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What is Becoming?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:22 am

Friends:

What is the process of Becoming?

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A friend asked:
Conditioned by clinging, becoming comes into being... What is Becoming?

Answer:
Cut short: Becoming is the process whereby the next moment arises...
This next moment has both physical and mental properties and is as such
dependent upon consciousness... If no clinging is present in this moment,
no next moment will arise for that Arahat individuality... That is Nibbana!
Every new moment and thus also the death-rebirth-moment is the result of
this process of becoming, which drives all change and push time forward!

In more detail:
The process of becoming can take place in three planes or dimensions:
1: Becoming in the plane of sense desire (kama-bhava), which is what drives
the life-process forward for all ghosts, animals, humans and lower devas.
2: Becoming in the plane of fine-material existence (rupa-bhava), which is
what drives the life-process forward for higher devas like e.g. Brahma etc.
3: Becoming in the plane of formless existence (arupa-bhava), which is
what drives the life-process forward for the highest formless devas.

On this Buddhist Cosmology of these three main dimensions please study:
The 31 Planes of Existence:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /bhava.htm
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... /loka.html

This process of becoming has two sides:
The active side: Where new advantageous or detrimental intentional actions
(kamma-bhava) create delayed future resultant forms of high or low rebirth.
The passive resultant side: Where this rebirth in every moment & in between
lives recreates or regenerates mental and material phenomena of existence.

There are the two kinds of craving related to becoming!
1: Craving for Becoming:
Examples: May I become rich, famous, praised, satisfied, beautiful, happy...
2: Craving for Non-Becoming:
Examples: May I not become sick, criticized, poor, ugly, old, dead, unhappy...
As these states are uncontrollable, both kinds of craving create suffering!

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The Blessed Buddha explained the process of Becoming (bhava) like this:

At Savatthi. "Monks, there are these four floods. Which four?
The flood of sensuality, the flood of becoming, the flood of views,
and the flood of ignorance. These are the four floods." SN v 59

"Monks, there are these four yokes. Which four?
The yoke of sensuality, the yoke of becoming, the yoke of views, and
the yoke of ignorance. And what is the yoke of becoming?
There is the case where a certain person does not understand, as it really is,
the arising, the passing away, the allure, the drawbacks, and the escape
from becoming. When he does not understand this becoming, as it really is,
he becomes obsessed with passion, delight, attraction, infatuation, thirst,
and fascinated fever for new forms of becoming. Thereby he then induces
craving for becoming something new: To go further, wandering-on, heading
to new birth & ever repeated death! This is the yoke of becoming..." AN ii 10

This was said by the Blessed One, said by the Arahant, so I have heard:
"There are these three searches. Which three? The search for sensuality,
the search for becoming, the search for a holy noble life.
These are the three searches." Iti 44-98

"What is the origin of suffering? The craving that induce further becoming,
accompanied by passion and delight, relishing now here & later there, that is:
Craving for sensing, craving for becoming, craving for non-becoming...
This is called the origin of suffering." MN i 46

"From the arising of becoming, comes the arising of birth. From the ceasing
of becoming, comes the ceasing of birth. And the way leading to the ceasing
of birth is just this very noble eightfold path: Right view, right motivation,
right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right awareness,
and right concentration." MN i 46

"And what is becoming? What is the arising of becoming? What is the ceasing
of becoming? What is the way leading to the cessation of becoming?
There are these three forms of becoming: Sensual becoming, fine material
becoming, and formless becoming. This is called becoming. From the arising of
clinging comes the arising of becoming. From the ceasing of clinging comes
the ceasing of becoming. And the way of practice leading to the ceasing of
becoming is just this very noble eightfold path: Right view, right motivation,
right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right awareness,
and right concentration." MN i 46

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"From craving as a requisite condition comes clinging...
From clinging as a requisite condition comes becoming...
From becoming as a requisite condition comes birth...
From birth as a requisite condition comes ageing, decay, sickness
and death! So is the emergence of this entire mass of suffering!" D ii 55

"Having seen danger right in the process of becoming itself, and in searching
for new forms of becoming or for non-becoming, I didn't affirm any kind of
becoming, or cling to any kind of delight in becoming." MN i 326

"What are these four noble truths? They are the noble truth of suffering;
the noble truth of the origin of suffering; the noble truth of the cessation
of suffering; and the noble truth of the way to the cessation of suffering.
When these profound truths, bhikkhus, have been realized and penetrated,
then craving for existence is cut off, destroyed is that process which leads
to renewed becoming, & there is not created fresh future becoming." DN ii 72

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Any form of Becoming proliferates into Suffering...

