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Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
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Cool Calm!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:23 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
How, friends, is there non-agitation through detached release?
Regarding this, friends, the educated normal person, who is a friend of a Noble
One and who is clever and well trained in his Dhamma, or who is a friend of a
Great Man and is clever and well trained in his Dhamma, avoids regarding form
as self, he avoids regarding self as having form, he avoids regarding form as
inside any self, or any self as inside any form! Then inevitably his body form
changes and decays. When this change and decay of his material form occurs,
his mind does not become occupied or obsessed with this change of just a form.
Therefore does no agitated mental state, arised from worry over this changed
merely physical body form, remain obsessing his mind ...
Because his mind is not obsessed, then he is neither frightened, nor distressed,
nor anxious, and by this detached non-clinging his inner agitation is all stilled!
He does not regard feeling as self ... perception as self ... mental constructions
as self ... consciousness as self, nor the self as possessing consciousness, nor as
consciousness as being inside any self, nor any the self as being 'inside' any
consciousness ... When his consciousness momentarily changes and alters, then
his mind does not become engaged with this fast change of consciousness.
Therefore does no agitated mental state, born of concern over this changed
consciousness, remain obsessing his mind! Because his mind is neither obsessed,
nor upset, nor troubled, nor uneasy with this or any other change whatsoever,
then this aloof and detached non-clinging still, calm and evaporate all his prior
agitations! It is exactly in this way, friends, that there is non-agitation caused
by non-clinging.

Comment:
If the 5 clusters of Clinging are no EGO, how can there ever be lost anything
from such vacuum void! ;-) hihi:

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More about this freeing selfless anti-ego impersonality = No-self = Anatta:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm

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You can come as you like, but you pay as you go...!

Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya XXII (7); [III 16-9]
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507 An Ocean of Dhamma!
On The 5 clusters of Clinging:
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/What_ ... inging.htm

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Cool Calm!

When not Agitated...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Cool_Calm.htm
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Serene is Equanimity!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:05 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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Have a nice & noble day!

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Tranquillity is a prerequisite for Happiness!


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

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:05 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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Have a nice & noble day!

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

Tranquillity is a prerequisite for Happiness!


Serene is Equanimity!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Se ... Beyond.htm
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Not Clinging!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:18 pm





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At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
Bhikkhus, without directly knowing and completely comprehending The All,
without being disgusted with it and leaving it all behind, one is incapable of
irreversibly eliminating any suffering...
Without directly knowing & completely comprehending the eye, forms, ear,
sounds, nose, smells, tongue, tastes, body, touches, mind, ideas and all metal
states, any consciousness all forms of contact and whatever kind of feeling
arised caused by such sense-contacts, without becoming disgusted with it,
without relinquishing it all, and without letting it all go, one is incapable of
eradicating any suffering irreversibly...
This, friends, is that All, which without directly knowing, without completely
comprehending, without being disgusted by and without leaving, one remains
incapable of eliminating all suffering...

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Comments:
The radical rationality of the Buddha-Dhamma here shines forth, wiping all
empty babble away! Since what is suffering? The five Clusters of Clinging
are suffering! Body, Feeling, Perception, Construction & Consciousness and
thus also the 6 senses, their 6 objects, and the 6 kinds of consciousnesses,
their 6 kinds of contact, and their 6 kinds of feeling are all suffering...
Why is all that suffering? Because all that is inherently impermanent and
thus always lost, decaying, and vanishing by itself right where it arised...

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Clinging is an intense form of Craving. Craving is the Cause of Suffering!

Further sharp shots @ clinging to sensuality:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... of_All.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/So ... ources.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... inging.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [17-8]
The 6 senses 35. Thread on Complete Comprehension: Parijanana Sutta (26)
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507

Not Clinging!

Relinquishing all eliminates Suffering...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Co ... ension.htm
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Contentment is the Highest Treasure!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:55 pm





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The Blessed Buddha often noted contentment as the highest treasure:
There is the case where a Bhikkhu is quite content with whatever old robe,
quite content with whatever old almsfood, quite content with whatever hut,
and quite content with whatever bitter medicine for curing sickness.
This Dhamma is for one who is content, not for one who is discontent!
Thus was it said. And with reference to exactly this salient contentment
with whatever little one has, was this simple, serene modesty well spoken...
AN VIII 30

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Contentment with whatever little one has!

