Friday, April 9, 2010

Control makes any Individual Behave like an excellent Master!!!
Buddha once asked: How, Bhikkhus and friends, is there full mental control?
When seeing a form with the eye, one becomes neither attracted by any pleasing form,
nor repelled by any displeasing form! When having heard a sound with the ear, one
becomes neither entranced by any charming sound, nor opposed by any horrid sound!
Having sniffed a smell with the nose, one becomes neither fascinated by any lovely smell,
nor held off by any detestable smell! Having tasted a flavour with the tongue, one becomes
neither captivated by any likeable taste, nor rejected by unlikable taste! When having felt
a touch with the body, one becomes neither allured by any pleasant touch, nor repelled by
any unpleasant touch! When having experienced whatever mental state with the mind,
one becomes neither obsessed by any agreeable mental phenomenon, nor rebuffed by
any disagreeable mental phenomenon whatsoever...
Thus does one live on, while having established Awareness of the Body, yet abiding within
an unlimited & infinite mind... Thus does a focused one come to understand, through direct
experience, that release of mind, that mental release through understanding, wherein alls
those evil disadvantageous mental states irreversibly cease without any remaining trace...
It is in exactly this way, that there is full mental control!
The infinite mind, counteracting hate & anger, is a mind made limitless by the praxis of the
4 sublime & divine dwellings (brahma-vihāra), also called the 4 infinite states (appamaññā),
which are:
For Awareness of the Body, which counteracts greed, lust & desire; see:
Having counteracted both greed & lust, which pulls in the mind attracting it to objects,
and having counteracted both hate & anger, which push mind repulsing it from objects,
mind may stay stilled and ballanced in the middle, untouched and in control...
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [189-]
35: 6 Senses. Salayatana. States that entail Suffering. Dukkha-Dhammā 244.
Have a nice day!
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 Bhikkhu Samāhita, Sri Lanka ]

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