What is Becoming?
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SERENE ZEN SOLITUDE

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:43 pm

SERENE ZEN SOLITUDE AMONGST WHITE CLOUDS

http://youtu.be/pv6P-08A_u0

Documentary about Buddhist Hermits in the Chinese mountains.
Extracts from the award winning film: "Amongst White Clouds" by Edward A. Burger about Zen Buddhist hermit monks living in remote hermitages in China's Zhongnan Mountains. Some fine pearls: "Put all your mind into it, but don't think...", "This reckless deluded mind", "Don't fear it, don't hurt it", "Let go of it all: Examine yourself & meditate quietly!", "Everyone has this precious jewel opportunity to awaken", "Work is spiritual cultivation", "When old your body won't list to you anymore, then it's too late to practice", "Leaving the world is a way of returning to it..." "Don't follow your old habits: Observe you mind", "We plant seeds in the past", "Why did you come here...?", "Holding on to this self is birth & death", "The Buddha is like a wise Doctor and all beings are like sick patients..."
"There is nothing more to say..."
To buy full HD DVD go: http://www.amongstclouds.com
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Fine Faith Flows into Nibbana!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:07 pm

Friends:

How does rightly verified Faith lead to Nibbãna?

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, just exactly as, when rain pours down in heavy drops on a mountain,
then the water runs down the slope and fills the clefts, gullies, and creeks.
When these brim over, then they replenish the pools, which fill up the lakes,
which supply the rivers, which run out in the great ocean...
Similarly for any Noble Disciple, do verified confidence in the Three Jewels
the Buddha, the Dhamma, & the Sangha, and morality praised by the Nobles
flow onwards & beyond, leading to eradication of the 3 Mental Fermentations.

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On Faith (Saddha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Three_Jewels.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Faith_Summary.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruit ... le_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... uggala.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ations.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. [V:396]
Section 55 on Stream-Entry: Sotapattisamyutta. Thread 38: Rain.

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Raining Faith ..

Fine Faith Flows into Nibbana!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Raining_Faith.htm
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Released by Friendliness!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:16 am

Honourable Friends:

Release of Mind through Friendliness (Metta-ceto-vimutti):

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Can be reached through systematic & continuous maintenance of this noble wish:
May all sentient beings without exception, in all 31 forms of individual existence,
residing in the 3 realms, of inconceivable number, extending infinitely in all 10 directions,
enduring boundlessly through all past, present and future time, to an absolute complete
and endless degree, come to see it all as it really is, conquer all craving and hostility,
reach utter harmlessness, and by that be perfused with the ultimate bliss ... !!!

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The FRIEND of pure GOODWILL (Metta):
May I & all beings pay Constant Attention to, Always Aware of infinite Friendliness!
May I & all beings keep Examining Noble Friendliness based on endless Goodwill!
May I & all beings put enthusiastic effort & energy into developing limitless Friendliness!
May I & all beings rejoice in the Blissful Joy emanating from all genuine Noble Friendliness!
May I & all beings dwell in the Tranquillity which follows Friendliness made inestimable!
May I & all beings gain one-pointed Concentration arised from the calm of vast Friendliness!
May I & all beings experience imperturbable Equanimity arised from illimitable Friendliness!

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The all-embracing PITY of UNDERSTANDING EMPATHY (Karuna):
May I & all beings pay Constant Attention to, Always Aware of infinite Pity!
May I & all beings keep Examining Noble Pity based on endless Understanding!
May I & all beings put enthusiastic effort & energy into developing limitless Pity!
May I & all beings rejoice in the Blissful Joy emanating from all genuine Noble Pity!
May I & all beings dwell in the Tranquillity which follows Pity made inestimable!
May I & all beings gain one-pointed Concentration arised from the calm of vast Pity!
May I & all beings experience imperturbable Equanimity arised from illimitable Pity!

