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Careless Attention!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:36 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
When one attends carelessly and irrationally then:
Greed, Lust, and Sense-desire arise, increase, and expand...
Hate, Anger and Ill-will arise, increase, and expand...
Sloth, Lethargy and Laziness arise, increase and expand...
Agitation, Restlessness and Regret arise, increase and expand...
When one attends carelessly and irrationally then:
Doubt, confusion and uncertainty arise, increase and expand...
Furthermore the Awareness link to awakening does not arise!
The Investigation link to awakening does not arise!
The Energy link to awakening does not arise!
The Joy link to awakening does not arise!
The Tranquillity link to awakening does not arise!
The Concentration link to awakening does not arise!
The Equanimity link to awakening does not arise!
And if these qualities are present in mind, then they instantly cease, when
one attends carelessly, neglectful, absent-minded, sloppy and irrationally...
However if one attends carefully and rationally, the 5 mental hindrances
do not arise and if already arisen, then they gradually fade out and cease!
Secondly, any of the 7 mental links to awakening, that has not yet arisen,
arise and is gradually completed by mental development by this repeated
reflection and meditation...

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More on Attention, rational and careful (yoniso manasikara):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ca ... ention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... ikaara.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ca ... ention.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:84-5] section 46: The Links. 24: Careless Attention...

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Careless Attention causes a Scattered Mind!

Careless Attention!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ca ... ention.htm :anjali:
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Is Hedonism Happiness?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:12 pm





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A Brahmin Priest once asked the Blessed Buddha:
Master Gotama, what is the cause of being unable to remember something
that has been memorized over a long period & also that which has not been?
Brahmin, when the mind is obsessed, beset, and dominated by sense-desire,
and one does not understand any safe escape from this arisen sense-desire,
in that moment, one neither sees nor understands, what is advantageous,
neither for oneself, nor for others, nor for both...
On such occasions, even texts, that have been long memorized, cannot be
recalled by mind. Why is this neglect so? Imagine a bucket of water mixed
with dyes or paints: Yellow, blue, and crimson red. If a man with good eyes
were to inspect the reflection of his own face in it, he would neither see nor
recognize his own face! So too, brahmin, when the mind is obsessed, beset,
and dominated by sense-desire, on that occasion those texts, that have been
long memorized does not recur to the mind, not to speak of those texts,
events and things, that have not been memorized at all…

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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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Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights...

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

Udana II, 1

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:121-2] section 46: The Links. 55: To Sangarava...

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Sense pleasure cannot ever give lasting Happiness!

Is Hedonism Happiness?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Co ... _Muddy.htm :anjali:
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Devoted to Wakefulness!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:20 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus by possessing 3 qualities, one lives this life full of pleasure & joy!
Furthermore, one has thereby prepared for the elimination of the subtle
mental fermentations... What are these 3 advantageous qualities?

I: One guards the doors of the senses,
II: One is moderate in eating, and
III: One is devoted to wakefulness...


How, Bhikkhus, is a Bhikkhu devoted to wakefulness?
During daytime, while doing either walking or sitting meditation, a Bhikkhu
purifies his mind of detrimental states. In the 1st watch of the night, while
walking back & forth & sitting, he also purifies mind of obstructive states!
In the middle watch of the night, he lies down on the right side in the lion's
posture, with one foot lying upon the other, aware & clearly comprehending,
determining when to rise again. After rising, in the last watch of the night,
while walking back & forth and sitting, he cleans out any disadvantageous
mental states again. It is in this way, Bhikkhus, that a true Bhikkhu is fully
devoted to wakefulness! Bhikkhus, it is by possessing these three qualities,
that a Bhikkhu lives full of happiness and Joy in this very life, and that he
has prepared for the final destruction of the mental fermentations...

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When have you last been Wide Awake before Sunrise?

The first 3 Basics of Self-Control:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Gu ... Senses.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Mo ... Eating.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/De ... ulness.htm

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Sit up! Rise Up! Let not the King of Death find you sloppy!

