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Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
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Serene is Equanimity!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:14 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once explained:
And what, Bhikkhus, is then this simple indifference of the flesh?
There are these five strings of sense-pleasure. What five?
Visible forms experienceable by the eye ...
Hearable sounds experienceable by the ear ...
Smellable odours experienceable by the nose ...
Tastable flavours experienceable by the tongue ...
Touchable objects experienceable by the body ...
That all are attractive, captivating, desirable, irresistible, lovely, charming,
tempting, pleasing, sensually enticing, seductive, alluring, and tantalizing!
These are the 5 strings of sense-pleasure. The indifference that arises
from these 5 strings of sense-pleasure when bored, is simply indifference
of the flesh...

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And what, Bhikkhus, is the equanimity, which is not of this world?
With the leaving behind of both pleasure and pain, & with the prior fading
away of both joy & sorrow, one enters & dwells in the 4th jhana absorption,
which is an entirely stilled mental state of utter awareness, purified by
the equanimity of neither-pain-nor-pleasure. This is called the equanimity,
which is not of this world!

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Finally, what is serenity beyond the equanimity, which is not of this world?
When a bhikkhu, whose mental fermentations are eliminated, reviews his
calmed mind, which is liberated from all lust, freed from all hatred, and
released from uncertainty, then there arises a transcendental serenity...
This is the serenity beyond that equanimity, which is not of this world!

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More one the fine mental state of Equanimity (Upekkha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Even_ ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Div ... reedom.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Ser ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... nimity.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Exq ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... pekkha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... ekkhaa.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_7 ... kening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Im ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... ttataa.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [235-7]
section 36:11 On Feeling: Vedana. Joys beyond this world ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Tranquillity is a prerequisite for Happiness!


Serene Equanimity!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Se ... Beyond.htm
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Impermanent means Fragile!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:30 am





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The Buddha pointed out the fact of impermanence by saying:
Sabbe Sankhara Anicca. All constructions are Impermanent!

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The Blessed One was once asked: What is the World? He answered:
The eye disintegrates. Forms disintegrate. Consciousness disintegrates.
All contact, all feeling, all organs, all bodies & all sensations disintegrate...
The intellect disintegrates. Ideas disintegrate. The mind disintegrate!
Insofar as it disintegrates, is it called the world. SN 35.82

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The Blessed One pointed out:
Perception of inconstancy, when developed & pursued, is of great fruit,
of great benefit. It gains a footing in the Deathless, has the Deathless
as its final end. AN 7.46

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And what is the perception of inconstancy? There is the case where a monk
having gone to the wilderness, to the shade of a tree, or to an empty building
reflects thus: All form is inconstant, all feeling is inconstant, all perception
is inconstant, all fabrications are inconstant, all consciousness is inconstant.
Thus he remains focused on inconstancy with regard to the five clusters of
clinging. This, Ananda, is called the perception of inconstancy.

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Going forth is hard. Household life is hard.
This Dhamma is a deep wealth, hard to obtain.
It's hard to keep going with whatever we ever can get.
Therefore we should ponder continually on this continual inconstancy.
Thag 111

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Impermanent are all component things, They arise and cease, that is their
very nature: They come into being and pass away...

Release from them is bliss supreme. DN 16

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The five clusters are impermanent. Whatever is impermanent is dukkha,
suffering. Whatever is dukkha, suffering, that is without atta, a self!
What is without self, that is not mine, that I am not, that is not my self.
Thus should it be seen by perfect wisdom as it really is.
Who sees by perfect wisdom, as it really is, his mind, neither grasping,
nor clinging is detached from fermentations... He is liberated. SN 22.45

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Material form, feeling, perception, mental formations and consciousness,
monks, are impermanent (anicca). Whatever causes and conditions there
are for the arising of these aggregates, they, too, are impermanent.
How could anything arisen from what is impermanent, ever be permanent?
SN 22.7-9

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Whatever material form there be: whether past, future, or present;
internal or external; gross or subtle; low or lofty; far or near;
that material form the monk meditates upon, examines systematically
with acute attention, he thus seeing, meditating upon, and examining with
systematic attention, would find it empty, he would find it insubstantial
and without essence. What essence, monks, could there be in any form?
What essence, monks, could there be in feeling, in perception, in mental
formations and in any consciousness? SN 22.95

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More on Impermanence , Instability, Change and Transience (Anicca):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... sience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... ence_2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_M ... Banana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... anence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... anence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... sience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... sience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... Anicca.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Pe ... sience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Tr ... ations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Hi ... ibbana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No ... reakup.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... Turban.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Fla ... sh_Out.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Hidden_Horror.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/What_is_Mara.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Finge ... f_Soil.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/At_All_Times.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Wheels/wh_186.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Evident_Facts.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Rise_and_Fall.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rough_Realism.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Trap.htm

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Impermanent means Fragile!

