Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Emergence and Ceasing!

Origination & Cessation of the 4 Reference Objects:
The Blessed Buddha once said: I will teach you the origination and passing
of the reference objects of the Four Foundations of Awareness.
Listen to that:
Appearance of Nutriment produces the emergence of the Body.
Disappearance of Nutriment produces the passing away of the Body.
Appearance of Contact produces the emergence of Feeling.
Disappearance of Contact produces the passing away of Feeling.
Appearance of Name-&-Form produces the emergence of Mind.
Disappearance of Name-&-Form produces the passing away of Mind.
Appearance of Attention produces the emergence of Phenomena.
Disappearance of Attention produces the passing away of Phenomena.

Therefore: Considering, contemplating, analyzing, and always  recollecting:
Body merely as transient forms grown on and out of Food;
Feeling only as passing emotions arised from Contact;
Mind just as changing moods emerged from Naming-and-Forming;
Phenomena only as momentary mental states created by Attention...
repeatedly, thoroughly, and completely, is called initiating & developing the
Four Foundations of Awareness, which - in itself - is the mental treasure
par excellence, leading steadily and straight to the Deathless Element...
Deep, deep, subtle and somewhat enigmatic is this profound classification!
Source of reference (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V: 184-5] 47 The Foundations of Awareness: 42 Origination..
Have a nice & noble day!
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Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]
Emergence and Ceasing!

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