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Not Involved!
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2011, 03:05:02 pm »
Friends:

Clinging to Wrong Views is Catastrophic!



The Buddha often emphasized wrong view as thee most detrimental:
When one has imagined, assumed, constructed, approved of and authorized
Wrong Views & opinions, then one is relying that, which is unstable & unsafe!
Clinging to these long cherished wrong views, are not easily relinquished...
One adheres to these persuasions having chosen them from among many
hypothetical ideas, laying down one assumption, just to take up a another
new fancy theory! A purified man, however, does indeed not form any view
about anything anywhere! He is not involved..! Having cut out all deceptions
illusions and conceits, where could such a clear-sighted man ever be driven?
An involved person, however, engages easily in disputes about opposed ideas,
but how can one ever dispute with one, who is not involved? He has neither
taken up, nor laid down anything, but has shaken off having any view at all!
Sutta-Nipata 784-787 Edited excerpt.


 
More on how to abandon Wrong Views:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Sun.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Certain_Rightness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_View.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Leaving_Wrong_View.htm

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Not Involved!

Catastrophic are Wrong Views!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Not_Involved.htm


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Going Forth Faith!
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2011, 03:29:16 pm »
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How is the Faith leading to the Going Forth?

Having heard the Buddha speak, a householder or a householder's son or
one born in some other family, hears that Buddha-Dhamma. On hearing this
sublime Dhamma, he acquires faith in the Tathagata. Possessing that faith,
he considers thus: Household life is crowded, cramped, frustrating & dusty!
The Life gone forth is out in the wide open...  It is not easy, while living in a
home, to live this Noble life utterly perfect and pure, as a polished shell...
Suppose I shave off my hair and beard, put on the yellow robe, and go forth
from the home life into homelessness. On a later occasion, leaving behind any
small or large fortune, leaving behind a small or a large circle of relatives,
he shaves off his hair and beard, puts on the ochre robe, & then goes forth
from the home life into the free and open homelessness...
So is the faith of those, who after countless lives finally have accumulated
and possesses the right and ripe conditions for attaining the advantageous
state of a Bhikkhu under a Buddha! This is indeed the quickest step towards
winning the Bliss of the deathless Nibbana!



For more Fabulously Fine Faith (Saddha) please see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Buddha_on_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



Source:
MN 27: Culahatthipadopama Sutta. Short Simile on Elephant Footprint 
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.027.than.html



Going Forth Faith!

Lay life is dusty while the Noble life is out in the open ;-)
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Going_Forth_Faith.htm


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Without Controversy!
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2011, 03:48:21 pm »
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Avoiding all Controversies induces inner Peace!



The brahmin Magandiya asked the Buddha about how to find inner peace:
Mental purity is neither caused by particular views, nor by learning, nor by
knowledge, nor even by perfect morality. Neither by absence of right view,
missing learning, lack of knowledge, or tainted morality, not by that either!
Discarding all these oppositions, detached, calmed, independent, one stops
longing for any form of existence... Whoever thinks himself equal, superior,
or inferior, he will dispute on that account! But the imperturbable one does
not enter any self-deceit! Since for such one, there is no I-Me-Self or Ego
how much less can there then ever be any equal, inferior or superior I-Me-Self!
Leaving home, wandering homeless, not making acquaintances in any village,
free from desire for sensual pleasures, showing no preferences, such sage
will never engage in any controversy. One who really knows does not become
proud because of any particular view, learning, thought, or experience, for
he is not tied to, influenced by, or led by any of these momentary illusions..
He is completely released through his understanding. But those who cling to
certain experiences and particular views wander about causing controversy!
Sutta-Nipata 839-842-844-846-847 Edited excerpt.



Commentary:
This true speech made Magandiya and his wife never-returners (Anagamins).



More on selfless  impersonality, ego-lessness, the No-Self fact (Anatta):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/I-dentification.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Ego-Projection.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Egoless.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Self-less_Anatta.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Uprooting_Egoism.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Anatta_Doctrine.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Invisible_Impersonlatity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Egolessness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Neither_Agent_nor_Actor.htm



Have a nice & noble day!
 
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Without Controversy!

Not defending anything...
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Without_Controversy.htm


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Re: Daily Dhamma Translations from Bhikkhu Samahita
« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2011, 06:31:45 pm »
Thank you.

