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Where is this found?

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Where is this found?

Postby JackV » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:59 pm

Hi guys.

The following quote, "All conditioned things are impermanent. Everything that deteriorates is suffering," Where is this from, speciffically I mean? Does anyone have a Sutra reference or something?

Also, and related to this first point I noticed people quoting Sutras often on this site, where does one find these, where or how can they be read?

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Re: Where is this found?

Postby IanAnd » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:20 pm

"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV

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Re: Where is this found?

Postby acinteyyo » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:33 pm

Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: Where is this found?

Postby Justsit » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:55 pm

Sound similar to the Four Dharma Seals of Tibetan Buddhism:

All compounded things are impermanent.
All emotions are pain.
All phenomena are empty; they are without inherent existence.
Nirvana is beyond extremes.

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Not sure where to find Sutra references.

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Re: Where is this found?

Postby chownah » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:53 am

JackV,
If you want to find out more about it I suggest learning about "The Four Noble Truths". It is probably the most basic of the Buddha's teachings and yet it is a comprehensive summary of the entire extent of what the Buddha taught. You can find out about "The Four Noble Truths" at almost any Buddhist website or in almost any book about Buddhism because it is such a fundamental teaching......in these references you will find references to the Suttas where it is mentioned....I think it is found in many many different Suttas....I use the accesstoinsite website (google it) to find Suttas....
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Re: Where is this found?

Postby acinteyyo » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:25 pm

Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: Where is this found?

Postby JackV » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:58 pm

Here where a thousand
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Tall grasses their monument.

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Re: Where is this found?

Postby acinteyyo » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:46 am

Right! And according to dependent origination fabrication depends on ignorance. So in order to end fabrications, one has to make an end to ignorance.
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Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: Where is this found?

Postby Euclid » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:53 pm

I don't know if you could find that quote verbatim, but it's a reoccuring motif. I could find at least one sutta where the first part is present, and at least one sutta where the second part is present, but both of them together? Not too sure.

The closest I can think of is the Buddha's last words in the Mahaparinibbanasutta, but even then he says something to the effect of 'All compounded phenomena are fit for cessation, strive for your own salvation with diligence.'


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