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Bhikkhu_Samahita

Bhikkhu_Samahita


PostSubject: Devoted to Wakefulness!   Thu May 24, 2012 3:50 am

Friends:

Self-Control means Guarding the 6 Senses!



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

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


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


When have you last been Wide Awake before Sunrise?

The first 3 Basics of Self-Control:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Guarding_the_Senses.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Moderate_in_Eating.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Devoted_to_Wakefulness.htm


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

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


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

Have a nice & noble day!

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

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

Devoted to Wakefulness!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Devoted_to_Wakefulness.htm
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Bhikkhu_Samahita

Bhikkhu_Samahita


PostSubject: How2Cure Doubt and Uncertainty?   Fri May 25, 2012 2:46 am

Friends:

How to cure Confusing Uncertainty and Skeptical Doubt?



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

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



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



See also:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Barren_Stagnation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Doubt_and_Uncertainty.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Curing_Doubt_and_Uncertainty.htm



Have a nice & noble day!

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

Certainty dispels doubt & indecisiveness!

Doubt and Uncertainty!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Overcome_Doubt.htm
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Bhikkhu_Samahita

Bhikkhu_Samahita


PostSubject: No Ego = No Problem!    Sat May 26, 2012 6:21 am

Friends:

Selfless Release Disengages and Detaches!



The Buddha once explained how to enter the stream leading to Nibbana:
One can cut off the 5 lower fetters and enter the Stream to Nibbana by
resolving on this with unwavering determination: What is present here now,
what has come into being, all that I relinquish and leave behind here & now!
If it is neither 'Me' nor 'Mine' now, nor will it then ever be 'Me' or 'Mine'
in any future... All this accumulation is not-I, not what I am, not my self!
There is no reason to fear a peace, that is not frightening since:
All form is impermanent, painful, selfless, dependent and vanishing.
All feeling is transient, hurting, egoless, conditional and fading away.
All perception is passing, distress, not me, contingent and leaving instantly.
All construction is temporary, tender, not mine, reliant and always lost.
All consciousness is brief, misery, not-self, contingent and evaporating.
So nothing whatsoever is lost al all by leaving behind lust for form, feeling,
perception, construction and consciousness! When this desire, this craving
for these 5 elements, is all eliminated, then there remains neither object,
nor foundation, nor basis for the establishing of any consciousness...!
When that consciousness remains un-established, without any foot-hold,
without any object, disengaged, neither generating, nor proliferating, nor
propagating anything, then it is released, detached by non-construction,
non-display, non-projection, in a non-manifesting all stilled quietness...
Being thus liberated from its usual tasks, then consciousness stabilizes,
and settles. When consciousness becomes steady in this ease of peace,
it also becomes quite content... When content, then it is also unagitated!
Being thus fully imperturbable, one attains Nibbana right there and then,
and instantly understands: Birth is ended, this Noble Life is completed,
done is what should be done, there is no state beyond this ...!!!



More on the 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/Stream_Entrance.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/library/DPPN/wtb/a/ariya_puggala.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 excerpt):
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya III 55-58
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html



Have a nice, noble & egoless day!

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

No Ego = No Problems!

Elevation occurs when the fake Ego detaches!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/How_to_Enter.htm
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Bhikkhu_Samahita

Bhikkhu_Samahita


PostSubject: Distractions Disturb Delight!   Sun May 27, 2012 5:49 am

Friends:

How to stop recurring Distracting Thoughts?



1: Redirect attention to a different advantageous object:
Like when driving out a coarse peg from a piece of wood, using a fine peg,
one can substitute and thereby replace :
A: Desire for living forms with thinking on a disgusting rotting corpse...
B: Desire for inanimate things with thinking on their impermanence...
C: Aversion towards living beings with the mental release of friendliness...
D: Aversion towards inanimate things with noting their composition...
E: Delusion, doubt, uncertainty & confusion with thorough investigation...



2: Consider the Danger in thoughts mixed with hate, greed & ignorance:
These thoughts of mine are disgusting, dangerous, bringing much misery
now & later, just like a young man or woman is disgusted & humiliated, if
somebody hang a rotting carcass of a snake, dog or human around their
neck, so should one regard disturbing distractions!



3: Stopping all flow of thought by Non-Attention and Non-Reflection:
Like a man not wishing to see close his eyes & turn away from the object.



4: Repeat reflection of the Root Cause of these Distractions:
Searching for the reason of these mental afflictions can cure them:
Like a running man wishing calm finding no reason to run, starts walking...
Then finding no reason to walk, he sits down, finding no reason to sit,
he lies down... Now cured!



5: Beating the evil mind down with the force of the good mind:
By clenching the lower teeth against the upper teeth, and pressing the
tongue up against the palate, like a strong man holds down a weak man by
the shoulders so should one beat down mind with mind. Then these evil, ill
& detrimental thoughts rooted in greed, hate, & ignorance are eliminated,
and they vanish. By their evaporation mind settles down, becomes focused,
concentrated and unified on the purely good thought!


Attention Deficit occurs, when following after Distracting Thoughts!



Source: Moderate speeches of the Buddha: Majjhima Nikaya 21:
The Removal of Distracting Thoughts Full text and commentary is here:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/soma/wheel021.html

Have a nice & noble day!

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

Distractions Disturb Delight!

Habitual Attention Deficit Scatters the Mind!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/How_to_Remove_Distracting_Thoughts.htm
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Bhikkhu_Samahita

Bhikkhu_Samahita


PostSubject: Moderate Eating...   Mon May 28, 2012 5:39 am

Friends:

Control starts with Guarding the 6 Doors of the Senses!!



The Buddha once explained
Bhikkhus by possessing three qualities, one lives in this very life full of ease,
pleasure & joy! Furthermore, one has thereby prepared the elimination of
the mental fermentations... What are these three advantageous qualities?

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


How is a Bhikkhu moderate in eating? While reflecting rationally, he eats
food neither for the sake of entertainment, nor of infatuation, nor wishing
for bodily beauty, but exclusively for the support and maintenance of this
body, for ending discomfort, and for assisting this Noble life, considering:
Thus will I now end this old feeling, yet without arousing any new feeling!
Thus will I remain healthy, blameless & in comfort... Exactly as one treats
an open wound, only for the purpose healing it, or just as one greases an
axle only for the sake of easy transport of a heavy load, so does a Bhikkhu,
who is moderated in eating, while always reflecting rationally, eat food ...



