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Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

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Stigmata...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:45 pm

Stigmata generally means marks of something stigmatic.
It Christianity it has taken a specific meaning of the crucifixion marks of Jesus (ao. saints)
Yet in medical language it still means a symptomatic mark or sign of a dis-ease...
And that is exactly what the 3 characteristics are: Marks of Dis-Ease...
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Certainty of Rightness...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:48 pm





Seeing the 5 Clusters of Clinging: form, feeling, perception, mental construction,
and consciousness collectively as impermanent, as painful, as a disease, a boil,
a dart, a calamity, an affliction, as alien, as disintegrating, as a plague, a terror,
a menace, a disaster, as fickle, as perishable, as not lasting, as transient, as no
protection, no shelter, no refuge, as empty, as vain, void, as not-self, as a danger,
as subject to change, as having no core, as the root of calamity, as murderous,
as due to be annihilated, as subject to fermentation, as constructed of parts,
as Mara's bait, as subject to birth, subject to ageing, subject to illness, subject
to death, subject to sorrow, subject to lamentation, subject to despair, subject
to defilement. By seeing that the 5 clusters of clinging are impermanent, one thus
acquires a fondness, an inclination, a preference that conforms with the Dhamma.
By seeing that ceasing of the 5 clusters of clinging is the very immutable Nibbana,
one enters into the certainty of rightness. This is therefore perfectly right view!
Ps II 238, Vism 611

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Clusters of thoughts and mental states as clinging, can be like Bees!

More on these 5 Clusters of Clinging (Khanda):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Origin.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Any_Kind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Not_Yours.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Leash.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Like_Foam.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Finge ... f_Soil.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Acqui ... f_Fuel.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cl ... Truths.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Bur ... Prison.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Br ... _Bonds.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... handha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ung_to.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... inging.htm

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Physical aggregates can have many forms, yet mental even more so!

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Flash in, splash out...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:09 pm





Life, person, pleasure, pain, just these join in a conscious moment that flicks by.
Even gods, that live for 84.000 aeons, are not the same even for 2 such moments!
Ceased aggregates of those dead & alive are all alike, gone for never to return...
And those states and accumulations that break up meanwhile, and in any future,
have no traits different from those ceased before. All states are equally brief!
No world is born if consciousness is not produced! When consciousness is present,
then the world appears as living! When consciousness dissolves, the world is dead!
This is the highest sense, this concept of ever blinking re-becoming, can justify...
No store of broken states exist anywhere, & no future stock of states to come!
Those phenomena that are momentarily born balance like seeds on a needle point.
Fall and breakup of all states is surely foredoomed, even at their fleeting birth...
Those present states decay now, unmingled with those past states, just gone by.
They come from nowhere, break up, & back to nowhere they inevitably then go...
Reality flash in & then flash out, as a lightning in the sky... Not ever to be kept!!!
Even for a single moment! Vism 625, Nd I 42

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Momentary states flashes in and then immediately flashes out!

More on this transience and Impermanence (Anicca):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Rise_and_Fall.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No ... reakup.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Tr ... ations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Pe ... sience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... Anicca.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... sience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... sience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... anence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... anence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... ence_2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... sience.htm

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The 18 Principal Insights!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:07 pm





1: Reflection on impermanence leaves the illusion of permanence,
2: Reflection on pain renounces the misapprehension of pleasure,
3: Reflection on no-self evaporates the imagination of a my-self,
4: Reflection on dispassion & disillusion abandons naive delighting,
5: Reflection on disgust eradicates voracious insatiable greed,
6: Reflection on ceasing desists from blind initiating origination,
7: Reflection on relinquishment releases the lock of grasped clinging,
8: Reflection on fragility leaves the misconception of compact solidity,
9: Reflection on the breakup of all constructions shuts down accumulation,
10: Reflection on change corrects the deception of any lasting constancy,
11: Reflection on the signless eliminates the captivating appearance of a sign,
12: Reflection on the desireless diminishes the feverish urge within all craving,
13: Reflection on voidness erases the insistence on the self-deception: 'I am...',
14: Reflection on higher understanding uproots clinging to the fix idea of a core,
15: Reflection on direct knowledge & vision removes confused misinterpretation,
16: Reflection on danger extirpates false assumption of reliance on the unsafe,
17: Reflection on thorough contemplation shelves neglect of non-contemplation,
18: Reflection on turning away exterminates mistaken insistence on bondage...