And how is a Bhikkhu content?
Just as a bird, wherever it goes, flies with its wings as its only burden,
even so is he content with a single set of robes to protect his body and
begged almsfood to pacify his hunger. Wherever he goes, he takes only
these few simple necessities as robes, belt, bowl and razor along with him.
This is how a Bhikkhu is content...
DN 2

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There is the case where a Bhikkhu is content with whatever old robe at all,
with whatever old almsfood at all, with whatever old hut at all. He speaks in
praise of being content with any old requisite at all. He does not, for the sake
of any requisite, do anything unsuitable or inappropriate. When not getting any
requisites, he is not troubled. When getting requisites, he just uses it without
being attached to it. He is not obsessed, blameless, and seeing the drawbacks
and dangers of possessions, he realizes the escape from them. He does not,
on account of his contentment with any old requisite at all, exalt himself or
disparage others. Thus is he modest, clever, energetic, alert, & acutely aware!
This, Bhikkhus, is called a Bhikkhu standing quite firm in the ancient, original
lineage of the Noble Ones... AN IV 28

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Good are friends, when need arises.
Good is contentment with just what one has.
Good is merit done well, when life is at the end.
Good is the elimination of all Suffering!
Dhammapada 331

Solitude is happiness for one who is content,
who has heard the Dhamma and clearly understands.
Harmlessness is happiness in all worlds!
Harmlessness towards all breathing beings.
Udana 10

Therefore be capable, upright, and straight,
easy to instruct, gentle, and not proud,
content and easy to support with little,
with few duties, living simple and light,
with peaceful abilities, mastering all,
modest, and with no greed for support.
Do not do even a minor thing that the
wise and noble would later criticize.
Sutta Nipata I, 8

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More on Contentment (santutthi), which is caused by rejoicing mutual joy:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ca ... ontent.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoi ... Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ca ... ntment.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... _vamsa.htm

Have a nice & noble day!

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Contentment is the Highest Treasure!!

Cool Calm Comfort...
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Contentment.htm
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The Sublime Supreme Exists!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:47 pm





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Only he is bright, who shines by himself!
What is good, is really ... Good!
What is excellent, is really ... Excellent!
What is perfect, is really ... absolutely Perfect!
A rose is a rose is a rose. ;-) And just that.

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Canal makers direct the water.
Arrow makers straighten the shafts.
Carpenters plane the planks of wood.
The Clever Nobles train their Mind...
Dhammapada 80

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Those who meditate regularly;
Those who endure enthusiastically;
Those who exert much right effort;
These wise ones attain Nibbana:
The supreme Peace, the sublime Bliss.
Dhammapada 23

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Health is the greatest gain!
Contentment is the finest treasure!
Certainty is the foremost helper!
Nibbana is the highest Happiness...
Dhammapada 204

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The Sublime Supreme Exists!

Some Fabulously Fine Facts!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/En ... rousal.htm
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Karunã: The Great Good Helper!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:38 pm





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Karuna is feeling the pain of other beings, either partially or completely;

Possible translations:
1: Pity not from above: “I am better”, but as if in the other being’s shoes…
2: Compassion is OK, but that is difficult to reach up to for many beings…
3: Fellow feeling, sympathy, empathy, understanding are all OK, but somewhat
missing these essential points:

A: It is an inability to see and accept other being’s suffering and distress!
B: It is a deep desire to make others feel free, glad, happy and peaceful!
C: It is extended to and pervaded over many beings simultaneously…


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The proximate cause of Karuna = pity is noticing other being’s helplessness.
The immediate effect of Karuna = pity is evaporation of all evil cruelty!

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Pity (Karuna) is one of the four divine and infinite dwellings (Brahmavihara):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Endless_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Safe_Medicine.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Karuna_is_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/What_is_Wrong.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Gr ... assion.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Com ... e_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/S ... assion.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... ihaara.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... ulness.htm

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Seeing other being's Helplessness...

Great Compassion!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/Karuna_is_Pity.htm
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Mind is the Maker!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:20 am





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The blessed Buddha once said:
Mind precedes and initiates all phenomena!
Mind is their chief, mind is their maker...
When one speaks or performs an action
with a mind, that is internally all pure,
then happiness and pleasure follows,
like a shadow that never departs...
Dhammapada 1

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Difficult to detect and very subtle,
mind can seize and take up any object,
so let any wise being guard the mind,
for a guarded mind brings happiness...
Dhammapada 36

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Neither mother, nor father, nor any other
family member can do greater good, both
for oneself and for others as well, than
the well directed & well controlled mind...
Dhammapada 43

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What is Mind?
Mind is an ever repeating cycle sequence of:
Contact1 => Feeling1 + Perception1 => Intention1 => Attention1 redirected =>
New Contact2 => Feeling2 + Perception2 => Intention2 => Attention2 => etc.
Stilling this cycle produces Peace and Bliss! This serene Tranquillity is called:
Nibbana!

