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Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

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Re: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:13 pm

Thankyou Bhante.Inspirational as ever.I will download those talks later.
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Delaying may be missing...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:16 pm

Please note that whenever one says:
"I will do this later",
one often never get it done simply
because one forgets it... :cry:

Best is therefore: Whenever identifying some good that
needs to be done: DO IT RIGHT AWAY, RIGHT NOW!

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Success is having Buddha as Teacher!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:47 pm





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The Buddha once explained how:
I will tell you the way of life of a householder, who becomes a good disciple.
Laying aside all violence, he would not kill a living creature, nor cause to kill,
nor allow others to kill. He should deliberately avoid taking anything, which
has not been freely given. Neither should he cause to steal, nor allow others
to steal. He should not transgress against another's wife. When gone to the
audience hall, court or assembly, he should neither speak false himself, nor
cause others to speak false, deceive or pretend. He should avoid all untruth.
He should also avoid intoxicating drinks and drugs, nor cause to drink, nor
allow others to drink or take drugs, since intoxication causes carelessness!
Intoxication makes negligent fools commit evil deeds accumulating demerit.
He should neither eat food at night, nor wear jewellery, nor use perfume...
He should sleep on a low couch or on the ground on a mat. For this they say
is the eight-fold fast day observance, declared by the Buddha, who has gone
beyond all suffering. Having kept this fast day every fortnight, with a clear
mind, rejoicing, he should in the morning share suitable food with the Sangha
of Bhikkhus. He should support his mother & father by making honest trade.
A vigilant householder living this Noble way of life is reborn among the devas
who shines bright... Sn 393-404

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More on the Best Buddhist Praxis:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/uposatha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Happy_Habbit.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/IV/Back_to_Basics.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Best_ ... Praxis.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... ance_I.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... nce_II.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... ce_III.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... nce_IV.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... ance_V.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... nce_VI.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... ce_VII.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... e_VIII.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bu ... _Law_1.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bu ... _Law_2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bu ... _Law_3.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bu ... _Law_4.htm

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Re: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

Postby starter » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:30 pm

Hi Bhante, thanks a lot for your very helpful posts. I have a question cocerning your last post:

Why should we sleep on a low couch or on the ground on a mat? Why does the height of the bed matter regarding our cultivation? I tend to think it should be more healthy and safe to sleep on a bed with some height to avoid dust, harmful micro-creatures, and harmful macro-creatures like cockroach, snake ….

I'd like to download the Dhamma Talks & Writings of Thanissaro Bhikkhu, which you kindly share with us. But there are so many of them. I'll visit Wat Metta pretty soon and would like to listen to some most important talks of Ven. Thanissaro before my visit. Would it be handy for you to recommend some best talks of his? By the way, Ven. Thanissaro was a disciple of Adjaah Fang for many years, to my knowledge.

If possible, I'd also appreciate your comment on my post "One mind in 4 modes ..." which was posted a short while ago, because I'm not sure if it's right view.

Metta,

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Re: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

Postby Hanzze » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:14 am

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Last edited by Hanzze on Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Low bed

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:39 pm

The purpose of the low bed is to reduce pride, which actually happens gradually.
Sorry about the mistaken teacher of Ven. Thanissaro Bhikkhu:
His correct teacher (as already kindly mentioned) was Ajaan Fuang Jotiko,
who'd studied under Ajaan Lee. According to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanissaro_Bhikkhu
Thanx for this suitable correction.
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Any dependence implies insecure instability!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:00 pm





The Venerable Channa once said to a fellow disciple:
Friend Sariputta, it is because I have seen, known and directly experienced
the momentary arising & ceasing of the eye, eye-consciousness, and any
phenomena recognizable by eye-consciousness, that I indeed regard them
all thus: This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self...
Furthermore: It is because I have seen, known & directly experienced the
momentary arising & ceasing of the ear, ear-consciousness, & any phenomena
recognizable by ear-consciousness, the nose, olfactory consciousness, and any
phenomena recognizable by such nose-consciousness, the tongue, gustatory-
consciousness, and any phenomena recognizable by this tongue-consciousness,
the body, body-consciousness, and any phenomena recognizable by this tactile
consciousness, the mind, mental-consciousness, any phenomena recognizable
by mental-consciousness, that I now indeed consider all these states thus:
This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self...
Then Venerable Mahacunda said to Venerable Channa: Then friend Channa,
this teaching of the Buddha is to be given acute, constant & close attention:

In any dependence, there is always a shaky, risky & vacillating wavering!
In all independence, there is neither any shaky, nor any risky wavering!