Change Spells Danger!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Cha ... Danger.htm
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Real Buddhists respect the Poya Days...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:01 am





Medin Poya day is the full-moon of March. This holy day celebrates
that the Buddha visits his parental home after his supreme Enlightenment,
and ordains his son prince Rahula, & half brother Nanda. This day is
also called: The Sangha Day, since on this full-moon 1250 Arahats
spontaneously met & assembled around the Buddha without any call.
Buddha then spoke the famous Ovada Patimokkha core teaching!

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On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges and 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, keep & 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 Lying & Cheating.
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... 

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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! The journey towards Nibbana: The Deathless is hereby started!
This is the Noble Way to Absolute Peace, to Complete Freedom, to Ultimate
Happiness, initiated by Morality, developed further by Dhamma-Study and
fulfilled by training of Meditation...

Today indeed is Pooya or Uposatha or observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps also the Eight Precepts from sunrise until the
next dawn... If any wish an official 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 web Saddhamma-Sangha is set up here!

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The New Noble Community of Buddha's Disciples: The 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: [email protected]

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

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Buddha with his Rahula, who also awakened into enlightenment!

Have a nice observance day!

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Sangha Poya Day!
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Clever is Tranquil Goodwill :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:30 pm





The Blessed Buddha often said:
With good will for the entire cosmos,
Cultivate an infinite & boundless heart:
Above, below, all across and all around,
Beaming, without any hostility or hate!

Sutta Nipata I, 8

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May all creatures, all breathing things,
all beings one and all, without exception,
experience joyous good fortune only!
May they never fall into any harm.

Anguttara Nikaya II, 72

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Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer.

Sutta Nipata I, 8

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More on All-Embracing Kindness!

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_B ... enship.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... ndness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... liness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Un ... armony.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... Bright.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Frien ... _Frees.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kalyanamitta.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htm

Have a nice Calm & Kind day!

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Goodwill fused with Tranquillity makes Safe Ease!

Calm Kindness!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Calm_Kindness.htm
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Decisive is Determination!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:16 am





Only determination can completely fulfill the other mental perfections!
Its characteristic is an unwavering decision, its function is to overcome
hesitation, and its manifestation is unfaltering persistence in this task...!
The proximate cause of determination is strong willpower to succeed!
Only the power of resolute determination lifts any praxis to perfection...

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When the Future Buddha placed his back against the trunk of The Bodhi
Tree, he right there made this mighty decision:
"Let just the blood and flesh of this body dry up and let the skin & sinews
fall from the bones. I will not leave this seat before having attained that
absolute supreme Enlightenment!"
So determined did he invincibly seat
himself, from which not even 100 earthquakes could make him waver.
Jataka Nidana

A female lay follower (Upasika) at the time of the Buddha kept pure the
precepts, comprehended the nature of impermanence, the consequent
fragility of the body and thereby won stream-entry (Sotapanna)...
After passing away, she re-arose as the favourite attendant of Sakka,
the king of Gods. Reviewing her own merit, she remembered her prior
admonition to herself:

"Let this body break up as it may,
herein will not be any excuse or
relaxation of the effort...!"


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Whose mind is like a rock, determined, unwavering, immovable,
without a trace of lust of urging towards all the attractions,
without a trace of aversion of pushing away all the repulsive,
from what, can such a refined mind ever suffer?
Udana IV - 4

Using the tools of Faith, Morality, Effort, Determination, Meditation and
true Understanding of the Dhamma, one gradually perfects first knowing
and then behaviour. So well equipped & always aware, one becomes capable
of eliminating of this great heap of suffering once and for all ...
Dhammapada 144

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What is being determined by Right Motivation?
The decision for always being motivated to withdrawal,
The decision for always being motivated to good-will,
The decision for always being motivated to harmlessness,
This is being determined by Right Motivation...
Samyutta Nikaya XLV 8

