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A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
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Mental quality far exceeds any material fancy!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri May 20, 2011 12:16 am





What are these 7 invisible Diamonds!?
The Faith of conviction.
The Shame of conscience.
The Fear of wrongdoing.
The Learning of intelligence.
The Awareness of mindfulness.
The Understanding of wisdom.


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Enabling details here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Faith_Summary.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... ttappa.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Be ... ection.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... s_Sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... ogress.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Under ... _Chief.htm

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Sources:
The Exhaustive Speeches by the Buddha. Digha Nikaya III 252
The Moderated Speeches of the Buddha. Majjhima Nikaya I 356

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The 7 invisible Diamonds!
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Let us all be Good in Joy!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri May 20, 2011 11:39 pm





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May I be happy, may I sustain my happiness by living without trace of enmity.
May all beings be happy & successful: May they be of full of joy, all beings
that breathe & have life, whether they are weak or strong, tiny or huge,
visible or invisible, near or far away, born or to be born, let all beings enjoy
safety, content ease and a serene bliss!
Let no one deceive another, let no one be harsh in speech, let no one by anger
or hatred wish bad for his neighbour. Even as a mother, at the risk of her life,
guards and protects her only child, so with a boundless heart of compassion,
I venerate all living beings by permeating this entire universe with sympathy,
above, beneath and all around, without limit, immeasurable and endless!
In this very fine way I cultivate an infinite goodwill toward this whole world.
Standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all my waking hours I will
always treasure and dwell in this thought, knowing that this way of caring
is the most Noble in this entire universe!
Thus shall I, by stilling pointless discussions and controversies, and by acting
blamelessly, be gifted with tranquillity and true insight into what is profound.
Thus shall I subdue the urge for sense-pleasure, and never again know rebirth.
May this also inspire and thereby cause all other sentient beings to fulfil the
conditions leading swiftly to Nibbana, which is the only lasting happiness!
May all sentient beings be thus liberated & fully released from all suffering.
May all sentient beings thus escape the dangers of ageing, disease, & death.
Friendliness is the Greatest! Yeah... :-)

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More on this blazing Friendliness (Metta):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Calm_Kindness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... ndship.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... liness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Re ... odWill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... diance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/In ... lassic.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_B ... enship.htm

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On Biological Symbiosis="Living together with", an advantageous Social Model:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbiosis
http://www.ms-starship.com/sciencenew/symbiosis.htm

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Creating a Future Harmony: So that we may sleep with our doors open,
among hanging gardens and dance with the children in our arms! :-)


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Let us all be Good in Joy!

Symbiotic Sympathy!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sy ... mpathy.htm
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All Existence has the same 3 Characteristics!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat May 21, 2011 10:00 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once pointed out: Sabbe Sankhara Anicca!
All constructions are impermanent! When realizing that by understanding,
one gets disgusted with suffering... This is the path to purity!


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Sabbe Sankhara Dukkha!
All constructions are miserable! When realizing that by understanding,
one gets disgusted with suffering...This is the path to purity!


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Sabbe Dhamma Anatta!
All states are no-self! When realizing that by understanding,
one gets disgusted with suffering... This is the path to purity!

Dhammapada 277-79

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More on these 3 Absolute Characteristics (Ti-Lakkhana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_3 ... _Facts.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Any ... soever.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... kkhana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_3 ... istics.htm

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Source: BPS Wheel no 54 (Edited Excerpt):
The Mirror of the Dhamma. A Manual of Buddhist Devotional Texts.
By Narada Thera and Bhikkhu Kassapa. Revised By Bhikkhu Khantipalo:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/Wheels/wh_054.pdf

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The 3 Signs!
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What Comes, also Goes!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun May 22, 2011 10:48 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhu, There is no lasting materiality, no lasting form whatsoever...
There is no lasting feeling whatsoever...
There is no lasting perception whatsoever...
There is no lasting mental construction whatsoever...
There is no lasting conscious awareness whatsoever...
Nothing here is permanent, everlasting, eternal, not subject to change,
not transient, not vanishing! Nothing is stable, safe or lasting ... !!!
SN 22.96/vol. iii, 144

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The eye is impermanent, visual forms, eye-consciousness, eye contact,
and whatever is felt as pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
born of this eye-contact, that also is impermanent...
The ear is impermanent, sounds, hearing-consciousness, ear contact,
and whatever is felt as pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
born of this ear-contact, that also is impermanent...
The nose is impermanent, smells, smelling-consciousness, nose contact,
and whatever is felt as pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
born of this nose-contact, that also is impermanent...
The tongue is impermanent, flavours, tasting-consciousness, tongue contact,
and whatever is felt as pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
born of this tongue-contact, that also is impermanent...
The body is impermanent, touches, touching-consciousness, body contact,
and whatever is felt as pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
born of this body-contact, that also is impermanent...
The mind is impermanent, thoughts, thinking-consciousness, mind contact,
and whatever is felt as pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
born of this mind-contact, that also is impermanent...
SN 35.43/vol. iv, 28

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All formations, all constructions, all conditions are impermanent...
MN 35/vol. i, 230

Whatever can emerge, that will indeed also cease...
MN 56/vol. i, 380

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Impermanence, as pointed out in the commentaries, is not always Evident
unless specifically looked for! Know it in advance and then you can see it...


