I'm happy I found this site, this is my third post now and in the previous two post I've already gotten much answers to my question, which I appreciate alot.
At the moment I'm studying the Sona Sutta at http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
I have a question about this part of this Sutta, see the red sentence below:
As Ven Sona was meditating in seclusion [after doing walking meditation until the skin of his soles was split & bleeding], this train of thought arose in his awareness: "Of the Blessed One's disciples who have aroused their persistence, I am one, but my mind is not released from the effluents through lack of clinging/sustenance.
Now, my family has enough wealth that it would be possible to enjoy wealth & make merit. What if I were to disavow the training, return to the lower life, enjoy wealth, & make merit?"
Can anyone explain to me what is meant with this? What is meant with: "my mind is not released from the effluents through lack of clinging/sustenance"
I have to admit that English is not my native language, and that I use the dictionary alot when reading Suttas in English, but maybe someone can explain this to me in a bit easier English? Because, unfortunately, I still don't understand what is meant, even after using the dictionary on this sentence...