Double Problem »

Friends:

I-dentification leads both to mental & bodily Suffering:

The Blessed Buddha once explained the root of EGOISM like this:
How, friends, is one troubled both in body and troubled in mind?
Here, friends, the uneducated ordinary person, who is not a friend
of the Noble Ones and is unskilled and untrained in their Dhamma,
who is not a friend of any Great Men, and is unskilled and untrained in
their Dhamma, such one regards form as a 'self', or 'self' as possessing
form, or form as inside 'self', or 'self' as inside form. He lives obsessed
by the notions: 'I am form, this form is mine'... As he lives obsessed
by these notions, that form of his inevitably changes, alters & decays!
With the change and alteration of this form, there arises in him sorrow,
lamentation, grief, pain, discontent, and quite much desperate despair...
Such one regards feeling, perception, construction & consciousness as
the 'self', or the 'self' as possessing feeling, perception, construction &
consciousness, or feeling, perception, construction & consciousness as
hidden inside the 'self', or the 'self' as hidden inside feeling, perception,
construction & consciousness. He lives obsessed & possessed by these
subconscious concepts: 'I am this very feeling, perception, construction &
consciousness, this feeling, perception, construction & consciousness is
all mine'... As he lives obsessed by these imaginations, his feeling, experience,
mental construction & consciousness inevitably changes, & decays... With this
change and alteration of feeling, perception, construction & consciousness,
there arises in him sorrow, crying, pain, discontent, & desperate despair...
It is in this way, friends, that one is troubled both in body and in mind!

On the fact of the No same inner “'self'” exists: EGO = Double Trouble!
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
 

Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya 22(1): [III 1-5]
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sutta/samyutta/sn22-001.html


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Updated: 22 December 2016 https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Double_Problem.htm

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