At Savatthi The Buddha once said:
All form is transient, all feeling is transient, all perception is transient,
all mental constructions are
transient, all consciousness is transient...
This transience is suffering!
What is suffering is no-self! What is no-self
should be seen as it
really is with correct understanding in this very way:
"All this is not mine,
cannot be mine, this I
am not, this is not my self!"...
When one sees and understands this thus, as it really is
with correct and
penetrating understanding, then one maintains no views on what is past.
When one maintains no more views regarding the past,
then one neither
maintains any views about the future. When one has
relinquished all hopes
regarding the future, then one is not
being possessed by stubborn clinging!
Having no trace of immovable clinging left, the
mind becomes disillusioned
regarding all form, all feeling, all perception, all
mental constructions, and
all consciousness. By that it is released
from the 3 mental fermentations
through detached non-clinging... By being released, the mind is all silenced!
By being thus stilled, the mind becomes content...
Being content, it is not
agitated anymore... Being thus unagitated, one indeed
Right there and then, one instantly understands: Ended is this process of
rebirth, this Noble Life has been lived,
done is all what had to be done,
there is no state beyond this...
Podcast on How to gain Equanimity, Balance,
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Serene Equanimity & Beyond,
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya III 55-58