My mind is firm like a rock,
unattached to sensual things,
no shaking in the midst of a world,
where all is decaying and vanishing...
My mind has been thus well developed,
so how can suffering ever touch me?
Theragatha 194

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The four determinations:
One should not neglect the Dhamma,
One should guard well the Truth,
One should be devoted to Withdrawal,
and one should always train only for Peace.
Majjhima Nikaya 140

Fearing being predestined for Hell if he became a King, who had to punish
criminals violently, the Bodhisatta determined not to show any intelligence,
and played dumb, deaf and crippled for sixteen years, only showing his real
abilities, when he was on the verge of being buried alive!
This was his ultimate perfection of resolute determination...
The Basket of Conduct: Cariyapitaka

More of the 10 mental perfections (paramis):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ctions.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_1 ... ns_(parami)_in_three_levels.htm

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Friendship is the Greatest!
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Decisive is Determination!

Resoluteness resolves all hesitation...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Deter ... rmines.htm
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Energy is The Chief Root Hero of all Success!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:35 am





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Arahat Nagasena once told King Milinda:
Your majesty, like a man might reinforce a house that was falling
down with an extra piece of wood, & being thus strengthened that
house would not collapse. Even so, your majesty, has energy (viriya)
the characteristic of reinforcing support & consolidating strength.
By energy are no advantageous states lost. The Questions of King Milinda:
Milinda-Pañha 36 http://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebsut045.htm

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Energy is the prime state of a chief hero, a champion, a conqueror!
Its characteristic is enthusiastic and forceful thrust of exertion.
Its function is the supporting foundation of associated states.
Its manifestation is a state of non-collapse of whatever is good.
The proximate cause of energy is a sense of urgency that stirs up.
Alternatively: Any source that stimulates and instigates energy.
It is said by the Blessed One that one who is stirred and aroused
by energy exerts and struggles properly. That leads to all success!
Rightly instigated it should be seen as the root of all attainments!
Visuddhimagga XVI 137
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=771100

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For a full Study on Energy (Viriya): The root Hero of all Success:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Enthu ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/P ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/B ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... f_Hero.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... Effort.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... Effort.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Energy_Viriya.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Dual_Energy.htm

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Enthusiastic is Active Effort!

Energy is The Chief Root Hero!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/T ... f_Hero.htm
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Pure Virtue Outshines All!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:16 pm





The Primary Aspect of Morality is:
Composing internal consistency in all behaviour…

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The Dual Aspects of Morality are:
Keeping the rules and avoiding wrongdoing…
Good behaviour and mental purification…
Good intention and complete self-control…
Dependent on prompting or own initiative…
Limited in extent or unlimited in extent…
Temporary & feeble or lifelong & stable…
Ordinary=Mundane or Supramundane=Noble…

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The Triple aspects of Morality are:
Low, or medium, or superior…
Giving first priority to oneself, or to the world, or to the Dhamma…
Clung to, or not clung to, or naturally & spontaneously maintained…
Pure, or impure, or dubious and doubtful…
The learner’s, the learned’s, or the neither-learner-nor-learned’s…

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The Quadruple aspects of Morality are:
Leading to falling, to stagnation, to distinction, or to penetration…
That of Bhikkhus, or Bhikkhunis, or novices, or the laity…
Being natural, customary, necessary, or caused by prior events…
Regarding the rules, the sense doors, livelihood, or the requisites…

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The Fivefold aspects of Morality are:
Limited, unlimited, completed, detached, and tranquillized purity…
Intending, refraining, controlling, leaving, and non-transgression…
These are the various inherent aspects of Morality…

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Source: The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga.
Written by 'the great explainer' Ven. Buddhaghosa in 5th century AC.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=771100

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More on this basic first cause of all Good: Morality (Sila)!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Happy_Habit.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/What_is_Virtue.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/imm ... virtue.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Be ... ection.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... sciple.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Basics.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Best_ ... Praxis.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Si ... lation.htm

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Pure Virtue Outshines All!