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The MUTUAL JOY: Joy with the success of others too (Mudita):
May I & all beings pay Constant Attention to, Always Aware of infinite Mutual Joy!
May I & all beings keep Examining Noble Mutual Joy based on endless rejoicing!
May I & all beings put enthusiastic effort & energy into developing limitless Mutual Joy!
May I & all beings rejoice in the Blissful Joy emanating from all genuine Noble Mutual Joy!
May I & all beings dwell in the Tranquillity which follows Mutual Joy made inestimable!
May I & all beings gain one-pointed Concentration arised from the calm of vast Mutual Joy!
May I & all beings experience imperturbable Equanimity arised from illimitable Mutual Joy!

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EQUANIMITY: Unaffectable, Unprovokable, and Undisturbable (Upekkha):
May all the infinite number of sentient beings, without even any single exception,
in all 31 forms of individual existence, residing in the 3 realms, of inconceivable number,
extending infinitely in all 10 directions, enduring eternally through all past, present & future time,
to a completely infinite degree, develop Equanimity & become one who smiles silently like a mountain!
May I & all beings pay Constant Attention to, Always Aware of infinite Equanimity!
May I & all beings keep Examining Noble Equanimity based on endless imperturbability!
May I & all beings put enthusiastic effort & energy into developing limitless Equanimity!
May I & all beings rejoice in the Blissful Joy emanating from all genuine Noble Equanimity!
May I & all beings dwell in the Tranquillity which follows Equanimity made inestimable!
May I & all beings gain one-pointed Concentration arised from the calm of vast Equanimity!
May I & all beings experience imperturbable Equanimity arised from illimitable Equanimity!

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Yeah, let it be even so :-) In brevity the 4 Sublime Abidings permuted with the 7 links to Awakening
It shines, blazes, lifts, elevates, and protects supremely like indeed nothing else ....
Going through systematically each morning keeps all day smiling !!! hehehe :-)
For free copy as a gift of Dhamma, May I & all beings be freed by friendliness thereby!

More here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_B ... enship.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/In ... lassic.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htm

Released by Friendliness!

Release of Mind can occur thorugh Friendliness (Metta-ceto-vimutti):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Re ... odWill.htm
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Why do we Suffer?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:01 pm

Friends:

That Craving Causes Pain is a Noble Truth!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
What, now, is the Second Noble Truth on the Cause of Suffering?
The Cause of suffering is Craving, which bound up with pleasure and
desire, delighting now here, now there, gives rise to renewed rebirth!
SN 56:11

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But where and when does this Craving arise and take root?
Wherever in the world there are delightful and pleasurable objects,
exactly right there & then this craving arises, takes root & grows...
The eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind, forms, sounds, smells, tastes,
touches, ideas, thoughts, mental states, consciousness of sensation,
sense contacts, feelings born of contact, perceptions, intentions,
cravings, thoughts, & reflections are all attractive and pleasurable:
Right there & then this toxic craving arises, roots & grows...
This is called the Noble Truth on the Origin of Suffering! DN 22

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Feeling is the Cause of Craving:
If perceiving a form, sound, smell, taste, touch, idea, or mental state
as pleasant, then one is attracted: Right there craving, greed, desire,
lust, longing and urge is born. Pleasant feeling thus causes Greed!
If perceiving the sense object as unpleasant, then one is repelled:
Right there hate, anger, aversion, antipathy, and opposition is born!
Unpleasant or painful feeling thus causes Hate & all its derivatives!
If perceiving the object as neither pleasant nor unpleasant, then one
is disinterested, and thus neither observes nor examines the object:
Right there Ignorance, neglect, unawareness, and disregard is born...
Neutral & indifferent feeling thus causes Ignorance to arise!  MN 38

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The 3 kinds of Craving:
1: There is craving for Sensing forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touches,
ideas, thoughts and mental objects & states! (This is Kama-Tanha)...
2: There is craving for Becoming this or that like rich, healthy, famous,
beautiful, respected, successful & adored etc. (This is Bhava-Tanha)...
3: There is craving for Non-Becoming this or that like poor, sick, dead,
ignored, disregarded, ugly, failed & despised. (This is Vibhava-Tanha)...
DN 22

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More on this thorny Craving causing all pain:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cut_Craving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... s_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... _Cause.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Or ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... raving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm

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Why do we Suffer?

