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Only Absence of Contact is Peace!


The Blessed Buddha once said:

Bhikkhus, if one does not really understand both the cause, the ceasing,
the satisfaction, the danger, & the escape from the 6 sources of contact,
then one has not lived the Noble life, and is far away from comprehending
this Dhamma and from practicing this Discipline...
Then a certain Bhikkhu said to the Blessed One: Venerable Sir, I am lost,
for I do neither understand the cause, the ceasing, nor the satisfaction,
nor the danger, nor the escape from any of these 6 sources of contact!
The Buddha then asked him:
What do you think, Bhikkhu, do you regard the Eye as:
This is mine, this I am, this is my self? No, Venerable Sir...
What do you think, Bhikkhu, do you regard the Ear as:
This is mine, this I am, this is my self? No, Venerable Sir...
What do you think, Bhikkhu, do you regard the Nose as:
This is mine, this I am, this is my self? No, Venerable Sir...
What do you think, Bhikkhu, do you regard the Tongue as:
This is mine, this I am, this is my self? No, Venerable Sir...
What do you think, Bhikkhu, do you regard the Body as:
This is mine, this I am, this is my self? No, Venerable Sir...
What do you think, Bhikkhu, do you regard the Mind as:
This is mine, this I am, this is my self? No, Venerable Sir...
Very good, Bhikkhu! So should you continue to clearly comprehend the eye,
ear, nose, tongue, body, and the mind through correct understanding thus:
This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self!
In this way will the six sources or contact gradually be left behind, by not
creating any future renewed existence! This itself is the End of Suffering!

Comments:
The cause of the six senses is the arising of name-&-form, body-&-mind...
The six senses cease at the ceasing of name-&-form, and body-&-mind...
The satisfaction of the six senses is the pleasure & joy they generate...
The danger of the six senses is their inherent unstable impermanence...
The escape from the six senses is the elimination of craving: Nibbāna!

More on this deepest self-deception: The conceit that "I Am!" (Asmi-mana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Pride.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Conceit_I_Am.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/I-dentification.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Prison_of_Pride.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anti-EGO-Tool.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No_Agent_is_Inside.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Solo_Self-Deception.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Mistaken_Reference.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Selfless_and_Harmless.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Clinging_to_the_notion_I_Am.htm



Source:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV [43]
Section 35: On The 6 Senses. The six sources or contact: 71-2.
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/sn/index.html

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