Morality is the Seed of all Good!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Sila_1_to_5.htm
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Joy Sweeps Mind into Smiling!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:25 am





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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Alert Elevated Joy!
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Tranquillity slides into Bliss!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:43 pm





The brahmin Magandiya asked the Buddha about how to become calmed:
Not dwelling in the past, stilled in the present, one prefers no kind of future!
Without irritation, without agitation, without regrets, without worry, neither
boasting, nor proud, but humble and modest, one is indeed a restrained sage...
Withdrawn, not opposed to anything, not wanting anything, all unconcerned,
aloof, gentle, independent, for such one there exists neither craving or fear
for any kind of existence, nor craving or fear for any form of non-existence...
Such calmed one is indifferent to sense pleasures, detached, not clinging to
any kind of property! For him there is nothing more to take up or lay down!
For whatever others might accuse him, he remains tranquil and not agitated!
Neither opposed to anything, nor attracted to anything, with nothing of his
own, not perturbed by what does not exist, such tranquil one is truly calmed!
Sutta-Nipata 849-861 Edited excerpt.

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More on Calm (Samatha) = Tranquil Ease:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Calm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Forest_Bliss.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Silenced.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Calm_Power.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ca ... nsight.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... il_One.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... amatha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Br ... nsight.htm

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Untroubled Yeah!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:11 am





The Blessed Buddha once said:
While alive, then he is untroubled, & when he dies too, then he is not worried!
A recluse who has seen the goal, lives undisturbed even in a sorrowful world...
Ud 46

Wherever he goes, there he is unafraid.. Wherever he sleeps, there he is unalarmed!
The nights and days does neither touch nor burn him. He sees nothing in this world
that is to be kept or lost.. Therefore his mind dwells in goodwill and gentle kindness
towards all beings until he falls asleep.
SN I 110

One who has attained the Dhamma has no task to do, as his task has been accomplished.
As long as he has not obtained a foothold, the swimmer must strive to his utmost,
but when he has found a place to rest his feet and gone up to dry land,
his striving is over, because he has crossed to the further shore...
SN I 48

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Untroubled, unworried, unconcerned, unagitated & undisturbed!

More good even better here ;-)
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/climax_of_calm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ension.htm

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Pure Peace!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:54 am




Total ease, complete calm, absolute stillness, safe freedom, perfect happiness & pure peace…
Absence of any uncertainty, any doubt, any confusion, any delusion & all ignorance…
Presence of confidence, cleared certainty, understanding all, and direct experience…
Absence of any greed, lust, desire, urge, attraction, hunger, temptation and pull…
Presence of imperturbable indifference, serene composure & all stilled equanimity…
Absence of any hate, anger, aversion, hostility, irritation, & stubborn rigidity…
Presence of universal goodwill, infinite friendliness, all-embracing & boundless kindness…
Not a place, not an idea, not a fantasy, not a deception, not a conceit, not a conception…
Not a cause, not an effect, not finite, not definable, not formed, not changing, but eternal…
Unborn, unbecome, unmade, uncreated, uncaused, unconditioned & unconstructed, yet real…
Void of eye, visible objects & visual consciousness, void of ear, sounds & auditory consciousness,
Void of nose, smells & olfactory consciousness, void of tongue, tastes & gustatory consciousness,
Void of body, touch & tactile consciousness and void of mind, thoughts & mental consciousness…
Pure Peace @ Rest …

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Hard it is to see the unconstructed, the undistorted! This independent state is not easily realized.
Craving is all cut for the One, who so knows, since he sees, that there is nothing to cling to ... !!! …
Udana – Inspiration: VIII - 2

In any dependence there is bound to be instability. In Independence there cannot be any instability.
When there is no liable instability, no feeble wavering, there is a quiet calm, stillness, serenity & peace.
When there is such solid tranquillity, then there is no tendency to drift, no attraction, neither mental push
nor pull, nor any strain of appeal or repulsion. When there is no attraction, no drift, no bending, then there
is no movement, no development, and neither any coming nor any going. Neither any starting nor any ending...
When there is neither any coming nor any going, then there is neither any ceasing nor any reappearing...
There being neither ceasing nor reappearing, then there is neither any here, there, beyond, nor in between...
This – just this – is the End of Suffering. Udana – Inspiration: VIII - 4

Having understood this unconstructed state, released in mind, with the chain to becoming eliminated,
they attain to the sublime essence of all states. Delighting in the calmed end of craving, those steady
Noble Ones have left all being & becoming behind. Itivuttaka: Thus spoken 38

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Nibbana is The Highest Bliss!
One, who so knows, sees, that there is nothing to cling to ... !!! …

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Patience is the Highest Praxis!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:49 am





The characteristic of patience is acceptance, its function is to endure,
and its manifestation is non-opposing tolerance! The cause of patience
is understanding how things really are.. The effect of patience is calm
tranquility despite presence of intensely stirring provocation..
Patience of the will produces forgiving forbearance!
Patience of the intellect produces faith, confidence and certainty!
Patience of the body produces resolute and tenacious endurance!
Internal tolerance of states within oneself is patient endurance...
External tolerance of other beings is forbearance and forgiveness...

