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PostSubject: Symbiotic Sympathy!   Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:50 am

Friends:

Maintain this Buddhist Wish of Noble Sympathy:

May I be happy, may I maintain my happiness and live without any trace of enmity.
May all beings be successful and happy: May they be of joyful mind, all beings that
breathe & have life, whether they are weak or strong, tiny or huge, visible or invisible,
near or far away, born or to be born, let all beings enjoy safety, content ease & bliss!
Let no one deceive another, let no one be harsh in speech, let no one by anger or hatred
wish bad for his neighbour. Even as a mother, at the risk of her life, guards and protects
her only child, so with a boundless heart of compassion, I venerate all living beings by
permeating this entire universe with sympathy, above, beneath & all around, without limit,
immeasurable and endless! Thus I cultivate an infinite goodwill toward this whole world.
Standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all my waking hours I treasure always
this thought, knowing that this very way of caring is the Noblest in the whole wide world!
Thus shall I, by stilling pointless discussions and controversies, by acting blamelessly,
be gifted with tranquillity & true insight. Thus shall I subdue the urge for sense-pleasure,
and never again know rebirth. May this also inspire and thereby cause all other sentient
beings to fulfil the conditions leading swiftly to Nibbana.
May all sentient beings be thus utterly liberated & completely released from suffering.
May all sentient beings thus escape the dangers of ageing, disease, and death. Yeah!



More on this blazing Friendliness (Metta):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Calm_Kindness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Good_Friendship.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Universal_Friendliness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Released_by_GoodWill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Unsurpassable_Radiance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Infinite_and_Divine_Classic.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Buddha_on_Noble_Frienship.htm

Have a nice symbiotic day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
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PostSubject: Intention Creates the Future!   Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:52 am

Friends:

Any Intention is creating moments of Future!

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

Becomes

About the cause and effect of intentional states:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kamma_is_intention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/What_is_Neutral.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Resultants.htm



Have a nice noting colour of the intention day!

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PostSubject: Today is Esala Poya Day!   Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:26 am

Friends:

How to be a Real True Buddhist through Observance?

This Esala Poya day is the full-moon of July, which is noteworthy since on this celebrated day:
1: The Blessed Buddha preached his First Sermon: The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta.
2: The Bodhisatta was conceived in Queen Maya who dreamt a white elephant entered her side.
3: The Blessed Buddha made the Great Withdrawal from the world at the age of 29 years.
4: The Blessed Buddha performed the Twin Miracle (yamaka-patihariya) of dual appearance.
5: The Blessed Buddha explained the AbhiDhamma in the Tavatimsa heaven to his mother.
6: The ordination of Prince Arittha at Anuradhapura, under Arahat Mahinda on Sri Lanka.
7: The foundation of the celebrated Mahastupa & enshrinement of relics by King Dutugemunu.
8: The next day the yearly 3 months rains retreat (vassa) of Buddhist Bhikkhus start.


The Buddha performing the Twin Miracle of simultaneously producing water & flames from his body.

On such Uposatha 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 and
head touch the floor. Then, with joined palms in front of the heart,
one recite 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 request protection from the Buddha for the 3rd time.
I request protection from the Dhamma for the 3rd time.
I 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!



This is the very start on the path towards Nibbana -the Deathless Element-
This is the Noble Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Bliss, 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 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..." signed with name, date, town & country
to me or join here. A public list of this new Saddhamma-Sangha is here!

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

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

May your journey hereby be eased, light, swift and sweet. Never give up !!!

Bhikkhu Samahita: what.buddha.said@gmail.com

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

Have a nice Esala Fullmoon Poya day!

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

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PostSubject: I Am Not!   Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:36 am

Friends

Impersonal, selfless, coreless, ownerless and without any ego are all phenomena:

There exists no unchanging, same, identical identity such as 'I, Me, My-self, My Ego, My Personality'!
There exist momentary states of internal form, feeling, perception, construction, and consciousness.
These five internal clusters of clinging are always changing, becoming otherwise, and never the same!

There exist no unchanging, same, identical identities such as 'They, We, Them-selves, these Personalities'!
There exist momentary states of external form, feeling, perception, construction, and consciousness.
These five external clusters of clinging are always changing, becoming otherwise, and never the same!

The notion: 'I Am' is false! There is a process of ever renewed becoming: The "Am" is therefore OK!
However the pointing reference "I" is without a referent! It is lacking a real object & points nowhere!
Egoism is the assumed belief in an unverifiable unchanging core substance residing somewhere inside
all beings as a permanent entity, which is the fictitious basis of the 'self, ego, person, I, me, U, We' etc!

However much one falls in love with this made-up 'idea,' it remains not to be seen or ever demonstrated!
Though non-existent this purely mental constructs is nevertheless quite effective as conflict-starter!
It is the 'king in the inner castle', which should be defended & gratified, even when he is not really there!
How comic! How tragic! How tricky! How difficult to see! How precious to know! How releasing of all!



More on this counterintuitive selflessness (No-Self = Anatta):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Anatta_Doctrine.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Solo_Self-Deception.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm

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The Blessed Buddha once emphasized:
Blissful is solitude for one who is content, learned & who see the True Dhamma.
More blissful is complete harmlessness towards all beings without exception.
Even further blissful is full freedom from any sensual urge whatsoever.
Yet, the supreme bliss, is the elimination of the abysmal conceit “I am”!
Udana – Inspiration: II – 1


The assumed 'Self' restricts itself...

