Alien Remote and Other »

Friends:

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 and 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, all forms, visual consciousness, eye-contact, feelings
& experiences caused seeing quite differently... As something remote...
One regards the ear, all 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, any taste, gustatory consciousness, tongue-contact,
tasted feelings & experiences differently... As something superficial...
One regards the body, any touch, tactile consciousness, body-contacts and
touched feelings & experiences very differently... As something external!
One regards the mind, any thought, mental consciousness, mental-contacts, &
thought out feelings & experiences differently... As something all detached!
When, Bhikkhu, whoever knows & sees all signs and appearances thus, then all
ignorance is left behind by him and real and true knowledge has emerged...

Detached Alien Remoteness: Nothing is worth clinging to!


More on Clinging:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Without_Clinging.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Without_Possessions.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Stilling_of_Clinging.htm




Source:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV [50]
Section 35: On The 6 Senses. The Elimination of Ignorance: 80.

http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/sn/index.html

Detached Alien Remoteness:  Nothing is worth clinging to!


Home Index Next


Updated: 22 Dec 2016  https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Alien_Remote_and_Other.htm
Recommended Links
  • C and M Law Corporation are about more than dollar figures. We are about effectively helping people through our a personal injury team, unafraid to fight on their behalf against insurance companies and other big business interests. We have been a reputable Los Angeles personal injury attorney firm serving the city’s residents for over 45 years. Personal injury encompasses many types of lawsuits. Regardless of the type of accident or injury, we have the experience to successfully represent you and your family. If you or someone you know has been injured through the negligence or recklessness of others, come see us. We can help get you the compensation you and your loved ones deserve. The personal injury attorney Los Angeles firm of C and M Law Corporation has won an excess of 2 Billion Dollars in settlements!
  •