Source: The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga.
An excellent if not legendary translation by Bhikkhu Nanamoli.
Written by 'the Great Explainer' Buddhaghosa in 5th century AC:
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=771100

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More on Insight (Vipassana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ca ... nsight.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/In ... y_Life.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Hi ... ibbana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Br ... nsight.htm

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Re: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

Postby PeterB » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:09 pm

A word of appreciation for the Dhamma Drops Bhante

Sadhu !

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Evident yet Subtle...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:51 pm





Dependent origination becomes evident, when really seeing & understanding:
When this exists, that also comes into being. The seed initiates the plant...
When this does not exist, that neither comes into being. No seed no plant...
Wrong view of annihilation becomes evident, when seeing and understanding:
All causes are connected with their resulting effect. Nothing just disappears!
Wrong view of eternity becomes evident, when seeing and understanding:
All states arise instantly as new phenomena. They were not there before...
The characteristic of no-self becomes evident, when seeing & understanding:
That all states have no core and that their being depends on other conditions.
The characteristic of impermanence becomes evident, when understanding:
States rise & fall instantly. After having been, they do never exist again!
The characteristic of suffering becomes evident, when comprehending:
All liked phenomena rise and fall. Their inevitable loss is an oppressive pain.
When these several truths, all aspects of the dependent origination, have
become evident to the Buddhist disciple, then constructions appear to him
as perpetually renewed: So all these states, it seems, not ever having been,
come into existence and then immediately cease... Vism 632

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More on these crucial core concepts:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Rise_and_Fall.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Cohes ... nation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Dep ... nation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... Anicca.htm

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Superhuman Delight!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:40 am





Tranquillity comes due to insight. As he is sitting, whether by night or by day,
then he experiences neither fatigue, heaviness, rigidity, slowness, nor sickness
in his body, nor in his mind, but rather his body and mind are tranquil, very light,
adaptable, pliable, quite sharp and ultra-clear! With his body and mind aided by
such tranquillity, he experiences a superhuman delight, about which it is said:

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A Bhikkhu with his mind all quiet...
Retired to a remote & empty place.
There right insight in the Dhamma,
Awards him a superhuman delight!
It is because he really comprehends
The rise and fall of all phenomena
That he relishes this high happiness:
A silent joy not of this world!
A bliss transcending the human!
And knows it to be the deathless...

Dhammapada 373-74

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More on this delightful Joy (Piti), that is not of this world:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Joy_Piti.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Joy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Al ... ed_Joy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Jo ... _World.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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Il Poya day: The coming of the next Buddha Metteyya!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:52 pm





Il Poya day is this full-moon day of November. This sacred day celebrates:
1: The Buddha Gotama's declaration of the next Buddha Metteyya.
2: The sending out in the world of the 60 missionary Arahats
3: The passing away of the general of the Dhamma: Sariputta.
4: The Buddha's 1st explanation of Anapanasati Breathing Meditation.

More on the Significance of Il Poya Day:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... l_Poya.htm

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The next Buddha Metteyya: The Friendly One!

More on this last perfectly self-enlightened one in this universe: Metteyya!
The Coming Buddha: Ariya Metteyya. Sayagyi U Chit Tin: BPS Wheel 381/383
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/Met ... imet00.htm

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On how to meet Buddha Metteyya in the future:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ho ... tteyya.htm

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 True Noble Community of Buddha's Disciples: 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 !!

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

Have a nice Poya day!

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Il Poya day: The coming of the next Buddha Metteyya!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Il_Poya_Day.htm
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The 8 Understandings...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:37 pm





Purification by knowledge & vision of the way comes by 8 understandings:
1: Understanding the momentary rise and fall of all states whatsoever.
2: Understanding the unavoidable dissolution of all phenomena whatsoever.
3: Understanding that appearance is terror, since it always entails suffering.
4: Understanding the danger inherent in clinging to things bound to vanish.
5: Understanding disillusion and dispassion as good signs of reduced greed.
6: Understanding of the deep desire for deliverance from the rebirth round.
7: Understanding of contemplating reflexion as a crucial tool for release.
8: Understanding of equanimity regarding all formations and constructions.
Vism 639

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More on this highest ability to Understand (Pañña):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Freed_by_Knowing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... bility.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/R ... anding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Under ... _Chief.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/S ... anding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/R ... anding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_S ... amonds.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... bility.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... anding.htm

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The Burning Turban!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:54 am





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The Ancient Elders explained:
All past constructions & all past formations, whether mental or material have
dissolved, and they continue to break up into any future, just as they do now!
Clearly observing the inevitable impermanence of all the present constructions,
one can infer those past & future to be the same: All formations will disappear!
Like dew-drops, when the morning sun comes up. All Aggregates cease & nothing
else really exists. Breakup of these 5 clusters of clinging is known as death...
One should watch and reflect upon their destruction carefully, just as one who
with a diamond drills a hole through a jewel. Since:

One who regards all phenomena:
As lasting as a bursting bubble;
As illusive as a mirage;
One regarding all worldly life exactly so,
is forever unseen even by the King of Death!