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He who patiently protects himself, protects also all other beings!
He who patiently protects all other beings, protects also himself!

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Not from speaking much is one called clever.
The patient one is free from anger and free from fear,
only such steady persisting one, is rightly called clever...
Dhammapada 258

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Patient tolerance is the highest praxis...
Nibbana is the supreme Bliss!
So say all the Buddhas.
Dhammapada 184

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The innocent one, who has done nothing wrong,
Who endures abuse, flogging and even imprisonment,
Such one, armed with stamina, the great force of tolerance,
Such stoic one, who self-possessed can accept, I call a Holy One!
Dhammapada 399

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One should follow those who are determined, tolerant, and enduring,
intelligent, wise, diligent, clever, good-willed and evidently Noble.
One shall stick to them as the moon remains in its regular orbit.
Dhammapada 208

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Friends, even if bandits were to cut you up, savagely, limb by limb,
with a two-handled saw, you should not get angry, but do my bidding:
Remain pervading them and all others with a friendly Awareness imbued
with an all-embracing good-will, kind, rich, expansive, and immeasurable!
Free from hostility, free from any ill will. Always remembering this very
Simile of the Saw is indeed how you should train yourselves.
Majjhima Nikaya 21

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The five ways of removing irritating annoyance:
Bhikkhus, there are these five ways of removing annoyance, by which any
irritation can be entirely removed by a Bhikkhu, when it arises in him.
What are these five ways?
1: Friendliness can be maintained towards an irritating person or state..
2: Understanding can be undertaken towards an irritating person or state..
3: On-looking Equanimity can be kept towards an irritating person or state..
4: One can forget and ignore the irritating person, mental or physical state..
5: Ownership of Kamma of the irritating person can be reflected upon thus:
This good person is owner of his actions, inherit the result his actions, is
indeed born of his actions and only he is responsible for his actions be they
good or bad. This too is how annoyance with the irksome can be instantly
removed. These are the five ways of removing annoyance, and by which any
irritation can be entirely removed in a friend, exactly when it arises...
Anguttara Nikaya V 161

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Buddha to his son Rahula: Develop an Imperturbable Mind like the elements:
Rahula, develop a mind like earth, then contacts of arisen like and dislike
will not obsess your mind! Rahula, on the earth is dumped both the pure and
the impure: excreta, urine, saliva, pus, blood, but the earth does not detest
any of those... Even and exactly so make your mind stable like the earth!
Rahula, develop a mind like water, then contacts of arisen pleasure and pain
will not seize your mind. Rahula with water both the pure and the impure
are cleaned... Washed away with water are excreta, urine, saliva, pus, and
blood, yet the water does not despise any of that! Even so make the mind
fluid and adaptable like the water!
Rahula, develop a mind like fire, then the contacts of any arisen attraction
or aversion will neither consume, nor hang on to your mind! Rahula, fire burns
both the pure and the impure, burns excreta, urine, saliva, pus, and blood,
yet the fire does not loathe any of that.. In the same manner refine the mind
into a tool like an all consuming and purifying fire!
Rahula, develop a mind similar to space, then contacts of arisen delight and
frustration does neither take hold of, nor remain in your mind. Space does
not settle anywhere! Similarly make the mind unsettled and unestablished
like open space. When you expand mind like space, contacts of delight and
frustration will neither be able to dominate, nor obsess your mind...
Majjhima Nikaya 62

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More on the 10 mental perfections (paramis):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ctions.htm

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Patience is the Highest Praxis!
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Sensors inevitably Sense also Suffering!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:48 pm





At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
Bhikkhus, the arising, emergence, maintenance, creation, & manifestation
of the Eye the Ear, the Nose, the Tongue, and the Body is also the arising
of much Suffering, the continuation of disease, the very manifestation of
ageing, decay and Death itself!
The ceasing, all subsiding, and complete passing away of the Eye, the Ear,
the Nose, the Tongue, and the Body is also the Final Ending of all Suffering,
the abating of all disease, and the complete passing away of all ageing, decay
and even the elimination of the process and necessity of death itself!
Bhikkhus, the arising, emergence, maintenance, creation, & manifestation
of the Mind is also the arising of Suffering, the long continuation of disease,
the very manifestation of ageing, decay and Death itself!
Therefore is the ceasing, subsiding, silencing and thus the complete passing
away of the Mind and all mentality consequently also the final ending of all
Suffering, the abating of all disease, & stopping the ageing, sickness, pain,
suffering, & even the fact of death itself! Only this can end all Suffering!