Craving is the Cause of Suffering!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... _Cause.htm
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Arahat Theri Sanghamitta arrived today!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:19 pm

Friends:

How to be Real Buddhist through Observance?
Unduwap Poya is this Fullmoon of December celebrating 2 events:
1: The arrival of Arahat Nun Theri Sanghamitta, sister of Arahat Mahinda, daughter
of emperor Asoka from India in the 3rd century B.C. establishing the Order of Nuns.
2: The arrival at Anuradhapura of a sapling of the sacred Bodhi-tree at Buddhagaya,
brought to Sri Lanka by Arahat Theri Sanghamitta.

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Arahat Theri Sanghamitta arrives w. tree.

This day is designated Sanghamitta Day. Nowadays Dasasil Matas;
ten-precept nuns, take an active part in making these celebrations.

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Arahat Theri Sanghamitta

Details on the Arahat Nun Theri Sanghamitta and the MahaBodhi:
See: http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... _theri.htm
and the Tree http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... irukka.htm

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The over 2000 years old Bodhi Tree in Ceylon.

On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges & 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 & head
touch the floor. Then, with joined palms at the heart, one recites
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 / observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps even the Eight Precepts from sunrise until
the next dawn... If any wish a 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 quite rapidly growing global Saddhamma-Sangha is set up
here!

The Modern Community of Buddha's Disciples: Saddhamma Sangha:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Saddhamma_Sangha.htm
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: bhikkhu.samahita@what-buddha-said.net

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

Have a nice observance day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
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Lay Buddhists keep the Poya days clean!

On this unduwap Poya day did Arahat Theri Sanghamitta arrive!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/U ... ya_Day.htm
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Goodness Galore _/\_ :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:02 pm

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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Distractions disturb delight!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:44 pm

DISTRACTIONS MULTIPLY, DIVERSIFY, and DISTURB... Bzzz...
Distractions are like flies buzzing around inside the mind & not outside in the world. Distractions Multiply, Diversify, and Disturb... Bzzzz. The external live 'flies' symbolizes the inner mental distractions, which cannot ever be defeated by svinging swords... The Mind sent Outside is the Cause of Suffering. The Effect of the Mind sent Outside is Suffering. The Mind seeing the Mind is the Path: The Noble Way! The Effect of the Mind seeing the Mind, is the End of Suffering. Late Venerable Luang Pu Dun Atulo Thera. (1888-1983) Thailand.

Video:
http://youtu.be/oZvsFVfaW5Q

How to remove Distracting Thoughts?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/solid_siam.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/Wheels/wh021.pdf
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... oughts.htm
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The Entrance!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:41 pm

Friends:

The Last Relinquishment:

When ignorance of the 4 Noble Truths finally fully evaporates,
One no longer clings to any sense pleasure, any views, or any rules and rituals!
One no longer clings to any idea of a self, I, Me, Ego, Soul or Identity at all...
When one does not cling, one is not agitated! One remains imperturbable...
When one is not agitated, one attains the state of Nibbana right there!
One then understands: Rebirth is ended, this Noble life has been lived,
What had to be done is done, there is no more relapsing into any state of being...

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Nibbana is a phase transition of consciousness!

More on Nibbana A quenched state of Peace, Freedom, and supreme Bliss:
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/IV/The_Entrance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Nibbana_Still.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Enter.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Uncreated.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/IV/Th ... _State.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Nibba ... return.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ni ... _Peace.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... bbaana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ibbana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Im ... nimity.htm

Source: Majjhima Nikaya I 68: The shorter speech on the Lion's Roar.

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The Entrance!

Ignorance Meltdown!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Entrance.htm
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Storm-Flood Request..

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:57 pm

Dear Dhamma Friends & Supporters:

