without Identification or Agitation!
On this occasion Ven. Sariputta & Ven. Upasena were staying at Rajagaha
Cool Grove, in the Snake's Hood Grotto. There a young viper fell on
Upasena's back & bit him badly. Then Ven. Upasena calmly
said to the
Come, friends, lift this body of mine up on a bed and
carry it outside before it
scattered right here like a handful of chaff...
Venerable Sariputta then said to Ven. Upasena: We do not see agitation in
Ven. Upasena's body, nor any change in his abilities! Yet Ven. Upasena says:
Come, friends, lift this body of mine up on a bed & carry it outside before
it is scattered right here like a handful of chaff...
Friend Sariputta, for one who thinks: 'I am this eye', or 'This eye is mine',
'I am this ear', or 'This ear is mine', or 'I am this nose', or 'This nose is
or 'I am this tongue', or 'This tongue is mine', or 'I am this body',
is mine', or 'I am this mind', or finally 'This mind is mine,'
there might very well
agitated change of the body or a change of the
abilities. But, friend
it does neither occur to me: 'I am this eye',
nor 'This eye is mine', nor 'I am this ear', nor 'This ear is mine', nor 'I am
this nose', nor 'This nose is mine', nor 'I am
tongue', nor 'This tongue
is mine', nor 'I am this body', nor 'This body is mine', nor
'I am this mind',
nor 'This mind is mine', so why should there be any variation
body or any sudden change in my abilities?
It must indeed be because all I-making, and all mine-making, & any latent
to the conceit: 'I Am...' have been all uprooted in the Venerable
very long time, that it does not occur to him: 'I am this eye',
or 'This eye
or 'I am this ear', or 'This ear is mine', or 'I am this
nose', or 'This nose
or 'I am this tongue', or 'This tongue is mine',
or 'I am this body', or 'This
mine', or 'I am this mind', or 'This mind
Then those bhikkhus lifted Ven. Upasena's body up on a bed and
Then Ven. Upasena's body was scattered right there,
just like a handful of
Upasena was the younger brother of Ven. Sariputta.
For his 'personal' details
More on this
deepest self-deception: The conceit that "I Am!" (Asmi-mana):
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book IV 40-1
The 6 senses section 35. Thread on Upasena: Upasena Sutta (69)