When there is no wavering, then there is tranquillity. When there is tranquillity,
there is neither inclination, nor bias, nor bending, nor attraction, nor repulsion...
When there is no such inclination, then there is neither any coming, nor any going!
When there is no coming & going, there is no passing away, nor any being reborn...
When there is neither passing away, nor being reborn, then there is neither here,
nor beyond, nor in between the two. This –itself- is the very End of all Suffering...

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Stable Independence and Unstable Dependence...

Source:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [59]
Section 35: On The 6 Senses. Channa: 87.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

Have a nice steady day!

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http://What-Buddha-Said.net

Any dependence implies insecure instability!
Only the Unconditioned can ever be safe...


Without Wavering!

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wi ... vering.htm

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Tranquillity Causes Happiness!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:01 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

Have a nice calm day!

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Sweet Serene Calm!
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Re: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

Postby mettafuture » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:57 pm

I love this thread. So many great insights posted throughout.

Thank you for sharing the Buddha's words with us, Bhante.

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The Other Side...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:09 pm





The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, these 8 things, when cultivated and refined, lead to going beyond
from this near shore, right here, to the far shore beyond all... What eight?

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


These 8 things, when cultivated and refined, lead to going beyond from this near
shore, right here, to the far shore beyond. This is what the Blessed Buddha said.
The Well-Gone-One, this supreme Teacher, then added this:

Few humans cross to that sublime far shore beyond all being.
Mostly, people just run up and down along this barren bank!
Those whose praxis is like this even and exact Dhamma,
Will pass beyond the State of Death in quiet harmony!
Having left all the dark and evil doing, any intelligence
Seeks the luminous bright light by leaving this turmoil,
By going forth into solitary & silent homelessness.
Secluded from lust, he experiences an unworldly bliss!
Owing nothing, the wise and clever man thereby cleans
himself of all these mental pollutions and defilements...
Mentally well evolved by the 7 links to enlightenment,
Delighting in non-clinging and relinquishment of all,
Such luminous ones, having quenched all fermentation,
Are fully released even right here in this world!

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Crossing...

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To the Other Side...

More the Noble 8-Fold Way:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... t_View.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... vation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... Speech.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... Action.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... lihood.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... Effort.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... ration.htm

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:24] section 45: The Way. 34: Gone to the other side ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

Have a nice transcendent day!

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The Other Side...


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Breaking the inner Bars opens Freedom!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:32 am





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At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha once explained:
What, friends, is the starvation, that prevents the arising of Sense-Desire,
and which also blocks any growth of already arisen Sense-Desire?
It is frequent and careful attention to the Disgusting Features of things!
This starvation prevents sensual lust from arising & reduces present greed…
And what, friends, is the starvation that prevents the arising of Ill-Will &
which also hinders any aggravation and inflation of already arisen Ill-Will?
It is frequent, careful and rational attention to Universal Friendliness!
This starvation prevents aversion from arising & inhibits present anger…
And what is the starvation, that prevents arising of Lethargy-&-Laziness,
and which also eliminates any already present Lethargy-&-Laziness?
It is attention to these 3 elements of: Initiative, Launching and Endurance!
This starvation prevents absent sloth from arising & stops present laziness.
And what is the starving that prevents arising of Restlessness-&-Regret,
and which also slow down any escalation of present Restlessness-&-Regret?
It is frequent attention to this sweet, calm & peaceful Tranquillity of Mind!
This starvation prevents upsetting of the mind & reduces anxiety & worry…
What is the starvation that prevents the arising ofDoubt-&-Uncertainty,
and which also stops any proliferation of present Doubt-&-Uncertainty?
It is frequent, careful, rational attention & evaluation of these 4 Dualities:
There are advantageous & disadvantageous states! There are blameable &
blameless states! There are ordinary & exalted states! There are bright &
dark mental states! This starvation prevents any confusion of the mind &
which also dampen escalation of already present perplexity…

Comments:
Memorize and use as suitable substitution, whenever a hindrance is noted!