A recent violent storm-flood caused by a heavy rainfall on >100mm in 6 hours killed 19 people
up here in the mountains by mudslides and battered the micro-hydropower-plant here by
1: Lifting up and tossing about a cement-bridge, 2: Trashing & Blowing-Out an intake-filter-box,
3: Cutting a 2 inch PVC pipeline, 4: Digging up several 2 inch Polyethylene pipelines and
5: Blocking out 3 out of 4 turbine nozzles in the generator with sand, silt and pebbles!
See pictures below for documentation and explanation.
A major repair including re-laying of several pipelines and full cementing of many
fragile places like pipeline stream crossings and water intake filter-boxes is
therefore necessary before the next rain-storm arrives... (Anicca ... sigh)
Since the electricity hereby ensured is required for the Dhamma-sharing is your
kind and gracious assistance with this crucial repair hereby gently requested.
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Trashed and blown-out micro-hydro-power filter-intake box. New is needed.
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Pipe battered by handball sized stones rolling about in roaring flood-water
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2 inch PVC pipe splintered and broken
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150 kg Cement bridge lifted up off foundation and tossed down into cave!
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Pipes digged out despite being buried 1-2 feet down underground!
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3 inch earth cracks and level depression pending an earth-slip/mud-slide!
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http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Rev ... rosity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Glad_Giving.htm

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Storm-flood Request..

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Gracious is Gratitude!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:28 pm

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Gratitude appreciates all assistance!

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The Buddha indeed pointed out Gratitude as an important mental quality:
These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two?
The one who is first to do a kindness, and
the one who is grateful and thankful for a kindness done.
Anguttara Nikaya 2.118

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I tell you, monks, there are two people who are not easy to repay.
Which two? Your mother & father. Even if you were to carry your mother
on one shoulder & your father on the other shoulder for 100 years, & were
to look after them by anointing, massaging, bathing, & rubbing their limbs,
and they were to defecate and urinate right there on your shoulders, you
would not thereby repay your parents. Even if you were to establish your
mother & father in absolute sovereignty over this great earth, abounding in
the seven treasures, you would not in that way repay your parents!
Why is that? Mothers and fathers do much for their children. They care for
them, they nourish them for long, and they introduce them to this world.
But anyone who rouses his unbelieving mother & father, settles & establishes
them in faith; rouses his immoral mother & father, establishes them in virtue;
rouses his stingy mother & father, settles & establishes them in generosity;
rouses his unwise mother & father, settles & establishes them on a new level
of understanding: It is in this way that one truly repays one's mother's and
father's many longstanding services.
Anguttara Nikaya 2.32

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Mother & father, compassionate to their family, are called Brahma, first teachers,
honour them with food & drink, clothing & bedding, and anointing, bathing, washing
their feet. Performing these services to their parents, the wise are praised right
here and after death rejoice in heaven. Itivuttaka 106

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If this is what you think of me:
The Blessed One, is sympathetic, is seeking our well-being, teaches us this
Dhamma out of sympathy, then you should train yourself in being in harmony,
cordial, and without conflict and train in yourselves cultivation of all the 37
best mental qualities: The 4_Foundations_of_Awareness, the 4 right efforts,
the 4_Feet_of_Force, the 5 Abilities, 5 powers, the 7 Links to Awakening,
& the Noble_8-Fold_Way. Majjhima Nikaya 103
A Tathagata is worshipped, honoured, respected, thanked & shown gratitude
by any follower, who keeps practicing the Dhamma in accordance with true
Dhamma, who keeps practicing masterfully, who lives in and by the Dhamma!
Digha Nikaya 16

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We will undertake & practice those qualities that makes one a contemplative,
so that all those who helped us by services of robes, alms-food, lodging, and
medicines will bring them great fruit and great future reward.
Majjhima Nikaya 39

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Comments:
In Pali, the word for gratitude = kataññu literally means to have a sense of
what was done for one in the past even when long ago. Remembering all help!
A network of kindness and gratitude is what sustains whatever goodness
there is and ever will be in this - otherwise destitute & impoverished - world!

Thus: Thank you for reading this!

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Source (edited extract): The Lessons of Gratitude by Thanissaro Bhikkhu:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... itude.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ap ... iation.htm

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Appropiate Appreciation is Advantageous!

Gracious is Gratitude!

http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/The ... titude.htm
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Rejoice!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:59 am

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!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... usness.htm
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Have I done any Good today?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:21 pm

Friends:

Contemplating the Extent of own Generosity:

One naturally devoted to generosity by the constant practice of giving and
sharing makes the decision: From now on, whenever there is anyone present
to receive, I shall not eat even a single mouthful without having given a gift!
And that very day he should give a gift by sharing whatever according to his
means and his ability with those, who have distinguished mental qualities.
When he has apprehended the sign in that, he should go into solitary retreat
and recollect his own generosity in its special qualities of being free from
the stain of mean miserliness like this: It is gain for me, it is great gain for
me, that in a culture obsessed by the greedy stain of niggardliness, I abide
with my mind & heart free from penny-pinching stinginess. I delight indeed
in relinquishing by being freely generous & open-handed, always welcoming
any request by rejoicing in all altruistic giving and sharing (AN III 287).
Any who gives life by giving food will get life & strength either divine or as
a human (AN III 42). Any giver is loved & frequented by many (AN III 40).
One who gives, is ever loved, according to the wise man's law! (AN III 41).