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« Reply #50 on: August 23, 2011, 03:51:07 pm »
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[size=150]Contemplating the Extent of own Generosity:[/size]

One naturally devoted to generosity by the constant practice of giving and
sharing makes the decision: From now on, whenever there is anyone present
to receive, I shall not eat even a single mouthful without having given a gift!
And that very day he should give a gift by sharing whatever according to his
means and his ability with those, who have distinguished mental qualities.
When he has apprehended the sign in that, he should go into solitary retreat
and recollect his own generosity in its special qualities of being free from
the stain of mean miserliness like this: It is gain for me, it is great gain for
me, that in a culture obsessed by the greedy stain of niggardliness, I abide
with my mind & heart free from penny-pinching stinginess. I delight indeed
in relinquishing by being freely generous & open-handed, always welcoming
any request by rejoicing in all altruistic giving and sharing (AN III 287).
Any who gives life by giving food will get life & strength either divine or as
a human (AN III 42). Any giver is loved & frequented by many (AN III 40).
One who gives, is ever loved, according to the wise man's law! (AN III 41).
 


When a Bhikkhu is devoted to this recollection of generosity, he becomes
ever more intent on generosity, his favourite becomes non-greedy charity,
he acts with kind, noble, & loving liberality, and he gains a fine lion-heart.
He enjoys much happiness and gladness. And if he penetrates no higher, he
is at least headed for a happy destiny.
 

The Gods became Gods as a result of their magnanimous Giving!

Now when a man is truly wise,
His constant task will surely be
This recollection of his prior giving
Blessed with such mighty potency!
Vism I 224

More on Generosity (Dana) = The 1st mental perfection:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/giving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_3_Gifts.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Glad_Giving.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/b_f/caaga.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Kathina_Ceremony.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/b_f/daana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Openhanded_Generosity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Generosity_Contemplation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Kamma_leading_to_Wealth_or_Poverty.htm

Have a nice open-handed day!
 
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Reviewing Own Generosity!


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Rebirth-Linking is Transmigration!
« Reply #51 on: August 25, 2011, 03:05:55 pm »
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[size=150]Is consciousness moving at death to the next life? [/size]

No! Since consciousness arise & cease right here, it cannot move anywhere!
It is not continuous, but contiguous discrete mental states as pearls on a string.
The prior moment of consciousness contains the properties that conditions the
arising of the next moment of consciousness! These inherent properties are
mainly craving for (conscious) sensing & craving for becoming anew into being.
If these cravings are present in the rebirth-linking moment of consciousness,
then the next moment of consciousness will arise immediately after the death,
but now in another location and body, which qualities (or lack of) also are all
conditioned by properties within the rebirth-linking moment of consciousness…



Example:
If ignorance is dominant in the rebirth-linking moment of consciousness,
then an animal rebirth is to be expected. If harmonious peace and settled
mental calmness based on a long life of doing good are the dominant factors
right in the rebirth-linking moment of consciousness, then a divine deva rebirth
is to be expected. If anger, hostile enmity, envy and hate are dominant in the
rebirth-linking moment of consciousness, a rebirth in hell is to be expected...
So what actually passes on is CAUSALITY: That is conditioning factors of
mental forces! Nothing more! No form, feeling, perception, construction, or
consciousness passes on, or can ever endure from one moment to the next...
No "Self, I, Me, Body, Identity, or Ego" passes on, because they never really
existed in the first place, so how can they ever then pass on?!?



The classic example is the 2 candles:
Candle A is in flame. (=Dying individuality)
This is then used to light or ignite Candle B (=Reborn individuality).
By this very ignition the flame of Candle A is extinguished…
Only candle B is now burning: What now was passed on !-?-!
Is the flame of Candle B now the SAME, as the flame of Candle A?
Not so. Candle B burns by its own flame, but it was turned on by flame A!
Is the flame of Candle B now DIFFERENT from the flame of Candle A?
Not really so either. Since Candle B started burning from the flame A!



What is Reborn?: Neither the SAME individuality, nor ANOTHER!
What am ‘I’ & ‘Person’?: Neither the SAME nor ANOTHER!
Not a fixed entity, but a streaming process of ever renewed
arisings and ceasings of impersonal mental and physical states…
Just moments of name-&-form passes on! 

In brevity:
Question: What passes on at death?
Answer: The forces or streams of: Ignorance, Greed, and Hate,
and derivatives thereof, passes on at death and also in every
moment of this life! One is reborn not only at death, but at
every conscious moment of this endless life cycle itself also...
Re-arising rebirth occurs billions of times per second!
Neither as the same, nor as another...



Regarding Buddhist Theory of Rebirth-Linking (patisandhi) see also:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/n_r/patisandhi.htm



Kamma and Rebirth: Nyanatiloka Thera:
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Wheels/wh394.pdf



Enjoy further details on Rebirth here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Rare_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Divine_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Animal_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Samsaric_Dread.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Minor_Hells.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Hell_Destiny.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Five_Destinations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_5_Destinations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Kamma_and_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Samsaric_Round.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mad_Demon_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Human_Being_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Hungry_Ghost_Rebirth.htm



Rebirth-Linking is Transmigration!

