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Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
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Great is Compassion!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:33 am





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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!
I know better ...; 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!

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

Feel Infinite Pity for all those Falling beings!

Great Compassion!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Gr ... assion.htm
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Floated by Joy :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:14 pm





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The Joy Link to Awakening (Piti-sambojjhanga)
has the characteristic
of suffusing contentment, and the property of gladdening satisfaction.
This Joy Link to Awakening manifests as mental elation, which can reach
five successively increasing degrees of intensity:

1: Minor Joy, which can raise the hair on the body when thrilled.
2: Momentary Joy, which is flashing like lightning at various occasions.
3: Showering Joy, which breaks over the body repeatedly like sea-waves.
4: Uplifting Joy, which can be strong enough to even levitate the body.
5: Pervading Joy, which is like a heavy sponge all saturated with water.

Visuddhimagga IV 94-9

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The Buddha once said: What mental fermentations (asava) should be
overcome by development? If a Bhikkhu by careful & rational attention
develops the Joy Link to Awakening based on seclusion, on disillusion,
on ceasing, & culminating in relinquishment, then neither can any mental
fermentation, nor any fever, or discontent ever arise in him. MN2 [i 11]

In one who has aroused enthusiastic energy, there arises a joy not of
this world & the Joy Link to Awakening emerges there. He develops it,
& for him it goes to the culmination of its development. MN118 [iii 85]

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Any one convinced by understanding of Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha,
gets an enthusiastic sense of the sublime good goal of Nibbana &
gains gladness connected, joined, and fused with this Dhamma...!
In any one gladdened, Joy is born. The body of the Joyous is calmed.
One of calm body experiences pleasure and happiness! The mind of
one who is happy becomes concentrated. The concentrated mind
sees and knows things as they really are. This brings disgust and
disillusion, which enables full direct experience of mental release.
It is in this way that Joy indeed is a factor leading to Awakening!
MN [i 37-8], AN [iii 21-3], DN [iii 21-3]

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Further inspirations on the elevating & ecstatic quality of Joy (Piti):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ha ... Beyond.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Jo ... Beyond.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Jo ... _World.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Al ... ed_Joy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Joy.htm

Have a nice & noble day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
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Joy is a link to Enlightenment!

Floated by Joy :-)
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/Joy_Piti.htm
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Suitable Substitution...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:34 pm





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1: Desire (kama-chanda) should be substituted with attention on disgust.
2: Anger (vyapada) should be substituted with universal friendliness.
3: Lethargy & laziness (thina-middha) should be substituted with energy.
4: Restlessness & regret (uddhacca-kukkucca) should be substituted with calm.
5: Skeptical doubt (vicikiccha) should be substituted with examination.


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Substitution of the hindrances works exactly as long, as one is Aware of it...
Momentary suppression of the hindrances can be obtained during Meditation...
Irreversible elimination by cut-off is achieved only, when attaining Nobility...

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About the 5 Hindrances (Nivarana) and their cure:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... rances.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.3-4.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/II/Th ... Desire.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... isgust.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/An ... tation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... tation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Le ... ziness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cu ... ziness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Re ... Regret.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cu ... Regret.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Do ... tainty.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cu ... tainty.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fe ... rances.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/St ... rances.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... ome_10.htm

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Suitable Substitution...

Swapping evil with good is advantageous!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Su ... tution.htm
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Without any Fear!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:20 pm