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [176-7]
Section 35: The 6 Senses. Salayatana. The Horse-Wagon. Rato 239.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Get Moving! Train & Prepare! There is no free ride lunch!

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Only those who Train will Win Freedom & Happiness...

Devoted to Wakefulness!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/De ... ulness.htm :anjali:
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Sense Contact!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:52 am





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, if one does not really understand both the cause, the ceasing,
the satisfaction, the danger, & the escape from the 6 sources of contact,
then one has not lived the Noble life, and is far away from comprehending
this Dhamma and from practicing this Discipline...
Then a certain Bhikkhu said to the Blessed One: Venerable Sir, I am lost,
for I do neither understand the cause, the ceasing, nor the satisfaction,
nor the danger, nor the escape from any of these 6 sources of contact!
The Buddha then asked him:
What do you think, Bhikkhu, do you regard the Eye as:
This is mine, this I am, this is my self? No, Venerable Sir...
What do you think, Bhikkhu, do you regard the Ear as:
This is mine, this I am, this is my self? No, Venerable Sir...
What do you think, Bhikkhu, do you regard the Nose as:
This is mine, this I am, this is my self? No, Venerable Sir...
What do you think, Bhikkhu, do you regard the Tongue as:
This is mine, this I am, this is my self? No, Venerable Sir...
What do you think, Bhikkhu, do you regard the Body as:
This is mine, this I am, this is my self? No, Venerable Sir...
What do you think, Bhikkhu, do you regard the Mind as:
This is mine, this I am, this is my self? No, Venerable Sir...
Very good, Bhikkhu! So should you continue to clearly comprehend the eye,
ear, nose, tongue, body, and the mind through correct understanding thus:
This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self!
In this way will the six sources or contact gradually be left behind, by not
creating any future renewed existence! This itself is the End of Suffering!

Comments:
The cause of the six senses is the arising of name-&-form, body-&-mind...
The six senses cease at the ceasing of name-&-form, and body-&-mind...
The satisfaction of the six senses is the pleasure & joy they generate...
The danger of the six senses is their inherent unstable impermanence...
The escape from the six senses is the elimination of craving: Nibbana!

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More on this deepest self-deception: The conceit that "I Am!" (Asmi-mana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Pride.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Conceit_I_Am.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/I-dentification.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Prison_of_Pride.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anti-EGO-Tool.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No ... Inside.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/So ... eption.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Mi ... erence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Se ... rmless.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cl ... n_I_Am.htm

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Source:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [43]
Section 35: On The 6 Senses. The six sources or contact: 71-2.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Only Absence of all Sense Contact is Peace!

Sense Contact!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/En ... Itself.htm :anjali:
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The Body is a Bag of Bones; a Painted Puppet!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:19 pm





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You ragged shed of a chain of bones, sewn together with flesh and sinews.
Fie upon you evil-smelling body worshipping those who have another's limbs.

You bag of shit, tied up with skin, you demon with lumps on your chest...
Nine holes is there in you body, ever streaming with disgusting things...


You body, with your nine oozing holes, makes an evil smell and is all brimful
of smelly mess. Any Bhikkhu desiring purity avoids this putrid form as one
avoids any stinking heap of rotten excrement...

If any person knew you body, as I know you, he would violently avoid you,
keeping far away, as one avoids a fetid toilet-pit in the rainy season...


This is so, Great Hero, as you say, Ascetic and here many sink down as an
old drowning bull in deep, wet, and fatal mud.. Feverishly desiring the foul!