False Apparent Continuity covers up and camouflages Impermanence:
The characteristic of impermanence does not become apparent because,
when rise and fall are not given attention, it is concealed by continuity...
However, when apparent continuity is disrupted by discerning rise and fall,
the characteristic of impermanence becomes apparent in its true nature.
Vism. Ch. xxi/p. 640

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Observing the abrupt Change of all States discloses their discrete nature:
When continuity is disrupted means when continuity is exposed by observation
of the perpetual alteration of states as they go on occurring in succession.
For it is not through the connectedness of states, that the characteristic of
impermanence becomes apparent to one who rightly observes rise and fall,
but rather the transience characteristic becomes properly evident through
these states discrete disconnectedness, regarded as if each moment were
iron darts hitting the screen of awareness. Or as single pearls on a string,
but not continuous as the string itself...
VismA. 824

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More on the Universal Fact of Impermanence:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Tr ... ations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Pe ... sience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... Anicca.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/IV/Ex ... anence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... anence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... ence_2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... sience.htm

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What Comes, also Goes!

Impermanence = Anicca!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... Anicca.htm
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Impermanence Causes Suffering!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue May 24, 2011 12:03 am





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Dukkhanupassanam bhavento sukhasaññam pajahati...
When gradually developing the contemplation of Suffering (dukkha),
one gradually overcomes the false perception of pleasure, of happiness...

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He once convinced a pedantic disputant by this cut-2-the-bone explanation:
Friend Aggivessana, what do you think, is any material form, is any feeling,
is any perception, is any mental construction, and is any consciousness,
always permanent or always impermanent?
Venerable Gotama, they are all always impermanent...
If all these things always are impermanent, are they then pleasurable or
are they then disappointing and painful? Are they then happiness or suffering?
Venerable Gotama, then they are all painful, then they are all suffering...
Aggivessana, what do you think, when one searches for what is suffering,
clings to what is suffering, resorts to what is suffering, holds on to what
is suffering and regards what is suffering as: "This is mine, this I am,
this is my self..." can one then ever come to understand suffering or
ever be freed from all suffering?
How could one ever Master Gotama, no never Master Gotama...
Source: MN I [232]

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At Savatthi the Venerable Radha asked the Blessed One:
Venerable Sir, one says: Suffering!! What, Venerable Sir, is suffering?
Form, Radha, is suffering, feeling is suffering, perception is suffering,
mental constructions are suffering, consciousness is suffering...!
Understanding this, Bhikkhu, a well instructed Noble Disciple experiences
disgust towards form, disgust towards feeling, disgust towards perception,
disgust towards mental construction, and disgust towards consciousness itself!
Experiencing disgust, he becomes disillusioned! Through disillusion his mind is
released. When it is released, he instantly knows: This mind is liberated, and
he understands: Extinguished is this rebirth, this Noble Life is all completed,
done is what should be done, there is no state of being beyond this...
Source: SN 23:15 III [196.1]

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More on this universal, inevitable and absolute Suffering (Dukkha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... Dukkha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_3 ... istics.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... rophic.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... l_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ce ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Or ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/En ... l_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/En ... Itself.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_3 ... _Facts.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... al_Pit.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Source_of_What.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... s_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Samsaric_Dread.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Endless_Round.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/300_Spears.htm

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Impermanence Causes Suffering!

The World can thus not ever bring Lasting Happiness ...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... fering.htm
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Look Ma: No Ego!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue May 24, 2011 9:59 pm





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Question: What is the first hindrance (samyojana=fetter=mental chain)
blocking entrance to the Noble Path leading to Nibbana (sotapatti-magga)?
Answer: This first hindrance is Personality View (Sakkaya-ditthi):
"Permanent personality" belief,
"Same Self" as baby & old person assumption,
"I am this Me" self-deceit,
"This Body is my Own" notion,
"This Body is my Self" notion,
"This Body is ME" notion,
"This Body is my Person" notion
"I have a permanent Ego" concept
"Body is mine+own+person" view
"Feeling is mine+own+person" view
"Perception is mine+own+person" view
"Construction is mine+own+person" view
"Consciousness is mine+own+person" view

All are conjectures of the false assumption, that these phenomena are
stable entities, that can be kept unchanging & thereby definable as the
core of a self, an identity, a soul or other metaphysical entity as an ego!
"A person" however is rather a process, a transient flux of conditions,
continuously becoming otherwise and something else. We are all more
different from what we were 5 minutes ago, than we are different
from another person ... Never are we the same person ... !

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The false assumption: "This is Mine" is obviously rooted in desire.
The false assumption: "This is Me, this I Am" is rooted in self-deception.
The false assumption: "This is my self" is rooted in a personality view.


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The always changing 'personality' is thus :
"Na ca so, na ca anno" Neither the same, nor another!
Source: King Milinda's Questions. Milindapanha.