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More on the Magnificent Luminous 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/IV/Mind_Reading.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Luminous_is_Mind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... Bright.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/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 is the Maker!

Magnificent & Luminous is Mind!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ma ... t_Mind.htm
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Escape is Possible!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:20 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
What, friends, should be fully understood by direct experience?
The Five Clusters of Clinging. What five?
The cluster of clinging to form...
The cluster of clinging to feeling...
The cluster of clinging to perception...
The cluster of clinging to construction...
The cluster of clinging to consciousness...
These are the 5 things, which should be understood by direct experience!

What are the 2 things, which should be overcome & left by direct experience?
Ignorance and Craving for new Becoming... These are the 2 things, which should
be overcome, relinquished and left all behind by direct experience!

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And what are the 2 things, which should be realized by direct experience?
Complete Understanding and Absolute Freedom...
These are the two things, which should be realized by direct experience!

And what are the 2 things, which should be developed by direct experience?
Calm and Insight...
These are the two things, which should be developed by direct experience.

And how does a Bhikkhu indeed do so? Here, friends, the Bhikkhu develops:
Right View, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Motivation, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Speech, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Action, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Livelihood, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Effort, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Awareness, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Concentration, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
It is in this way that a Bhikkhu comes to fully understand all that, which should be
understood; comes to overcome, and leave behind all, which should be left behind;
comes to realize by direct experience all states that is realizable, & finally comes
to develop all the mental states, which should be developed…

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More on Calm and Insight and Direct Experience:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Di ... rience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ca ... nsight.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/4_Realizations.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:52-3] section 45: The Way. 160: The Guest-House ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

Escape is Possible!

Freedom comes through Direct Experience!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Escape.htm
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Today is Unduwap Poya day!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:05 pm




Unduwap Poya is this Fullmoon of December celebrating 2 events:
1: The arrival of Arahat Nun Theri Sanghamitta, sister of Arahat Mahinda, daughter
of emperor Asoka from India in the 3rd century B.C. establishing the Order of Nuns.
2: The arrival at Anuradhapura of a sapling of the sacred Bodhi-tree at Buddhagaya,
brought to Sri Lanka by Arahat Theri Sanghamitta.

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Arahat Theri Sanghamitta arrives w. tree.

This day is designated Sanghamitta Day. Nowadays Dasasil Matas;
ten-precept nuns, take an active part in making these celebrations.

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Arahat Theri Sanghamitta

Details on the Arahat Nun Theri Sanghamitta and the MahaBodhi:
See: http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... _theri.htm
and the Tree http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... irukka.htm

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The over 2000 years old Bodhi Tree in Ceylon.

On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges & 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 & 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 Dishonesty.
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...


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! So is the start towards Nibbana: the Deathless Element!
This is the Noble Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Ease, to Happiness,
initiated by Morality, developed further by Dhamma-Study and
fulfilled by training of Meditation...

Today indeed is Pooya or Uposatha / observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps even the Eight Precepts from sunrise until
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Lay Buddhists keep the Poya days clean!

On this unduwap Poya day did Arahat Theri Sanghamitta arrive!
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Happy & Holy is Harmlessness :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:47 pm





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The Blessed Buddha was a great friend of tolerance & harmlessness:
I am a friend of the footless,
I am a friend of the bipeds;
I am a friend of those with four feet,
I am a friend of the many-footed.
May not the footless harm me,
may not the bipeds harm me,
may not those with four feet harm me,
and may not those with many feet harm me.
A. II, 72

Among tigers, lions, leopards & bears I lived in the wood.
No one was frightened of me, nor did I fear anyone.
Uplifted by such universal friendliness I enjoyed the forest.
Finding great solace in sweet silent solitude.
Suvanna-sama Jataka 540

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I am a friend and helper to all,
I am sympathetic to all living beings.
I develop a mind full of love and
delights always in harmlessness.
I gladden my mind, fill it with joy,
makes it immovable and unshakable.
I develop the divine states of mind
not cultivated by simple men.
Theragatha. 648-9

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Thus he who both day and night
takes delight in harmlessness
sharing love with all that live,
finds enmity with none.
SN I 208

He who does not strike nor makes
others strike, who robs not nor makes
others rob, sharing love with all that lives,
finds enmity with none.
Itivuttaka 22

As a mother even with her life protects
her only son, so let one cultivate infinite,
yeah universal, friendliness towards
all sentient, living & breathing beings.

