Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Middle Way of Wise Moderate Ontology:

The Blessed Buddha on remarked on speculation on existence:
This world, Kaccana, is generally chained up by engaged involvement,
clinging and attachment to various views! But one of right view
neither becomes engaged nor cling to any such rigid commitment,
assumption, mental standpoint, adherence, nor underlying tendency!
He does not take a stand about 'My Self', nor has he any perplexity
or doubt about what arises is only Suffering arising, & what ceases
is only Suffering ceasing! His assurance about this, is independent
of others... In this way, Kaccana, is there advanced right view!!!
'All exists': Kaccana, this is the one extreme.... 'All does not exist';
this is the opposite extreme!!! Without veering towards either of
these futile extremes, the Thus-Come-Thus-Gone One teaches the
Dhamma from this subtle, intriguing Middle:
Conditioned by ignorance, mental construction arises.
Conditioned by construction, consciousness arises.
Conditioned by consciousness, name-&-form arises.
Conditioned by name-&-form, the-6-senses arises.
Conditioned by the-6-senses, contact arises.
Conditioned by contact, feeling arises.
Conditioned by feeling, craving arises.
Conditioned by craving, clinging arises.
Conditioned by clinging, becoming arises.
Conditioned by becoming, birth arises.
Conditioned by birth, ageing, decay, & death arises.
Such is the arising of this whole mass of suffering...!!!
Note: Neither 'Material Substantialism', nor 'Naive Realism',
'Imagined Illusionism', but dry 'Plain Realism'...!!!
Right down in the moderate, magic & majestic middle!

Source: The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya XII (15); [II 17] An Ocean of Dhamma Teaching! Full text here!

The moderate,  middle, magic, & majestic view!
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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