More on Moderate Eating:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Oozing_Out.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Food_Disgust.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Sons_Flesch.htm



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

Have a nice & noble day!

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

Moderation while Eating initiates Self-Control!

Moderate Eating...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Moderate_in_Eating.htm
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Bhikkhu_Samahita

Bhikkhu_Samahita


PostSubject: Beyond Joy!   Tue May 29, 2012 3:58 am

Friends:

Sense Joys, Happiness, Release & Beyond!



The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, there are joys of the flesh, there are joys not of this world, &
there are rapturous joys far beyond even such subtle unworldly joys ...
There is happiness of the flesh, there is a happiness not of this world, &
there is exquisite bliss far beyond even such subtle unworldly happiness!
There is indifference of the flesh, there is Equanimity not of this world,
and there is a serenity far beyond even such subtle unworldly Equanimity!
There is satiety of the flesh, there is a mental release not of this world,
and there is a liberation far beyond even such subtle unworldly release ...
And what, bhikkhus, are then these simple joys of the flesh?
There are these five strings of sense-pleasure. What five?
Visible forms experiencable by the eye ...
Hearable sounds experiencable by the ear ...
Smellable odours experiencable by the nose ...
Tastable flavours experiencable by the tongue ...
Touchable objects experiencable by the body ...
All are attractive, captivating, desirable, irresistible, lovely, agreeable,
tempting, pleasing, sensually enticing, seductive, alluring, & tantalizing!
These are the 5 strings of sense-pleasure. Joy that arises from these
five strings of sense-pleasure: This is simply the Joy of the flesh ...



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

Udana II, 1

More on the folly vanity of desire for simple Sense Pleasure (Hedonism):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Why_Not.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Craving_is_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.1-2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.3-4.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Charcoal_Pit.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.3-4c.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Colourful_but_Muddy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Craving_is_Catastrophic.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Fire_of_Sense-Desire.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/What_is_Disadvantageous.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Joys_of_the_Flesch_and_Beyond.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Happiness_of_the_Flesh_and_Beyond.htm


Prince Siddhattha realizes the empty folly of sense pleasure...

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [235-7]
section 36:11 On Feeling: Vedana. Joys beyond this world ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html



Beyond Joy!

Sensing is simple. Ever-lasting Bliss is not...
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Joys_of_the_Flesch_and_Beyond.htm
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Bhikkhu_Samahita

Bhikkhu_Samahita


PostSubject: All-Embracing is Compassion!   Wed May 30, 2012 4:21 am

Friends:

How to train endless Pity and Compassion!




Sitting alone, in silence, each early morning, with closed eyes, one wishes:
May I radiate and meet with only infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all the various beings on the 31 levels of existence develop & find
only this genuine gentleness of infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all beings on the sense-desire, fine-material, & the formless plane
develop & encounter this tender infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all beings in the front, to the right, the back, the left & below as
above develop & experience caring infinite pity, sympathy, & compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country, and universe always be fully aware
and deeply mindful of this warm infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country, and universe examine all details &
subtle aspects of this benevolent infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country, & universe put enthusiastic effort
in their praxis of this affectionate infinite pity, sympathy, & compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country and universe find enraptured joy &
jubilant gladness in this fond infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country, & universe cultivate the tranquillity
of quiet, silent, stilled, & endlessly merciful pity, sympathy, & compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country and universe attain concentrated &
absorbed one-pointedness by this infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion!
May I & all beings in this city, country, and universe dwell in imperturbable
equanimity joined with this loving infinite pity, sympathy, and compassion...
Yeah! Print this out, dwell in each state until clear, use ~ 25-45 minutes.



Comment: All-Embracing Pity is the 2nd infinitely divine state (Appamañña)
This gradually reduces all aggressiveness, cruelty, ferocity, viciousness,
rage, inner & outer violence, and unhappiness related with these states.
Joined with the 7 links to Awakening it will later cause formless jhanas...



More on Pity (Karuna = Compassion):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Karuna_is_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Safe_Medicine.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/What_is_Wrong.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Great_Compassion.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Compassionate_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Space_Compassion.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Cure_Cruelty_and_Revengefulness.htm



Have a nice & noble day!

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

Karunã is All-Embracing Pity!


An Endless and Divine State...
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/Endless_Pity.htm
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Bhikkhu_Samahita

Bhikkhu_Samahita


PostSubject: Why the Boy was Buddhist!   Thu May 31, 2012 5:36 am

Friends:

Really Deep Truths can sometimes be told by a Wise Junior:



A pious Sri Lankan Boy once stated it stout, steady & straight:
I am a Buddhist, not merely because my parents are Buddhists, but out of assured conviction!
After coming to an understanding of the truth of the Noble Triple Gem, I decided to be a Buddhist...
Whenever here a religious, private, social or national event starts, the blessings of the Triple Gem are
invoked. But what does taking refuge in the Triple Gem really mean? We must really understand this!
Taking refuge in the Buddha means seeking and understanding Nibbana (Nirvana). Man's freedom, or
the road, which leads to Nibbana, is closed from time to time. The Noble Person, who finds this closed
road and reveals it to the world is always the Buddha! The Dhamma, which we take refuge in, is the path
to Nibbana, preached by the Buddha. There are many eminent persons, who went along that path and
understood Nibbana. They also teach us to go along this correct path. Those eminent persons are called
the Maha Sangha. However, the Buddha is not an automatic rescuer. We cannot get the freedom we are
seeking by just praying to the Buddha. Most Buddhists offer flowers to the Buddha statues. They hold
religious festivals. But Buddhists do not do those things to satisfy the Buddha. They do it as a way to
Nibbana for all living beings. Many offer flowers and go to temples to prove that they are practicing
Buddhists. But if we observe the precepts & the religious teachings and gain a good understanding of
the Dhamma, it will help us to become good Buddhists and win a pleasurable and happy future. However,
we can seek & gain the truth of the Dhamma, only if we live according with it. Seeking the Dhamma is
seeking the Buddha. So, I observe Buddhism by taking refuge in the Noble Triple Gem…

Dulani Dananga Kiriella, Rajasinghe Central College School, Grade 10, Ruwanwella, Sri Lanka.
Sadhu – Quite well spoken IMHO - …!!!