Any "Person" is:
Always changing, not the same, not identical, and thus
without any identity, yet neither another, but continuously
becoming an otherwise and different set of phenomena!

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Ownerless and empty of definable sameness:
Any part of a 'person' is just a momentary mental or physical
state, that arises and ceases, and thus cannot be owned or kept
by any 'self' or 'ego'. These states arise due to conditions not
fully under 'our' control, but due to their own nature. They are
dependent on both internal and external conditions, which
cannot be controlled by any 'agent', 'ego', 'self' or 'me'!
Don't feel fear that 'you' have now lost "your self" Why not?
Because a metaphysical & imagined 'self', that was never there
in the 1st place, cannot ever be lost or anything else...
Secondly: Self-"I"-dentification with something that does not
exist, remains a falsehood, yet nevertheless 'we' loves this
void and empty puppet 'me' beyond anything else... This is not a
case of the emperor's new clothes, since here the ego-emperor
is not even there, except as an imagined very evil concept called
Egoism!

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The Buddha once said:
View the world as Empty
Thus always Aware, Mogharaja
Giving up belief in any Self
One may escape Death,
since the king of Death cannot
see one with such void view.
Sutta Nipata 1119

Sabbe Dhamma Anatta
All phenomena are egoless, impersonal, without any self!

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Selflessness = No-Self= Anatta
Is difficult to comprehend as habitually counterintuitive,
yet the most essential & unique teaching in all the Dhamma!

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More on this baffling void core and ownerless Selflessness:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/So ... eption.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ctrine.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ne ... _Actor.htm

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Look Ma: No Ego!

All phenomena are egoless, impersonal, & without any self!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Se ... Anatta.htm
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The 3 Signs...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed May 25, 2011 10:49 pm





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Q: Is the body and all external form, lasting or transient? A: Transient
Q: Is feeling, pleasant or not, lasting or transient? A: Transient!
Q: Is experienced perceptions lasting or transient? A: Transient!
Q: Is the mental constructions lasting or transient? A: Transient!
Q: Is naked awareness = consciousness lasting or transient? A: Transient!
Q: Is the eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and mind, lasting or transient?
Q: Is form, sound, smell, taste, touch and thought, lasting or transient?
Q: Is solidity, fluidity, heat, motion, and space, lasting or transient?
Answer: All these are Transient!, Impermanent!, Temporary!, Fleeting!

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Q: Is what is transient, happiness or suffering? A: Decay is Suffering!
Q: Is what is transient, ever changing and therefore frustrating pain
suitable to be regarded as: "This is Mine, This I Am, This is Me"
"This I can Keep, This I can control, This I Posses, This is my Self" ... ???
Answer: No certainly Not ...!!!, since what is self must be keepable, same,
constant, controllable, under one's own full power, and thus pleasant...
As all these phenomena are none of this, they cannot ever be self!

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Seeing this, understanding this, comprehending this, the Noble Learner is
disgusted by all form, disgusted by all sensing, by all physical, by all mental.
Being thus disgusted, one experiences an opening disillusion... The veil is off.
Without illusions, the mind is fully released and one immediately knows:
This mental liberation is final and irreversible. This - exactly this state -
is called Nibbana, experienced is this very life ...

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Regarding these 3 general characteristics or signs (Ti-lakkhana) see also:
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/DPP ... kkhana.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Any ... soever.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_3 ... _Facts.htm

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Life always involves Suffering and is inevitably Sorrowful!

Source:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya II 244-5
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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The 3 Signs...
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Exquisite is Equanimity!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri May 27, 2011 12:28 am





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Sitting alone, in silence, each early morning, with closed eyes one wishes:
May I radiate and meet only calm, imperturbable, and even equanimity!
May I and all the various beings on the 31 levels of existence develop and find
only the composure and poise of calm, imperturbable, and even equanimity!
May I and all beings on the sense-desire, fine-material, and the formless plane
develop and encounter this serene, calm, imperturbable, and even equanimity!
May I and all beings in the front, to the right, the back, the left and below as
above develop and experience cool, calm, imperturbable, and even equanimity!
May I and all beings in this city, country, and universe always be fully aware
and deeply mindful of this steady, calm, imperturbable, and even equanimity!
May I and all beings in this city, country, and universe examine all details and
subtle aspects of this unstirred, placid, imperturbable, and even equanimity!
May I and all beings in this city, country, and universe put enthusiastic effort
into their training of this solid, calm, imperturbable, and even equanimity!
May I and all beings in this city, country and universe find enraptured joy and
jubilant gladness in this unmovable, calm, imperturbable, and even equanimity!
May I and all beings in this city, country, and universe cultivate the tranquillity
of quiet, silent, stilled, and all smiling calm, imperturbable, and even equanimity!
May I and all beings in this city, country and universe attain concentrated and
absorbed one-pointedness by stoic, deep, imperturbable, and even equanimity!
May I and all beings in this city, country, and universe dwell in undisturbable
and imperturbable equanimity of unexcitable and unreactive detachment...
Yeah! Print this out, dwell in each state until pure, use ~ 25-45 minutes.