See this painted puppet, a heap of sores, a constructed form, diseased,
decaying, falling apart, with many evil intentions, of no permanent stability,
or safety
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In whomever such Awareness of the body as a dangerous & disgusting trap
is not developed, not pursued, Mara gains entry, Mara gains a foothold...
These 'body-lovers' becomes Mara's - the Evil Ones' - friends and soldiers!
Not knowing, not seeing Suffering - the 1st Truth - they run about claiming:
Body is beautiful, form is happiness, there is neither sickness, decay, ageing
nor any death! When Mara contacts them, they say: Come on in Sir, touch me!,
it will be my honour and pleasure ... Because of this false & wrong view, such
feverish 'body-lovers' share a future painful destiny with Mara the Evil One!

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Body (Kaya) understood only as being a Fragile Form:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Foul_Frame.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Bag_of_Bones.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Skeleton.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_32_Parts.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Body_Awareness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... tation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bo ... lation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/B ... y_Form.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... ations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Im ... e_Mind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Me ... a-Sati.htm

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Awareness of the Body gives fearlessness of even death!
Meditation on the Body disables greed, lust, and lewd desire!
The 9 Corpse Meditations induces a bold, brave, and confident joy!


Source: Theragatha: verses 1150-1157

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The Body is a Bag of Bones; a Painted Puppet!

The Foul Frame...
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Ev ... g_body.htm :anjali:
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Everything Converges on Feeling!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:14 pm





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Definitions:
There is Pleasant Feelings = mental gladness and bodily pleasure.
There is Painful Feelings = mental sadness and bodily pain.
There is neither Pleasant nor Painful Feeling = Neutral indifference.

Dynamics:
Pleasant Feeling is agreeable when arising, yet disagreeable when ceasing!
Painful Feeling is disagreeable when arising, yet agreeable when ceasing!
Neutral Feeling is quite agreeable, when one is aware of its presence,
yet quite dull and disagreeable, when one is unaware of its presence!

Deleterious Side-Effects:
If Unaware, Pleasant Feeling will inevitably cause the arising of Desire...
If Aware, Pleasant Feeling will not cause the arising of this Desire!
If Unaware, Painful Feeling will inevitably cause the arising of Aversion...
If Aware, Painful Feeling will not cause the arising of this Aversion!
If Unaware, Neutral Feeling will inevitably cause the arising of Ignorance.
If Aware, Neutral Feeling will not cause arising of this Ignorance!

Near Causes:
The Cause of Feeling is Contact: Eye-contact, Ear-contact, Nose-contact,
Tongue-contact, Body-contact or Mental-contact. At the moment this
contact ceases, the associated feeling also instantly ceases...

Effects:
The Effect of the phenomena Feeling is -in the case- of Unawareness:
Craving towards the object = Attraction, when the feeling is pleasant.
Craving away from the object = Repulsion, when the feeling is painful.
Craving towards 'other' than object = neglect, when the feeling is neutral.

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Characteristics:
Feeling is - as everything else - that is conditioned and constructed:
1: Transient, impermanent, passing, unkeepable, and unmaintainable!
2: Dissatisfying, disappointing, frustrating, painful, and miserable!
3: Impersonal, selfless, ownerless, and not-Me-nor-Mine-nor-Self!

Paradox:
There is this changing phenomena Feeling, yet there is no Feeler...

Buddha once said:
Everything, every mental state, converges on Feeling...

Comments:
We run after pleasant feeling and away from painful feeling, even without
knowing it or being aware of it! Feeling is thus the property our autopilot
mind is controlled by. Unaware of that we become blind slaves of feeling!
Such robot-maniac run after the objects, which when contacted gives rise
to pleasant feeling such as: Porn, drugs, booze, sex, entertainment, food!
Pleasant feeling is thus the proximate cause of any destructive addiction!

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More on Feeling (Vedana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... eeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... eeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bo ... eeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/De ... eeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/De ... ontact.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... eeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... eeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... elings.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Em ... _Storm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Latent_Feeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Five_Feelings.htm

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Everything Converges on Feeling!