Have a nice egoless day!

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

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PostSubject: Untroubled Yeah!   Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:04 am

Friends:

What is the Fruit of the Noble Way?

The Blessed Buddha once said:
While alive, then he is untroubled, & when he dies too, then he is not worried!
A recluse who has seen the goal, lives undisturbed even in a sorrowful world...
Ud 46

Wherever he goes, there he is unafraid.. Wherever he sleeps, there he is unalarmed!
The nights and days does neither touch nor burn him. He sees nothing in this world
that is to be kept or lost.. Therefore his mind dwells in goodwill and gentle kindness
towards all beings until he falls asleep.
SN I 110

One who has attained the Dhamma has no task to do, as his task has been accomplished.
As long as he has not obtained a foothold, the swimmer must strive to his utmost,
but when he has found a place to rest his feet and gone up to dry land,
his striving is over, because he has crossed to the further shore...
SN I 48


Untroubled, unworried, unconcerned, unagitated & undisturbed!

More good even better here ;-)
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/climax_of_calm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Unshakable_Equanimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Deathless_Dimension.htm

Have a nice unstirred day!


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

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PostSubject: The 7 Core Contemplations!   Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:09 am

Friends:

These 7 Core Contemplations Penetrates to Insight:



1: When contemplating Impermanence (anicca), one gradually overcomes the false perception of permanence...
2: When contemplating Suffering (dukkha), one gradually overcomes the fake experience of happiness...
3: When contemplating Selflessness (anatta), one gradually overcomes the self-deception of ego-identity...
4: When contemplating Disgust (nibbida), one gradually overcomes the deceitfulness inherent in all delight...
5: When contemplating Disillusion (viraga), one gradually overcomes the illusion of the mere appearance...
6: When contemplating Ceasing (nirodha), one gradually overcomes the naivety of planning any origination...
7: When contemplating Relinquishment (patinissagga), one gradually overcomes the panic of all clinging...




More about these 7 crucial core contemplations:

On this universal Transience:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Impermanence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Universal_Transience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Impermanence_Anicca.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Perceiving_Transience.htm

On this absolute Misery:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_1st_Noble_Truth_on_Suffering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_3_kinds_of_Suffering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/What_is_Suffering.htm

On this baffling Selflessness:

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Self-less_Anatta.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Anatta_Doctrine.htm

On this freeing Disgust:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Food_Disgust.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Released_by_Disgust.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Disgust.htm

On this Disenchanting Disillusion:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Fading_Away.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/First_Disillusion_then_Delight.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Disappointment.htm

On this Peaceful Ceasing:

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Ceasing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Ceasing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ceasing_of_Suffering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_3rd_Noble_Truth_on_The_Ceasing_of_Suffering.htm

On this releasing Letting Go:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Not_Resisting_Anything.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Breaking_the_Bonds.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Beautiful_Release.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_are_the_5_Clusters_of_Clinging.htm



Have a nicely contemplated day!

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

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PostSubject: Kasina Absorption!   Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:36 am

Friends:

Absorption into a Kasina is Also Transient!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
There are ten kasina spheres, Bhikkhus. And which are these?
Someone perceives solid earth as his kasina, above, below, round about,
undivided, as entirety, infinite, without boundaries, ends or limits.
Again, someone perceives fluid water as his kasina ... or fire ... or wind ...
or blue ... or yellow ... or red ... or white ... or space ... or consciousness,
above, below, round about, undivided, as entirety, infinite, without
boundaries, ends or limits. These are the subtle ten kasina spheres...
Consciousness above, below, all around about, undivided, as entirety,
infinite, without boundaries, ends or limits is considered as the very
highest of these kasina spheres. There are beings dwelling in such
subtle perceptions, however even these high aloof beings experience
impermanence and change! Understanding this, any wise and Noble
disciple turns away from it. By turning all away from it, he thereby
detaches from the highest, how much more so from all lower states!!!

Comments on these Elements perceived as 'Entirety' or 'Wholeness':
Kasina meditation is a mental absorption gained into a unity aspect:
'Earth' here does not mean a substance, but solidity and extension.
'Water' here neither means a substance, but fluidity and cohesion.
'Fire' here neither means a substance, but heat and vibration.
'Wind' or 'air' here means motion and kinetic energy.
The unity aspect is thus not 'material', but a quality or property.

More on this way of inducing Mental Absorption (Jhana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/g_m/kasina.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Kasina_Absorption.htm



Have a nicely absorped day!

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PostSubject: The 4 steps to Force!   Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:56 am

Friends:

The 4 Steps to Spiritual Force:

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, these four Steps to Force, when developed and cultivated,
are Noble and releasing, since they lead the one, who acts upon them
out of this world by the complete & final destruction of Suffering...
They lead to disgusted disillusion, to detachment, to ceasing, to peace,
to direct knowledge, to Enlightenment, to Nibbana. What 4?
Here, friends, a Bhikkhu develops and refines:

1: The Steps to Force of concentrated desire created by effort...
2: The Steps to Force of concentrated energy created by effort...
3: The Steps to Force of concentrated thinking created by effort...
4: The Steps to Force of concentrated investigation created by effort...