Dhammapada 170

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Seeing the breakup of all phenomena therefore makes one approach Nibbana
with the acute imperative urgency & efficacy of one with a burning turban...
Vism 645

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On the 8 Advantages of noting and contemplating the Dissolution:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No ... reakup.htm

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Spontaneous is the Dissolution of all States...

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Total Terror!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:11 am





The Ancient Elders explained:
As one repeats the observation and contemplation of the unavoidable dissolution
of all phenomena by their decay, gradual destruction, fall, breakup and ultimate
ceasing, then all formations, all constructions, all kinds of becoming, generation,
birth, life, destiny, station, or abode, appears as a great dread of total terror!!!
When one sees how past phenomena have ceased, present ones are ceasing, and
those to be generated in any far future all inevitably also will cease, then what is
called -knowledge of appearance as terror- arises in the meditating disciple just
in the same way a mother gives up of all hope, when she see her 3 sons beheaded
one after the other... When seeing the 2nd son axed she knows: All 3 will die... !!!
The meditator's seeing & noting the ceasing of all past, & all present phenomena,
is like the woman's seeing the eldest & the middle son's head being slashed off...
His realizing the unavoidable ceasing of all future phenomena, by comprehending:
All phenomena, whether mental or material, arising in any future will all cease too!
is like her giving up hope for the youngest son, thinking: He too will die like them...
Vism 645

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On the Advantages of noting & contemplating Dissolution:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Trap.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... Turban.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No ... reakup.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... _Being.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... ring_2.htm

Have a nice noting the breakup day!


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All Being is Danger!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:42 pm





The Ancient Elders explained:
As one repeats, develops & cultivates the understanding that appearance
is terror one cannot find any asylum, any safe shelter, any place to go to,
since there is no safe haven in any kind of becoming, generation, destiny,
station, or abode. Nowhere whatsoever - except in Nibbana - is there even
one single stable and lasting formation or construction, that one can place
hope in or hold on to: Since as the Blessed Buddha succinctly pointed out:
The 3 kinds of becoming appear like charcoal pits full of glowing coals, the
four primary elements like hideous venomous snakes (SN IV 174), the five
clusters like murderers with raised weapons (SN IV 174), the six internal
sense sources like an empty village, the six kind of external sense objects
like village-raiding robbers (SN IV 174-75), the 7 stations of consciousness
and the nine abodes of beings as if burning, blazing and glowing with the 11
fires (see SN IV 19). Thus do all phenomena appear as a huge mass of danger
destitute of substance or satisfaction, like a tumour, or a disease, or a dart,
a calamity, a distressing affliction, like a knot of suffering (see MN I 436)!
Vism 647

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On the inherent Danger (Adinava) in all Being in Existence:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... Danger.htm

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Catching the Snake!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:30 pm





The Ancient Elders explained reflection thus:
One sees all constructions as impermanent based on the following facts:
They are inconstant, momentary, non-continuous, temporary, limited by rise
and fall, disintegrating, unstable, perishable, transient, subject to change,
coreless, due to vanish, constructed, subject to decay, to ageing, to death!
One sees all phenomena as ultimate suffering based on the following facts:
They are continuously oppressing, hard to bear, the source of pain, a disease,
a tumour, a dart, a calamity, an affliction, a stress, a disaster, a terror that
offers no protection, no shelter, no refuge, a danger, the root of calamity,
murderous, subject to mental fermentation, Mara's bait, subject to birth,
subject to ageing, illness and despair, producing sorrow, cause of grieving!
One knows all constructions as disgusting, foul & ugly, because they surely
are deplorable, stinking, detestable, repulsive, & grotesque pain in disguise!
One regards all constructions as egoless no-self based on the these facts:
Because they are alien, empty, vain, void, ownerless, with no full controller,
with none to wield power over them, prone to washed about by conditions...
It is then one acquires Knowledge & Vision of the Way by associating all
constructions with these 3 universal characteristics. But why this grossly
negative way? It is in order to achieve the tools to releasing deliverance!!!
Here is a simile: a man thought to catch a fish, so he took a fishing net and
cast it in the water. He put his hand into the mouth of the net under the
water and seized a snake by the neck. He was glad, thinking: I have caught
a fish! In the belief that he had caught a big fish, he lifted it up to see it...
When he saw three marks, he perceived that it was a snake & he was truly
terrified. He saw danger, felt revulsion & desired to be delivered from it.
Contriving a means to deliverance, he flung it away, yelling: Go, foul snake!
Then quickly hasting up on dry land, he stood looking back, while thinking:
Happily, by effort, I have been delivered from the jaws of a huge snake!!
Vism 652