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More on these 5 Mental Hindrances (Nivaranas):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... Desire.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... rances.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/St ... rances.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Re ... Regret.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fe ... rances.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Do ... tainty.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Le ... ziness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Co ... _Muddy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Su ... tution.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/An ... tation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ho ... ome_10.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Na ... adiant.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta ... I.3-4c.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.3-4.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Canal.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:105-6] section 46: The Links. 51: The Nutriments...

Have a nice & noble day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
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Breaking the inner Bars opens Freedom!

Starving the Hindrances!

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/St ... rances.htm

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Re: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

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Gone Out!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:18 pm





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At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
Bhikkhus, there are these five clusters of clinging! What five?

The cluster of clinging to form...
The cluster of clinging to feeling...
The cluster of clinging to perception...
The cluster of clinging to construction...
The cluster of clinging to consciousness...


When, Bhikkhus, a Noble Disciple understands as they really are:
The arising, the ceasing, the satisfaction, the danger, and the escape
from these five clusters of clinging, then he is called a Noble Disciple,
who is a Stream-Enterer, no longer bound to the painful lower worlds,
fixed in destiny, with Enlightenment as his assured destination!

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Explanation: Being is Burning on Craving and Clinging:
The body arises from food and ceases in absence of food.
Feeling, perception & mental construction arises from contact and ceases
in absence of sense contact. Consciousness arises from name-&-form and
ceases in absence of this body-&-mind: mentality-&-materiality. These are
the clusters proximate causes... Their remote causes is past ignorance, lust
for them and intentional action (= Kamma) resulting in them!
The satisfaction of these five clusters of clinging is the pleasure and joy
they temporarily induce... The danger of these five clusters of clinging is
their impermanence & inevitable fading away! The escape is the Noble Way
of ceasing all craving for these 5 clusters of clinging! That ends suffering!

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More on this Noble Stream-Entry:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4_Doors.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/Fruit ... le_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Li ... _Entry.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/II/He ... _Entry.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Enter ... upreme.htm

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Entering the Stream means having max. 7 lives before Enlightenment!

Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya 22:109 III 161
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

Have a nice & noble day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
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http://What-Buddha-Said.net

No Clinging means No Suffering!

Gone Out!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Stream-Enterer.htm

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The Mind sent Outside is the Cause of Suffering!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:57 pm





The Mind sent Outside is the Cause of Suffering.
The Effect of the Mind sent Outside is Suffering.
The Mind seeing the Mind is the Path: The Noble Way!
The Effect of Mind seeing Mind, is the End of Suffering.


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No matter how much one thinks, one will not know directly!
Only when one stops thinking, will one know directly...
Yet, one still depends on thinking, so as to know...!!!
When mind is all quiet, one will come to know directly.
Whatever one really knows, it is from watching one's own mind!

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Knowing is the ground state of the empty mind, which is bright,
pure, quiet, calm, not fabricating, not searching, not urging,
and neither possessed, nor attracted by anything at all...

He does, yet he doesn't:
Do you still have anger?
Yes, but I don't pick it up!

The Less the better:
Stop Thinking, and Stop Urging!
The Poorer one is, the more
Happiness one enjoys...

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Thai King Bhumibol presents a gift to Venerable Dun Atulo Thera.

On the Four Noble Truths (Ariya-Sacca):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Actually_So.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Indeed_True.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Four_but_One.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The_16_Aspects.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Focused_Truths.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cl ... Truths.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Abs ... tainty.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/IV/Si ... omplex.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... _Truth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... Truths.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Pe ... htened.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... eaning.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/In ... essity.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

Source: Gifts He Left Behind: The Dhamma Legacy of Ajaan Dune Atulo:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... eleft.html

Have a nice & noble day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
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The Mind sent Outside is the Cause of Suffering!

