:14 pm

You're probably looking for "yathā-bhūta".
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: As it is

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:28 pm

daverupa wrote:You're probably looking for "yathā-bhūta".

And see this discussion about possibly misleading translations, such as "seeing things as they really are".
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=9782

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Re: As it is

Postby daverupa » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:59 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
daverupa wrote:You're probably looking for "yathā-bhūta".

And see this discussion about possibly misleading translations, such as "seeing things as they really are".
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=9782

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I spent a few moments looking for that thread as well; good find!
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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