Causes and Effects:
There are pleasant feelings = mental
gladness and bodily pleasure.
There are painful feelings = mental sadness
and bodily pain.
There is neither pleasant, nor painful feeling = neutral indifference.
feeling is agreeable when arising, yet disagreeable when ceasing!
feeling is disagreeable when arising, yet agreeable when ceasing!
feeling is quite agreeable, when one is aware of its presence,
yet quite dull, boring, and disagreeable, when one is unaware of its presence!
pleasant feeling will inevitably cause the arising
If aware, pleasant feeling will not cause the arising of
If unaware, painful feeling will inevitably cause the arising of
If aware, painful feeling will not cause the arising of
If unaware, neutral feeling will inevitably cause the arising of
If aware, neutral feeling will not cause arising of this
The cause of feeling is contact: Eye-contact, ear-contact,
tongue-contact, body-contact, or mind-contact. At the
contact ceases, the associated feeling also instantly ceases...
The effect of the phenomenon
feeling is -in the case- of
Craving towards the object = attraction, when the feeling is pleasant.
Craving away from the object = repulsion, when the feeling is painful.
Craving towards 'other' than
the object = neglect, when feeling is
Feeling is - as everything else - that is conditioned and
1: Transient, impermanent,
can neither be kept,
Dissatisfying, disappointing, frustrating, painful, and miserable!
Impersonal, selfless, ownerless, and neither-me-nor-mine-nor-my-self!
There is this changing phenomenon feeling, yet there is no
Who, or what then feels? Feeling itself feels as it were
Everything, every mental state, converges on this
We run after pleasant feeling and away
from painful feeling, even without
knowing it, or being aware of it! Feeling is thus the property
by which our
autopilot mind is controlled! Unaware of that, we become blind slaves of
mind then runs after objects
such as porn, drugs,
entertainment, and food, which,
when contacted, gives
rise to pleasant feelings.
is thus the proximate cause of
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