These four Steps to Force are Noble and releasing, since they lead
anyone, who acts upon them out of this world by the irreversible
destruction of Suffering... The lead to utter disgust, to disillusion,
to detachment, to ceasing, to direct knowledge, to Peace...
They lead to Enlightenment, they lead to Nibbana...



More on the 4 Steps to Suprahuman Force!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/g_m/iddhi_paada.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Suprahuman_Force_I.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Suprahuman_Force_II.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Suprahuman_Force_III.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Suprahuman_Force_IV.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Suprahuman_Force_V.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Desire_as_Way_to_Force.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Energy_as_Way_to_Force.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Thinking_as_Way_to_Force.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Investigation_as_Way_to_Force.htm



Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:255] section 51: The 4 Forces. 3+4: Noble Disgust.

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PostSubject: Mental Mastery!   Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:10 am

Friends:

The 8 stages of Mental Mastery:



The Blessed Buddha explained the gradual way to mental mastery:
1: Experiencing forms on one's own body, one visualizes small forms,
as if they were external, (e.g. a tooth, a scar) both beautiful & ugly.
When mastering these, one understands: Now I know, now I see...
This is the first stage of mastery. (Beginning with familiar objects)
2: Experiencing forms on one's own body, one visualizes large forms,
as if external, (e.g. a leg, a bone) beautiful or ugly. When mastering
these, one understands: Now I know, now I see...
This is the second stage of mastery. (Mastering form perception!)
3: Not experiencing any internal form, one visualizes small external
forms. (e.g. a glass, a chair) beautiful or ugly. When mastering these,
one understands: Now I know, now I see...
This is the third stage of mastery. (Expanding object complexity!)
4: Not experiencing internal forms, one visualizes infinite external
forms. (e.g. a galaxy, a universe) beautiful or ugly. When mastering
these, one understands: Now I know, now I see...
This is the fourth stage of mastery. (Mastering size perception!)
5: Not experiencing internal forms, one visualizes external forms.
blue forms, forms of blue radiance, blue appearance, blue lustre.
When mastering these, one understands: Now I know, now I see...
This is the fifth stage of mastery. (Mastering colour perception!)
6: Not experiencing internal forms, one visualizes external forms.
yellow forms, of yellow radiance, yellow appearance, yellow lustre.
When mastering these, one understands: Now I know, now I see...
This is the sixth stage of mastery. (First consolidating repeat!)
7: Not experiencing internal forms, one visualizes external forms.
red forms, forms of red radiance, red appearance, and red lustre.
When mastering these, one understands: Now I know, now I see...
This is the seventh stage of mastery. (Second consolidating repeat)
8: Not experiencing internal forms, one visualizes external forms.
white forms, white radiance, white appearance, white lustre.
When mastering these, one understands: Now I know, now I see...
This is the eighth stage of mastery. (3rd consolidating repeat!)



More on Mental Mastery (Abhibhayatana=Literally: Higher sphere):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/a/abhibhayatana.htm



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PostSubject: Egolution!   Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:50 am

Friends:

The Ego Illusion is the Strongest Prison!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
'I am' is an illusion. 'This I am' is an illusion. 'I shall be' is an illusion.
'I shall not become this or that' is an illusion. 'I shall be of form'
is an illusion. 'I shall become formless' is an illusion. 'I shall become
endowed with perception' is an illusion. 'I shall become without any
perception' is an illusion. 'I shall become neither with nor without
perception' is an illusion. Illusion is torture, illusion is a mind cancer,
illusion is a thorn in the future. If, however, all illusion is overcome,
one is called a stilled one, a sage. And the stilled one, the sage, is no
more reborn, grows no more old or accumulate any future deaths..
Why not? That craving, through which he could be reborn, is all gone!
If he is not reborn, how can he ever grow old? If he never grows old,
how can he ever die? If one never dies again, how ever to be in panic?
If neither in panic, nor urge, how can one ever be haunted by craving?



More on No-Self (Anatta) = impersonality, ego-lessness, I-Me-Mine-voidness:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Ego-Projection.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/I-dentification.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No_Agent_is_Inside.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Selfless_Camera.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Input_'I'-dentification.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Neither_Agent_nor_Actor.htm!


The EGO is an Illegal Illusion: A Freudian Folly!

Source Text (extract): Majjhima Nikaya 140: Analysis of the Elements:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.140.than.html

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PostSubject: The River!   Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:05 am

Friends:

What are the 4 & very best Right Efforts?

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, there are these four right efforts. What four? Here, Bhikkhus:

1 Preventing Avoidance: One generates desire for the non-emergence of yet
unarisen evil disadvantageous mental states, one makes an effort, one arouses
energy, redirects mind, & strives enthusiastically to prevent bad from arising.
2 Overcoming Elimination: One generates desire for the quick elimination of
already arisen bad detrimental states, one makes an effort, arouses energy,
redirects mind, and one strives enthusiastically for eradication of all wrong...
3 Initiating Development: One generates desire for the arising of yet unarisen
advantageous mental states, one makes an effort, one arouses much energy,
redirects the mind, and strives enthusiastically for the birth of good states...
4 Maintaining Enhancement: One generates desire for the fixed maintenance
of already arisen advantageous states, for their stable increase, expansion,
& final fulfilment by development, one makes an effort, one arouses energy,
redirects the mind, and strives enthusiastically for sustaining all right & good...
These are the four right efforts!
Bhikkhus, just as the river Ganges slants, slopes, and inclines towards the East,
even so does a Bhikkhu, who develops and cultivates these Four Right Efforts
slant, slope, slide, glide and incline directly towards Nibbana!