Solid Siam!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/solid_siam.htm

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Nibbana x 2!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:16 pm





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There is Nibbana here & now in this very life:
We call it Sa-upadi-sesa-Nibbana i.e. Nibbana with traces of the
substrates of becoming, still remaining! Then there is final Nibbana,
with no substrates for being or fuels for becoming left remaining:
This is called An-upadi-sesa-Nibbana.

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The Blessed Buddha explained it thus: The 2 aspects of Nibbana:
Bhikkhus, there are these two Nibbana-elements. What are the two?
The Nibbana-element with residue left and the Nibbana-element without
any traces of substrate left.
What, bhikkhus, is the Nibbana-element with residue left?
Here a bhikkhu is an arahat, one whose mental fermentations is silenced,
who have fulfilled the Noble life, who has done all what was to be done,
who has laid down the burden, attained the goal, who has destroyed the
bondages of being, who is completely released through final knowledge.
However, his five sense abilities remain unimpaired. Through these he still
experiences what is agreeable and disagreeable, and feels both pleasure
and pain. It is the extinction of attachment, aversion, & confusion in him,
that is called this Nibbana-element with residue left.
Now what, bhikkhus, is the Nibbana-element with no residue remaining?
Here a bhikkhu is an arahat, one whose mental fermentations is silenced,
who have fulfilled the Noble life, who has done all what was to be done,
who has laid down the burden, attained the goal, who has destroyed the
bondages of being, who is completely released through final knowledge.
For him, here in this very life, all that is experienced, not being delighted
in, will grow cold right there and cease. That is called Nibbana-element
with no residue left. These, bhikkhus, are the two Dimensions of Nibbana...

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These two Nibbana-elements were thus made known by the Seeing One,
confident & detached: The first is the element with substrates of being
remaining, realized here and now, but with re-becoming destroyed.
The other, having no residue left for the future, is that wherein all modes
of being utterly cease. Having understood this unconstructed state,
released in mind, with the cord to becoming eliminated, they attain to the
sublime essence of all states. Delighting in calming and ceasing of craving,
those steady ones have left all being and becoming behind...

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Comments:
Sa-upadi-sesa-Nibbana i.e. Nibbana with traces of becoming remaining is
the state of the living arahat, who has still has body, feeling, perception,
mental construction and consciousness as a remaining result of clinging
in his past, the effects of which have not yet been fully exhausted...
Final Nibbana with no substrates for being or fuels for becoming left
remaining An-upadi-sesa-Nibbana is the state of the arahat after death,
where body, feeling, perception, mental construction and consciousness
have irreversibly ceased ever re-arising anywhere anymore!

Source; Thus Was it Said: Itivuttaka II.17; Iti 38

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More on this uncreated state - Nibbana (Sanskrit = Nirvana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Peace.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Final_Freedom.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/climax_of_calm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Reaching_Peace.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Entrance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Nibbana_Still.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Enter.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Uncreated.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... ibbana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_P ... _Cause.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... _State.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Nibba ... return.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ni ... _Peace.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... bbaana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ibbana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Im ... nimity.htm

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http://What-Buddha-Said.net

From where one does not Return!


Nibbana x 2!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/The_2_Nibbanas.htm

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Any Craving creates Suffering!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:59 pm





The Blessed Buddha once said:
There are these three kinds of craving. What three?

1: The Craving for Sensing...
2: The Craving for Becoming...
3: The Craving for Non-Becoming…


These are the three kinds of craving!
This Noble 8-fold Way is to be developed for the direct experience of
these three kinds of craving, for the full understanding of them, for their
complete elimination, and for their final overcoming, abandoning & leaving
all behind. The Noble 8-fold Way is developed for the ceasing of all craving!

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Comments: Any form of craving is a sign of an habitual addiction:
1: The first kind of sensual craving for sights, sounds, smells, flavours,
touches, thoughts and mental states is fairly obvious, yet still tenacious...
2: The second craving is for becoming things such as: Rich, famous, praised,
satisfied, beautiful, young, painless, healthy, strong, respected… etc…
3: The third kind of craving is for not becoming things such as: Sick, poor,
criticized, despised, weak, ugly, afflicted, lonely, unsuccessful, dead. etc…
The proximate Cause of all Suffering is this Craving, which have to be left!
This is the 2nd Noble Truth! Craving means: All kinds of lust, desire, hunger,
thirst, longing, urging, yearning for, attraction to, hankering, and hoping.
Ceasing of all Craving is ceasing of Suffering! This is the 3rd Noble Truth!