When one with a mind of true affection
feels compassion for this entire world,
above, below and across,
unlimited everywhere.

The one who has left violence,
who never harm any being,
who never kill nor causes to kill,
such one, mild, is a Holy Noble One.
Dhammapada 405

The one who is friendly among the hostile,
who is harmless among the violent,
who is detached among the greedy,
such one is a Holy Noble One.
Dhammapada 406

He is not Noble who injures living beings.
He is called Noble because he is
gentle & kind towards all living beings.
Dhammapada 270

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Tolerance is the highest training.
Patience is the best praxis.
So all Buddhas say.
Dhammapada 184

Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer.
Khuddakapatha 9

Solitude is happiness for one who is content,
who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees.
Cordial non-violence is happiness in this world
harmlessness towards all living beings.
Udana 10

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How to become harmless:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_B ... enship.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bl ... _Bliss.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Patie ... erance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bo ... olence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Frien ... _Frees.htm

Happy & Holy is the Harmless :-)

Harmlessness is the Best Protection!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ha ... erance.htm
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The 2 Blind Drivers...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:04 pm





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There are these two kinds of Desire:
1: Advantageous Desire for unbinding, for release, for peace, for Nibbana...
Why is this form of desire advantageous ?
Because it leads towards ultimate safety, freedom, and lasting Happiness!

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2: The Detrimental Desire for forms, for body, for feelings, for perceptions,
for mental constructions, for sensing, & for the various types of consciousness.
Why is this form of desire detrimental?
Because it leads to repeated births, ageing, decaying, sickness & repeated death!
Because it leads to sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, misery & desperate despair.
I tell you, because such desire leads to Suffering...
These are the two kinds of Desire!

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There are these two kinds of Disgust:
1: The Advantageous Disgust towards forms, towards body, towards feelings,
towards perceptions, towards mental constructions, towards sensing, towards the
manifold and various types of consciousness, towards all internal and all external ...
Why is this form of disgust advantageous ?
Because it leads towards ultimate safety, freedom, and lasting Happiness!

2: The Detrimental Disgust towards friends on the Noble life, towards morality,
towards meditation, towards understanding, towards right view, towards right
motivation, towards right speech, towards right behaviour, towards right livelihood,
towards right effort, and towards right concentration...
Why is this form of disgust detrimental?
Because it leads to repeated births, ageing, decaying, sickness & repeated death!
Because it leads to sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, misery & desperate despair.
I tell you, because such desire leads to Suffering...
These are the two kinds of Disgust!

Comments:
The autopilot monkey-mind runs with any desire, even if it is catastrophic...
This same folly also runs away from any disgust, even if it is advantageous!

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More on this dual Desire (Chanda):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... Desire.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/De ... _Force.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ob ... uption.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/D ... thless.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Tw ... Desire.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Co ... _Muddy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... chanda.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... al_Pit.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Desire_&_Lust.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Just_a_Flash.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Why_Not.htm

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The 2 Blind Drivers...

Desire and disgust can be both advantageous and detrimental!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Tw ... Desire.htm
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What is Ignorance?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:42 pm





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At Varanasi in the Deer Park at Isipatana, they once asked Sariputta:
Ignorance, ignorance, it is said, what now, friend, is this ignorance,
and in what way is one immersed in such ignorance?
Here, friend, the uninstructed ordinary person does not understand
as it really is: The arising, the ceasing, the satisfaction, the danger,
nor the escape, nor the way leading to escape, neither in the case of
form, nor of in the case of feeling, nor of in the case of perception,
nor of in the case of mental construction, nor of in the case of this
consciousness. This, friends, is called ignorance, and in this way is
one indeed still immersed in the fatal blindness of ignorance...

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More on Ignorance (Avijja):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ignorance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... vijjaa.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ca ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Be ... nowing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/W ... erever.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Be ... mining.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/In ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Wh ... orance.htm

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Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya 22:131+5 III 174-6
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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What is Ignorance?