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Once in Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
Bhikkhus, any Noble Disciple, who possesses four things has transcended all fear
of any bad future destination. What four?
1: Here, any Noble Disciple possesses confirmed confidence in the Buddha thus:
Worthy, honourable & perfectly self-Enlightened is the Buddha! Consummated in
knowledge & behaviour, totally transcended, expert in all dimensions, knower of all
worlds, unsurpassable trainer of those who can be tamed, teacher & guide of gods
as well as of humans, blessed, exalted, awakened & enlightened is the Buddha!!!
2: Any Noble Disciple possesses confirmed confidence in the Dhamma thus:
Perfectly formulated is this Buddha-Dhamma, visible right here & now, immediately
effective, timeless, inviting each & everyone to come and see for themselves,
inspect, examine & verify. Leading each & everyone through progress towards
perfection. Directly observable, experiencable & realizable by each intelligence...
3: Any Noble Disciple possesses confirmed confidence in the Sangha thus:
Perfectly training is this Noble Sangha community of the Buddha's Noble disciples:
Training the right way, the true way, the good way, the direct way! Therefore do
these 8 kinds of individuals, these 4 Noble pairs, deserve both gifts, self-sacrifice,
offerings, hospitality and reverential salutation with joined palms, since this Noble
Sangha community of the Buddha's Noble disciples, is an unsurpassable & forever
unsurpassed field of merit, in this world, for this world, to respect, and protect...
4: Any Noble Disciple possesses the Morality esteemed by the Noble ones:
Unbroken, untorn, unspotted, freeing, praised by the good, inducing concentration!
Any Noble Disciple, who possesses these four things has transcended and gone all
beyond all fear of a bad destination, rightly beyond all fear of a painful future...

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On gaining the ultimate safe & fearless future: Stream-Entrance:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_6_Keys.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... trance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... _Tools.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/As ... nation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Enter ... upreme.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. [V:364]
section 55: Sotapattisamyutta. Thread 14: The Bad Destination...

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Have a nice fearless day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
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Without Fear!!!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No_Fear.htm
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Today is Navam Poya Day!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:17 pm





Navam Poya day is the full-moon of February. This holy day celebrates
the ordination of the Buddha Gotama's main disciples Sariputta and
MahaMoggallana. On this day Buddha also later decides his Parinibbana.

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The death moment of the Buddha, where he enters Nibbana (Sanskrit Nirvana)...!

On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges and undertakes the
Five Precepts like this: Newly bathed, shaved, white-clothed, with clean
bare feet, one kneels at a shrine with a Buddha-statue, and bows first
three times, so that feet, hands, elbows, knees & head touch the floor.
Then, with joined palms at the heart, one recites these memorized lines
in a loud, calm & steady voice:

As long as this life lasts:

I hereby take refuge in the Buddha.
I hereby take refuge in the Dhamma.
I hereby take refuge in the Sangha.
I hereby seek shelter in the Buddha for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Dhamma for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Sangha for the 2nd time.
I hereby request protection from the Buddha for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Dhamma for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Sangha for the 3rd time.

I will hereby respect these Three Jewels the rest of my life!

I accept to respect & 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 or observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps even the Eight Precepts from sunrise until the
next dawn... If any wish an official recognition by the Bhikkhu-Sangha,
they may simply forward the lines starting with "I hereby ..." signed with
name, date, town, & country to me or join here. A public list of this new
quite rapidly growing global Saddhamma-Sangha is set up here!

The New Noble Community of Buddha's Disciples: The Saddhamma Sangha:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Saddhamma_Sangha.htm

Can quite advantageously be Joined Here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm

May your journey hereby be light, swift, and sweet. Never give up !!
Bhikkhu Samahita: [email protected]

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

Have a nice Poya Observance day!

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Today is Navam Poya Day!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/N ... ya_Day.htm
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Rejoicing Joy

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:45 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!
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Mutual Joy causes Contentment!

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

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:16 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, even as dawn is the forerunner & messenger of the rising sun,
similarly is Fulfillment the forerunner & messenger of the emergence of
this Noble 8-fold Way. Fulfillment of what?

Fulfillment of Morality...
Fulfillment of Motivation...
Fulfillment of Determination...
Fulfillment of View...
Fulfillment of Alertness...
Fulfillment of Rational Attention...


