Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Twin Truths won by Dual Consideration:

The blessed Buddha once said:
Friends, the first consideration is:
Whatever Suffering arises, all that is caused by Mental Construction!
The consequent second consideration is:
Stilling of all Mental Construction, thereby ceases all Suffering completely!
Knowing this danger: - All Suffering is caused by Mental Construction -,
by silencing all experience, sensation and feeling, the wise escapes all Suffering!
Considering these twin truths cautiously, resolutely and enthusiastically, one may
either enter the state of Nibbāna right here and now in this life, or if there is
remaining traces of clinging left, the state of a non-returner. Those who neglect
understanding of mental construction, the origin of mental construction, the end
of mental construction, and how mental construction is irreversibly eliminated,
are incapable of release by understanding, are incapable of mental release,
are incapable of direct knowledge, and are thereby incapable of making an end...
They repeat birth, ageing, decay, sickness and death ever again... While those who
undertake understanding of mental construction, Origin, End and Way, indeed
are capable of mental release by understanding by reaching assured certainty,
and thus capable of making an end... They are near the deathless dimension!
More on Mental Construction (Sankhāra):http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/s_t/sankhaara.htm
On Stilling and Ceasing of all Mental Construction (Nirodha):
Stilled_but_not_Dead, Ceasing, 9_Stillings, Experiencing_Ceasing

The Twin Truths!
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest! Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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