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More on these Sense Sources (The 12 Ayatana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Hands_and_Feet.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... of_All.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Mi ... erence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... yatana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/So ... ources.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... s_Hook.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Gu ... _Doors.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ung_to.htm

Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya 26:1 III 228-9
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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The Good Friend!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:15 am





At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha once said on beautiful friendship (Kalyanamittata):
Bhikkhus, as dawn is the initiator and messenger of the rising sun, exactly & even
so too, Bhikkhus, is Good Friendship the forerunner and originator for the arising
of the Noble Eightfold Way, since when a Bhikkhu has a good friend, it is to be
expected that he will develop, cultivate & complete this Noble Eightfold Way...
And how does a Bhikkhu develop, cultivate & perfect this Noble Eightfold Way...
A Bhikkhu first develops Right View, thereafter he develops Right Motivation,
Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Awareness, and
finally Right Concentration, which all are based upon seclusion, disillusion, calming,
stilling, ceasing, and which culminates in complete mental release....
It is in this way, friends, that a Bhikkhu, who has a good & mentally beautiful friend
develops, cultivates & consummates this supreme Noble Eightfold Way!

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With good will for the entire cosmos,
cultivate a boundless & infinite mind,
Above, below, across & all around,
unobstructed, freed of anger & hate.
Sutta Nipata I, 8

The friend who is a helpmate,
The friend both in happiness and woe,
The friend, who gives good counsel,
The friend, who sympathizes too!
These four as friends the wise behold
and cherish with deep devotion,
as does a mother her own child.
Digha Nikaya 31

Who is hospitable, and friendly,
Tolerant, generous and unselfish,
A guide, an instructor, a leader,
Such a one to honour may attain.
Digha Nikaya 31

One is not wise just because one speaks much.
He who is peaceful, friendly & fearless
is really the wise.
Dhammapada 258

If you find a wise and clever friend,
who leads a good and pure life,
you should, overcoming all obstacles,
keep his company joyously & aware.
Dhammapada 328

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Source (edited extract):

The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book V [30]
45: The Way. Magga. Good & Beautiful Friendship. Kalyanamittata 244.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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The Good Friend has an invisible yet Beautiful Mind!

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Advantageous is Beautiful Friendship!
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Re: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:19 am

Greetings bhante,

I particularly like the "No States have a Core, Self or Substance!" posting at the start of this page - very deep... thanks for sharing.

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Intention is the Kamma!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:26 pm





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I am the owner of my actions (kamma), inheritor of my actions, born of
my actions, created by my actions, and have my own actions as my judge!
Whatever I do, good or evil, I will feel the resulting effects of that ...
Source: AN V 57

Intention, Bhikkhus, is what I call action=kamma, for through intention one
initiates these actions through the door of the body, speech or mind.
There is kamma (intentional action), Bhikkhus, that ripens in hell....
There is kamma that ripens in the animal world..
There is kamma that ripens in the world of humans....
There is kamma that ripens in the divine world....
Threefold, however, is this ripening fruit of kamma:
ripening during here in this life, or
ripening in the next rebirth life,
or ripening in even later rebirths ...
Source: AN VI 63

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The 10 advantageous courses of action (=Good Kamma):
The 3 bodily actions: Avoidance of killing, stealing, and abusive sexuality.
The 4 verbal actions: Avoidance of lying, slandering, angry & empty speech.
The 3 mental actions: Doing Withdrawal, Good-will, and Right Views.

Source: MN 9

Greed, Bhikkhus, is a condition for the arising of kamma.
Hate is a condition for the arising of kamma.
Confusion is a condition for the arising of kamma.