When a Bhikkhu is accomplished in these qualities including rational attention,
one can expect that he will initiate & refine this Noble 8-fold Way!
How does a Bhikkhu, who is accomplished in these mental qualities develop
and cultivate this Noble 8-fold Way? In this he develops: 

Right View so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Motivation so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Speech so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Action so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Livelihood so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Effort so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Awareness so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Concentration so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.


It is in this way, friends, that a Bhikkhu who is fulfilled, consummated and
accomplished in morality, motivation, determination, view, alertness & rational
attention develops, cultivates, and completes this Noble Eightfold Path…

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Further study on the Noble 8-fold Way:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Middle_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Noble_8_fold_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_3-fold_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fa ... eglect.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_N ... ld_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruit ... le_Way.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:31-2] section 45: The Way. 57: Fulfilled ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Fulfilled First!

Ready to tread The Noble 8-fold Way?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fu ... First_.htm
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The Hungry Peta Ghosts...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:35 pm





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Buddha spoke on Ghosts (Petas), who walk through walls & who need our help:
Outside the walls they stand and wait, and at the junctions and road-forks,
Returning to their prior homes, urging! They wait beside the posts of gates.
But when a rich feast is set out with food & drink of every kind, remember
the fact that few humans do recall: These pellucid ghosts was created from
their past own acts. So they who are compassionate, who have a heart to give
to their relatives such drink and food as may be pure. And good and fitting
at these times: Then let this food be for the ghost relatives; May the ghost
relatives have some happiness.! These ghosts of the departed of my family
Foregathered and assembled there will eagerly their blessing give.
For plentiful rich food and drink: So may our relatives live long,
Owing to whom we have this gain, for honour to us has thus been done,
No giver ever lacked the sweet fruit. In the dimension of these Ghosts,
There is never any ploughing there, nor any cattle-herding found,
Nor merchandizing just the same, nor bartering for coin of gold:
The ghosts of your departed family, live there on anything given only here;
As water showered on the hill, flows down to reach the hollow vale,
So giving given here can serve the ghosts of your departed family.
As river-beds, when full can bear the water down to fill the sea,
So giving given here can serve the ghosts of the departed family there.
He gave to me, he worked for me, he was my family, friend, & intimate!
Give gifts, then, for departed ones, recalling what they used to do.
No weeping, nor yet sorrowing, nor any kind of mourning, helps the
Departed Ones, whose family remain unhelpful to them acting thus silly.
But when this offering is given and well placed in the Sangha Community
For them, then it can serve them long in future and at once as well.
The True Dhamma for relatives has here been shown, and how high honour
to departed ones is done, and how the Bhikkhus can be given strength as well,
And how great merit can be stored away by you.

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Therefore: Dedicate the merit of any gift to your hungry Ghost Family!
The suffer a lot, wailing in despair, but in vain, repenting their evil deeds.
There are ghost who only can feed on: corpses, or excrement, or abortions,
or menstruation, or ash, or earth, or glowing embers and many similar pains...
Ghost existence is mainly the result of stealing and cheating with values.

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More on this dreadful Ghost existence! From the Canonical Tipitaka:
Minor Anthologies Vol 4, Vimanavatthu & Petavatthu
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=130738
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Hu ... ebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... vatthu.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petavatthu

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Video also featuring Ghosts and their sad fate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QDBHCxvX-Q

The Hungry Peta Ghosts...

Feed the Ghosts and not the Greed!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ghosts_Petas.htm
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Radical Relinquishment!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:00 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, I will teach you the state of relinquishment... Pay attention & listen...
And what, bhikkhus, is the state of overcoming all by leaving behind all???
The eye, form, visual-consciousness, eye-contact, feeling arised from seeing,
pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant, is to be relinquished & left.
The ear, sound, hearing-consciousness, ear-contact, feeling arised from hearing,
whether painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant, are all to be relinquished & left.
The nose, smell, smelling-consciousness, nose-contact, feeling arised from smelling,
pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant, all that also should be let go of.
The tongue, any flavour, tasting-consciousness, tongue-contact, feeling arised
from tongue-contact, pleasant, painful or neutral, that too is to be left behind.
The body, touch, tactile-consciousness, body-contact, any feeling arised from
body-contact, whether pleasant, painful or neutral, should also be relinquished.
The mind, any mental state & phenomenon, mental-consciousness, mental-contact,
and whatever feeling arised with mental-contact as origin, whether pleasant, painful
or neither-painful-nor-pleasant, that indeed also is to be relinquished & left behind...
This, bhikkhus, is the radically released state of overcoming by leaving behind all...