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Your Kamma Leaks into the Future!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:50 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Regarding the effects of actions, Ananda, as to the person here who kills
living beings, who takes what is not given, who misconducts himself in sex,
who speaks false, divisively, who speaks aggressively, who speaks gossip,
who is envious & jealous, who is of ill will, and who holds wrong views, yet
who at the breakup of the body, right after death, reappears in a happy
destination, maybe in the divine dimensions: Either earlier - prior to this -
such one also did some good actions resulting in existence felt as pleasure,
or later after this, such one did quite good actions to be felt as pleasure,
or at the death-moment such one entered and maintained right views!
Caused by that such one is reborn in a happy destination, even in heaven!
But since such one, here & now in the present, has also killed living beings,
taken what is not given, misconducted himself in sensual pleasures, spoken
false, spoken divisively, spoken aggressively, & spoken idle & empty gossip,
and since such one has been envious and jealous, been of ill will, and held
wrong views, such one will experience the result of that either here and
now, or in the next rebirth, or in some subsequent even later existence...

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Behaviour (kamma=action) is almost always mixed: Some good, some bad!
The later effects are therefore similarly mixed: Sometimes pleasure, and
sometimes pain... Good begets good and dilutes and delays evil, while Evil
begets evil and dilutes and delays the effects of prior good behaviour!

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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/II/Bu ... _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 ... ion_(kamma)_is_Delayed.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/canon/su ... mn136.html

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Kamma is just Cause and Effect of Action!

Your Kamma Leaks into the Future!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... _Kamma.htm :anjali:
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Some Cooling is Needed!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:26 pm




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Pure Morality is a Happy Habit!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:55 pm





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What are the Advantages of Morality?
The Gladness of No Regrets and No Remorse!
Wealth well acquired by righteous diligence!
The Fine Fame of a Good Reputation!
The Purity of a Clean Conscience...
Assured and Natural Self-Confidence in any assembly!
Neither confusion, nor any panic at the moment of death!
A Happy and occasionally even Divine Destiny after death!


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What are the Similes of Morality?
Morality is like a good foothold!
Morality is like a purifying bath!
Morality is like a solid cement foundation!
Morality is like a key to success! Morality is like a cool breeze!
Morality is like a hidden fortune!
Morality is like a scent drifting even against the wind!
Morality is like a staircase to heaven!
Morality is like an aura of fine radiance!
Morality is like an innocent and rapturous joy!
Morality is like a much respected fame!


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Source: The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga.
Written by 'the great explainer' Ven. Buddhaghosa in 5th century AC.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=771100

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More on this Basic First Cause of all Good: Morality (Sila)!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Sila_1_to_5.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Happy_Habbit.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/What_is_Virtue.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Be ... ection.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Basics.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Best_ ... Praxis.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Si ... lation.htm

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Pure Morality is a Happy Habit! :anjali:
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The 5 mental Hindrances!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:32 am





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The Blessed Buddha once explained:
How, Bhikkhus, do the five mental hindrances multiply into ten?
Own internal sense-desire is a hindrance. Other's external sense-desire
is also a hindrance. Sense-desire is thus twofold: Internal and external!
Own internal ill-will is a hindrance. Other's ill-will is a hindrances too...
Lethargy is a mental hindrance. Any laziness is also a mental hindrance.
Lethargy-and-laziness is therefore a dual mental hindrance.
Restlessness is a mental hindrance. Regret & worry is also a hindrance.
Therefore can restlessness-and-regret be explained as two hindrances.
Any doubt and uncertainty about any internal condition, is a hindrance.
Any doubt & uncertainty about an external condition, is a hindrance too.
Thus does doubt-and-uncertainty become like a matched mirror pair...

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More on these 5 Mental Hindrances (Nivaranas):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... rances.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/The_Canal.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Na ... adiant.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Su ... tution.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/Th ... Desire.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Co ... _Muddy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/An ... tation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Le ... ziness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Re ... Regret.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Do ... tainty.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:110] section 46: The Links. 52: The Explanation...