The 4-Fold Right Effort!

More on this Right Effort!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Effort.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Avoiding_Effort.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Avoiding_Effort2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Energetic_Effort.htm


If Good: GO! If Bad STOP! Keep on doing just that!

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:244] section 49: The 4 Efforts. 1: River Ganges.

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PostSubject: Stilled Silence!   Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:00 am

Friends:

Only Stilling of all Construction is Peace!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Just as the oil-lamp burns on oil and wick, but after consuming of all oil and wick,
through lack of fuel, the flame comes to ceasing, similarly the Bhikkhu knows when
sensing a feeling limited to this body: I am sensing a feeling limited to this body.
Sensing a feeling limited to life, he knows: I am sensing a feeling limited to life.
He knows that: With the break-up of this fragile frame, at the ceasing of life,
all sensed, not being clung to, will grow cold and cease right there & then...
Here this monk, thus cooled, is endowed with the highest unshakable wisdom...
This is the highest and most sacred truth, to know how all Suffering will cease!
Whatever untrue can be mistaken & mislead! Only the absolute Nibbana is true...



On Stilling, Tranquillization, Subsiding & Silenced (Muni):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Calm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Silenced.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Forest_Bliss.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Stilling_of_Clinging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Tranquillity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Tranquillity_Passaddhi.htm

Source Text (extract): Majjhima Nikaya 140: Analysis of Elements:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.140.than.html

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PostSubject: Higher Training!   Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:49 am

Friends:

The Way of the 3 Higher Trainings:

The Blessed Buddha once explained:
There are, Bhikkhus, these 3 kinds of training:
1: Training in Higher Morality (adhi-sila-sikkha)...
2: Training in Higher Consciousness (adhi-citta-sikkha)...
3: Training in Higher Understanding (adhi-pañña-sikkha)...

What, Bhikkhus, is the training in higher morality?
Herein the monk is possessed of morality, is fully controlled by the monastic code
of 227 disciplinary rules, perfected in pure conduct & behaviour by recoiling from
even the minutest offense, he trains himself in these higher moral training rules.
This is called the training in higher morality!

What, Bhikkhus, is the training in higher consciousness?
Herein the monk, secluded from sensual desires, protected from any detrimental
mental state, enters & dwells in the 1st jhana of joy & pleasure born of solitude,
in directed & sustained thought. He enters the 2nd, 3rd & 4th jhana absorption.
This is called the training in higher consciousness!

What, Bhikkhus, is the training in higher understanding?
Herein the monk completely understands according to the actual reality:
What Suffering is, What the Cause of Suffering is,
What the Ceasing of Suffering is, and
What the Way leading to ceasing of Suffering is.
This is called the training in higher understanding!



More on the Noble 8-fold Way:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Middle_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_3-fold_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Noble_8-Fold_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Golden_Middle_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruits_of_the_Noble_Way.htm


Making Light Shine in a barren place!

Source (edited extract):
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikaya AN 3:88-89
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/Index.Numerical.htm

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PostSubject: Mental Training is 3-fold!   Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:40 am

Friends:

How are all the Buddhist Mental Training 3-fold?

The Blessed Buddha often emphasized:
Friends, without having mastered the basics of good morality (sila),
it is impossible to master the domain of concentration (samadhi)!
Without having mastered the domain of concentration, it is not
possible to master the sphere of understanding (pañña) !!! AN 5:22

Develop your concentration, friends, by regular & daily meditation!
Since the one who has concentration understands things according
to reality as they really are & become. And what are these things?
The momentary arising and passing away of all forms, of all feelings,
any perception, all mental constructions, & of all consciousness. SN 22:5

1:Morality (Sila) => 2:Concentration (Samadhi) => 3:Understanding (Pañña)!





About Morality (Sila): The Basics of all Good is this mighty Morality see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Mighty_is_Morality.htm



About Concentration (Samadhi): The best Tool is Concentration see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Concentration_Samadhi.htm



About Understanding (Pañña): The highest Ability is Understanding see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Understanding_Ability.htm

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PostSubject: Deep Calm!   Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:15 am

Friends:

The Deepest Tranquilization is that of Greed, Hate and Ignorance!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Formerly, when that person was still ignorant, then he was possessed & obsessed
by sexual & sensual greed, lust, desire, yearning, envy, jealousy, and miserliness...
He was obsessed & possessed by hate, anger, ill-will, irritation and stubbornness...
He was obsessed and possessed by ignorance, doubt, delusion & plain foolishness...
These evils are now overcome by him, eradicated, like a slashed and uprooted tree,
completely destroyed, and therefore unable to sprout into existence ever again!
Therefore such Bhikkhu, thus endowed, is indeed enriched by the highest Calm!
This tranquillization is his unshakable foundation! Since this, friends, is the very
highest and most precious: The Tranquillization of Greed, Hate, and Ignorance!!!