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Back-pack-burden of heavy dependencies all exploded!

Comments:
Logically can only relinquishment of all burdens & dependencies gain true freedom!
Only true freedom means absence of fear from any event and from any corner...
Only freedom from fear and anxiety can ever open up for ease, peace and bliss!

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More on systematic relinquishment:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Free_from_Fear.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Le ... Behind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/No ... ything.htm

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Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV 15-6
The Salayatana section 35. Thread on Leaving: Pahana Sutta (23)
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Radical Relinquishment!

Only Letting Go can ever set Free...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Le ... Behind.htm
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Neither Attracted, nor Repelled...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:04 pm





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Buddha once asked: How, Bhikkhus and friends, is there full mental control?
When seeing a form then one becomes neither attracted by any pleasing form,
nor repelled by any displeasing form! When having heard a sound with the ear,
one becomes neither entranced by any charming sound, nor opposed by any
horrid sound! When having sniffed a smell with the nose, one becomes neither
fascinated by any lovely smell, nor held off by any detestable smell!
Having tasted a flavour with the tongue, one becomes neither captivated by
any likeable taste, nor rejected by unlikable taste! When having felt a touch
with the body, one becomes neither allured by any pleasant touch, nor repelled
by any unpleasant touch! When having experienced whatever mental state with
the mind, one becomes neither obsessed by any agreeable mental phenomenon,
nor rebuffed by any disagreeable mental phenomenon whatsoever...
Thus does one live on, while having established Awareness of the Body, yet also
abiding within an unlimited & infinite mind. Thus does a focused one come to
understand, through direct experience, that release of mind, a mental release
through understanding, wherein all those evil & disadvantageous mental states
irreversibly cease without any remaining trace! It is in exactly this way, that
there is full mental control!

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Comments:
The infinite mind, counteracting hate & anger, is a mind made limitless by
the praxis of the 4 sublime & divine dwellings (brahma-vihara), also called the
4 infinite states (appamañña), which are:

Infinite Friendliness (Metta),
Endless Pity (Karuna),
Mutual Sympathy & Joy (Mudita), and
Imperturbable Equanimity (Upekkha).


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For Awareness of the Body, which counteracts greed, lust & desire; see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... s_Sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Me ... a-Sati.htm
Having counteracted both greed & lust, which pulls in the mind attracting it
to objects, and having counteracted both hate & anger, which push the mind
repulsing it from objects, mind may stay stilled and ballanced in the middle,
untouched, ballanced and in complete control...

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [189-]
35: 6 Senses. Salayatana. States that entail Suffering. Dukkha-Dhamma 244.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Neither Attracted, nor Repelled...

Full mental control requires stilling any mind push & pull.
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/In_Control.htm
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The Bliss of the Forest!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:35 pm





The forest bhikkhu pays much attention to the experience of forest:
Thereby he enters deeper yet unattained depths of concentration.
By living remote he is not distracted by any unsuitable phenomena.
He is free from anxiety and stress. He abandons attachment to life.
He enjoys a taste of the bliss of seclusion, and the silenced peace.
He lives secluded and apart. Calm and remote abodes delight his heart.
The hermit that in woods can dwell alone, may gain the bliss as well.
Whose savour is beyond the price of royal bliss even in any paradise.
So let the forest delight a wise man for his precious dwelling's site.
Sources: MN 121, AN III 343, Vism I 73

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ALONE
The one who sits and lives solitary,
& walks alone finds great delight
in the silence of the forest...