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Comment: Imperturbable Equanimity is the 4th infinite state (Appamañña):
This gradually reduces all desire, attraction, drift, tendency, bias, preference,
favouritism, one-sided partiality and unhappiness related with all these states.
Equanimity is the proximate cause of any knowing and seeing leading to Wisdom...
Equanimity is an extremely subtle form of solid, calm and peaceful Happiness...
Equanimity purifies all other advantageous states and brings them to Perfection...
Equanimity is unresponsive indifference, unstirred, unaffected, and untroubled!!!
There is Equanimity both regarding all live beings and all dead things!
There is Equanimity both regarding all internal and all external states!
There is Equanimity both regarding all past, all present and all future events!
There is Equanimity both regarding all what is mental and all which is physical!
There is Equanimity both regarding all what is material and all which is immaterial!
There is Equanimity both regarding all formed and all formless phenomena!
Cultivating such six-fold equanimity brings this supreme state to completion.

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Even is also: Equanimity (Upekkha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Even_ ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/H ... _Alert.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/drops/II/Se ... Beyond.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... ttataa.htm

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Exquisite is Equanimity!

Unshakable is Equanimity (=Upekkhã)!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... nimity.htm
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Alertness vs. Neglect...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri May 27, 2011 10:06 pm





At Savatthi the Blessed One once said this:
I will teach you, friends, about the one who lives negligent, and about
the one who lives alert. Listen cautiously and pay full attention to it!

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How, friends, does one live Negligent?
In him, friends, who lives with an uncontrolled ability to see, the mind is
agitated and warped by the objects recognizable by the eye. In him whose
mind is agitated and warped, there is no satisfaction! Without satisfaction,
there is no joy! Where there is no joy, there is no contentment, no calm, no
tranquillity, and no mental peace! Without this calm, one thus lives in sorrow,
frustrated, urging, and searching! Such sorrowful person’s mind is neither
composed, nor collected, nor confident. When the mind is not composed, one
has neither any clarity, nor any certainty! By not having any clear thinking,
one is reckoned as one, who lives negligent. One is regarded as confused...
So also it is for one who lives without any control over the ability to hear,
smell, taste, touch and without any control over the ability to think…

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And how, friends, does one live Alert?
In him, who lives with a fully controlled ability to see, the mind is neither
agitated, nor warped by any object recognizable by the eye. In one, whose
mind is neither agitated, nor warped, satisfaction is born! In one satisfied,
joy is born. When one is joyful, the body is calmed down. He, whose body is
calmed, feels at ease. Composed is mind of one, who is at ease. When mind is
composed, one’s ideas are clear. One gains certainty & assured confidence!
By having clear ideas and thinking, one is reckoned as one who lives alert, &
as one, who is alert! So also it is for any one, who lives with full control over
the ability to hear, smell, taste, touch or controlling the ability to think.
Thus, friends, is one, who lives ready and aware in alertness.

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Comments:
Not seduced by the mere glitter of sensation of any kind, not running after
fancy dreams, driven by hopes or compelled longing. By not yearning after
pleasant sensations, satisfied by whatever there is, thus at ease, stilled,
one remains just calm, cleared and cooled... Like a Smiling Mountain :-)

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Source: Samyutta Nikaya: On the 6 Senses:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Wild_Horses.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Source_of_What.htm
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/Gu ... Senses.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

Always Be Internally Alert!

Smiling Mountain :-)
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sm ... untain.htm
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What is Mind?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat May 28, 2011 11:25 pm





A friend asked: What is Mind?
Mind (Mano) is an ever changing cyclic sequence of these 5 phenomena:
Contact1 => Feeling1 + Perception1 => Intention1 => Attention1 =>
Contact2 => Feeling2 + Perception2 => Intention2 => Attention2 =>
Contact3 => etc.

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Regarding Consciousness itself:
Consciousness is NOT created by the brain, but RESIDES WITHIN the brain!
Just like the beer is inside the bottle, but is not created by the bottle...
To identify Mind only with Brain is a (false) view, which actually is a philosophical
(often dogmatic) standpoint, and NOT a scientifically & experimentally verified fact.
This tantalizing IDEA is called physicalism or materialism!
On this common, yet wrong assumption named Mind-Brain Identity Theory see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_physicalism
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/mind-identity/
http://www.philosophyofmind.info/mindbrainidentity.html

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Consciousness is information. Information is definitely real, but not material...

Luminous is the Mind said the Buddha:
Interestingly: When one person sees light in a dark room, another distant person's
brain emits low level light, if they are magnetically identically pulsed: Full text here:
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/pdf ... lement.pdf
Furthermore: So do cell cultures also! When one receives light, the other shines!