Tranquillity (Passaddhi) Quiet:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Tranquillity_Passaddhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Tranquillity.htm

Calm (Samatha) Peaceful Ease:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Forest_Bliss.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Calm.htm

The 3 Root Violations (Mula):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fading_Away.htm

Source Text (extract): Majjhima Nikaya 140: Analysis of the Elements:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.140.than.html

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PostSubject: 1000 Aeons!   Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:42 am

Friends:

Remembering all Details of a 1000 Universal Cycles!

Once when the Venerable Anuruddha was dwelling at Savatthi in Jeta's Grove,
Anathapindika's Park, a number of Bhikkhus went to the Venerable Anuruddha
and exchanged polite greetings with him. Then they sat down and asked the Ven.
Anuruddha: Venerable Sir: What has the Venerable Anuruddha developed and
cultivated so that he has attained to his famous greatness of direct knowledge?
He answered: It is, friends, because I have developed and cultivated these four
Foundations of Awareness that I have won great direct knowledge. What four?
Here, friends, I dwell constantly contemplating upon:
1: The body only as a frame of transient form, neither as I, me, mine, nor a self...
2: The feelings only as passing sense reactions, neither as I, me, mine, nor a self...
3: The mind only as habitual & transient moods, neither as I, me, mine, nor any self...
4: All phenomena only as momentary mental states, not as any real static existents...
while eager, clearly comprehending, and acutely aware, by that removing all desire and
therefore also all frustration rooted in this world! It is thus, friends, because I have
developed and cultivated these Four Foundations of Awareness, that I have attained
to greatness of direct knowledge. Furthermore, friends, it is indeed, because I have
developed and completely refined these 4 Foundations of Awareness, that I clearly &
easily can remember all the historical details of a Thousand Aeons... !!!



Comments:
In Buddhist cosmology an Aeon (kappa) means a universal cycle, where space first expands,
then stands almost still, then contracts and lastly implodes usually caused by extreme heat.
This is said to happen, when 7 suns, due to the contraction of space, have come so close, that
they can be seen from earth. All the oceans will have evaporated, when 5 suns can be seen!
It is worth noting that this non-steady-state model of the universe described in detail by the
Buddha ~ 2500 years ago, first was "rediscovered" in the 1920ties as the Big Bang theory...



Details and references for further study:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Sati_Studies.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/g_m/kappa.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/One_and_only_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Four_Foundations_of_Awareness.htm

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. [V:301-2]
section 52: Anuruddha. Thread 11: A Thousand Aeons!

Have a nice universally aware day!

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PostSubject: Pure Action x3!   Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:00 am

Friends:

Good for All are the 3 Kinds of Right Bodily Action!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
How, Cunda, is purity of bodily action 3-fold?
1: Harmlessness!
Herein, someone avoids the destruction of all life, does never kill any living being.
Without stick or weapon, careful, kind, and full of sympathy, one protects the
welfare of all living beings!
2: Honesty!
One avoids all stealing, abstains from taking what is not freely given, what another
possesses of goods and property in the village or in the woods, one does not take
any of that away with thievish intent!
3: Decency!
One avoids all illicit and abusive sexual contacts, and abstains from all adultery:
One has no intercourse with youngsters there are under the protection of father,
mother, brother, relatives, nor with any married persons, nor with any convicts,
nor with betrothed persons, nor with those engaged to another partner!
This 3-fold purity of bodily action is obviously advantageous for all beings!



More on Right Action (Samma Kammanta):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Action.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Unintentional_Action.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Good_Action_dilutes_Evil_Kamma.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Good_Action_enhances_other_Good_Kamma.htm

Source (edited extract):
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikaya AN 10:176
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/Index.Numerical.htm

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PostSubject: Direct Experience!   Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:10 am

Friends:

Winning the Highest by Awareness!

Once when the Venerable Anuruddha was dwelling at Savatthi in
Jeta's Grove, in Anathapindika's Park, a number of Bhikkhus went
to the Venerable Anuruddha & exchanged polite greetings with him.
Then they sat down and asked the Ven. Anuruddha: Venerable Sir:
What has the Venerable Anuruddha developed & cultivated so that
he has attained to his famous greatness of direct knowledge?
He answered:
It is, friends, because I have developed and cultivated these four
Foundations of Awareness, that I have won great direct knowledge!
What four? Here, friends, I dwell constantly contemplating upon:
1: The Body only as a formed group, neither as me, lasting, nor pleasure!
2: The Feelings only as passing sensations, neither as mine, nor pleasure!
3: The Mind only as temporary mentalities, neither as I, nor any self!
4: All Phenomena only as mental states, neither as substance, nor real!

while eager, clearly comprehending, & fully aware, thereby removing
any desire & frustration rooted in this world! It is, friends, because
I have developed & cultivated these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I have become empowered with the suprahuman forces: I see &
understand as it really is, any present defilement, the obstruction of,
the cleaning of, and the emergence from all the subtle jhana states,
all the deliverances, all concentrations, & all higher mental attainments.
It is, because I have developed and fully refined these indeed supreme
Four Foundations of Awareness, that I by the full elimination of the
mental fermentations, in this very life enter & dwell in the stainless
release of mind, & release by understanding, realizing it myself with
direct knowledge, gained through direct experience...


Foundation of Awareness = 4 Great Frames of Reference!