Source: AN III 109

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One who kills & harms goes either to hell or will be short-lived elsewhere.
One who torments others will be afflicted with disease or disability.
The angry one will look ugly, the envious one will be without influence.
The stingy one will be poor, the stubborn will be placed low and stupid.
The lazy will be without knowledge, understanding and certainty.
In the contrary case, one will be reborn in heaven or reborn as man.
One will be long-lived, beautiful, influential, highborn and intelligent!
Source: MN 135

There are 10 meritorious actions leading to human or divine rebirth:
1: Giving.
2: Morality.
3: Meditation.
4: Reverence by paying respect to monks and elders.
5: Performing services to others.
6: Transference of merits to others.
7: Rejoicing in others' merit.
8: Learning this true Dhamma.
9: Teaching this true Dhamma.
10: Correcting one's wrong views.


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To the extent that there are beings, past, and future, dying & re-arising,
all beings are the owners of their actions, inheritor to their actions, are
born of their actions, created by their action, conditioned by their actions,
related to their actions, and are dependent on the effect of past actions.
Whatever they do, for good or for evil, from that will they feel the result...
Source: AN V 57

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For details on the mechanics of Kamma (=Karma) = Intentional Action see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... ention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... g_life.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... ckness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... _Birth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... overty.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... liness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ef ... ion_(kamma)_is_Delayed.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... espect.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ev ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... igence.htm

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Kamma and Life Length...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:01 pm





A student once asked the Buddha:
Master Gotama, what is the cause and condition why some human beings
here are short-lived, while other human beings are long-lived?

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The Blessed Buddha then explained:
Here, friend, some man or woman kills living beings and is murderous,
bloody-handed, enjoying rage and violence, cruel to all living beings!
Because of intending and undertaking such action, at the breakup of
the body, right after death, such one reappears in a state of affliction,
in a painful destination, in the purgatory, or even in the hells...
But if such one at the breakup of the body, after death, is not reborn
in an awful state, a painful destination, the purgatory, or in the hells,
but instead comes back to the human state, then wherever such one is
reborn he is short-lived#! These are the actions, friend, that leads to a
short future life, namely, kill, murder, bloody-handed brutality, slaughter,
violence, and cruelty towards all living beings...
However, friend, any man or woman, who is avoiding killing of any living
beings, who abstains from killing any living beings, with rod and weapon
laid down, gentle & kind, such one dwells friendly to all living beings...
Because of intending & undertaking such action, at breakup of the body,
right after death, such one reappears in a pleasurable & happy destination,
even in the divine dimensions! But if at the breakup of the body, right after
death, such one is not reborn in a happy destination, in the heavenly worlds,
but instead comes back to a human state, then wherever such one reappears,
such one is long-lived%! This way, friend, leading to long life, is namely,
avoiding the killing of any living beings, refraining from killing living beings,
with stick and weapon laid aside, gentle and kind, one abides compassionate
to all sentient beings, completely harmless to all living & breathing beings...!

Notes:

#: Such one escapes hell, because the evil kamma is modified by past good!
%: Such one miss heaven, because the good kamma is modified by past evil!

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Source:
The Moderate speeches of the Buddha: The short speech on Action. MN 135
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=25072X Full Text:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/su ... n135a.html

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For details on the mechanics of Kamma = Intentional Action see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... ention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bu ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... g_life.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... ckness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... _Birth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... overty.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... liness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ef ... ion_(kamma)_is_Delayed.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... espect.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ev ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... igence.htm

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Killing shortens your Life!

Kamma and Life Length...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... g_life.htm
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Not Giving produces Poverty!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:49 am





A student once asked the Buddha:
Master Gotama, what is the cause and condition why some human beings
here are born into great Wealth, while other human beings are quite Poor?

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The Blessed Buddha then explained:

Here, student, some man or woman does not give any food, drink, clothes,
transportation, flowers, incense, medicine, beds, housing or lamps to any
recluses or priests! Because of intending and performing such action, at the
breakup of the body, right after death, such one is reborn in a bad state of
deprived difficulty, in a wretched destination, in the painful purgatory, or
even in the hells... But if such one at the breakup of the body, after death,
is not reborn in an state of deprivation, a painful destination, the purgatory,
or in the hells, but instead comes back to the human state, then wherever
such miser is reborn as poor, unfortunate, poverty-stricken, and needy #!
This is the way, student, that leads to poverty, namely, not giving any food,
drink, clothes, transportation, flowers, incense, medicine, beds, housing or
lamps to neither recluses nor priests!
But here, student, some man or woman does indeed give food, drink, clothes,
transportation, flowers, incense, medicine, beds, housing and lamps to both
recluses and priests! Because of intending and performing such good action,
at breakup of the body, after death, such one reappears in a pleasurable &
happy destination, even in a divine dimension! But if at the breakup of the
body, right after death, such one is not reborn in a happy destination, or in
a divine world, but instead comes back to a human state, then wherever such
generous one reappears, such one is quite wealthy and rich %! This is the way,
student, that leads to being rich and wealthy, namely, giving of food, drink,
clothing, transportation, flowers, incense, medicine, beds, housing and lamps
to recluses and priests...!