Ignorance is the Root of Suffering!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... orance.htm
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All Intentions have Resulting Effects!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:01 pm





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Which are the mental states, that are causes?
Good and bad states, belonging to the worlds of sense desire, to the planes of
fine material form, to the formless realms, and to the supra-mundane states:
That is the cluster of feelings, perceptions, mental constructions and the
cluster of the manifold and variable kinds of consciousness...
These are the phenomena, which cause results!
Comment: Present mental states conditions and influences future events!

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Which are the mental states, that are effects?
The results of good and bad mental states, which make effects in the worlds
of sense desire, in the planes of fine material form, in the formless realms,
and in the supra-mundane states: That is the cluster of feelings, perceptions,
mental constructions & the cluster of the various types of consciousness...
These are the phenomena, which are results!
Comment: Mental states are often seeded by and results of past events!

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Which are the states, that neither are results nor cause results?
Those mental states governing action, which are neither good, nor bad!,
nor the results of other prior action, and moreover all form, and finally
the unconditioned element of Nibbana... These are the three phenomena,
which neither are results themselves, nor cause any other future effects!
Comment: Material form, Nibbana & inoperative neutral (Kiriya) actions
of the Arahats causes no future effects to arise anywhere at any time...

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About the cause and effect of intentional states:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Wh ... eutral.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... Future.htm

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Source: The 1st canonical Abhidhamma Book: Dhammasanghani: pp 991-993
The Classification of States. The Enumeration of Ultimate Realities.
Tr. by U Kyaw Khine. 1999. Sri Satguru Publications. Delhi.

All Intentions have Resulting Effects!

Phenomena are Causes, Effects, or Neither...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Resultants.htm
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Intentions Create the Future!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:29 pm





Any moment of intentional mental activity creates and conditions the future!
Any moment of intentional verbal activity creates and conditions the future!
Any moment of intentional bodily activity creates and conditions the future!
If the intention behind this thinking, speaking or doing is mixed with either
greed, hate, or ignorance or diluted derivatives thereof, this future will
inevitably be mixed with resultant states of mental and physical pain…
If the intention behind this thinking, speaking & doing is mixed with either
non-greed, non-hate, or non-ignorance or dilutions thereof, this future
will inevitably be mixed with resultant states of mental and physical pleasure…
If the intention behind this thinking, speaking & doing is mixed neither with
greed nor with non-greed, neither with hate nor with non-hate,& neither
with ignorance nor with non-ignorance, this future will inevitably be mixed
with resultant states of neither pain nor pleasure = neutral indifference…
Not intending any stills formation of becoming and is not creating any future!
Therefore: Be Aware! Watch the intention! Is it mixed with exactly what?
Intention is literally seeding and producing moments of your future!
No other Creator is found! Silencing intention creates Peace!

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About the cause and effect of intentional states:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ka ... ention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Wh ... eutral.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Resultants.htm

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Have a nice noting colour of the intention day!

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Intentions Create the Future!

Any intending changes the probabilities for future events...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... Future.htm
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Intention is the Kamma!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:55 pm





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Kamma is intention to push and act and not the later resulting effects!

Buddha emphasized the core Law of Kamma: Moral Efficacy of any Action!

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He said: Kamma should be known and understood:
The cause by which kamma comes into play should be known.
The diversity in kamma should be known.
The result of kamma should be known.
The ending of kamma should be known.
The way of practice for the ending of kamma should be known.
Thus it has been said. In reference to what was it said?
Intention, I tell you, is kamma.
Intending, one makes kamma by way of body, speech, and mind.
And what is the cause by which kamma comes into play?
Contact is the cause by which kamma comes into play.
And what is the diversity in kamma?
There is kamma to be experienced in hell,
kamma to be experienced in the realm of the various animals,
kamma to be experienced in the realm of the hungry ghosts,
kamma to be experienced in this human world,
kamma to be experienced in the world of the divine devas.
This is called the diversity in kamma.

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By intending something one plants an egg of future hatching resultants!

And what is the result of kamma?
The result of kamma is of three sorts, I tell you:
that which arises right here and now, or later in this very lifetime,
and that which arises in later lives. This is called the result of kamma.
And what is the ending of kamma?
The ending of contact thereby also ends kamma.
And what is the way of practice for the ending of kamma?
Just this Noble eightfold path:
right view,
right motivation,
right speech,
right action,
right livelihood,
right effort,
right mindfulness,
right concentration
This is the way of praxis leading to the end of kamma.