Much more on Awareness:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Four_Foundations_of_Awareness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Awareness_Ability.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Awareness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sati_a_la_Anuruddha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Seeing_the_Possible.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Awareness_Analysis.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Awareness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/One_and_only_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Noble_Awareness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Awareness_Sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Sati_Summary.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sati_Acute.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Sati_Studies.htm

=

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. [V:305-6]
section 52: Anuruddha. Thread 21+24: The jhanas & fermentations!

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PostSubject: Sweet Sameness!   Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:31 am

Friends:

What is the Unconditioned State Like?

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, the vanishing of all greed, all hate, and all ignorance:
This, friends, is called the Uncreated..., the Unconditioned ... the Uninclined,
the Unattracted, the Unmanifested State! The Infinite..., the True Freedom...,
the Further Shore... the Subtle..., the Inconceivable..., the Ageless..., The Unity...
the Permanent..., the Beyond of all diversity..., the Peaceful... the Deathless...,
the Sublime Sameness..., the Wonderful... the Sweet Safety..., the Fantastic...,
the Sorrowless..., the Refuge..., the Unoppressed ... the Detached..., the Release,
the Island..., the Shelter..., the Final State..., the Highest Bliss: Nibbana...
Samyutta Nikaya. 43:12-44



There exists indeed, Bhikkhus, that which is unborn, is unbecome, is uncreated,
that which is uncaused and unconditioned…
For if there were not, Bhikkhus, that which is unborn, is unbecome, is uncreated,
that which is uncaused and unconditioned, there could not be made known right
here the absolute escape from that, which is born, from that which is become,
from that which is created, from that which is conditioned...
However since there indeed exists, Bhikkhus, that sublime state, which is unborn,
which is unbecome, which is uncreated, and absolutely unconditioned, there is
therefore right now made known the complete escape from that, which is born,
from that, which is created, from that, which is conditioned...
Itivuttaka: 43



More on this Sublime and Supreme Bliss:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Peace.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Final_Freedom.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Reaching_Peace.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/climax_of_calm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Nibbana_Still.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_2_Nibbanas.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/What_is_Nibbana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Unborn_State.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Signless_Nibbana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Imperturbable_Equanimity.htm

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PostSubject: Never take Revenge!   Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:18 am

Friends:

How to quell all Revenge!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
If in your domain the enemy has hurt you,
Why should you torture your own mind,
This lies not in the enemy's territory?

Your kind family you left all behind,
Why don't you leave your enemy also,
and the hate, that brings so much torment?

We truly entertain & play with this gnawing
anger, which brings any good one wish to purify
to sole ruin, complete fiasco and full failure!!!
Can there exist any greater fool, than one in Anger?

When someone has done us wrong,
We fly into hot rage and fierce fury!
But why then do we thus repeat and commit
the same evil as we just blamed the others?

If somebody while wishing to worry you,
Has done you some wrong and vile thing,
Why do you worry then yourself,
And thereby satisfy his wish?

If you are in rage, and longing for revenge,
whether you return some evil to him or not,
You will evermore torture yourself with the
pain that always inherently is born of any hate!

If, out of rage and anger, your enemy
Should do you some real wrong & harm,
Why do you imitate his evil behaviour
By growing blind hate in your own mind?

That wrath and hate, through which the foe
Has done you some unpleasant thing,
That inner hate, indeed, you should destroy!
Then how can you worry without any cause?

Since moment after moment all vanishes,
so too will vanish those five groups and
clusters of clinging that have done you harm!
Who is it then you're angry with?
Nothing is left out there! It is all gone now!

If one person hates another person,
Whom does he hurt most, if not himself!
We are thus the cause of our own pain,
Why then do we hate the others after all?
Source: Visuddhimagga IX,22



Give the Enemy a Gift!
An almost infallible way to overcome all ill-will
towards the rival, is to present him with a gift!

The Enemy has been your family many times:
Another method is to consider the fact that the opponent
in former rebirths have been a near relation of oneself!
As the Buddha said:
Not easy is it, Bhikkhus, to find any being that, at some time
in this long round of rebirths, has not been your mother,
or father, or brother, or sister, or son, or daughter...
Source: SN 15:14-19


Revengeful thoughts are mental acid!

Curing Revenge is done with these 4 Divine States (Appamañña Brahma-Vihara):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/b_f/brahma_vihaara.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Buddha_on_Noble_Frienship.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Selfless_Friendship_is_Sweetest.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/All_Embracing_Kindness.htm
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/iti/iti.1.024-027.irel.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nanamoli/wheel007.html
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoicing_Bliss_is_Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Subduing_Irritation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Blazing_Friendliness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/United_in_Harmony.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Good_Friend.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Goodwill_Encore.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Blazing_&_Bright.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Friendliness_Frees.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kalyanamitta.htm
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=404214
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htm

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PostSubject: Avoid all Stealing, Cheating & Fraud!   Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:09 am

Friends:

Neither Stealing nor Cheating, Taking only what is Given!

Once in Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
What, householder friends, is the Dhamma explanation befitting to oneself?
Here, householder friends, a Noble Disciple reflects thus: If someone were to
take from me, what I have not given, that is, to commit theft, to steal, that would
neither be pleasing, nor agreeable to me.
If I were to take from whatever kind of another being, what he has not freely given,
that is also to commit theft, to steal, that would neither be pleasing, nor agreeable
to that other being either.... What is displeasing and disagreeable to me, is thus also
displeasing and disagreeable to any other being too! How can I inflict upon another
being, what is displeasing and disagreeable to myself? Having reflected repeatedly
thus, then gradually:
1: One will carefully avoid all taking, what is not freely given...
2: One will persuade others also to abstain from all stealing and theft...
3: One will praise only accepting, what is freely and righteously given...