Dhammapada 305

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SUCH ONE
The One wearing only 3 robes,
who is thin with veins showing,
who meditates alone in the forest,
such one is a Holy One..
.
Dhammapada 395

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http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Forest_Bliss.htm

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What is The Best Fortune?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:56 pm





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Once an illuminating deity asked The Buddha:
Which good fortune is the best? Whereto he answered:
Not associating with fools, but only with the wise,
Honouring only those, who really deserves it,
Living in suitable climatic and peaceful regions,
Great learning, good discipline and exact speech,
Service to mother and father, support of wife and sons,
— this is supreme good fortune!
Giving, and living the just and generous life supporting relatives,
Avoidance from all evil behaviour through complete self-control,
Abstinence from intoxicating drinks and drugs causing carelessness,
Reverence, devoted faith in the Dhamma, humility, and contentment,
Grateful hearing and study of the Dhamma, when one is ready for it,
— this is supreme good fortune!
Forbearance, patience, and humble yet keen attention, when corrected,
Seeing ascetics, recluses, sages and bhikkhus, who explain the Dhamma,
Living the Noble life, understanding the Noble Truths, & realising quenching,
Being unperturbed, when contacted by the manifold phenomena of the world,
Having established these exquisite states, one is unconquered everywhere,
One goes in safety everywhere — this is verily the supreme good fortune!
Sn 258-269

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On what is Advantageous (Kusala):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... Action.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/W ... ageous.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Wh ... geous2.htm

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The Best Fortune!
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Infinite is Friendliness!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:09 am





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

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Train yourself in doing only good
that lasts and brings great happiness.
Cultivate generosity, a peaceful living,
and a mentality of infinite friendliness.
Itivuttaka 16

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Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer.
Sutta Nipata I, 8

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May all creatures, all breathing things,
all beings one and all, without exception,
experience good fortune only.
May they not fall into any harm.
Anguttara Nikaya II, 72

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

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For one who deliberately & aware
develops Universal Friendliness
Seeing the fading away of clinging,
All chains are worn down & broken.
Itivuttaka 27

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More on this shining, radiating through all everywhere beaming Friendliness:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_B ... enship.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ha ... erance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... ndness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Al ... ndness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoi ... Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... liness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... Bright.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/G ... Encore.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... ndship.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htm

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Infinite is Friendliness!

Benevolence promotes a Peaceful & Happy Life :-)
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bo ... olence.htm
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Just a Flash of Delight!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:04 pm





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Pleasures obtained by contact at the eye, ear, nose, tongue, body or mind
all fade away and vanish instantly, when their contact ceases! They are all:
Like a drop of honey on the edge of a razor blade: Short joy, but much pain!
Like a show seen in a flash of lightening: Momentary and exceedingly brief!
Like a drink made thin & tasteless: Dissatisfying, frustrating & disappointing!
Like food all rotten inside or poisoned: Afflicting and causing problems later!
Like a baited hook: First juicy, later torturing & tormenting and finally Fatal!
Like an inner prison: Encaging, punishing, bonding, addicting and making mad!
Like sleeping in an enemy's village: Dangerous, hazardous, treacherous & risky!
Like a burning hollow tree: Agitated inside, feverish, frantic, violently painful!
Like a chain of dry naked bare bones: Not healing any hunger, without nutrition!
Like many days of drinking only salt water: Worsening any thirst & drying out!
Please note the ceasing of sensation, whenever sensing & remember this danger!
This is the primary hindrance to break, the first flood to cross: Sense-Desire!

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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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Another Addict and yet Another Addiction!

As the blessed Buddha often pointed out:
Blissful is being without passions in this world,
Blissful is the overcoming of all sense-desires!
Udana II, 1

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Just a Flash of Delight!

