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What 4 Objects of Thinking are always Advantageous?


Once in Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
Bhikkhus do not accept to think any evil disadvantageous thought such as:

1: Thoughts mixed with Sense-Desire...
2: Thoughts mixed with Ill Will or Anger...
3: Thoughts mixed with Cruelty or Violence...

Since all these thoughts are irrelevant and even detrimental to the basics of
the Noble life & they furthermore do neither induce revulsion, nor disillusion,
nor ceasing, nor Peace, nor any true knowledge of Enlightenment or Nibbāna!
When you think, Bhikkhus, you should think only thoughts like these:

1: All this is Suffering;
2: Craving is the Cause of Suffering;
3: Absence of Craving is the End of Suffering;
4: The Noble 8-fold Way leads to the End of Suffering...


Why so?
Such thoughts are of prime relevance and highly advantageous to the basics of
the Noble life & they furthermore gradually induce both revulsion, detachment,
stilling, Peace, and direct knowledge of Enlightenment and Nibbāna. Therefore,
Bhikkhus, an effort should be made much of, so to completely understand:
This is Suffering; Craving is the Cause of Suffering; No Craving Ends Suffering;
The Noble 8-fold Way leads to the End of Suffering... An effort should be made
to understand, comprehend, penetrate, recognize & realize these 4 Noble Truths:


                              

Comments:
Keep mind focused on these 4 facts, whenever it strays into fun, wrath or ill...
 

More on these 4 Noble Truths (Cattari Ariya Saccani):
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/truths.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/s_t/sacca.htm
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sacca/index.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4_Noble_Truths.htm
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/wings/part3.html#part3-h-1
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_1st_Noble_Truth_on_Suffering.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_2nd_Noble_Truth_on_The_Cause_of_Suffering.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_3rd_Noble_Truth_on_The_Ceasing_of_Suffering.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4th_Noble_Truth_on_The_Way_to_End_Suffering.htm


Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:417-8]
section 56: Saccasamyutta. Thread 7: Thoughts...

Focused Thinking!


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