Friday, June 7, 2013

Doubt is overcome by asking those Who Know!

The brahmin Māgandiya once asked the Buddha some subtle questions:

Question: How does quarrels and disputes arise?
Answer: From what is liked and beloved arise quarrels and disputes.
Question: How does these likes, longings and hopes emerge?
Answer: Likes, longings and hopes all have desire as their origin.
Question: How does this desire come into being?
Answer: Desire arises depending on pleasure and pain.

Question: How does pleasure and pain then appear?
Answer: Pleasure and pain arises depending on contact.

Question: How does this event of contact happen?
Answer: Contact arises dependent upon name and form.

Question: How does such sensed contact completely cease?
Answer: When form has disappeared, contacts cannot make contact....

Question: In which mental state does all forms of form disappear?
Answer: In neither-perception-nor-non-perception does all form disappear!
Questions and Answers...
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest! Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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