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The 5 mental Hindrances! :anjali:
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Appeasing Anger...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:56 pm





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1: Review the Danger in Hate like this:
This Anger can bring me to a bad destination, downfall, pain, even to hell!

2: Know the outlet is Patience, Tolerance and Forbearance:
The Blessed Buddha once said: The greatest praxis is patience...

3: Begin and Cultivate meditation on Infinite Friendliness:
Sit down a silent & empty place with closed eye and beam from your heart:
May I be successful, happy, calmed & freed from all hostility and anger!
May my friends be successful, happy, calmed & freed from all hostility!
May my enemies be successful, happy, calmed & freed from all hostility!
May all in this village be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
May all in this town be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
May all in this city be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
May all in this country be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
May all in this earth be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
May all in this galaxy be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
May all in this universe be successful, happy, calmed & freed from hostility!
so gradually expanding beyond the limitations of space & into infinitude!

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4: Note the elation & Joy of mind so trained by infinite goodness as object!
Whenever aversion, anger or irritation reappears, then immediately redirect
mind to this remembered sign of the mind released into infinite good-will.
Please indeed note that the anger instantly evaporates and an ability to
smile of ones own foolish temper can begin to shine outward again. :-)

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5: Training of Infinite Friendliness can induce the first jhana absorption,
and thus can lead to a high rebirth as a divinely fine material brahma deva.

6: Keep on doing that 15-45 min every day. Note difference during the day!

May all beings be free from suffering, pain and frustration and be happy.
May all beings be free from anger, irritation, opposition & stubbornness!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Let no one deceive another,
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer...
Khuddakapatha 9

Slay anger and you will be happy,
Slay anger and you will not sorrow.
For the slaying of anger in all its forms
with its poisoned root and sweet sting,
that is the only slaying the Nobles praise;
With anger slain one sorrows no more!
Samyutta Nikaya I, 161

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Not by anger is Hate ever quenched.
Only by Kindness is Hate always quenched.
This Ancient Law is an Eternal Truth ...
Dhammapada 5

See also: Anger is a diluted derivative of hate = Dosa:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... ulness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_E ... _Anger.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... l_Will.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/An ... tation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Su ... tation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... _Anger.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bo ... _burnt.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No_Revenge.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Break_Anger.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Slaying_Anger.htm

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Curing inner Hate is a Crucial Salvage!

Appeasing Anger...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... tation.htm :anjali:
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Cure your Cruelty!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:52 am





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How to cure these evil derivatives of Cruelty:

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1: Review the Danger in Cruelty like this:
This can bring me to a bad destination, the downfall, to pain, even to hell!
This is a path of thorns, an evil way, a dark state, conflict, violence, pain!

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2: How does a friend dwell pervading all with his heart endued with pity?
Just as he would feel pity on seeing an unlucky, unfortunate person, so he
pervades all beings with infinite pity. Therefore first of all he imagines a
poor man, unlucky, unfortunate, in every way a fit object for pity, ugly,
reduced to utter misery, with hands and feet cut off, sitting in the shelter
for the helpless, with an empty pot in front of him, with maggots oozing
from sores on hands and legs, moaning, infinite pity should be felt for him
in this way: 'This being has been reduced to utter misery! If he just could
be freed from this misery...' Then later one can arouse the same pity and
compassion for a neutral person and later for even a wrong-doing person!
This is the complete mastery of pity: Compassion even with the Evil One!

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3: All wrong doing is caused by blindness: A real pity for the wrong-doers!
All wrong-doers will thus suffer immensely in the future. How sad for them!

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4: Begin and Cultivate meditation on Infinite pity:
Sit down a silent, empty place with closed eyes & beam this from the heart:
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating awareness of pity.
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating examination of pity.
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating energetic pity.
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating joyous infinite pity.
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating stilled infinite pity.
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating concentrated pity.
May I & all beings be free from cruelty by cultivating imperturbable pity.
Beaming first out in front, then right, left, down below and also up above:
May all beings live happily and free from suffering, pain and frustration.
May all beings be free from hate, cruelty, mercilessness & revengefulness!

