The Intentions of Lord Buddha's Teachings

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Re: The Intentions of Lord Buddha's Teachings

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:33 am

Hi Will (& Drolma)

Will wrote:Goo-goo, num-num twanswation pwese.


"Cessation of being."

    Saying, “Good, friend,” the bhikkhus delighted and rejoiced in the venerable Sariputta’s words. Then they asked him a further question: “But, friend, might there be another way in which a noble disciple is one of right view, whose view is straight, who has perfect confidence in the Dhamma, and has arrived at this true Dhamma?”

    “There might be, friends. When, friends, a noble disciple understands being, the origin of being, the cessation of being (bhava-nirodha), and the way leading to the cessation of being, in that way he is one of right view, whose view is straight, who has perfect confidence in the Dhamma, and has arrived at this true Dhamma.

    “And what is being, what is the origin of being, what is the cessation of being, what is the way leading to the cessation of being? There are these three kinds of being: sense-sphere being, fine-material being, and immaterial being. With the arising of clinging there is the arising of being. With the cessation of clinging there is the cessation of being. The way leading to the cessation of being is just this Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right view, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration.

    “When a noble disciple has thus understood being, the origin of being, the cessation of being, and the way leading to the cessation of being, he entirely abandons the underlying tendency to lust, he abolishes the underlying tendency to aversion, he extirpates the underlying tendency to the view and conceit ‘I am,’ and by abandoning ignorance and arousing true knowledge he here and now makes an end of suffering. In that way too a noble disciple is one of right view, whose view is straight, who has perfect confidence in the Dhamma, and has arrived at this true Dhamma.”
    (Sammādiṭṭhi Sutta, MN. 9. Ñanamoli/Bodhi trans.)

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
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    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

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Re: The Intentions of Lord Buddha's Teachings

Postby Element » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:42 am

Dhammanando wrote:“When a noble disciple has thus understood being, the origin of being, the cessation of being and the way leading to the cessation of being, he entirely abandons the underlying tendency to lust, he abolishes the underlying tendency to aversion, he extirpates the underlying tendency to the view and conceit ‘I am,’ and by abandoning ignorance and arousing true knowledge he here and now makes an end of suffering.


Indeed. Sadhu! Well spoken by the Venerable Sariputta. :thumbsup:
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