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When a Bhikkhu is devoted to this recollection of generosity, he becomes
ever more intent on generosity, his favourite becomes non-greedy charity,
he acts with kind, noble, & loving liberality, and he gains a fine lion-heart.
He enjoys much happiness and gladness. And if he penetrates no higher, he
is at least headed for a happy destiny.

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The Gods became Gods as a result of their magnanimous Giving!

Now when a man is truly wise,
His constant task will surely be
This recollection of his prior giving
Blessed with such mighty potency!
Vism I 224

More on Generosity (Dana) = The 1st mental perfection:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/giving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_3_Gifts.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Glad_Giving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /caaga.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/K ... remony.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /daana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Openh ... rosity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ge ... lation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... overty.htm

Have a nice open-handed day!

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Reviewing Own Generosity!

Have I done any Good today?
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Rev ... rosity.htm
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Simple core 1-2-3 bingo :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:18 am

Daily Words of the Buddha

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Sabbapapassa akaranam,
kusalassa upasampada,
sacittapariyodapanak -
etam buddhana sasanam.


Harmless + Good + Pure = Success!
1: Avoiding all Harm
2: Doing only Good
3: Purifying own Mind
So all Buddhas teach!


Source: Dhammapada 183:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta ... mapada.htm

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Simple core 1-2-3 bingo :-)

Harmless + Good + Pure = Success!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Simple_Core123.htm
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All-Embracing is Compassion!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:20 pm

Friends:

How to train endless Pity and Compassion!

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Sitting alone, in silence, each early morning, with closed eyes, one wishes:
May I radiate and meet with only infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all the various beings on the 31 levels of existence develop & find
only this genuine gentleness of infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all beings on the sense-desire, fine-material, & the formless plane
develop & encounter this tender infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all beings in the front, to the right, the back, the left & below as
above develop & experience caring infinite pity, sympathy, & compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country, and universe always be fully aware
and deeply mindful of this warm infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country, and universe examine all details &
subtle aspects of this benevolent infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country, & universe put enthusiastic effort
in their praxis of this affectionate infinite pity, sympathy, & compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country and universe find enraptured joy &
jubilant gladness in this fond infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country, & universe cultivate the tranquillity
of quiet, silent, stilled, & endlessly merciful pity, sympathy, & compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country and universe attain concentrated &
absorbed one-pointedness by this infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country, and universe dwell in imperturbable
equanimity joined with this loving infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion...
Yeah! Print this out, dwell in each state until clear, use ~ 25-45 minutes.

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Comment: All-Embracing Pity is the 2nd infinitely divine state (Appamañña)
This gradually reduces all aggressiveness, cruelty, ferocity, viciousness,
rage, inner & outer violence, and unhappiness related with these states.
Joined with the 7 links to Awakening it will later cause formless jhanas...

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More on Pity (Karuna = Compassion):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Karuna_is_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Safe_Medicine.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/drops/II/Ho ... ulness.htm

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Karunã is All-Embracing Pity!


An Endless and Divine State...
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/Endless_Pity.htm
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Joy Sweeps Mind into Bliss!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:10 pm

Friends:

How does the Noble live in Alert Elevated Joy?

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
How, Nandiya, does a Noble Disciple live in alert elevated joy?
Here, Nandiya, any Noble Disciple is endowed with verified conviction in the
Buddha thus: Worthy, honourable & perfectly self-Enlightened is the Buddha!
Not satisfied with that verified conviction in the Buddha, he makes a further
effort in solitude by day and seclusion at night!
When thus enthusiastic, he is elevated by alertness!
When thus elevated by alertness, then gladness is born!
When he is gladdened, then a rapturous joy arises!
When the mind is uplifted by joy, the body becomes all tranquil...
One tranquil in body experiences a pure bliss of happiness!
The mind of one who is happy becomes condensed and concentrated...
When mind is concentrated, even subtle phenomena become plain & manifest.
Since these subtle phenomena become plain and manifest, he becomes one,
who lives and dwells in alert elevated joy...