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One who is virtuous and wise
Shines like a blazing fire;
Like a bee collecting nectar
He acquires wealth by harming none!
Digha Nikaya III, 188

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May all breathing creatures, all living things,
All beings, every one without exception,
Experience good fortune only!
May they not fall into harm.
Anguttara Nikaya II, 72

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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 the world
Harmlessness towards all living beings.
Udana 10

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JOY
Oh let us live happily! Freed from all cruelty!
Living even among those, who always flames by hate!
Among those dominated by anger, let us live free from anger!
Dhammapada 197

Regarding Pity and Compassion (Karuna) see also:
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/IV/What_is_Wrong.htm
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... bl141.html
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://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/su ... 5-161.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/su ... 6-013.html

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Mercy, Pity & Compassion Soften the Mind!


Cure your Cruelty!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... ulness.htm :meditate:
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An Exalted Mental State!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:38 pm





The Blessed Buddha once explained Loving-Kindness like this:
This is what is to be done by one who is clever in arousing the advantageous:
Having attained the peaceful state. He should be capable, straight, and very
upright, easy to speak to, gentle and not proud, contented & easy to support,
with few duties, living simple, with senses calmed, devoted, & neither angry
nor greedy. He should not do any mean thing, which wise men would criticize.
Always should he wish: Let all beings be happy, joyous, glad, safe and secure.
Whatever living creatures there exists still or moving, small or large, seen or
unseen, far or near, already existing or coming into being, let all living beings
without any even single exception be solely fully happy!
One should never despise anyone anywhere, nor humiliate anyone anywhere,
nor ever wish for any beings misery or harm, because of anger or irritation.
Just as a mother would protect her only little son even risking her own life,
exactly so should one cultivate an unbounded mentality towards all beings,
loving-kindness towards all in this universe. One should cultivate an infinite
mind, above, below and across, without barriers, without enmity, matchless.
Whether standing, going, sitting, or lying down, even when slumbering should
one practise this exalted infinite goodwill. This is said to be a Holy state!
Sn 143-151

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The Buddha teaching about Infinite Friendliness = Metta

On this exalted Infinite Friendliness (Metta) see also:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_B ... enship.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Selfl ... eetest.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... ndness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... liness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Un ... armony.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/G ... Encore.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... Friend.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... Bright.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... Bright.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htm

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Exalted bliss is Infinite Loving-Kindness! :anjali:
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Envy and Jealousy!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:56 pm





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How to cure these agonizing mental states of Envy & Jealousy:

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1: Review the Danger in Envy and Jealousy like this:
This Acid is eating up my mind from within! All joy & happiness is destroyed!

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2: Know that Envy arises because one wants something that others have!
The aversion towards these persons arise due to greed for a desired object.
Wanting=greed is craving towards an object, while aversion=hate is craving
away from an object. All forms of Craving causes Suffering! Know that Envy
and Jealousy is the proximate cause of Discontent!

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3: Envy is cured by rejoicing in others success= Mutual Joy! (Mudita) like:
How good that this being, having done good in the past, now earns the well
deserved fruit!!! Thus one substitutes an disadvantageous mental state with
an advantageous mental state. Know that this subtle Mutual Joy! (Mudita) is
the proximate cause of Contentment! Contentment is the highest Treasure...

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4: Begin and Cultivate meditation on Infinite Mutual Joy:
Sit down a silent & empty place with closed eye and beam from the heart:
May I be successful, rich, beautiful, famous, intelligent, popular & praised!
May my friends be successful, rich, beautiful, famous, intelligent, & praised!
May my enemies be successful, rich, beautiful, famous, intelligent, & praised!
May all in this village be successful, beautiful, famous, intelligent, & praised!
May all in this country be successful, rich, beautiful, intelligent, & praised!
May all in this earth be successful, rich, beautiful, intelligent, and praised!
May all in this galaxy be successful, rich, beautiful, intelligent, and praised!
May all in the universe be successful, rich, beautiful, intelligent, and praised!
Beaming this tender sympathy out from the heart first out in front, the right,
left, back, above as below, so gradually expanding beyond the limitations of
space and into the infinitude! When a cause is infinite, so will be the effect!