Image at the Kelaniya Temple close to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Real Buddhists take refuge in the triple gem & accept the 5 precepts:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Refuges_and_Precepts.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Saddhamma_Sangha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm



Have a nice devoted day!

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

Why the Boy was Buddhist!

The child easily see & speak the Deep Truths!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Why_I_am_Buddhist.htm
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Bhikkhu_Samahita

Bhikkhu_Samahita


PostSubject: The 4 links 2 Stream-Entry!   Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:46 am

Friends:

4 Things Opens the Entrance Streaming right to Nibbâna!



The blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus and friends, these four things, when developed and cultivated,
lead to the realization of the fruit of Stream-entry. What four?

1: Association with excellent persons,
2: Hearing and learning true Dhamma,
3: Rational and careful attention,
4: Praxis in accordance with this Dhamma.




These four things, when developed and cultivated,
lead to the realization of the fruit of Stream-entry ...
lead to the realization of the fruit of Once-returning ...
lead to the realization of the fruit of Non-returning ...
lead to the obtaining of understanding ...
lead to the growth of understanding ...
lead to the expansion of understanding ...
lead to great understanding ...
lead to extensive understanding ...
lead to vast understanding ...
lead to deep understanding ...
lead to matchless understanding ...
lead to wide understanding ...
lead to rich understanding ...
lead to quick understanding ...
lead to buoyant understanding ...
lead to joyous understanding .....
lead to swift understanding ...
lead to sharp understanding ...
lead to penetrative understanding ...
lead to transcendent understanding ...
lead to great wisdom ...!!!
What four?



1: Association with excellent persons,
2: Hearing & learning true Dhamma,
3: Rational and careful attention,
4: Praxis in accordance with this Dhamma.




These 4 things, when initiated & trained, lead to penetrative understanding...
These 4 things, when completed, lead to the very final fruit of Arahat-ship:
Awakening into Enlightenment, the very deathless dimension: Nibbana ...!!!




More on the Noble Stream-Entry (Sotapatti):
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/Stream_Entrance.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/library/DPPN/wtb/a/ariya_puggala.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. Book V [411-2]
55: Stream Entry. Sotapatti. The fruits of Stream Entry. 55-63.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html



Have a nice & noble day!

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

The 4 links 2 Stream-Entry!

Only Stream-Entrance ensures Safety!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Links_to_Stream_Entry.htm
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PostSubject: Rejoicing is Mutual Joy :-)   Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:01 am

Friends:

How to train Rejoicing Joy in others Success?



When sitting alone, in silence, each early morning, with closed eyes one wishes:
May I radiate and meet only never-ending and mutually rejoicing joy!
May I & all the various beings on the 31 levels of existence develop and find
only celebration and elation in a never-ending mutually rejoicing joy!
May I & all beings on the sense-desire, fine-material, and the formless plane
develop and encounter this generous, infinite and mutually rejoicing joy!
May I & all beings in the front, to the right, the back, the left, and below as
above, develop and experience openhearted, sharing, & mutually rejoicing joy!
May I and all beings within this city, country, planet and universe always:
Be fully aware and deeply mindful of this content and mutually rejoicing joy!
Examine all details & aspects of this satisfied and mutually rejoicing joy!
Put enthusiastic effort in our praxis of this devoted mutually rejoicing joy!
Enjoy enraptured jubilant gladness in this exulting mutually rejoicing joy!
Be silenced by the tranquillity of quiet and all smiling mutually rejoicing joy!
Be concentrated & absorbed into one-pointedness by genuine rejoicing joy!
Dwell in an imperturbable equanimity of pure and mutually rejoicing joy...
Yeah! May it be even so, since mutual joy causes the jewel of contentment!



Comment: Mutual Joy is the 3rd infinite mental state (Appamañña):
This gradually reduces all envy, jealousy, possessiveness, stinginess, avarice
miserliness, green covetousness and unhappiness related with all these states.
The cause of Mutual Joy in rejoicing in your child's or boon companion's success.
This same joy can then be beamed towards all liked, neutral and hostile beings.
Mutual Joy is then the proximate cause of satisfied and fulfilled Contentment...
Lack of mutual joy is thus the proximate cause of dissatisfied discontentment...
Joined with the 7 links to Awakening it will later cause a formless jhana...
Be happy at all and especially other being's success! Then calm comfort grows!



More on Mutual Joy (Mudita):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Rejoicing_Joy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Safe_Medicine.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoicing_Bliss_is_Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Infinitely_Joyous_Consciousness.htm

Have a nice & noble day!

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

Mutual Joy causes Contentment!

Rejoicing Joy!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mutual_Joy.htm
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PostSubject: It's Not Yours!   Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:30 am

Friends:

Relinquishing what is Not Ownable produces Calmed Ease!



The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Bhikkhus, leave whatever is not yours, give it up! Having left it, relinquished
it and in every respect released it, that will lead to your lasting welfare,
ease and happiness! And what is it, Bhikkhus, that is not yours?
The eye is not yours... Forms are not yours...
The ear is not yours... Sounds are not yours...
The nose is not yours... Smells are not yours...
The tongue is not yours... Tastes are not yours...
The body is not yours... Touches are not yours...
The mind is not yours... Mental States are not yours...

When you have left it, given it up, relinquished it, and fully released it, then
that will indeed lead to your welfare, ease and happiness for a long time...
Imagine, Bhikkhus, that people were to carry off any dry grass and sticks
in this entire forest and then burn it all to ashes! Would you then think:
'People are carrying us all off, and burning us all up into nothing...'?
No! Why not? Because that grass is neither our self, nor belonging to us!
Exactly so too, Bhikkhus:
The eye is not yours. Forms are not yours.
The ear is not yours. Sounds are not yours.
The nose is not yours. Smells are not yours.
The tongue is not yours. Tastes are not yours.
The body is not yours. Touches are not yours.
The mind is not yours. Mental States are not yours.

These are neither your self, nor what you are, nor belonging to any self!
When you have left these, given them all up, released them, & relinquished
them, then that will indeed lead to your welfare, safety, ease & happiness
for a long, long, long time...



