Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Problem of Life is sure Death!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
The days and nights are flying past. Life dwindles hurriedly away:
The life of mortals vanishes like water in a tiny stream…
SN 4:10
As in the morning one may fear the falling of the ripened fruits;
So do all mortals in this world live in constant fear of death...
Since they know: Certain is their future death!
Sn 576

All beings are subject to death, end in death, can never escape death.
As every earthenware pot that has been fashioned by the potter's hand,
No matter whether small or great will fall & break to pieces in the end:
Just so are all beings subject to death, end in death, can never escape death.
All beings some time have to die, their life one day will end in death,
And they will fare after their doings: The good or bad fruits they will earn.
The evil-doer fares to the burning hell. The good Noble man to a happy world.
Hence, Noble doings you should perform as a safe provision for the next life,
For good doings for the next world give to all living beings their only support
On the other side!
SN 3:22

Just as the mighty rocky mountains are stretching high up in the sky,
Extending wide on all the land around and weighing heavily down on it!
Just so do old age and Death suppress all living beings in this universe,
whether warriors, priests, traders, workers, sweepers & all animals too.
Not sparing anyone or anything whatsoever, crushing all life to be found.
SN 3:25

Whosoever knows this body to be as temporary as a bubble,
as insubstantial as the mirror image, such one will break the
flower tipped arrows of Mara and cannot be seen by this
King of Death ...
Dhammapada 46

SURPRISE (again)!
Death carries off the man while distracted by gathering flowers
of sensual pleasures, exactly and even so as a great flood carries
away a sleeping village. Dhammapada 47
Regarding Death and the Deathless State:
The Problem ...
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest! Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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