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Whatever is delighted in creates craving, clinging and thus Suffering!

More on this thorny Craving (Tanha) causing all pain:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cut_Craving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... s_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... _Cause.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Or ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ce ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... rophic.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... raving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:58] section 45: The Way. 175: The 3 Cravings ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html.

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Friendship is the Greatest!
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http://What-Buddha-Said.net

Any Craving creates Suffering!

The 3 Cravings ...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... raving.htm

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The One and Only Way!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:11 am





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Just after enlightenment the Blessed Buddha stayed under a great Banyan
tree at Uruvela on the bank of the river Neranjara. There he reflected:
There is this single, one and only direct way for the purification of beings,
for the relief from all sorrow and grief, for the fading away of all pain and
frustration, for achieving the right method, for the realization of Nibbana,
that is, these Four Foundations of Awareness! What four? When a Bhikkhu
lives & dwells, aware & clearly comprehending, while always contemplating &
reflecting upon:

1: The Body merely as a disgusting and fragile accumulation..
2: The Feelings just as instantly passing conditioned reactions..
3: The Mind only as a set of recurring, banal and habituated moods..
4: Phenomena only as mentally manifested, fake & artificial appearances..


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The 4 Great Frames of Reference!
He thereby removes any lust, urge, envy & frustration rooted in this world..
This is verily the one and only direct way for the purification of all beings,
for the relief from all sorrow and grief, for the fading away of all pain and
frustration, for achieving the right method, for the realization of Nibbana,
that is, these Four Foundations of Awareness... Then the Brahma Samapatti,
knowing this, instantly appeared before the Blessed One & having arranged
his upper robe over one shoulder, he raised his joined palms towards the
Blessed One, and said to him: So is it! Blessed One. So be it! Well-Gone One.
Venerable sir, this is the one & only direct way for purification of beings...

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The Great Seer of the Silencing of all Becoming,
Compassionate, understands this unique One Way:
By which they all in the past crossed the flood,
By which they all cross now in the present, and
By which they all will cross over in any future...


Comment: The 'Flood' (Ogha) here means:
The Flood of sense-desire (kama-ogha)
The Flood of wanting to (re-)become (bhava-ogha)
The Flood of wrong views (dittha-ogha)
The Flood of ignorance (avijja-ogha)
These floods overwhelm and destroy all beings in Samsara!
Ever again and again!

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Details on the 4 Foundations of Awareness (Sati):
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/C ... ension.htm

Source of reference (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V: 167-8] 47 The Foundations of Awareness: 18 Brahma...

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http://What-Buddha-Said.net

Present Awareness is the Crucial First Step!

The One and Only Way!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/O ... ly_Way.htm

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Inevitable is pain, change and falling apart!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:37 pm





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The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Bhikkhus, there are these three kinds of suffering. What three?

1: The Suffering caused by painful feeling... (dukkha-dukkha)
2: The Suffering caused by construction... (sankhara-dukkha)
3: The Suffering caused by change… (viparinama-dukkha)


These are the three kinds of suffering! This Noble 8-fold Way is to be
developed for the direct experience of these three kinds of suffering,
for the full understanding of them, for their complete elimination,
and for their final overcoming, abandoning and leaving all behind…
The Noble 8-fold Way is to be developed for Ending of Suffering!!!

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Comment:
The 1st kind of suffering due to painful feeling, mental & bodily, is obvious.
The 2nd suffering comes when pleasurable constructions always falls apart.
The 3rd suffering is when a pleasant object inevitably changes and decays.

More on Suffering (Dukkha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Or ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... ring_2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:56] section 45: The Way. 165: The Sufferings ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

Have a nice & noble day!

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

Inevitable is pain, change and falling apart!

