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    The Three Kinds of Mental Purity...

 



The Blessed Buddha once said:
How, Cunda, is purity of mental purity threefold?

1: Herein, someone is without any jealousy, possessiveness, and greedy envy.
Whatever another person possesses of goods and property, he does not long
or yearn for it like this: "Oh may I get what that other person owns!"



2: He is freed from ill-will, since he harbours no angry thoughts in his mind!
Rather he thinks: "Oh, may these beings be free from all hate and ill-will,
and may they lead a happy and easy life free from all trouble and harm!"



3: He possesses right understanding and this unshakable right view:

Gifts, donations, and offerings are not worthless. There is a fruit & kammic
result of all advantageous and disadvantageous actions! There is this world,
and there is the next world. There are duties towards father and mother.
There are spontaneously reborn beings. There are in this world recluses and
monks of right, pure and perfect living, who have themselves understood and
directly realized both this very world and the next too, and who are able to
explain them both....This is the threefold mental purity, Cunda
!

More on Mental Purification (Visuddhi)
Levels of Leaving Behind, The_7_Purifications, The_purpose_of_purification,
The_7_stages_of_Purification, Ability_Purification,
The_8_Understandings,
Immaculate_Integrity.



Source (edited extract):
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikāya AN 10:176
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/Index.Numerical.htm

Happy is Mental Purity.. ;-)


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