In exactly this way is this good bodily behaviour purified in 3 respects!!!



Comments:
Cheating with valuables & scales, fraud, false insurance claims, swindling,
tax evasion, and any illegitimate misappropriation of values is theft...




DO NOT MAKE OTHERS SUFFER BY STEALING WHAT THEY CLING TO!
The one who destroys life;
The one who speaks false;
The one who takes what is not given;
The one who mates with the partner of another;
The one who is addicted to drinking and drugging;
Such one - even in this world - digs up his own root!!!
Dhammapada 246-47



The one who never takes, what is not freely given,
whether long or short, fine or foul, exquisite
or repulsive, such one is a pure one.
Dhammapada 409

More on Stealing and Consequences:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Hungry_Ghost_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ways_to_the_Barbeque.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Threefold_Right_Action.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Inevitable_Consequences.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Optimal_Observance_II.htm

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. [V:354]
section 55: Sotapattisamyutta. Thread 7: To the people at the Bamboo gate...

Have a nice clean & honest day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
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PostSubject: What the Bleep!   Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:32 am

Friends:

Upon Reality all True Explanations will have to Converge!
Why so? Reality is one and indeed the very same.
True complete explanation must thus also be one & same!

Standard, internally Consistent and Orthodox, yet still highly Controversial for some:
Quantum Mechanics & early Theravada Buddhism agrees on at least 3 crucial points:


1: The concept of "Static Reality Out There" is violated at the absolute level!
Some attributes of the object like location, speed etc. cannot truly be said really to
be existing BEFORE observation, or INDEPENDENT of observation! Rather there
is a POTENTIALITY of multiple possibilities for these attributes to occur, out of
which only one particular one manifests, when INTENTIONAL observation collapses
this wave of potentiality into a new real actuality! This momentary EVENT Buddhism
calls a Dhamma = Basic mental state of a fundamentally dual mind-matter coincidence!
When there is looking and observation phenomena happen! When not looking they don't!
Conventional 'Reality' may thus be known better only as a particular mode of perception...
Not as an Absolute Fact!

2: The concept of "Separable Locality in Space" is violated at the absolute level!
The same phenomena can both be "individual" and "multiple" even at same time!
Individual phenomena can have more than one spatial location at the same time...
Two things spatially separated -even by 1/2 a universe- is still causally connected
as if they were entangled 'outside' or independent of space and time. Conventional
space and time may thus also be known better only as particular modes of perception...
Not as Absolute Facts!

3: The elements of Consciousness and its content Information are fundamentally REAL!
Consciousness cannot ever be set aside, since it not only is an obviously indispensable
requirement and inseparable part of any observation and phenomenon, but it is also an
irreducible fundamental element of any process of being (read becoming) alive, that cannot
be explained by or cut up into other parts! Consciousness is on the mental side, what space
is on the material side: Both can contain and display all, but they do not themselves have
any other characteristic, than their primary essence: Naked awareness & empty spatiality...
Consciousness and information are the absolute facts, and the fundamental and irreducible
reals other things, whether mental or material, are made out of & unambiguously based upon!

Some Comparable Concepts from Quantum Physics and early Theravadin Buddhism:

Quantum Physics says:
Things are in a state of superposition of multiple probabilities of which only one occurs
exactly at the moment of measurement! Before observation things are undetermined,
potential and not yet real!

Theravadin Buddhism says:
This 'Universe' starts and ends all within this ~2 meter
frame of a body...! Only when consciousness is present,
can solidity, fluidity, heat & motion manifest themselves…
When consciousness is absent, the ‘world’ therefore ends!

Quantum Physics says:
The observer participates thus in the very creation
of the object & is therefore not fully separable from it!
No observation is possible without affecting the object...

Theravadin Buddhism says:
The truth about reality is ONE, and neither two nor three!
Subject and object is a unity, and not a diverse duality...
Observation is desire driven and thus kammically creative.

Quantum Physics says:
Things can be non-locally entangled! Things that are spatially widely separated,
can still causally and instantly affect each other and act correlated!

Theravadin Buddhism says:
The sage can be both here and there simultaneously...
He can become one, & he can become many of any form!
He can instantly know other's thoughts where ever he is.

Highly recommendable for this convergent view on our future collectively created reality is this documentary:
What the BLEEP Do We Know!? extended as: Down the Rabbit Hole How far do U dare go?
http://www.whatthebleep.com/whatthebleep
http://www.whatthebleep.com/rabbithole


Best from http://www.whatthebleep.com

What the Bleep intro trailer compilation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7dhztBnpxg

More kicks on Quantum-Buddhist convergences and the –Dhamma- Theory:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/ontology.htm
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=403412
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/Some_Clues.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Discrete_States.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/Quantum_Buddhism.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Omniscient_Quantum_Mind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/No_Substance_'Out_There'.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/pdfs/wheeler_law_without_law.pdf

Unique & Subtle is Knowing the real Real just as it is!