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>What is going from this life to the next?
In brief: Causal Conditioning! Please see:
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/W ... inking.htm
Regarding Buddhist Theory of Rebirth-Linking (patisandhi) see also:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... sandhi.htm

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For an Orthodox Buddhist explanation of the transmigration of consciousness:
Rebirth Explained: V. F. Gunaratna, BPS, Kandy, Wheel Publication No. 167-69
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Whe ... 7_169.html
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Whe ... 68_169.pdf

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More on the Mind (Citta, Nama):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/In_Control.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Non-Control.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/What_is_Mind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mind_Reading.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Luminous_is_Mind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mind_is_Home.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.5-6.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.6-7.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... Bright.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta ... I.8-10.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... uality.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ma ... t_Mind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /citta.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /naama.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Hi ... ibbana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... tality.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Om ... m_Mind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Im ... e_Mind.htm

Mind Dhammapada with soothing music and images Citta-Vagga:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rccI1c9JRtQ

What is Mind?

Like light consciousness is a non-local field of radiation.
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/What_is_Mind.htm
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Craving Causes Pain!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun May 29, 2011 10:38 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Truly, due to craving for sense pleasure, conditioned by sensuous
craving, compelled by craving for sense pleasure, entirely pushed by
craving for sense pleasure, kings fight with kings, princes fight with
princes, priests with priests, citizens with citizens; mother quarrels
with son, son with mother; father with son, son with father; brother
with brother, brother with sister, sister with brother, friend fights
even with his friend. Thus, lost in conflict, quarreling, and hostilities,
they attack one another with fists, sticks or weapons. And thereby
they suffer death or deadly pain. And further, due to this craving
for sense pleasure, people break into houses, rob, plunder, pillage
whole villages, commit highway robbery, & seduce the wives of others.
Then the rulers have such people caught and inflict on them various
forms of punishment. And thereby they meet death or deadly pain!
This is the misery of sensuous craving: The accumulation of pain in
this present life, due to craving for short and trivial sense pleasure...
Furthermore, one accepts evil modes of action, speech, and thought!
Thus, at the break-up of the body after death, one fall into a bad
state of existence, a state of suffering, into perdition, even into
the inferno of hell. All this misery results from sensuous craving...
Such is the heaping up of future suffering caused by craving for
this short-lived simple sense pleasure...

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All Craving causes Suffering!
Blissful is being without passions in this world,
Blissful is the overcoming of all sense-desires!
Udana II, 1

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More on the folly vanity of desire for simple Sense Pleasure (Hedonism):

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Why_Not.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... s_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.1-2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.3-4.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... al_Pit.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta ... I.3-4c.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Co ... _Muddy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... rophic.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... Desire.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/W ... ageous.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Jo ... Beyond.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ha ... Beyond.htm

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Source:
The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. Majjhima Nikaya MN 13
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=25072X
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/ma ... index.html

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Craving Causes Pain!


Searching for Sense Pleasure entails Suffering!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... s_Pain.htm
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Great is Compassion!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon May 30, 2011 10:11 pm





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It is a great pity with all those thinking like this:
Pleasure is the only good; by that they fall!
Terror is a necessary way; by that they fall!
Sensuality is innocent; by that they fall!
Violence is allowable; by that they fall!
Money makes happiness; by that they fall!
Power is progress; by that they fall!
Falsehood is acceptable; by that they fall!
Stealing gives wealth; by that they fall!
Conceit can conceal; by that they fall!
Science knows all; by that they fall!
Killing can be good; by that they fall!
Hunting is only fun; by that they fall!
Adultery is mature; by that they fall!
Paedophilia is harmless; by that they fall!
Drugs are fantastic; by that they fall!
Booze is medicine; by that they fall!
Giving does not help; by that they fall!
After death is nothing!; by that they fall!
The Hells do not exist; by that they fall!
Intentional Action has no effect; by that they fall!
I am the better than...; by that they fall!
Making merit cannot elevate; by that they fall!

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It is a great pity with all those poor beings:
who are veiled by wrong view; by that they fall!
who are fooled by own opinion; by that they fall!
who are gripped by greed and lust; by that they fall!
who are stirred by hate and anger; by that they fall!
who are clinging to all worldly things; by that they fall!
who are confused by not knowing; by that they fall!
who prostitute themselves; by that they fall!
who cheat and deceives; by that they fall!
who pretend what is not; by that they fall!
who hide what is actual fact; by that they fall!
who destroy beings or things; by that they fall!
who pollute the milieu and society; by that they fall!
who deliberately do evil willing it; by that they fall!
who fail their duties and obligations; by that they fall!
who miss the obvious opportunities; by that they fall!
It is a great pity with all those blinded by ignorance,
bound and dragged by craving, while pushed by aversion:
By that they surely fall into states of pain, agony and despair!
As if gripped by the arms of two strong men and hurled into a big fire...

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More on this caring Great Compassion (maha-karuna)!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Endless_Pity.htm
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/V/Com ... e_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/S ... assion.htm

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Have a nice, noble & compassionate day!

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Feel Infinite Pity for all those Falling beings!

Great Compassion!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Gr ... assion.htm
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Mentality and Materiality is Naming and Forming!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue May 31, 2011 10:44 pm





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Nama-Rupa = Name-and-Form, Naming-and-Forming!