Is consciousness moving at death to the next life?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/What_passes_on_by_Rebirth-Linking.htm


Friendship is the Greatest!
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Re: Daily Dhamma Translations from Bhikkhu Samahita
« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2011, 06:10:09 am »
i have been greatly helped by your posts .from BC days.seems some our new members are not that familiar with your style anyway ..thanks Bhikkhu Samahita,

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We are 1 Biig Family!
« Reply #53 on: August 26, 2011, 03:56:27 pm »
Friends:

Kinship with All: Be Gentle and Kind towards your Family!
 


The Blessed Buddha once said:
It is not easy, Bhikkhus & Friends, to find even a single living being that
during this immensely long round of rebirths has not at least 10 times
been your mother, father, brother, sister, son, or daughter!
How is this possible? Inconceivable, Bhikkhus and Friends, is the beginning
of this Samsaric round; not to be discovered is the ultimate first beginning
of individual beings who, blinded by ignorance and all obsessed by craving,
are hurrying and hastening through this round of rebirths!
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book SN 15:14-19


 
On Samsara: The Dreadful Round:
Long is Samsara for the simpleton, who does not know the Dhamma.
Long is the night for one, who keeps awake.
Long is the mile for one, who is tired.
Long is the rebirth round for one, who is unaware of the true Dhamma.
Dhammapada 60



On Samsara:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/s_t/samsaara.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Samsara.htm


 
Please enjoy study here for details on Rebirth:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Rare_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Divine_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Animal_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Endless_Round.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Samsaric_Dread.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Minor_Hells.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/One_BIG_Family.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Hell_Destiny.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Five_Destinations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_5_Destinations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Kamma_and_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Samsaric_Round.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mad_Demon_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Human_Being_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Hungry_Ghost_Rebirth.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/What_passes_on_by_Rebirth-Linking.htm



 
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We are 1 Biig Family!

Samasa entails Kinship with All Beings. :-)
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/One_BIG_Family.htm


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All Being is Blinking!
« Reply #54 on: August 27, 2011, 10:10:43 pm »
Friends:

Any conscious moment also dies immediately!

Life, personality, pleasure, pain, endures joined in one conscious moment,
that flicks by... Whether such ceased clusters of clinging are those of a
dead or alive does not matter, they are all alike, momentarily gone never
to return... No world is born and appears as manifest, if consciousness is
not produced! Only when consciousness is present, does the world emerge!
When consciousness momentarily dissolves, the world is dead and vanished!
So both the being & the world starts and ends within each conscious moment!
Both are reborn millions of times per second! Not only at conventional death..   
This is how death also should be recollected, as the shortness of the moment.
This is the highest sense this concept of conscious existence ever will allow...
(Vism I 238, Nd I 42)


Both 'Being' & 'World' occurs only as discrete conscious moments!

Being or rather becoming proceeds as a discrete Blinking:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Void_Blinking.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Discrete_States.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Momentary_Life.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Impermanence_Anicca.htm


No being is Static: In the blinking tunnel flows the process of re-becoming!

Have a nice blinking day!
 
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Existence is discrete and not continuous!

Blinking Being!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Momentary_Consciousness.htm


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All Being is Danger!
« Reply #55 on: August 28, 2011, 05:01:04 pm »
Friends:

Knowing any kind of existence to be Danger!



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



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



Have a nice day!
 
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All Being is Danger!

Any existence comes with a price...
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Being_is_Danger.htm


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Rejoicing Joy!
« Reply #56 on: August 29, 2011, 04:38:16 pm »
Friends:

Mutual Joy cures all vicious Envy and Jealousy!



The dear companion can be the proximate cause for Mutual Joy, where one
rejoices in another being's success... One thus rejoicing in others fortune
is called a 'boon companion', for he is constantly glad: He laughs first and
speaks afterward! So he should be the first to be pervaded with gladness.
Or on seeing a dear person being happy, cheerful and glad, mutual joy can
be aroused thus: 'See this being is indeed glad! How good, how excellent!'
Just as one would be glad at seeing a dear and beloved person very happy,
exactly so does one pervade all other beings in all directions with mutual joy...
Rejoicing mutual joy can also be aroused by remembering others happiness
in the past and recollecting the elated joy aspect in this way: 'In the past he
had great wealth, a great following and he was always glad'. Or mutual joy
can be aroused by apprehending the future glad aspect of his in this way:
'In the future he will again enjoy similar success and will go about in gold
palanquins, on the backs of elephants or on horseback'. Having thus aroused
mutual joy regarding a dear person, one can then direct the very same feeling
successively towards a neutral one, and gradually towards any hostile person.
Vbh 274, Vism I 316



Comments:
Mutual joy causes Contentment! No mutual joy thus means Discontentment!
Therefore: If being generally dissatisfied, then be happy over others gains.
Secondly: Mutual joy causes all envy & jealousy to evaporate into equanimity!