Sense pleasure is treacherously addictive...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Just_a_Flash.htm
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In the Sangha's Presence!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:00 pm





Perfectly training is this Noble Sangha community of the Buddha's Noble disciples!
Training the right way, the true way, the good way, the direct way! Therefore do
these eight kinds of individuals, these four Noble pairs, deserve both gifts, sacrifice,
offerings, hospitality & reverential salutation with joined palms, since this Noble Sangha
community of the Buddha's Noble disciples, is an unsurpassable and forever unsurpassed
field of merit, in this world, for this world, to honour, support, respect and protect...

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The blessed Buddha said:
As long as he recollects these special qualities of the Sangha in this way, defined
as 'having entered on the good way', then: On that occasion his mind cannot be
obsessed by greed, or obsessed by hate, or obsessed by delusion; his mind possess
an unassailable integrity, when being inspired by this Noble Sangha (AN III 286).
When a bhikkhu is devoted to this recollection of the Community, he is respectful
and deferential towards the Community. He attains fullness of faith! He has much
happiness and bliss. He conquers fear & dread. He is able to endure pain. He feels
as if he were living in the Sangha's presence. When dwelling in the recollection of
the Sangha's special qualities his body becomes indeed as worthy of veneration as
an Uposatha house, where the Sangha has met. His mind inclines only towards the
attainment of this Community's special qualities. Furthermore: When he encounters
an opportunity for transgression, he has awareness of conscience and shame as vivid
as if he were face to face with the elder Theras of the Noble Sangha. And if he can
penetrate no higher, he is at least headed for a happy destiny. Vism I 221

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Now when a man is truly wise,
His constant task will surely be,
This recollection of the Sangha,
Blessed with such mighty potency!
Vism I 218

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EMERGENCE OF HARMONY
Pleasant is the arising of a Buddha.
Pleasant is the teaching of the Dhamma.
Pleasant is peace and unity in the Sangha.
Pleasant is the harmony of those united therein.
Dhammapada 194

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MEDITATION
Ever are the true disciples of the Buddha
well awake & quite aware. Constantly they
meditate both day and night on the Sangha.
Dhammapada 298

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Remembering this Sangha Community of Disciples:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangha
http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Sangha
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Lay_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Divine_Refuge.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Three_Jewels.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Saddhamma_Sangha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... sangha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Refu ... ecepts.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sa ... lation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... sarana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fullm ... ce_Day.htm

Have a nice & noble day!

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In the Sangha's Presence!

The Community of Noble Disciples...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Sangha_Presence.htm
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Sense Urge Blocks!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:36 pm





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At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
Desire & lust for the ability* to see forms obstructs & corrupts the mind!
Desire and lust for the ability to hear sounds;
Desire and lust for the ability to smell smells;
Desire and lust for the ability to taste flavours;
are also obstructing corruptions of the mind...!
Bhikkhus, the desire and lust for the ability to speculation on mental objects
is also an obstructing corruption for the mind...! When a bhikkhu has overcome
and all left these obstructing mental corruptions, his mind inclines towards
inward withdrawal! A mind prepared by withdrawal becomes fit & open for
those higher mental states, that are to be realized by direct experience and
immediate knowledge...

Note*:
This can & should be freely exchanged, expanded & enhanced by these objects:
Visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile & mental consciousness, contact,
feeling born of sense contact, perception born of contact, intention for, and
craving for whatever sensual object existing or even just imagined ...

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Sense desire is variegated and always wants and seeks new ways!

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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Any kind of greed, desire, & lust has obvious side effects of Pain!

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

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Like a moth flying into the flame...

Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya SN 27(1+2) III 232
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

Sense Urge Blocks!