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The mind is that, which knows the object! The object is that, which is known!
These two processes always arise and cease together simultaneously...
Neither inside, within, nor apart from, outside these two is any observer agent,
person, I, Me, or other assumed entity as a hidden variable, ever involved!
The mind is immaterial, formless and invisible. The object may be designated
or named 'material', 'physical', 'formed' and even 'visible' only and exactly
to the extent and in so far as it is experienceable by the mind!
No same, constant, lasting 'real', 'actual' or 'substantial substance' has ever
existed 'out there' independently or separable from the mind, that right then
momentarily perceived and thereby apprehended, displayed, manifested and
designated it! This core dual pair of mentality (nama) and materiality (rupa),
is thus one united yet dual continuum, like the two ends of the same stick!
They do never emerge, nor do they ever exist, nor can they ever be observed
separately, in and of themselves, but they can only arise in mutual dependence,
like two thin creepers can only arise & stand up if intertwined with each other.
Mentality & materiality thus arise and cease simultaneously in each moment!
They are thus the most basic, fundamental and primary pair on the bottom of
the dynamic ever-changing process of any being in any existence...
What is called 'matter' is delimited, defined, characterized, conceptualized,
compartmentalized and even named by mind! Therefore can matter never be
separated from mind, like if one tries to break the dual-ended stick in order
to separate the ends, then one always gets two sticks, still each with 2 ends!
Therefore one unambiguously always ends up with observing a pair-wise new
event of mentality & materiality! The basic founding, yet often unnoticed,
unspoken and maybe even sometimes actively denied assumption underlying
all Western science that: The naked, inert, objective observation is possible!
'Matter can be observed and analyzed objectively, independently of mind!'
is therefore utterly false, futile and even somewhat childish... No observation
can ever be independent of mind! Why not? What is observing IS the mind!
The naive physicist who postulates: 'Independently of Mind, "I!" will observe,
describe and evaluate matter!' extending out of his range of understanding,
thus speaks folly false and is thereby later ultimately enforced to introduce
'mysti-phystical' entities as 'hidden variables' into his explanations, in order
to reach completeness, coherence and internal consistence...
He seems to be in complete oblivion of the dry fact, that even before one even
thinks of, even speaks of, or experiment with any 'matter', mind have indeed
been long and hard at work! The basic hidden, yet always present, factor in
any observation, is naturally mind itself!
However, this factor is not so hidden, that it cannot be observed & analyzed
and that even without any laboratory or even a single 'instrument' apart from
a pillow to sit on!
Everyone, without even a single exception, who sits down with closed eyes, will
instantly be overwhelmed by a veritable storm of mentally created distractions:
This is the Mind! This is mental activity knocking your door... Undeniably real!
When this dynamic self-sustaining duality of mentality-materiality, this self-
sustaining perpetum mobile, cease to evolve, consciousness thereby ceases to
establish itself on an object! This - only this, in and of itself - is the very final
End of all Suffering...

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On this Mind-&-Matter Duality, Mentality-Materiality, Naming & Forming:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Name_and_Form.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... _Twins.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/No_ ... Person.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... _ruupa.htm

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More on the Mind:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/In_Control.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Non-Control.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... Bright.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ma ... t_Mind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Hi ... ibbana.htm

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Mentality and Materiality is Naming and Forming!

Nâma-Rûpa = The Core Duality!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... uality.htm
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False Complacency induces sleeping Downfall..

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:13 am





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
What, Ananda, is the experience of Danger?
Here the Bhikkhu considers thus: Truly, this body is prone to sickness, full of
countless painful Dangers. Many kinds of suffering arise in this body, such as:
Diseases of eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, head, mouth, tooth-ache, pneumonia,
asthma, colds, angina, fever, belly ache, fainting, diarrhoea, kidney failure,
cholera, leprosy, arthritis, psoriasis, tuberculosis, epilepsy, anaemia, scabies,
ring-worm, psychosis, bilious jaundice, diabetes, strokes & palsy, cancer, piles,
boils, fistulas, diseases brought about by cold, heat, starvation, disturbed or
failing excretion, disharmonic living, climatic changes, environmental pollution,
accidents, social unrest, stress or violence or due to kamma! Thus does he live
while regularly experiencing the inherent Danger of having a physical body.
This is the experience of Danger.

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Source (edited extract):
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikaya AN 10:60, AN V 108ff.
Girimananda Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

The experience of Danger is one of the 18 principal insights:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... sights.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rough_Realism.htm

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The rewards are:
1: Realistic sensation of acute urgency.
2: Disables risky reliance on what is neither safe nor lasting.
3: Complete cure of the naive intoxication of youth, beauty, and success.

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False Complacency induces sleeping Downfall...

The Experience of Danger!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... Danger.htm
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The unborn and uncreated state!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:35 pm





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A certain not very well known Bhikkhu once asked the Blessed Buddha:
Venerable Sir, the removal of Greed, Hate, and Ignorance, is it often said…
What, Venerable Sir, is the real meaning of that statement?
This removal of Greed, Hate, & Ignorance is a description of the dimension
of Nibbana…The final elimination of the mental fermentations is spoken of
just like that.