Comments:
All states -internal as external, physical as mental- are empty of stability!
Their nature is to arise and cease. Neither can they therefore ever be kept,
nor ever owned by anybody... Clinging to what never can be kept, is Pain...!
Relinquishing it all, is therefore indeed happiness...



More on Insight (Vipassana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_18_Principal_Insights.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Calm_and_Insight.htm



Source:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV 129-30
Section 35: On The 6 senses. Thread on Not Yours!: 139+40.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html



Have a nice & noble day!

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

Possessiveness = Clinging = Craving = Suffering!

Not Yours!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Not_Yours.htm
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PostSubject: Perceiving the Transience...   Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:09 am

Friends:

The Experience of Change uproots Egoism!



At Savatthi the blessed Buddha said:
Bhikkhus, when the perception of impermanence is developed & cultivated,
then it eliminates all sense desire, it eliminates all lust for becoming into
something else, it also eliminates all ignorance, and finally it uproots even
this deep self-deception that "I Am"...
Just as, bhikkhus, in the autumn, when the sky is ultra clear and cloudless,
then the rising sun dispels all darkness from all the space where it shines,
so too when the perception of impermanence is developed and cultivated,
then it eliminates all sense desire, it eliminates lust for renewed becoming
into something else, and it also evaporates and eliminates all ignorance...
Finally it even uproots this core conceit that "I Am"!
And how, bhikkhus, is perception of impermanence developed & cultivated
so that it eliminates all sense desire, lust for becoming, ignorance & egoism?
Such is form, such is the arising of form, such is the ceasing of form..
Such is feeling, such is the arising of feeling, such is the ceasing of feeling..
Such is perception, such is the arising of perception, such is its cessation..
Such is construction, such is the arising of construction, & such its ceasing.
Such is consciousness, such is the arising of consciousness, & such its ceasing.

That is how the perception of impermanence is developed and cultivated so
that it eliminates all sense desire, all lust for becoming something else,
all ignorance, and so that it finally uproots this conceit that "I Am"...



Causes cause emergence when present, while ceasing when they are absent:
Body is caused by food, ignorance, form lust, & intention resulting in form.
Feeling arises from contact, ignorance, desire for feeling, & prior intention.
Perception is caused by contact, ignorance, lust for perception, and kamma.
Mental Construction arises caused by contact, past ignorance, desire for
mental construction, and prior intention = kama resulting in construction.
The causes of consciousness are mentality-&-materiality, prior ignorance,
desire for being conscious, and kammic intention resulting in consciousness.
Ignorance is Not Knowing: Suffering, Craving as the cause of Suffering,
No Craving as the End of Suffering, and the Noble Way to end Suffering...



Whether going along, above, across or back, wherever he goes in this world
let him carefully scrutinize the arising & ceasing of all constructed things...

Itivuttaka 120



More on the Universal Fact of Impermanence:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Transient_formations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Impermanence_Anicca.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Internal_Transience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_External_Transience.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Impermanence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Contemplating_Impermanence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Contemplating_Impermanence_2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Universal_Transience.htm



Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya 22:102 III 155-7
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html



Noticing the Impermanence produces Purity!

Perceiving the Transience...
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Perceiving_Transience.htm
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PostSubject: Today is Poson Poya day!    Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:46 am

Friends:

How to be a Real Buddhist through Observance?

Poya is the full-moon of Poson (June), which is specially noteworthy to the Sri Lankan
Buddhists as the day on which Emperor Asoka's son, the Arahat Mahinda, officially
introduced Buddhism to the island in the 3rd century B.C. Accordingly, in addition to
the normal ritualistic observances undertaken on a Poya day, on Poson day devotees
flock to Mihintale & Anuradhapura, the ancient holy capital city of the country, for
it was there that Arahat Mahinda converted the then ruler, King Devanampiya Tissa,
and his court to Buddhism, thereby setting in motion a series of events that finally
made Sri Lanka the stronghold home of Theravada Buddhism.



Arahat Mahinda arrives


and tests the king's intelligence.


Mihintale, Sri Lanka.


Mahinda Thera's cave there.

Essays about the significance of Poson Poya Days in Theravada Buddhism:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Poson_Poya_Day.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Poson_Poya_artikel1.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Poson_Poya_artikel2.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Poson_Poya_artikel3.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Poson_Poya_artikel4.htm



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 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!
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

Join Here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm

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

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


Mihintale, Sri Lanka, where the Arahat Mahinda, arrived in 3rd century B.C.







Have a nice & noble day!

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

Arahat Mahinda arrives at Mihintale!

Today is Poson Poya day!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Poson_Poya_Day.htm
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PostSubject: The Uncreated State!   Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:14 am

Friends:

An Unconstructed and Unchanging State!

At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha once said to his monks:
I will teach you the Unconstructed, Unconditioned & Uncreated State, &
the way leading to this unconstructed, unconditioned & uncreated state...
Listen & pay attention to that, which will lead you to lasting happiness!
And what, is this unconstructed, unconditioned and uncreated state?
The elimination of greed, the stilling of hate, & the absence of ignorance:
This is the unconstructed, unconditioned & uncreated state of Nibbana...
And what is the good way leading to this unconstructed, unconditioned &
uncreated state?



Awareness of the body as a collection of organs is a way to unconstruct...
The four foundations of awareness is a way to this uncreated dimension...
Serene calm and profound insight is a way to this unconditioned sphere...
Concentrated directed thought & sustained examination is such a way...
Absorption into emptiness, signlessness, and into the uninclined is a way...
The four right efforts is a way to this unconditional state...
The four roads to force is a way to this unchanging state...
The five pure abilities is a way to this unfailing state...
The five pure powers is a way to this undecaying state...
The seven links to awakening is a way to this deathless state...
The Noble 8-fold Way is a way to this immaculate state...

These are the only ways leading to the unconstructed, unconditioned and
uncreated state. Bhikkhus, I have now taught you the unconstructed, the
unconditioned, the uncreated, and the way leading to this unconstructed,
unconditioned & uncreated state. Whatever should be done, bhikkhus, by
a considerate teacher out of sympathy for his disciples, wishing their sole
welfare, that I have now done for you. There are roots of trees, bhikkhus,
there are empty huts. Meditate, do not neglect your meditation, bhikkhus,
since you will bitterly regret it later! This is our instruction to you all...


Buddha Gotama enters Nibbana in year 483 BC.