The 3 Sufferings!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm

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Clinging is Solidified Craving...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:09 am





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The Blessed Buddha once said:

Bhikkhus: There are these four kinds of Clinging. What four?
1: Clinging to Sense-Pleasures...
2: Clinging to Various Views...
3: Clinging to Rituals and Superstition…
4: Clinging to an an Ego-Concept…

These are the four kinds of Clinging!
This Noble 8-fold Way is to be developed for the direct experience of the
four kinds of clinging, for the full understanding of these clingings,
for their complete elimination, and for their final overcoming, abandoning
and leaving all behind…
The Noble 8-fold Way is developed for the ceasing of all clinging!

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Comments:
1: The 1st kind of clinging to sights, sounds, smells, flavours, touches, and
thoughts is fairly obvious, yet still long habituated and thus tenacious...
2: Clinging is to Views is thinking: Doing good deeds are completely useless.
Doing evil have no consequences! No action has any effect on my future!
3: Clinging to rituals & superstition is like thinking that fire, bathing, and
various empty rituals, like wearing funny hats & praying, can purify mind…
3: Clinging to an Ego-concept, personality-belief, & a 'self' is the assuming
an unchanging internal entity ‘I-Me', which however is non-existent...
The proximate cause of all clinging is Craving, which have to be left!
This is the 2nd Noble Truth! Clinging means: adherence, attachment, grip,
clasping, clutching, grasping, stubbornly and tenaciously sticking to.
The word pali word the Buddha used ‘Upadana’ literally means ‘taking up’
indicating that as soon as one takes up the object, then clinging occurs!

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Sariputta once said:
When, friends, a Noble Disciple understands clinging, the cause of clinging,
the ceasing of clinging, and the way leading to the ceasing of clinging, in
that way he is one of right view, whose view is straight, who has perfect
confidence in the Dhamma, and has arrived at this true Dhamma...
And what is clinging, what is the cause of clinging, what is the ceasing of
clinging, what is the way to the cease clinging?
Friends: There are these 4 kinds of clinging: clinging to sense-pleasures,
clinging to views, clinging to rituals & superstition, and the subtle clinging
to the ego-concept of an assumed inner self. With the arising of craving,
clinging also arises. With the ceasing of craving, clinging thus ceases too!
The way leading to the ceasing of clinging is just this Noble 8-fold Way:
Right View, Right, Motivation, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood,
Right Effort, Right Awareness, and Right Concentration…

Source: Majjhima Nikaya 9. Sammaditthi Sutta: Discourse on Right View
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/su ... 9-nb0.html

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More on Clinging (Upadana): An intensified quite painful form of craving.
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Cool_Calm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Quenched.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Sha ... f_Evil.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Wit ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Wit ... ssions.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... _Being.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... adaana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... inging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cl ... n_I_Am.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... inging.htm

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:59] section 45: The Way. 173: The 4 Clingings ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html.

Have a nice & noble day!

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

Clinging is Solidified Craving...

The 4 Clingings!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Th ... inging.htm

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Respecting Uposatha Days Purifies and Elevates!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:07 pm





Vap Poya day is the full-moon of October. This holy day celebrates the
end of the Bhikkhu's three months rains retreat and marks the Kathina
month of robes , where lay people donate a set of robes to the Sangha.
This also celebrates the day that Buddha began to teach the Abhidhamma!

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The Buddha descending from the Tusita Level after having spent a rains
retreat there explaining the Abhidhamma to the assembled devas during
a single three months long speech! His biological mother Mahamaya, who
died 7 days after his birth, and was reborn there as a deva, was present.
He is followed down by the deva rulers Sakka and Maha-Brahma.


More about this Higher Abhidhamma Science:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/abhi/index.html

More about the Kathina Ceremony:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/K ... remony.htm

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The Kathina Ceremony of giving robes to the Maha-Sangha and receive blessing merit thereby!

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 !!
Bhikkhu Samahita: [email protected]

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

For the 2010 Calendar of Uposatha Observance Days:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/various/Poy ... s.2010.htm

Have a nice & noble day!

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

Respecting Uposatha Days Purifies and Elevates!

Today is Vap Poya Observance Day!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/Vap_Poya_Day.htm

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