Thursday, December 30, 2010

How does the Noble live in Alert Elevated Joy?

How does the Noble live in Alert Elevated Joy?

The Blessed Buddha once said:
How, Nandiya, does a Noble Disciple live in alert elevated joy?
Here, Nandiya, any Noble Disciple is endowed with verified conviction in the
Buddha thus: Worthy, honourable & perfectly self-Enlightened is the Buddha!
Not satisfied with that verified conviction in the Buddha, he makes a further
in solitude by day and by seclusion at night!
When thus enthusiastic, he is elevated by alertness!
When thus elevated by alertness, then gladness is born!
When he is gladdened, then a rapturous joy arises!
When the mind is uplifted by joy, the body becomes all tranquil...
One tranquil in body experiences a pure bliss of sweet happiness!
The mind of one who is thus happy becomes condensed and concentrated...
When mind is concentrated, even subtle phenomena become plain and simple.
Since these subtle phenomena become plain and simple, he becomes one,
lives and dwells always rejoicing in alert elevated joy...

More on this blessed Bliss of Joy (Pīti):

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:398]
Section 55 on Stream-Entry: Sotāpattisamyutta. Thread 40: Nandiya.
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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