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5: Keep on doing that 15-45 min every day. Note the difference in day joy!
May all beings rejoice in Mutual Joy celebrating all beings success & progress!

One should not despise any giving.
One should neither envy others.
One who envy others cannot attain absorption
and will never enter any concentrated trance.
Dhammapada 365

Neither nice speech, nor serene behaviour
Makes one accomplished, if one is still
Possessed of envy, miserliness or deceit.
Dhammapada 262

Absorbed in distractions,
Not paying appropriate attention,
Giving up the goal, following after the pleasant,
One comes to envy those, who enjoy right effort!
Dhammapada 209

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How to cure envy and jealousy by substitution with the opposite see:
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/IV/Safe_Medicine.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/What_is_Wrong.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoi ... Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/I ... usness.htm

Have a nice rejoicing & noble day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
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Envy and Jealousy is a Mix of Greed and Hate!


Envy and Jealousy!

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... alousy.htm :anjali:
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Mutually Rejoicing Bliss!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:01 am





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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 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!

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 :anjali:
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Certainty dispels doubt & indecisiveness!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:35 am





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What if doubt leading to confusion and indecisiveness, keeps coming back?

Undertaking these 5 simple actions gains assured certainty over time:
1: The praxis of living under a Teacher...
2: The effort of learning the True Dhamma...
3: The work of examining the meaning of the Dhamma...
4: The habit of listening to/reading the Dhamma repeatedly...
5: The quality of inquiring into the Cause & Non-Cause of all phenomena...

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Through these 5 behaviours is both ignorance, skeptical doubt, uncertainty,
and bewildered confusion gradually eradicated by the invested effort!

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See also:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Barren_Stagnation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Do ... tainty.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cu ... tainty.htm

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Certainty dispels doubt & indecisiveness!

Doubt and Uncertainty!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... _Doubt.htm :meditate:
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Serene Calm!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:30 pm





The Blessed Buddha once said:
Knowing that the other person is angry,
The one who remains aware and calm
acts in and for his own best interest,
and for the other's interest, too!
Samyutta Nikaya I, 162

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Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware,
the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful,
He has no sorrows!
Udana IV, 7

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Calm is his mind.
Calm is his speech.
Calm is his action.
So is the tranquillity;
So is the equanimity;
of one freed by the insight
of right understanding...
Dhammapada 96

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More on this sweetly silenced Tranquillity (Passaddhi):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Forest_Bliss.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... illity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... saddhi.htm

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The Power of Presence!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:24 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Bhikkhus, there are these five mental abilities (indriya). What five?

The ability of Faith (saddha)
The ability of Energy (viriya)
The ability of Awareness (sati)
The ability of Concentration (samadhi)
The ability of Understanding (pañña)

But what is the mental ability of Awareness (Sati)?
That which is Awareness, constant attention, recollection, mental presence,
mindfulness, remembering, bearing in mind, alertness, watchful consciousness,
non-neglect, non-oblivious, non-forgetfulness, non-carelessness, and acute
non-superficiality. This is called the ability and power of Awareness, Right
Awareness, and the Awareness link to Awakening!

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But what is this Awareness link to Awakening?
Herein a Bhikkhu is mindful, endowed with excellent Awareness, recollection,
he remembers, remembers constantly, what has been done & what have been
said concerning release even very long ago. This is called the Awareness link
to Awakening... There is awareness of internal states and there is awareness
of external states. Both the awareness of all internal states & awareness of
all external states is an Awareness link to Awakening leading to knowledge,
Enlightenment, and to complete emancipating release!

