Monday, November 12, 2012

Nothing is ever Worth Clinging to!

A certain Bhikkhu once asked the Blessed Buddha:
Venerable Sir, how should one know and see, in order to eliminate all
ignorance and to facilitate the emergence of real and true knowledge?
Bhikkhu, when one has heard that:
Nothing is worth clinging to
then one directly knows everything! Having directly known everything,
one fully understands everything! Having fully understood everything,
one sees & regards all aspects, signs & phenomena quite differently:
As something remote, as something alien, as something other, & neither
as something that is 'me' nor 'mine', nor as an 'I', a 'self, or an 'Ego'!
One regards the eye, forms, visual consciousness, eye-contact, feelings
& experiences caused seeing quite differently... As something remote...
One regards the ear, sounds, auditory consciousness, ear-contact, and
feelings & experiences by hearing differently... As something foreign...
One regards the nose, all smells, olfactory consciousness, nose-contact,
& smelled feelings & experiences  differently. As something quite alien!
One regards the tongue, taste, gustatory consciousness, tongue-contact,
tasted feelings & experiences differently... As something superficial...
One regards the body, touch, tactile consciousness, body-contacts and
touched feelings & experiences very differently... As something external!
One regards the mind, thought, mental consciousness, mental-contacts, &
thought feelings & experiences differently... As something all detached!!!
When, Bhikkhu, whoever knows & sees all signs thus, ignorance is left
behind by him and real and true knowledge has emerged...
Detached Alien Remoteness:
Nothing is worth clinging to!
Detached Alien Remoteness:  Nothing is worth clinging to!
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest! Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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