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/II/The_2_Nibbanas.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/What_is_Nibbana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Proximate_Cause.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Nibbana_or_non-return.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/n_r/nibbaana.htm


Not a place, yet a real state of the most supremeBliss!

Source:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [359-62]
Section 43: On The Unconstructed. The way to the unconstructed state: 1-11.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html

The Uncreated State!

An Unconstructed and Unchanging Absolute...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Uncreated.htm
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PostSubject: Knowing the Origin!   Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:44 am

Friends:

Knowing the 5 core aspects of the 5 Clusters:



The Blessed Buddha once explained:
Friends, the uninstructed, uneducated, and ordinary person does neither
understand as it really is the origin, nor the ceasing, nor the satisfaction,
nor the danger, nor the escape from these five clusters of clinging: Form,
Feeling, Perception, Mental Constructions, and Consciousness!
But, friends, the instructed Noble Disciple understands as it really is both
the origin, the ceasing, the satisfaction, the danger, and the escape in the
case of form, feeling, perception, mental constructions, & consciousness!



How are these 5 aspects of the 5 clusters of clinging to be understood?
The origin of form is nutriment! Ceasing of nutriment is ceasing of form!
The satisfaction in form is the pleasure, fun, and joy derived from form.
The danger in form is the impermanent and decaying nature of all form.
The escape from form is the overcoming of all desire & lust for any form.
[Nutriment is here defined as: Food, contact, intention and consciousness!]



The origin of feeling, perception and construction is this sense contact.
The ceasing of feeling, perception and construction is ceasing of contact.
The satisfaction in feeling, perception & construction is the pleasure, and
joy derived from feeling, perception and mental construction.
The danger in feeling, perception and mental construction is the inherent
and inevitable impermanence & therefore immanent dissatisfaction within
any feeling, any perception and any mental construction whatsoever!
The escape from feeling, perception and construction is the overcoming
of all desire and lust for all feeling, perception and mental construction!



The initial origin of consciousness is mental construction. The ceasing of
consciousness is the ceasing of mental construction. The satisfaction in
consciousness is the pleasure and joy derived from consciousness.
The danger within consciousness is this impermanence, nature to change,
and thus misery characteristic of any form and event of consciousness!
The escape from all consciousness is the overcoming & elimination of all
desire and lust for any form for consciousness. In this way are these 5
aspects of the 5 clusters of clinging to be fully understood! It is only in
this way, that the instructed Noble Disciple indeed really understands,
what should be understood...



More on the 5 Clusters of Clinging (Khanda):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Burning_Five.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Clustered_Truths.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Breaking_the_Bonds.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_5_Clusters_of_Clinging.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Things_that_can_be_clung_to.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_are_the_5_Clusters_of_Clinging.htm



Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya 22:74 III 822
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html




Have a nice & noble day!

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

When Seeing the Arising one also sees the Ceasing!

Knowing the Origin!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Origin.htm
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PostSubject: The Powers of Progress!   Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:14 am

Friends:

The 5 Abilities are Caused by Conditions!

The origin of the ability of Faith is the desire to make a decision!
The origin of the ability of Energy is the longing for exertion!
The origin of the ability of Awareness is the wanting to establish!
The origin of the ability of Concentration is yearning for non-distraction!
The origin of the ability of Understanding is the wish to see!




On The Five Mental Abilities (indriya) see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Final_Abilities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Origin_of_Abilities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Finding_the_Abilities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Fruits_of_the_Abilities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Analysis_of_the_Abilities.htm



1: Faith (saddha): The Initiating Key!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Buddha_on_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Going_Forth_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Outstanding_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Unwavering_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Analysis_of_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Power_of_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Highest_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Leaping_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Fruitful_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Mutual_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Dual_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Fine_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Rich_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Lay_Faith.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Faith_Summary.htm



2: Energy (viriya): The Motor & Fuel!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Definition_of_Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Arising_of_Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Ability_of_Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Origin_of_Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Enthusiastic_is_Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Power_of_Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Ballanced_Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Energetic_Effort.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Chief_Hero.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Avoiding_Effort.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Energy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Energy_Viriya.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Dual_Energy.htm



3: Awareness (sati): The Light to See with!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Four_Foundations_of_Awareness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Clear_and_Aware_Comprehension.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Careful_and_Rational_Attention.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/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/Clear_Comprehension.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Awareness_Sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Causes_of_sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Sati_Studies.htm



4: Concentration (samadhi): The Focus to Drill & Catch with!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Requisites_for_Jhana_Absorption.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Concentration_Ability.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Concentration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Concentration_Samadhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Concentration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Samma-Samadhi.htm



5: Understanding (pañña): The Resultant Aloof State!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Understanding_Ability.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Outstanding_Understanding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Revealing_Understanding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Understanding_is_the_Chief.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Supreme_Understanding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Right_Understanding.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/n_r/pannaa.htm



Have a nice & noble day!

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

The mental abilities can be trained & improved!

The Powers of Progress!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Origin_of_Abilities.htm
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PostSubject: The 3 Roots...   Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:33 am

Friends:

Wearing away the 3 Roots of Evil stops all Suffering!



There are, friends, these three kinds of fading away, that are directly
observable, obviously evident, inviting each & every one to come and see
for themselves, practical, to be personally experienced by any clever one!
What three?
Someone here is & greedy & lustful, and caused by this very greedy lust,
he comes to harm himself, to harm others, & to harm both himself & others...
When this greedy lust later is discarded, then does he neither come to harm
himself, nor to harm others, nor to harm both himself & others anymore ...
This fading away, caused by wearing away of desire, is directly observable,
immediate, inviting each & every one to come & see for themselves, practical,
freeing, releasing, and to be personally experienced by any intelligence!!!
Furthermore:
Someone here is full of hate & aggression, and caused by this rage of anger,
he comes to harm himself, to harm others, and to harm both himself & others...
When this angry hatred later is eliminated, then does he neither come to harm
himself, nor to harm others, nor to harm both himself & others anymore ...
This fading away, caused by wearing away of ill-will, is directly observable,
apparent, inviting each & every one to come & see for themselves, smoothing,
soft, sweet, and to be personally experienced by any intelligence!!!
Finally:
Someone here is deluded, blinded & confused, and caused by this very ignorance,
he comes to harm himself, to harm others, and to harm both himself & others...
When this lack of understanding later is cleared up, then does he neither come
to harm himself, nor to harm others, nor to harm both himself & others anymore ...
This fading away, caused by wearing away of obscuration, is easily observable,
actual, inviting each & every one to come & see for themselves, all advantageous,
awakening, opening, and to be personally experienced by any intelligence!!!
These, friends, are the three kinds of fading away, that are directly observable,
immediately accessible, inviting each & every one to come and see for themselves,
practical, applicable, reachable, & personally experiencable by any intelligence...