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The Power of Presence!

On this illuminating & crucial presence of Awareness:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Sati_Studies.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Causes_of_sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Sati_Summary.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sa ... litude.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... s_Sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Clear ... ension.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/N ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... ly_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... alysis.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sa ... ruddha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ca ... ention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... ension.htm

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Source: The Book of Analysis: Vibhanga 124 + 228
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=130304

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The 3 Golden Gifts!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:30 am





Three kinds of gift are mentioned in Buddhism, namely:
1: Amisa dana: The gift of material things,
2: Abhaya dana: The fearless gift of life,
3: Dhamma dana: The gift of real Truth...

Amisa dana: – or the gift of material things is practised by people
of all religions and is very common. Food, clothes and houses are
given to people of little means or to refugees through various
religious and social organizations. It is, no doubt, a good thing to
satisfy the hunger of the starved & the yearning of the thirsty.
This type of donations is highly recommended in Buddhism and
is called the Amisa dana. (The donations of material things).

Next comes the Abhaya dana: - or giving life to those who are in
danger of life caused by fire, water or enemies. Sometimes we
hear of people, who are about to die due to lack of blood.
To donate blood and save another humans life is indeed a great
thing. Donation of eyes and kidneys is also highly appreciated
and they come under Abhaya dana – fearless donation of life.

The last one: Dhamma dana: - or the gift of Truth of the Doctrine
is said to be the highest of all donations on earth. Why so?
Because it opens the Door to the Deathless Dimension!
This no other giving is even remotely capable of...

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Openhanded Giving is the 1st Mental Perfection...

Sabba danam Dhamma danam jinati
Sabbam rasam Dhamma raso jinati
Sabbam ratim Dhamma rati jinati
Tanhakkayo sabba dukkham jinati


The gift of Dhamma excels all other Gifts.
The flavour of Dhamma excels all other flavours.
The pleasure in Dhamma excels all other pleasures.
He who has destroyed craving overcomes all sorrow!
Dhammapada 354

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Most Gods actually became Divine Beings as a result of Giving!

More on Generosity (Dana) = The 1st mental perfection:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Glad_Giving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_3_Gifts.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/K ... remony.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /caaga.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /daana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Openh ... rosity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ge ... lation.htm

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Sumedha - the young millionaire - gives away all his property!

Source:
Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero http://www.buddhist-book.com Singapore

Have a nice generous day!

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

The 3 Golden Gifts!

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Joys beyond this World!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:10 am





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The Blessed Buddha once said:
And what, Bhikkhus, is the Joy not of this world? Aloof and above any lust,
quite secluded from any sense desire, protected from any disadvantageous
mental state, one enters & dwells in the 1st jhana mental absorption; full of
joy & pleasure born of solitude, joined with directed & sustained thought...
With the stilling of directed & sustained thought, one later enters & dwells
in the 2nd jhana of calmed assurance & unification of mind devoid of any
thought & thinking, joined with joy & pleasure now born of concentration!
These are called the joys not of this world!
And what, Bhikkhus, is the joy beyond that joy, which is not of this world?
When a bhikkhu, whose mental fermentations are eliminated, reviews his
mind liberated from lust, freed from hatred, and released from confusion,
there arises a transcendental joy. This is called Joy quite beyond that joy,
that is not of this world...

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More on quite rapturous Joy (piti) here hihihi ;-):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Joy_Piti.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Rejoicing_Joy.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/V/Sup ... elight.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Sup ... elight.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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Regarding Joys of this World: Balance - Sara Tavares seems infectious!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C9mWN8vKHQ

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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

Joys beyond this World!

Have a nice, noble, and joyous day!

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

There is a Supra-Human kind of Delight!


Joys beyond this World!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Jo ... _World.htm

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Friendship is the Greatest!
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Theravada Forest Tradition.


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