Urge for Sensuality Obstructs the Way to Freedom...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ob ... uption.htm
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Even is Equanimity...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:59 pm





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Equanimity characteristically induces & promotes impartial neutrality...
Its function is to look upon things with an even unreactive indifference!
Its manifestation is the gradual stilling of both attraction & repulsion..
Its proximate cause is seeing, that all inherit the results of their actions.
Its effect is utter purification & perfection of all other mental qualities,
by ending both discontent & delight, thereby providing the necessary
equal calm required for their complete assessment & accomplishment.

Equanimity means Unaffectable..
Equanimity means Unprovokable..
Equanimity means Undisturbable..
Equanimity means Unexcitable..
Equanimity means Imperturbable..
Equanimity means Disengaged..
Equanimity means Disentangled..
Equanimity means Detached..
Equanimity means Immovable..
Equanimity means Unbeatable..
Equanimity means Untemptable..
Equanimity means Wholly Immune..
Equanimity means Indifferent..
Equanimity means Impartial..
Equanimity means Unbiased..
Equanimity means Disinterested..
Equanimity means Balanced..
Even like a smiling mountain!
Cool Calm is the ultimate Balm!


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The Threefold Equanimity (Upekkha):
If Indifferent towards:
Internal states & external phenomena,
Living beings & lifeless things,
Past, present & future events,
How can one be hurt, upset,
disturbed or distressed?

Calm is his mind.
Calm is his speech.
Calm is his action.
So is the Tranquility;
So is the Equanimity;
Of one freed by the Insight
Of right Knowledge.
Dhammapada 96

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Although a man is richly dressed and adorned,
if he is in peace, at ease, in equanimity, calmed,
composed, controlled, celibate and harmless
towards all beings, then verily he is a Holy One,
a recluse, a sage ...
Dhammapada 142

Equanimity towards one's own internal states -
that is indeed a link to Enlightenment.
Equanimity regarding external phenomena & conditions -
that is indeed also a link to Enlightenment.
Samyutta Nikaya V Bojjhanga-samyutta.

Such noble friend finally develops
the link to awakening that is Equanimity
during Awareness of in-&-out breathing,
which protects against damaging mental states,
tends to detachment, to ceasing, tends to release
& culminates in complete self-surrender...
If, friends, Awareness of in-&-out breathing,
is so cultivated and so made much of, it is
indeed of great fruit, of great advantage!
One whose Awareness of breathing in-&-out
is perfected, well developed, and gradually
brought to refined growth thus, according to the
teaching of the Buddha, such one illuminates the
entire world, just like the full moon freed from clouds.
Samyutta Nikaya V Anapana-samyutta.

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The Blessed One once said:
Now how, Ananda, in the discipline of a Noble One is there
the unsurpassable development of the senses?
There is the case where, when seeing a form with the eye,
there arises in a monk what is agreeable, or what is disagreeable,
or what is both agreeable & disagreeable. He recognizes that:
This agreeable thing has arisen in me, or this disagreeable thing...
or this both agreeable & disagreeable thing, has arisen in me:
And that is constructed, conditioned, coarse & dependently co-arisen!
But this is peaceful, this is exquisite, namely even & equal equanimity!
Instantly, that arisen agreeable or disagreeable thing ceases,
and Equanimity takes its calm stance!
Just as a man with good eyes, having closed them, might open them;
or when open, might close them, that is how quickly, how rapidly,
how easily, no matter what it refers to, Equanimity make
whatever arisen agreeable thing... or disagreeable thing...
or both agreeable & disagreeable thing cease right there,
and Equanimity takes its even stance!
In the discipline of The Noble One, this is called the unsurpassable
development of the senses with regard to visible forms cognizable
by the eye. Similar is the supreme development of the other senses.
MN 152

