Pay attention, be heedful.reflection wrote:It is the 8-fold path.
tiltbillings wrote:Pay attention, be heedful.reflection wrote:It is the 8-fold path.
The bottom line is that the Eightfold Path cannot possibly be tread if one does not pay attention, is not heedful.reflection wrote: . . .
And in my opinion, it actually does rather neatly.alan wrote:May be true, but does not answer the OP's question.
Yamada Ryoun wrote:Whenever the New Year comes people think they have grown a year older and a year closer to death. But this is a big mistake. Where is that which has grown a year older, where is that which has made another step toward death? Shakyamuni pursued this question relentlessly. And he realized that this thing called the “self” had neither shadow nor form nor color nor smell nor weight nor anything at all. He realized that this “self” was no more than an image that human beings had arbitrarily produced in their heads. If “self” and “person” are no more than concepts, then “the death of a person” is no more than a concept formed from the workings of the mind. One speaks of “dying” but the “one” dying does not exist. To put it clearly, from the start “death” itself does not exist.
When for you there will be only the seen in reference to the seen, only the heard in reference to the heard, only the sensed in reference to the sensed, only the cognized in reference to the cognized, then, Malunkyaputta, there is no you in connection with that. When there is no you in connection with that, there is no you there. When there is no you there, you are neither here nor yonder nor between the two. This, just this, is the end of stress.
tiltbillings wrote:The bottom line is that the Eightfold Path cannot possibly be tread if one does not pay attention, is not heedful.reflection wrote: . . .
"Brahman, this holy life doesn't have as its reward gain, offerings, & fame, doesn't have as its reward consummation of virtue, doesn't have as its reward consummation of concentration, doesn't have as its reward knowledge & vision [ñāṇadassanā], but the unprovoked awareness-release [akuppā cetovimutti]: That is the purpose of this holy life, that is its heartwood, that its final end."
May the Blessed One teach me the Dhamma in brief.....then monk you should train yourself thus
When asked if the holy life is lived under the Blessed One for the sake of purity in terms of virtue, you say, 'No, my friend.' When asked if the holy life is lived under the Blessed One for the sake of purity in terms of concentration... view... the overcoming of perplexity... knowledge & vision, you say, 'No, my friend.'
For the sake of what, then, my friend, is the holy life lived under the Blessed One?
The holy life is lived under the Blessed One, my friend, for the sake of total Unbinding through lack of clinging.
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