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More on this blessed Bliss:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Forest_Bliss.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Joy_Piti.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Joy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoi ... Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Jo ... _World.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bl ... _Bliss.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Jo ... Beyond.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... usness.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. [V:398]
Section 55 on Stream-Entry: Sotapattisamyutta. Thread 40: Nandiya.

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Joy Sweeps Mind into Bliss!

Alert Elevated Joy!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Al ... ed_Joy.htm
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Sweet Serene Calm!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:40 am

Friends:

Imperturbable Calm!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Knowing that the other person is angry,
The one who remains aware and calm
acts in and for his own best interest,
and for the other's interest, too!
Samyutta Nikaya I, 162

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Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware,
the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful,
He has no sorrows!
Udana IV, 7

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Calm is his mind.
Calm is his speech.
Calm is his action.
So is the tranquillity;
So is the equanimity;
of one freed by the insight
of right understanding...
Dhammapada 96

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More on this sweetly silenced Tranquillity (Passaddhi):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Forest_Bliss.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... illity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... saddhi.htm

Have a nice calm day!

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Sweet Serene Calm!

Tranquillity Causes Happiness!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/Calm.htm
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Dual Consideration!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:16 pm

Friends:

The Twin Truths won by Dual Consideration:

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The blessed Buddha once said:
Friends, the first clever consideration is:
Such is Suffering, and This is the Cause of Suffering.
Another consequent & subsequent consideration is:
Such is the End of Suffering, and This is the Way to end Suffering.
One who lives considering these cautiously, resolutely & enthusiastically,
may either enter the state of Nibbana  right here & now in this very life,
or if there is remaining traces of clinging, the state of non-return...
Those who neglect understanding Suffering, The Cause of Suffering,
The End of Suffering, & The Way all Suffering is completely eliminated,
are incapable of release by understanding, are incapable of mental release,
are incapable of direct knowledge, & are thereby incapable of making an end...
While those who undertake to develop real understanding of This Suffering,
The Cause of Suffering, The End of Suffering, & The Way to End Suffering,
are indeed capable of mental release by understanding, direct knowledge,
and thus also capable of making an end...

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Dig further here on the 4 Great and Noble Truths:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm

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Source: The Bundle of Threads. The Sutta-Nipata 724-765
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/kh ... index.html

Dual Consideration!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_R ... orns_1.htm
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No Acquisition = No Clinging = No Panic...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:47 pm

Friends:

The Twin Truths won by keen Dual Consideration:

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The blessed Buddha once said:
Friends, the first consideration is:
Whatever Suffering arises, this Suffering is caused by Acquisition!
Another consequent & subsequent consideration is therefore:
Stopping all Acquisition of Fuel, stops all arising of Suffering!
Taking up many acquisitions, clinging to possessions & thereby accumulating
fuel for renewed becoming, the fool comes to Suffering ever again & again!
Letting go, renouncing, & leaving all behind, the wise goes scot free at ease!

Considering these twin truths cautiously, resolutely & enthusiastically, one
may either enter the state of Nibbana  right here & now in this very life,
or if there is remaining traces of Clinging left, the state of non-return...
Those who neglect analysis & understanding of Clinging, the origin of Clinging,
the end of Clinging, and how Clinging is completely & irreversibly eliminated,
are incapable of release by understanding, are incapable of mental release,
are incapable of direct knowledge, & thus incapable of making an end...
They repeat birth, ageing, decay, sickness and death ever again & again...
While those who undertake understanding of Clinging, Origin, End & Way,
are indeed capable of mental release by understanding, direct knowledge,
& thus capable of making an end... They are headed towards the deathless!

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Acquisition...

More on Acquisition due to Clinging here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Acqui ... f_Fuel.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... inging.htm
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Clinging...

Source: The Bundle of Threads. The Sutta-Nipata 724-765
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/kh ... index.html

No Acquisition = No Clinging = No Panic...

Any Acquisition is an Accumulation of Suffering!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_R ... orns_2.htm
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Bhikkhu Samahita, Ceylon.

Theravada Forest Tradition.
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