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With the fading of rapturous joy, he remains in equanimity,
aware & alert, still physically sensitive to bodily pleasure.
He enters & remains in the third jhana, of which the Noble Ones
declare: 'In aware Equanimity, one abides in pleasure...'
With the stilling of pleasure & pain as with the earlier disappearance
of elation & frustration, he enters & remains in the fourth jhana:
sole Awareness purified by equanimity, - neither pleasure nor pain -
This is called Right Concentration...
The elimination of both sensual desires & of discontent,
the ejection of laziness, the calming of all regrets,
just this pure Equanimity being aware of all mental
properties exactly at the moment they appear:
That I call the direct knowledge of release
the breakthrough from ignorance.
Sutta Nipata V 13: Udaya's Questions

Equanimity is 'Tatra-majjhattata', which designates the evenly balanced
keeping to the moderate middle of all things. It has as characteristic, that
it affects the balance of consciousness and mental properties as a single
function of single taste, which prevents both overt excessiveness and any
lack or insufficiency. Equanimity thereby puts an end to biased partiality by
manifesting moderation well within range of the properly reasoned midway.
Visuddhimagga XIV

The Buddha once explained:
I would make my bed in a charnel ground, with a skeleton for my pillow..
And cowherd boys came up and spat on me, urinated on me, threw dirt at me,
and poked sticks into my ears! While others, exultant & thrilled brought me
offerings of food, caskets of perfume & incense and garlands of flowers!
Yet I do not recall, that I ever showed any partiality towards any of them...
I was the same to them all! Neither arousing any fondness nor any aversion!
This was my ultimate perfection of equanimity...
MN 12 Lomahamsanapariyaya
The Hair-raising Presentation
Cariyapitaka III 15

More on Equanimity (Upekkha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Se ... Beyond.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Im ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... pekkha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... nimity.htm

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

Even is Equanimity...

Balanced Equanimity is the 10th Mental Perfection!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Even_ ... nimity.htm
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The Supreme Triumph![/b][/i][/color]

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:34 pm





The Blessed Buddha once said:
Sabbadanam dhammadanam jinati
Sabbarasam dhammaraso jinati
Sabbaratim dhammarati jinati
Tanhakkhayo sabbadukkham jinati.


The Supreme Triumph:
The gift of Dhamma surpasses all other presents.
The taste of Dhamma excels every other flavour.
The delight of Dhamma exceeds any other happiness.
Eradication of craving conquers all and any suffering...


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More on the Dhamma:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/ontology.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The_Boat.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Di ... States.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Di ... States.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Dhamma_Presence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... dhamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Dh ... lation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Mom ... usness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Om ... m_Mind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/No ... There'.htm

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Immaculate Integrity!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:48 am





As one repeats, develops and cultivates that equanimity about constructions,
faith becomes more resolute, energy better exerted, awareness much better
established, and mind better and deeper concentrated, as a consequence of,
that this equanimity around all phenomena & formations grows more refined!
This insight, leading to emergence, is called aloofness, which itself can eclipse
even the delicate unified equanimity gained from a subtle mental unification...
Experiencing disgust makes greed gradually fade away. With the fading away
of greed, clinging evaporates. One is thereby liberated by this mental release.
Purification by knowledge & vision of this way is the principal factor of purity!
It is conforming to what is mentally utterly unpolluted... It is for this precious
immaculate integrity, that this Noble life is lived under the Blessed Buddha!
DN III 288, MN I 139, 147, III 220

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The Greatest Sage did thus proclaim:
This insight stilled, refined and purified!
This round of rebirth's abysmal pit of pain,
Is vast, entangling, deceptive and terrible!
Any wise man should strive all the best he can,
When hoping emergence from suffering to gain.

Vism 671

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More on Mental Purification (Visuddhi):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mental_Purity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ab ... cation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... ndings.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... suddhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Level ... Behind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... cation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... cation.htm

Have a nice pure day!

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

Immaculate Integrity!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Imm ... egrity.htm
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Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samahita, Ceylon.

Theravada Forest Tradition.

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Calmed...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:50 pm





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

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

Have a nice & noble day!

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

Calmed...

Tranquillity slides into Bliss!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Calmed.htm
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Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samahita, Ceylon.

Theravada Forest Tradition.


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