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Now when a disciple of the Noble Ones comprehends kamma in this way,
the cause, the diversity, the result, the end, and the way of practice
leading to the ending of kamma in this way, then he sees the fulfilment
of the Noble life as the end of kamma.

Kamma should be known.
The cause by which kamma comes into play...
The diversity in kamma...
The result of kamma...
The ending of kamma...
The way of practice for the ending of kamma should be known.
Thus it has been said, and in reference to this was it said.
Reference: AN VI.63

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Reflecting on all one's actions:

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Intention has in future entangled physical effects outside the individual!

The Buddha to his son:
How do you consider this, Rahula: What is a mirror for?
Rahula: For reflection, Sir.
The Buddha: In the same way, Rahula, bodily acts, verbal acts, and mental
acts are to be done with constant reflection. Whenever you want to do a
bodily act, then you should reflect: This bodily act I want to do, would it
lead to misery to myself, to the misery of others, or to both?
Is it a detrimental bodily act, with painful consequences, painful results?
If, on reflection, you come to know that it would lead to your own misery,
to the misery of others, or to both, and it would be an harming bodily act
with painful consequences, painful results, then any bodily act whatsoever
of that sort is absolutely unacceptable for you to do! But if on reflection
you know that it would not cause misery. That it would be an advantageous
bodily action with happy consequences, & pleasant results, then any bodily
act of that sort is proper for you to do.

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Any intention produces a ladder into the future upon which one climbs!

While you are doing a bodily act, you should reflect: This bodily act I am
doing now does it lead to self-misery, to the misery of others, or to both?
Is it an detrimental bodily act, with painful consequences, painful results?
If, on reflection, you come to know that it is leading to self-misery, or to
the misery of others, or to both, then you should instantly stop doing it!
But if on reflection you know that it is not disadvantageous to anybody,
then you may continue with it.

Having done a bodily act, you should again reflect .... If, on reflection,
you come to know that it led to self-misery, to the misery of others, or to
both; that it was an detrimental bodily act with painful consequences,
painful results, then you should confess it, reveal it, and lay it open to the
teacher or to a knowledgeable friend in the holy life. Having confessed it,
you should exercise restraint and self-control in the future.
But if on reflection you know that it did not lead to misery, that it was a
advantageous bodily action with happy consequences, happy results, then
you should stay mentally elated and joyful, training day & night in all the
advantageous mental qualities.

...[similarly for verbal and mental acts]...

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Intention is a choice, which reduces entropy, thus rolling out the future!

Rahula, all past bhikkhus and recluses who purified their bodily, verbal, &
mental acts, did it through repeated reflection on their bodily, verbal, and
mental acts in exactly this way. All the future bhikkhus and recluses & all
the bhikkhus and recluses who at present purify their bodily, verbal, and
mental acts, do it by repeated reflection on their bodily, verbal, & mental
acts in exactly this way. Therefore, Rahula, you should train yourself:
I will purify my bodily acts by repeated reflection.
I will purify my verbal acts by repeated reflection.
I will purify my mental acts by repeated reflection.
Thus should you train yourself!
reference MN 61

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For details on the mechanics of Kamma = Intentional Action see:
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/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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Intention is the Kamma!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Ka ... ention.htm
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Rejoicing makes Bliss!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:50 pm





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By seeing that:
If only happy at one's own success, such egoistic Joy is rare and limited!
If happy at others success also, the Joy is more frequent & even infinite!

By observing that:
It starts with basic sympathy, develops into acceptance, genuine approval,
& appreciation. It culminates in rejoicing altruistic sympathy by directing
mind to initiation, much cultivation & boundless expansion of Mutual Joy!

By knowing that:
Mutual Joy is the proximate cause of sweet, fully satisfied contentment!
Lack of mutual joy is therefore the proximate cause of discontentment!
Mutual Joy instantly eliminates acidic jealousy, grudge and green envy!
Mutual Joy is an infinite, truly divine, elevating and sublime mental state!
Mutual Joy is 1 of the 4 mental states of the Brahma-devas (Brahmavihara)


The Blessed Buddha pointed out:
If it were impossible to cultivate this Good, I would not tell you to do so!

Buddhaghosa:
See how this worthy being is very Happy!
How fine! How excellent! How sweet!