There are 3 Root Causes of all Evil:
Greed!
Hate!
Ignorance!




Greed + dilutions:
Lust
Desire
Thirst
Craving
Yearning
Longing
Wishing
Hoping
Liking
Attraction
Tendency

Hate + dilutions:
Anger
Aversion
Irritation
Indignation
Resentment
Opposition
Contrariety
Impatience
Intolerance
Stubbornness
Rigidity

Ignorance + dilutions:
Confusion
Bewilderment
Perplexity
Uncertainty
Doubt
Skepticism
Hesitancy
Indecision
Oblivion
Stupefaction
Obscurity

These wrong mental roots blend in innumerable ways:

Examples of Root Mixtures:
Mixed Greed and Hate becomes => envy or jealousy...
Mixed Ignorance and Greed becomes => search, urge & frustration...
Mixed Ignorance and Hate becomes => extremism, fanatism & terrorism...



More on these 3 Root Causes (Mula):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/g_m/muula.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cut_Craving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/What_is_Ignorance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Origin_of_Suffering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/What_is_Disadvantageous.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Cure_Anger_and_Irritation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Proximate_Causes.htm



Source:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [330-40]
Section 42: On The 6 Senses. Rasiya: 12.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html

Uprooting all Suffering...

The 3 Root Causes of all Evil!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fading_Away.htm
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PostSubject: The Proximate Cause!   Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:09 am

Friends:

Nothing Emerges without a Proximate Cause!



What causes Greed and Lust to arise?
Contacted by an attractive object, pleasurable feeling arises. If unaware
and untrained, then pleasurable feeling instantly makes craving towards
the object arise! This pleasant feeling thus causes greed and lust to arise.

What causes Ill-Will and Anger to arise?
Contacted by a repulsive object, painful feeling arises. If unaware and
untrained, then the painful feeling instantly makes craving away from the
object arise! This unpleasant feeling thus causes ill-will & anger to arise.

What causes Delusion and Ignorance to arise?
Contacted by a neither attractive nor repulsive object, then a neither
pleasurable nor big painful feeling arises. If unaware and untrained,
then this neutral, neither pleasurable nor painful feeling instantly makes
craving for neglecting the object arise... This neutral feeling thus causes
delusion and Ignorance to arise.



What is the relationship between the Mental Defilements and Craving?
Craving is the growth force and also media for the mental defilements:
Because of craving this state (e.g. wealth), aversion for the opposite state
(e.g. poverty) arises. Possessiveness, envy and jealousy soon follows, which
again enables violence & cruelty. Pain is the result of all such defilements.

What is the relationship between the Defilements & Self-Identification?
Self-Identification (egocentrism) is the glue holding together all mental
defilements. Eg: How to ever be possessive if there is no owner? ;-)

What is the absolute absence of all Greed, Hate and Ignorance?
The state Nibbana reached at the completion of the Noble 8-fold Way
is the absolute and irreversible absence of all greed, hate and ignorance!


Beings causally create future states by intending them!

More on Causality:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Caused_by_What.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Profound_Causality.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Proximate_Cause.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Causes_of_Emergence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Past_Cause_Present_Effect.htm




Have a nice & noble day!

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

Nothing emerges without a Cause!

The Proximate Cause!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Proximate_Causes.htm
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PostSubject: Clinging to Sand-Castles!   Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:08 am

Friends:

What causes this possessive Clinging to what is Painful?



At Savatthi, while seated, Venerable Radha asked the Blessed Buddha:
Venerable Sir, one says: "A Being!" In what way, Sir, is one a being?
When one is stuck, Radha, tightly stuck, in desire, lust, delight, & craving
for form, then one is called a being! When one is trapped within yearning,
longing, fascination, and craving for feeling, for perception, for mental
constructions and for all the various forms of consciousness, in so far as
this violent force of clinging is still active, then one is defined as a being...
Imagine, Radha, some small boys & girls who are playing with sand castles.
So long as they are not devoid of desire, affection, attraction, delight, &
fascination for those sand castles, then they will like them, play with them,
treasure & guard them, be obsessed with them & treat them possessively...
But as soon as the small boys & girls lose their desire, delight, affection,
attraction, and fascination for those sand castles, then they scatter them
with their hands & feet, bulldoze them, shatter them, and eradicate them!
So too should you, Radha, scatter form, destroy it, shatter it, eradicate it
by practicing the stilling of all craving for form. So too should you scatter
feeling, scatter perception, scatter constructions, & scatter consciousness,
demolish it, shatter it, tear it down, by the practicing of the destruction
of craving. For this destruction of craving, Radha, is peace, is all freedom,
is pure bliss... Absence of craving, Radha, is Nibbana...



More on Craving (Tanha):
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Quenched.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cut_Craving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Elemental_Analysis.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Craving_is_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Craving_is_Cause.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Origin_of_Suffering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ceasing_of_Suffering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Craving_is_Catastrophic.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_3_kinds_of_Craving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_2nd_Noble_Truth_on_The_Cause_of_Suffering.htm



Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya 23:2 III 190
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html

Have a nice & noble day!

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

Longing for illusions is painful...


Sand-Castles!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Sandcastles.htm
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PostSubject: Sense Contact!   Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:34 am

Friends:

Only Absence of Contact is Peace!



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

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



More on this deepest self-deception: The conceit that "I Am!" (Asmi-mana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Pride.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Conceit_I_Am.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/I-dentification.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Prison_of_Pride.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anti-EGO-Tool.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No_Agent_is_Inside.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Solo_Self-Deception.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Mistaken_Reference.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Selfless_and_Harmless.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Clinging_to_the_notion_I_Am.htm




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

Have a nice & noble day!

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

Only Absence of all Sense Contact is Peace!