 
Mutual Joy (Mudita), which cures all envy and jealousy, is a divine state!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Mutual_Joy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoicing_Bliss_is_Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Infinitely_Joyous_Consciousness.htm


 
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Rejoicing Joy!

Mutual Joy Causes Contentment! :-)
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Rejoicing_Joy.htm


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Beautiful Breathing :-)
« Reply #57 on: August 30, 2011, 11:10:09 pm »
Friends:

Unique is Ânãpãnasati Breathing Meditation!



Thus have I heard. At one time the Blessed One was living at Savatthi, in the
palace of Migara's mother, in the Eastern Park, together with many very well
known elder disciples: Venerable Sariputta, Maha-Moggallana, Maha-Kassapa,
Maha-Kaccayana, Maha-Kotthita, Maha-Kappina, Maha-Cunda, Ven. Anuruddha,
Revata, & Ananda. These elder bhikkhus were teaching & instructing the new
bhikkhus, who thus achieved successively higher distinction & discrimination!
Then, surveying this silent Bhikkhu-Sangha, he addressed the bhikkhus thus:
I am content, bhikkhus, with this progress; I am content at heart, bhikkhus,
with this development. Therefore, strive still more strenuously to attain the
unattained, to achieve the unachieved, to realize the unrealized. I will stay...
Anapanasati Sutta. Majjhima Nikaya 118  Full text & explanation here:
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This Breathing Meditation (Anapana-sati)  all Buddhas use for Awakening:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Unique_Thing_Awareness_by_Breathing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Peaceful_and_Sublime_on_the_Spot.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Breathing_Calm_and_Insight.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_the_Breath.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Awareness_by_Breathing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Four_Fulfilling_Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/1_Producing_4.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_LAMP_I.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_LAMP_II.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_LAMP_III.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_LAMP_IV.htm



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

Have a nice calm day!
 
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So be it...
« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2011, 06:33:31 pm »
Friends:

Invariable Nature Laws: Transience & Reaction!



The Blessed Buddha once spoke on these 4 invariable & fixed laws:
There are 4 things, Bhikkhus & Friends, which nobody can change,
neither recluse, nor priest, nor god, nor devil, nor anyone at all
in this or any other universe. What are these 4 things?
1: That what is subject to decay, may not decay...
2: That what is subject to sickness, may not fall sick...
3: That what is subject to death, may not die... &
4: That those evil, immoral, impure, terrible, and pain-producing 
actions, which ever and again lead to rebirth, ageing, & death,
may not bring results, may not produce their inevitable fruits...
These four things, Bhikkhus & Friends, neither recluses, priests,
divine beings, neither gods, nor devils, nor anyone in this or any
other multiverse can ever stop...


Impermanence makes all vanish...

More on the Universal Fact of Impermanence:

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Transient_formations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Perceiving_Transience.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
 

Transient & ephemeral are all constructions...

Source:
Anguttara Nikaya. Numerical Sayings: AN 4:182
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/Index.Numerical.htm



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So be it....

The 4 Inviolable Laws!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Fixed_Law.htm


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Nobody is Home!
« Reply #59 on: September 01, 2011, 05:21:24 pm »
Friends:
 
 A friend asked: Who is it that lives these many lives?
 
 Answer:
 It is not any Who… !!!
 Since selfless is this flux of renewed becoming!
 The Question should therefore be reformulated as:
 
 Question: What is it, that lives these many lives?
 
 
 
 Answer: It is an accumulated and ever changing group of:
 1: Momentary clinging to form;
 2: Momentary clinging to feeling;
 3: Momentary clinging to perception;
 4: Momentary clinging to mental construction;
 5: Momentary clinging to consciousness...
 That blinded by ignorance and obsessed by craving,
 tumbles through these many, many, painful lives & deaths!
 It is not an "I", "Me", "Self", "Soul", "Person", or "Identity"!!!
 
 
 A Cluster Clinging to itself!
 
 These 5 Clusters of Clinging (Khandha) are the 5 types of Being!
 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Any_Kind.htm
 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Not_Yours.htm
 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Leash.htm
 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Like_Foam.htm
 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fingernail_of_Soil.htm
 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Acquisition_of_Fuel.htm
 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Clustered_Truths.htm
 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Burning_Five.htm
 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Stilling_of_Clinging.htm
 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Not_Who_but_What.htm
 http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/g_m/khandha.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
 
 
 
 As the blessed Buddha pointed out:
 Sabbe Dhamma Anatta
 All States are Not-Self!
 
 There is nobody home... ;-)

 
 
 
 Have a nice ego-less day!
     
  Friendship is the Greatest! 
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Nobody is Home! 

Not Who, but What?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Not_Who_but_What.htm


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