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Let there be Happiness. Let there be open Freedom.
Let there be Peace. Let there be Bliss from cultivating this.
Let there be Understanding of this mental state of Mutual Joy!


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Cultivation of Mutual Joy is the specific medicine against Envy & Jealousy:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mutual_Joy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Rejoicing_Joy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... usness.htm

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Mudita: The Buddha's Teaching on Unselfish Joy: BPS Wheel Publication No. 170
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el170.html

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Mutual Joy Rejoices in Other's Success...


Mutually Rejoicing Bliss!

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoi ... Mudita.htm
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Awareness is Essential...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:40 am





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, there are these Four Foundations of Awareness. What four?
When a Bhikkhu keenly contemplates:
1: Any Body just as a transient Form...
2: Any Feeling just as a passing Sensation...
3: Any Mind just as a momentary Mood...
4: Any Phenomena just as a flickering Mental State...

while always acutely aware & clearly comprehending, he thereby removes
any urge, envy, jealousy, frustration and discontent rooted in this world...
These are the Four Foundations of Awareness...

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Details On Foundations of Awareness (Sati):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... s_Sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Sati_Summary.htm

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Source of reference (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V: 173-4] 47 The Foundations of Awareness: 24 Simple..

Awareness is Essential...

A Crucial Foundation!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... dation.htm
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Mixed cause => Mixed Effect!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:48 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Regarding the effects of actions, Ananda, as to the person here who avoids
all killing of any living being, who avoids all stealing of what is not given, who
avoids any misconduct in sensual pleasures, who avoids all false speech, divisive
speech, aggressive speech, and all idle & empty gossip, who is neither envious,
nor jealous, is good-willed, and who is of right view, yet who at the breakup of
the body, right after death, is reborn in a state of deprivation, a dreadful
destination, in the painful purgatory, or even in one of the hells: Either earlier,
prior to this, such one also did evil actions to be felt as painful, or later, after
this - such one did evil actions to be felt as pain, or at moment of death such
one entered into & maintained wrong views! Because of one or more of these,
right after death, such one is reborn in a bad state of deprivation, a dreadful
destination, in the painful purgatory, or even in the hells.
But since such one also - here & now - has been one who avoids all killing of any
living being, who avoids taking anything what is not given, who avoids all wrong
misconduct in sensual pleasures, who avoids all false speech, divisive speech,
aggressive speech, & all idle & empty gossip, who is neither envious, nor jealous,
who is of good will, & who holds right views, such one will experience the pleasant
results of that good behaviour, either here and now, or in the next rebirth, or
in some subsequent later existence...

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Comments:
Behaviour (kamma) is almost always mixed: Sometimes good, sometimes bad!
The later effects are therefore also mixed: Sometimes pleasure, often pain...
Good begets good & dilutes+delays evil. Evil begets evil & dilutes+delays good!

An illustration of the delayed, overlapping & interfering result of mixed kamma:
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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/IV/In ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Unint ... Action.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bu ... _Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/K ... _Fruit.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/K ... ovable.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 ... elayed.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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Source:
The Moderate speeches of the Buddha: The great speech on Action. MN 136
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=25072X Full Text:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nymo.html

Mixed cause => Mixed Effect!

Variable are Delayed Effects of Mixed Kamma!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Ef ... elayed.htm
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What Stops all Sadness?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:30 pm





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Where does all mental melancholy and blue depression cease without a trace?
When, with the fading away & stilling of all directed thought & any sustained
thinking, one enters and remains in the second jhana absorption of assured
unification of mind, merged with pleasure and joy, born of this well anchored
& fixed concentration: It is right there that all mental frustration & sadness
cease without a trace remaining...
Therefore do beings reborn at the radiant deva level, never feel any mental
sorrow, misery or sadness, since they are continuously absorbed in this subtle
2nd jhana concentration... Thus they move their body of beaming light joyously
around at the speed of a thought! They are literally feeding on this pure Joy!
Continuously enveloped in enraptured and exalted ecstatic bliss!

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On how to attain the Jhana absorptions:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Detai ... ptions.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Requi ... rption.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... bility.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... ration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... ration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... amadhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... jhaana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Jh ... rption.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Samma-Samadhi.htm

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Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book V 213-4
The Abilities section 48. Thread on The Irregular Order: Uppatika 40
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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What Stops all Sadness?

How2Stop the Moody-Blue Melancholy?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/En ... ration.htm
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Theravada Forest Tradition.


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