Sense Contact!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Ending_Pain_Itself.htm
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PostSubject: Curable or not?   Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:58 am

Friends:

On the 3 Types of Persons, who are similar to Sick People:

The Blessed Buddha once noted:
There are these three kinds of bodily sick people:
One will recover by himself, even without any doctor or any medicine..
One will never recover, even if treated by the best doctor & best medicine..
One will only recover if treated by right medicine and a good doctors advice..
It is for the sake of this last person, that doctors work and medicine is made!

Similarly with those mentally infected by illness of greed, hate & ignorance!
There are these three kinds of mentally sick people:
One will cure & free himself, even without meeting this Buddha-Dhamma...
One will never be cured, even if taught this Dhamma by the Buddha himself...
One will be cured & freed, if & only if, taught & learning this Buddha-Dhamma...
It is for the sake of this last type of person, that this Dhamma should be shared!


The Best Doctor treating one of his disciples for a physical illness.


Mental Dis-Ease is found in almost all beings!

The Kammic Causes of Disease:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kamma_leading_to_Health_&_Sickness.htm

Source (abbreviated excerpt):
The Numerical Sayings of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikaya. Sutta III:22 The sick [I:120] Gilana
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=132552
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/anguttara/index.html

Have a nice healthy day!

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

Mental Dis-Ease can be found in almost all beings!


Curable or Incurable?

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Three_Diseases.htm
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PostSubject: The 3 Doors!   Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:02 am

Friends:

Purity comes by Guarding the 3 Doors of Action:



Friends, there are these three purities:

Purity of Mental Action!
Purity of Verbal Action!
Purity of Bodily Action!


Herein, what is purity of bodily action?

It is complete avoidance of all killing of any breathing being, avoidance of taking
whatever is not freely given, & refraining from any misbehavior in sense desires.

Herein, what is purity of verbal action?
It is total avoidance of all false lies, avoidance of all aggressive speech, shunning
all divisive slandering speech, & refraining from all idle and empty hear-say gossip.

Herein, what is purity of mental action?
It is non-envious non-greediness, kind and gentle good-will, and Noble Right View.

These 3 behavioral purities are:
Like the earth in property: A firm footing to those, who desire Freedom..
Like water are they, for they wash away all the stains of mental defilement..
Like fire are they, for they burn the whole forest of the mental obstructions..
Like wind are they, for they blow away all the dust of mental obscuration..
Like a ship are they, for they ferry those, who desire Peace across this Samsara..
Like a shelter, for they restore Faith in those frightened by Ageing & Death..
Like a guide are they, leading any wishing ease out of the jungle of wrong views..
Like a mirror are they, making any who want Bliss to see the Clusters of Clinging..
Like an umbrella, warding off incessant scorching of Greed, Hate & Ignorance..
Like the sun are they, for they dispel darkness and gloom of Deluded Confusion..



Who fully guards his speech, and is well controlled in mind,
Who does nothing disadvantageous through the body's door,
Who purifies this simple triple course of all acted-out behaviour,
Will win both the path and the fruit, that all the Seers have enjoyed!




More on Mental Purification (Visuddhi):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mental_Purity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ability_Purification.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_7_Purifications.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Immaculate_Integrity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/u_v/visuddhi.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The_8_Understandings.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Levels_of_Leaving_Behind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_purpose_of_purification.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_7_stages_of_Purification.htm

The Absolute Mental Manual: The Path of Purification. Visuddhimagga.
Excellent if not legendary translation by Bhikkhu Ñanamoli (1905-1960).
Written by 'The Great Explainer' Buddhaghosa on 5th century Ceylon.
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/pdfs/PathofPurification2011.pdf



Have a nice & noble day!

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

The 3 Doors!

Purity produces immaculate integrity!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Three_Doors.htm
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PostSubject: Pure Virtue Outshines All!    Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:27 am

Friends:

The Saving Aspects of Morality?

The Primary Aspect of Morality is:
Composing internal consistency in all behaviour…



The Dual Aspects of Morality are:
Keeping the rules and avoiding wrongdoing…
Good behaviour and mental purification…
Good intention and complete self-control…
Dependent on prompting or own initiative…
Limited in extent or unlimited in extent…
Temporary & feeble or lifelong & stable…
Ordinary=Mundane or Supramundane=Noble…



The Triple aspects of Morality are:
Low, or medium, or superior…
Giving first priority to oneself, or to the world, or to the Dhamma…
Clung to, or not clung to, or naturally & spontaneously maintained…
Pure, or impure, or dubious and doubtful…
The learner’s, the learned’s, or the neither-learner-nor-learned’s…



The Quadruple aspects of Morality are:
Leading to falling, to stagnation, to distinction, or to penetration…
That of Bhikkhus, or Bhikkhunis, or novices, or the laity…
Being natural, customary, necessary, or caused by prior events…
Regarding the rules, the sense doors, livelihood, or the requisites…



The Fivefold aspects of Morality are:
Limited, unlimited, completed, detached, and tranquillized purity…
Intending, refraining, controlling, leaving, and non-transgression…
These are the various inherent aspects of Morality…



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

More on this basic first cause of all Good: Morality (Sila)!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Happy_Habit.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/What_is_Virtue.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/immaculate_virtue.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Best_Protection.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The_Good_Disciple.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Five_Basics.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Best_Buddhist_Praxis.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sila_Contemplation.htm

Have a nice & noble day!

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

Pure Virtue Outshines All!

Morality is the Seed of all Good!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Sila_1_to_5.htm
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PostSubject: Friendliness Frees!   Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:04 am

Friends:

Friendly Goodwill is the 9th Mental Perfection:



Friendliness means Goodwill
Friendliness means Kindness
Friendliness means Helpfulness
Friendliness means Assistance
Friendliness means Support
Friendliness means Benevolence
Friendliness means Concern
Friendliness means Care
Friendliness means Compassion
Friendliness means Cooperation
Friendliness means Mutual Aid
Friendliness means Mutual Advantage
Friendliness means Sympathy
Friendliness means Symbiosis


Only friendliness can completely evaporate the poison of hate and anger!
Its characteristic is promoting other being's welfare, its function is to
do only good, and its manifestation is kindness, sympathy, and gentleness...
The proximate cause of friendliness is seeing the good aspects of things!
The proximate cause of understanding compassion is this very friendliness!