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Then that Bhikkhu asked the Blessed One:
Venerable Sir, the Deathless, the Deathless, is it often said…
What, Sir, is this Deathless and what is the way leading the Deathless?
The destruction of Greed, of Hate, and the destruction of Ignorance:
This is called the Deathless. The Noble 8-fold Way is the way leading to
this Deathless; that is:

Right View (samma-ditthi)
Right Motivation  (samma-sankappa)
Right Speech  (samma-vaca)
Right Action  (samma-kammanta)
Right Livelihood  (samma-ajiva)
Right Effort  (samma-vayama)
Right Awareness  (samma-sati)
Right Concentration  (samma-samadhi)

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Bhikkhu, I will teach you the taintless, the truth, the far shore ...
... the subtle ... the very difficult to see ... the unageing ... the stable ...
... the undisintegrating ... the unmanifested ... the unproliferated ...
... the peaceful ... the deathless ... the sublime ... the auspicious ...
... the secure ... the destruction of craving ... the wonderful ...
... the amazing ... the unailing ... the undecaying state ...
... the unafflicted ... disillusion ... purity ... freedom ...
... the unadhesive ... the island ... the shelter ... the asylum ...
... the refuge ... the destination ... Nibbana

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More on the Deathless Dimension:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ension.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/D ... thless.htm

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:8] section 45:7 A certain Bhikkhu ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

The Unborn and Uncreated state!
 
 The Deathless...
 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Deathless.htm
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The Deepest Calm!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:38 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Formerly, when that person was still ignorant, then he was possessed & obsessed
by sexual & sensual greed, lust, desire, yearning, envy, jealousy, and miserliness...
He was obsessed & possessed by hate, anger, ill-will, irritation and stubbornness...
He was obsessed and possessed by ignorance, doubt, delusion & plain foolishness...
These evils are now overcome by him, eradicated, like a slashed and uprooted tree,
completely destroyed, and therefore unable to sprout into existence ever again!
Therefore such Bhikkhu, thus endowed, is indeed enriched by the highest Calm!
This tranquillization is his unshakable foundation! Since this, friends, is the very
highest and most precious: The Tranquillization of Greed, Hate, and Ignorance!!!

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Tranquillity (Passaddhi) Quiet:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... saddhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... illity.htm

Calm (Samatha) Peaceful Ease:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Forest_Bliss.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Calm.htm

The 3 Root Violations (Mula):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fading_Away.htm

Source Text (extract): Majjhima Nikaya 140: Analysis of the Elements:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

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Disgust Evaporates Lust!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:56 pm





The Blessed Buddha once said:
Awareness of the Body induces all advantageous qualities including clear
comprehension! The ancients said: Protect the sign, protect the nimitta...!
The Asubha Nimitta is a Disgusting Sign fixed in memory by meditation,
that one can redirect mind to whenever overcome by lust, greed and desire.
This sign detaches the mind from clinging to mere forms of foul impurities...
One then gain an 'off' button to turn 'off' desire and craving... This indeed
is the very KEY to disable suffering, since craving is the primary cause of all
suffering. Corpse Meditation (Asubha-Bhavana) effectively reduces desire!

How to cure compulsive over-eating, bulimia, and anorexia:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_32_Parts.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/B ... y_Form.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... Desire.htm

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How to cure sex obsession, porno addiction and gross perversions:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... tation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bo ... lation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... ations.htm

How to cure any greed, lust, desire, voracity, lewdness, longing and craving:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Skeleton.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... isgust.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Me ... a-Sati.htm

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Clever Disgust cools all obsessive greed and addictive lust:
For Inspiration: A collection of Corpse Pictures Warning: Only for Adults
http://s914.photobucket.com/albums/ac350/Asubha/ Password: corpses
Pick out the most disgusting picture and memorize it firmly and vividly.
Remember it whenever greedy! Then the greed will instantly vanish!
And the frustrating urge and tearing longing therefore subsides!

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How to Control Lust?

Disgust Evaporates Greed!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ho ... _Greed.htm
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Appreciative Joy Causes Contentment!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:53 pm





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When sitting alone, in silence, each early morning, with closed eyes one wishes:
May I radiate and meet only never-ending and mutually rejoicing joy!
May I & all the various beings on the 31 levels of existence develop and find
only celebration and elation in a never-ending mutually rejoicing joy!
May I & all beings on the sense-desire, fine-material, and the formless plane
develop and encounter this generous, infinite and mutually rejoicing joy!
May I & all beings in the front, to the right, the back, the left, and below as
above, develop and experience openhearted, sharing, & mutually rejoicing joy!
May I and all beings within this city, country, planet and universe always:
Be fully aware and deeply mindful of this content and mutually rejoicing joy!
Examine all details & aspects of this satisfied and mutually rejoicing joy!
Put enthusiastic effort in our praxis of this devoted mutually rejoicing joy!
Enjoy enraptured jubilant gladness in this exulting mutually rejoicing joy!
Be silenced by the tranquillity of quiet and all smiling mutually rejoicing joy!
Be concentrated & absorbed into one-pointedness by genuine rejoicing joy!
Dwell in an imperturbable equanimity of pure and mutually rejoicing joy...
Yeah! May it be even so, since mutual joy causes the jewel of contentment!