Have a really nice really real day! ;-)

Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samahita, Sri Lanka.
http://What-Buddha-Said.net
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PostSubject: Deliverance Day!   Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:31 am

Friends:

The 8 Deliverances (Attha Vimokkha):

The Blessed Buddha Once said:

Bhikkhus: There are eight deliverances. Which are these?

1: Experiencing forms on one's own body, one visualizes these internal objects,
as if they were external, outside of one, (e.g. an organ, bone, tooth, or nail etc).
This is the 1st deliverance.

2: Experiencing external objects one perfectly visualizes these outer forms,
as if they right in front of one's eyes. (e.g. a pond, a mountain, or a galaxy etc).
This is the 2nd deliverance.

3: Experiencing any form, one visualizes these as perfectly stable fixed images,
and visually assured & confirmed one thinks: Oohh This is exquisitely beautiful!
This is the 3rd deliverance.

4: Through complete transcendence of experience of form, with the passing away,
and silencing of all sensory reaction, without giving any attention to any experience
of difference or any diversity whatsoever, entirely absorbed on only infinite space,
one enters and dwells immersed in this subtle sphere of infinite space...
This is the 4th deliverance.

5: By transcending this infinitude of space, now singularly aware that consciousness
itself is infinite, one enters and dwells immersed in that infinitude of consciousness!
This is the 5th deliverance.

6: By going beyond this infinitude of consciousness, now concentrating on voidness,
one enters and dwells immersed in this empty, vacant, absent void of nothingness...
This is the 6th deliverance.

7: By thoroughly leaving behind even this open vacuity of void nothingness, one enters,
and dwells immersed in the stilled state of neither-perception-nor-non-perception.
This is the 7th deliverance.

8: By transcending even this subtle sphere of neither-perception-nor-non-perception,
one reaches the ultimate ceasing of sense experience, ending all perception & feeling!
This is the final 8th deliverance...

These 8 states, Bhikkhus & Friends, are indeed the eight kinds of mental deliverance...


Unfolding Progressively Subtle Deliverance!

More on these supremely sublime mental states:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/9_Stillings.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_LAMP_III.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Formless_Dimensions.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_8_stages_of_Mental_Mastery.htm

Have a nice deliverance day!

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

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PostSubject: The 4 Steps...   Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:29 am

Friends:

The 4 stepping stones to entering the Stream Supreme!

Once in Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
Bhikkhus, there are these four factors of Stream-Entry. What four?
1: Association with excellent persons, is a stepping-stone for Stream-Entry.
2: Hearing the true Dhamma is a stepping-stone for Stream-Entry.
3: Careful and rational attention is a stepping-stone for Stream-Entry.
4: Praxis in agreement with the Dhamma is a stepping-stone for Stream-Entry.

These 4 factors of Stream-Entry does any Noble Disciple possess!!!

OBS: The Stream Winner!
A Stream-Enterer (Sotapanna) has maximum 7 lives left before Enlightenment!
He/she cannot be reborn in hell, as a ghost, as an animal, nor as an angry demon,
and is thereby safe from the danger of kammic downfall! Further details see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/s_t/sotaapanna.htm



More on gaining a surely safe future:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4_Doors.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Divine_Tracks.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Enter.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Going_Upwards.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Stream-Enterer.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Stream_Entrance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Stream-Entry_Tools.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Assured_Destination.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Links_to_Stream_Entry.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Helpers_to_Stream_Entry.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Entering_the_Stream_Supreme.htm

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. [V:343-4]
section 55: Sotapattisamyutta. Thread 50: The 4 Factors...

Have a nice safe entry day!

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

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PostSubject: Far-Reaching Fruition!   Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:34 am

Friends:

Sweet is the Fruits of the Advantageous:

Once in Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
Bhikkhus, these four things when developed, cultivated and refined lead:
to the Noble Fruit of Stream-Entry (Sotapatti-phala)...
to the Noble Fruit of Once-Return (Sakadagami-phala)...
to the Noble Fruit of Non-Return (Anagami-phala)...
to the Noble Fruit of Arahat-ship (Arahatta-phala)...
to absolutely True Understanding...
to comprehensive Understanding...
to expanding Understanding...
to extensive Understanding...
to elevated Understanding...
to deep Understanding...
to wide Understanding...
to vast Understanding...
to rich Understanding...
to quick Understanding...
to joyous Understanding...
to buoyant Understanding...
to sweeping Understanding...
to unequalled Understanding...
to razor-sharp Understanding...
to profound penetrating Wisdom...
to incisive transcendent Breakthrough!
What four?
1: Friendship with excellent persons,
2: Learning the true Dhamma,
3: Careful and rational attention,
4: Praxis in accordance with the Dhamma.

These and the 4 factors of Stream-Entry lead to this pervasive fruition!



More on this long-term destiny assuring Stream Entry:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No_Fear.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_6_Keys.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4_Doors.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Internal_Bath.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Divine_Tracks.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Enter.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Going_Upwards.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Stream-Enterer.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Stream_Entrance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Stream-Entry_Tools.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Assured_Destination.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Impossible_Alteration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruits_of_the_Noble_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Links_to_Stream_Entry.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Helpers_to_Stream_Entry.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Entering_the_Stream_Supreme.htm

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. [V:411-13]
section 55: Sotapattisamyutta. Thread 55-74: The Fruits...

Have a nice reflecting day!

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