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More On Knowledge and Vision of the Way:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... ndings.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... Turban.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Being_is_Danger.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/The_Way.htm

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Divorced Freedom!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:17 am





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When one has understood constructions by seeing the three characteristics in
them and their voidness, then one can leave both terror & delight by becoming
indifferent and neutral to all states, taking them neither to be 'I' nor 'mine'!
One becomes like a man who has recently divorced his wife: The man who were
married to a lovely, gorgeous, & charming wife & so deeply in love with her as to
be unable to bear separation from her for a moment. He would be disturbed &
displeased to see her standing, talking & laughing with another man, and would
be very unhappy, but later, when he had found out that woman's faults, and he
had divorced her, he would no more take her as 'mine'; and thereafter, even
though he saw her doing whatever it might be, with whomsoever it might be,
he would neither be disturbed, nor displeased, but only neutral & indifferent!
So too with the meditating disciple who wants to get free from all phenomena,
he recognizes all constructions as impermanent, and void of pleasure and self,
thus seeing that nothing is possible to take as 'I' or 'mine', he abandons both
terror and delight, and becomes indifferent & neutral towards all phenomena...
Vism 656

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Divorced from Possessiveness, Egoism, Clinging and Frustration!

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
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Ser ... nimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Even_ ... nimity.htm

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Equanimity describes the unattached awareness of one's experience as a result
of perceiving the impermanence of momentary reality. It is a peace of mind and
dwelling in even calmness that cannot be shaken by any grade of both fortunate
and unfortunate circumstance. It is a concept promoted by several religions...!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equanimity

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The 3 Gateways...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:57 pm





It is the 3 contemplations that produce the three gateways to Awakening!
These three gateways to liberation lead to the only outlet from the world:

Seeing mainly impermanence leads the firm one to the signless liberation:
Seeing of all constructions as impermanent, limited in space, circumscribed
in time, and liable to destruction makes mind enter into the signless state.
When such disciple, with great determination, attends to all phenomena as
impermanent, transient & vanishing, then he acquires the signless liberation!

Considering mainly suffering leads the calm one to the desireless liberation:
Regarding of all constructions as an ultimately painful misery thus seeing all
phenomena as a terror, stirring up and torturing any being, makes the mind
enter into the desireless state. When one who has great tranquillity regards
all formations as great suffering, then he acquires the desireless liberation!

Meditating mainly on no-self leads the intelligent one to the void liberation:
Comprehending all things, constructions, phenomena and states as alien and
remote, ownerless, selfless, egoless, impersonal, and neither-I-me-nor-mine,
makes mind enter into the void empty state. When one who has great wisdom
comprehends all phenomena as no-self, then he acquires the void liberation!

These three gateways to liberation lead to the only Exit from this world:
Enlightenment! This is therefore Knowledge and Vision of the Noble Way!
Ps II 48+58, Vism 658

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More on these 3 gateways to Mental Liberation (Vimokkha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... mokkha.htm

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The Enlightenment reached is in all 3 cases the very same!

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Immaculate Integrity!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:19 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

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Entry Emergence!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:22 pm





At the stream-entry moment - right there & then - as an internal light flash:
Right view emerges from wrong view and from all defilements as seeing...
Right motivation emerges from wrong motivation as now directing...
Right speech emerges from wrong speech as kindly embracing...
Right action emerges from wrong action as clever originating...
Right livelihood emerges from wrong livelihood as full cleansing...
Right effort emerges from wrong effort as enthusiastic exerting...
Right awareness emerges from wrong awareness as alert establishing...
Right concentration emerges from wrong concentration as non-distraction...
Externally this change-of-lineage emerges from all symbols and conventions!
This mental remodelling is an irreversible phase transition to the Noble state!
Vism 681

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Noble Emergence from all the assuming mental fermentations!