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Comment: Mutual Joy is the 3rd infinite mental state (Appamañña):
This gradually reduces all envy, jealousy, possessiveness, stinginess, avarice
miserliness, green covetousness and unhappiness related with all these states.
The cause of Mutual Joy in rejoicing in your child's or boon companion's success.
This same joy can then be beamed towards all liked, neutral and hostile beings.
Mutual Joy is then the proximate cause of satisfied and fulfilled Contentment...
Lack of mutual joy is thus the proximate cause of dissatisfied discontentment...
Joined with the 7 links to Awakening it will later cause a formless jhana...
Be happy at all and especially other being's success! Then calm comfort grows!

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More on Mutual Joy (Mudita):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Rejoicing_Joy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Safe_Medicine.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoi ... Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... usness.htm

Have a nice & noble day!

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

Mutual Joy causes Contentment!

Rejoicing Joy!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mutual_Joy.htm
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Buddhist Bliss!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:07 pm





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At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha once said to his monks:
I will teach you the uncorrupted state, & the way to the uncorrupted state...
Bhikkhus, I will teach you the truth, & the way leading to this absolute truth...
I will teach you the far shore ... the subtle ... the sublime ... the difficult to see ...
the unageing ... the stable ... the safe ... the undisintegrating & undecaying state ...
the unmanifested ... the unproliferated ... the unclinging ... untroubled silence ...
the peaceful ... the supreme bliss ... the fortunate ... the wonderful & amazing ...
the cooling of craving ... disillusion ... purity ... freedom ... the island shelter ...
the assured asylum ... the final refuge ... the deathless destination ... Nibbana...
Listen and pay alert attention to that which will lead you to lasting happiness!
And what, Bhikkhus is this Nibbana?
The absence of all Greed, the stilling of all Hate, & the ending of all Ignorance:
This is called the uncorrupted state of Nibbana... And what, Bhikkhus, is this
very good way leading to this undying state of Nibbana?

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Awareness of the body just as organs is a way to this uncorrupted state ...
The four foundations of awareness is a way to this absolute truth ...
Serene calm and profound insight is a way to this this far shore ...
Absorption into directed thought and sustained examination is a way...
Absorption into emptiness, signlessness, and into the uninclined is a way...
The four right efforts are a way to this the very difficult to see state...
The four roads to force are a way to this supreme bliss ...
The five pure abilities are a way to this purity ...
The five pure powers are a way to this freedom ...
The seven links to awakening are a way to this peace ...
The Noble 8-fold Way are a way to this deathless destination ...

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These are ways leading to this Nibbana... I have now taught you Nibbana...
and the way leading to this Nibbana... Whatever should be done, Bhikkhus,
by a considerate teacher out of sympathy for his disciples, wishing only their
welfare, that I have now done for you. There are roots of trees, Bhikkhus,
there are empty huts. Meditate, do not neglect your meditation, Bhikkhus,
otherwise you may come to regret it later. This is our instruction to you...

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Source:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [369-73]
Section 43: On The Unconsctructed. The way to the uninclined: 13-44.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Have a nice & noble day!

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

There is something Else and far Better...

Buddhist Bliss!

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ension.htm
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Nothing here can ever last...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:10 am





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At Savatthi The Blessed Buddha said this:
Bhikkhus, all forms are impermanent! What is impermanent is suffering!
What is suffering is no-self! What is no-self should be seen as it really is
with correct, true, relevant and realistic understanding thus:
This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self ...
All sounds are impermanent ... All smells are impermanent ...
All flavours are impermanent ... All touches are impermanent ...
All Mental states are impermanent. What is impermanent is suffering...
What is suffering is no-self. What is no-self should be seen as it really is
with correct, true, relevant and realistic understanding thus:
This is neither me, nor mine, this I am not, this is not my self!
Seeing this, Bhikkhus, any educated Noble Disciple is disgusted with
all forms, sounds, smells, flavours, touches, and with any mental state ...
The experience of this disgust, brings disillusion and disenchantment!
Through this disillusion, the mind is all released! When it is liberated,
then there appears this assurance: "This mind is freed" and one instantly
understands: Rebirth is now ended, this Noble Life is fully concluded,
done is what should be done, there is no state beyond this...

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More on impermanence, inconstancy, and transience (Anicca)
Anicca (Impermanence) According to Theravada (Bhikkhu Ñanamoli):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el186.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... anicca.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Tr ... ations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Pe ... sience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... Anicca.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/IV/Ex ... anence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... anence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... ence_2.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/The ... Anicca.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... sience.htm

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Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. IV 3-4
The group on the 6 Senses 35:4 The External as Impermanent...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Nothing here can ever last...

Transience!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... sience.htm
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Friendship is the Greatest!
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