Friday, January 7, 2011

The Three Kinds of Mental Purity!


    The Three Kinds of  Mental Purity!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
How, Cunda, is purity of mental action threefold?
1: Herein, someone is all without jealousy, acquisitiveness, and greedy envy.
Whatever another person possesses of goods and property, he does not long
yearn for it lime this: "Oh may I get what that other person has!"

2: He is free from ill-will since he harbours no angry thoughts in his mind!
Rather he thinks: Oh, may these beings be free from all hate and ill-will,
may they lead a happy and easy life free from all trouble and harm!

3: He possesses right understanding and this unshakable right view:

Gifts, donations, and offerings are not worthless. There is a fruit & kammic
of all advantageous and disadvantageous actions! There is this world,
there is the next world. There are duties towards father and mother.
There are spontaneously reborn beings. There are in this world recluses and
monks of right, pure and perfect living, who have themselves understood and
directly realized both this very world and the next, and are able to explain
them both....This is the threefold mental purity, Cunda

Source (edited extract):
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikāya AN 10:176
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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