More on Stream-Entry (Sotapatti-magga):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_6_Keys.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4_Doors.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Internal_Bath.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Divine_Tracks.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Enter.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Stream-Enterer.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/library/DPP ... apanna.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... uggala.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Enter ... upreme.htm

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Entering the Stream leading to Nibbana within 7 lives at most...

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The 16 Aspects!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:33 pm





At the moment of penetrating the four noble truths, then the 4 truths are
penetrated to collectively as a single true reality in these sixteen aspects:

1: The 1st Truth: Suffering means painful oppression, affliction, & torment!
2: Suffering also means consequence of being constructed and conditioned..
3: Suffering has the meaning of burning, consuming, stabbing & excruciating!
4: Suffering has the inevitable effect of change, inconstancy & transience..
as its meaning of trueness by actual and factual reality...
5: The 2nd Truth: Craving as the cause has the meaning of being accumulated.
6: Craving has the meaning of source, origin, seed, cause and root of all pain!
7: Craving has the meaning of bondage, addiction, slavery and imprisonment...
8: Craving has impediment, obsession, limitation and obstructing hindrance,
as its meaning of trueness by actual and factual reality...
9: The 3rd Truth: Ceasing of pain by ending craving has the meaning of escape,
10: Ceasing has the meaning of seclusion, protection, and only ultimate safety...
11: Ceasing has the meaning of being unformed, unconstructed & unconditioned!
12: Ceasing has Nibbana, an absolute peace by deathlessness, highest happiness
as its meaning of trueness by actual and factual reality...
13: The 4th Truth: The Way to end suffering has the meaning of outlet & exit...
14: The Way has the meaning of cause, of method, of means, and of approach!
15: The Way has the meaning of seeing, of understanding, and of developing..
16: The Way has dominance, uniqueness & absolutely indispensable necessity,
as its meaning of trueness by actual and factual reality...
These 4 truths in these sixteen ways are included in one unified truthfulness.
What is included as one is unity. Unity is penetrated by 1 single understanding.
Therefore have these four truths only a single and same penetration moment!
Ps II 107, Vism 691

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More on these Buddhist Core Four Noble Truths (Ariya-Sacca):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Indeed_True.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /sacca.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... e_Fact.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... Truths.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/W ... erever.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm

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The Noble Fruit!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:43 pm





Insight culminates in the moment of attaining the recluses sublime fruit:
A state tranquillizing all distress, its beauty from the Deathless draws...
Its calm from lack of fuzzy worldliness. Truly a sweet and clarified bliss!
It is a fountainhead, whose honey-sweet ambrosia emulates the deathless.
Any being refining understanding, will experience this pure peerless bliss,
which is the taste the noble fruit produces, right here in this very life!
The flavour of the Noble fruit is Happiness, a blessing of fulfilled insight!
Vism 702

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More on mental Fruition (Phala):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /phala.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Re ... itions.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Se ... nefits.htm

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Magnificent Meditation!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:23 pm





Thus have I heard. At one time the Blessed One was living at Savatthi, in the
palace of Migara's mother, in the Eastern Park, together with many very well
known elder disciples: Venerable Sariputta, Maha-Moggallana, Maha-Kassapa,
Maha-Kaccayana, Maha-Kotthita, Maha-Kappina, Maha-Cunda, Ven. Anuruddha,
Revata, & Ananda. These elder bhikkhus were teaching & instructing the new
bhikkhus, who thus achieved successively higher distinction & discrimination!
Then, surveying this silent Bhikkhu-Sangha, he addressed the bhikkhus thus:
I am content, bhikkhus, with this progress; I am content at heart, bhikkhus,
with this development. Therefore, strive still more strenuously to attain the
unattained, to achieve the unachieved, to realize the unrealized. I will stay...
Anapanasati Sutta. Majjhima Nikaya 118 Full text & explanation here:


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Print out & study seriously, repeatedly & thoroughly for elevating advantage!!!

This Breathing Meditation (Anapana-sati) all Buddhas use for Awakening:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... athing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Pe ... e_Spot.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Br ... nsight.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ex ... Breath.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Aw ... athing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Fo ... _Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/1_Producing_4.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_LAMP_I.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_LAMP_II.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_LAMP_III.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_LAMP_IV.htm

Meditation Manual on the 4 main meditation techniques taught by the Buddha:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/Man ... Manual.htm

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