Monday, May 28, 2012

Control starts with Guarding the 6 Doors of the Senses!

The Buddha once explained
Bhikkhus by possessing three qualities, one lives in this very life full of ease,
pleasure and joy! Furthermore, one has thereby prepared the elimination of
mental fermentations... What are these three advantageous qualities?
How is a Bhikkhu moderate in eating? While reflecting rationally, he eats
food neither for the sake of entertainment, nor of infatuation, nor wishing
for bodily beauty, but exclusively for the support and maintenance of this
body, for ending discomfort, and for assisting this Noble life, considering:
Thus will I now end this old feeling, yet without arousing any new feeling!
Thus will I remain healthy, blameless & in comfort...  Exactly as one treats
open wound, only for the purpose healing it, or just as one greases an
axle only for the sake of easy transport of a heavy load, so does a Bhikkhu,
who is moderated in eating, while always reflecting rationally, eat food ...
More on Moderate Eating: Food_Disgust, The_Sons_Flesch, Oozing_Out

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV [176-7]
Section 35: The 6 Senses. Salayatana. The Horse-Wagon. Rato 239.
Moderate Eating...
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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