The Blessed Buddha said about friendliness (Metta):
"Bhikkhus, whatever kinds of worldly merit there are, all are not worth
one sixteenth part of the release of mind by universal friendliness;
in shining, glowing and beaming radiance, this release of mind by
universal friendliness far excels & surpasses them all..."

What are the 11 Advantages of cultivating such Universal Friendliness?
The four Brahma Viharas; The four Divine States:
The four Supreme States; The four Infinite States:

"Friends, eleven advantages are to be expected as effect from the release
of mind into friendliness by the practice of Goodwill, by cultivating amity,
by making much of it frequently, by making friendliness the vehicle, the tool,
the basis, by insisting on it, by being well established in it as a sublime habit!
What are these eleven advantages ?
One falls asleep well! One wakes up Happy!
One dreams no evil dreams!
One is liked and loved by all human beings!
One is liked and loved by all non-human beings too!
One is guarded and protected by the divine devas!
One cannot be harmed by fire, poison, or weapons!
One easily attains the concentration of absorption!
Ones appearance becomes serene, calm, and composed!
One dies without confusion, bewilderment, or panic!
One reappears after death on the Brahma level, if one
has penetrated to no higher level in this very life!



When the mind is released into friendliness by the practice of goodwill,
by manifesting friendliness, by cultivating amity, by frequently making much
of it, by making friendliness the vehicle, the tool, the basis, the medium, the
foundation, by persisting in it, by insisting on it, by properly consolidating it,
by thoroughly undertaking it, by making it a familiar supreme habit, by so
being well established in it, these eleven blessings can be expected!"
Anguttara Nikaya V 342

There, Oohh friends, the Bhikkhu with a mind full of friendly loving-kindness
pervading first one direction, then a 2nd one, then a 3rd one then the 4th one,
as below so above, across and all around, everywhere identifying himself with
all sentient beings, he is encompassing the whole world with a mind of friendly
loving-kindness, with a wide mind, vast, refined, unbounded, cleared, exalted,
pure and bright, free from all hate and ill will ...

There, Oh friends, the Bhikkhu with a mind full of understanding compassion
pervading first the front, then the right side, then the back, then the left side,
as below so above, across & all around, all over, far & wide; identifying himself
with all sentient beings, he is perfusing the whole universe with a mind imbued
with pity, with a spacious mind, a refined mind, infinite, purified, all luminous,
freed from all anger and any trace of enmity ...

There, the Bhikkhu with a mind full of altruistic, sympathetic and mutual Joy
pervading the North, then the East, then the South, then the West, as below
so above, across & all around, universally, infinitely; identifying himself with
all sentient beings, he is suffusing all galaxies with a mind elevated by genuine
mutual and altruistic sympathetic joy, with an open mind, immeasurable, wide,
limitless, pure & shining, free from all aversion and bitterness ...

There, Oohh friends, the Bhikkhu with a mind full of balanced equanimity is
pervading first the frontal quadrant, then the right, then the rear & then the
left quadrant, as below so above, across and all around, everywhere placing
himself with all sentient beings, he is permeating the whole world with a mind
satiated of stilled and balanced equanimity, calmed, with a mountain-like mind,
cultivated, endless, clean, dazzling, freed from any irritation and resentment."



"So too, Bhikkhus, others may speak to you timely or untimely, true or untrue,
gentle or harsh, beneficial or harmful, based on kindness or on bitter hate!
If they abuse you verbally, you should train yourselves in this way:
"Our minds will remain unaffected, we shall speak no angry words, will dwell
friendly and understanding, with thoughts of kindness and no inward anger!
We shall remain friendly and beam goodwill towards that very person, and we
shall dwell extending it to the entire universe, mentally overflowing, exalted,
measureless and infinite in friendliness, without any trace hostility or ill-will."
That is how you should train yourselves. Even if bandits were savagely to cut
you up, limb by limb, with a two-handled saw, one who harbours hate on that
account, would not be one who carried out my teaching. Bhikkhus, you should
keep this instruction on this Simile of the Saw constantly in mind...
Majjhima Nikaya, Sutta 21

Thus he who both day and night
takes delight in harmlessness
sharing love with all that lives,
finds enmity with none...
Samyutta Nikaya. I 208

When one with a mind of love
feels compassion for the entire world
above, below and across,
unlimited everywhere.
Jataka 37



The Bodhisatta once was born as the righteous king Ekaraja. His kingdom was
taken by force and he and his son was buried in a pit to the neck...
King Ekaraja, however neither resisted, nor bore even slight ill will against the
invaders. Later he remembered this as his ultimate perfection of friendliness.
Ekaraja Jataka 303

On the Practice of Loving-Kindness (Metta):
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Wheels/wh006.pdf



On Universal Friendliness:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Good-Will_Again.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bon_Benevolence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Goodwill_Encore.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Released_by_GoodWill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/All-Embracing_Kindness.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



More on the 10 mental perfections (paramis):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Ten_Perfections.htm

Have a friendly, nice & noble day!

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

Friendliness Frees!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Friendliness_Frees.htm
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PostSubject: Exquisite is Equanimity!   Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:31 am

Friends:

Equanimity gives delicate Peace & Happiness!



Equanimity (Upekkha) entails a composed equipoise of solid mental balance!
It is Tatra-majjhattata = keeping to the moderate middle of all phenomena.
Equanimity balances consciousness so it prevents both all excessiveness and
any deficiency. In equanimity mind is neither attracted by attractive things,
nor repelled by repulsive things. The cause of equanimity is seeing the law of
kamma: All beings are born and created by their kamma, they are owners of
their kamma, inherit their kamma, whatever they do, whether good or bad,
the effects of that will be theirs only, following them like a shadow of past!
The effect of Equanimity is threefold:
Exquisite, relaxed & subtle peace felt as calm happiness is instantly gained.
Equanimity purifies and completes all the 7 crucial Links to Awakening...
Equanimity is the proximate cause of knowledge and vision (ñanadassana)!



On the solidified & imperturbable mental balance of Equanimity (Upekkha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/s_t/tatra_majjhattataa.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Serene_Equanimity_and_Beyond.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Imperturbable_Equanimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Unshakable_Equanimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/u_v/upekkhaa.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Equanimity_Upekkha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Equanimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Empty_Equanimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Serene_Equanimity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/High_and_Alert.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/What_is_Wrong.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Even_is_Equanimity.htm
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