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Notes:
#: Such one escapes hell, because the evil kamma is modified by past good!
%: Such one miss heaven, because the good kamma is modified by past evil!

Source:
The Moderate speeches of the Buddha: The short speech on Action. MN 135
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=25072X Full Text:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/su ... n135a.html

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For details on the mechanics of Kamma = Intentional Action see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... ention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bu ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... g_life.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... ckness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... _Birth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... overty.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... liness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ef ... ion_(kamma)_is_Delayed.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... espect.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ev ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... igence.htm

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Have a nice & noble day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samahita _/\_
http://What-Buddha-Said.net

Not Giving produces Poverty!


Kamma and Wealth!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... overty.htm
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Every Secret has a Price...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:51 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Beings are owners of their actions (kamma = karma), inheritor of
their actions, are created by their actions, linked to their actions,
their actions produce their destiny. Whatever actions they do;
good as evil, the resulting reaction and effect will be only theirs!
There is one who kills living beings, steals what belongs to others,
commits adultery with other's partners; speaks lies, uses divisive
and aggressive speech, prattle empty gossip; is covetous, envious,
jealous, wicked-minded, & of evil views. Such one is creeping in all
actions both bodily, verbal, and mental. Hidden & secret are such
one's actions, words, & thoughts, of ulterior & concealed motives.
But I tell you: Whoever pursues hidden ways and objects will have
to expect one of these two results: Either the torture of hell, or
birth among the creeping animals. Thus is it with all rebirth of any
being: They will be reborn according to their actions (kamma)...
When reborn, they experience the exact effects of their actions.
Therefore I declare: Beings are owners of their actions (kamma),
inheritor of their actions, are created by their actions, linked to
their actions, as a shadow that never leaves! Their actions produce
and condition their future destiny. Whatever action they perform;
good as evil, the resulting reaction and effects will be only theirs!
Kamma causes and creates rebirth! A shadow that never leaves!

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Source:
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikaya AN 10:205
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta ... erical.htm

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For details on the mechanics of Kamma = Intentional Action see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... ention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bu ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... uences.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... g_life.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... ckness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... _Birth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... overty.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... liness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ef ... ion_(kamma)_is_Delayed.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... espect.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ev ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... igence.htm

Have a nice & noble day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samahita _/\_
http://What-Buddha-Said.net

Every Secret has a Price...

Kamma + Fruit = Action + Reaction = Cause + Effect!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/K ... _Fruit.htm
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Study the Greatest and Gain the Best Good!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:26 pm





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The unsurpassable blissful advantage gained by thorough perusal of these
3 ancient text collections lasts more than this life... Not much else in this
petty world give such long-lasting lift of purification and deep guidance!
The core Ancient, Authentic, Sacred, and Canonical Buddhist Scriptures:

The Long Discourses of the Buddha. Digha Nikaya 1996. Tr. by Walshe
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=251033
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/digha/index.html

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The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. Majjhima Nikaya. Tr. by Nanamoli.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=25072X A MUST!
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/ma ... index.html

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The Connected Discourses of the Buddha. 2000. Tr. by Bodhi.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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For a more serious study of the 2488 years old sacred Buddhist texts, Check:
The in 1881 founded Pali Text Society: http://www.palitext.com

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To study and emulate these ancient sources has more relevance for your
personal future well-being than absolutely anything else here in this world!
So please dig them. They were made exactly for that good purpose. Yeah!

Have a nice & noble day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samahita _/\_
http://What-Buddha-Said.net

Study the Greatest and Gain the Best Good!

The Essential & Enlightening Books!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/essential.books.htm
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Friendship is the Greatest!
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Theravada Forest Tradition.


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