Experience of Change uproots Egoism!
At Savatthi the blessed Buddha said:
Bhikkhus, when the perception of impermanence is developed & cultivated,
it eliminates all sense desire, it eliminates all lust for becoming into
it also eliminates all ignorance, and finally it uproots even
this deep self-deception that
Just as, bhikkhus, in the autumn, when the sky is ultra clear and cloudless,
then the rising
sun dispels all darkness from all the space wherever it shines,
the perception of impermanence is developed and cultivated,
then it eliminates
sense desire, it eliminates lust for renewed becoming
into something new, and it also
evaporates and eliminates
Finally it even uproots this core conceit that "I
And how, bhikkhus, is perception of impermanence developed & cultivated
it eliminates all sense desire, lust for becoming, ignorance & egoism?
It is by noting, seeing, reflecting repeatedly upon & thus
Such is form, such is the arising of form, such is the ceasing of form..
Such is feeling, such is the arising of feeling, such is the ceasing of
Such is perception, such is the arising of perception, such is its cessation..
Such is construction, such is the arising of construction, & such its
Such is consciousness, such is the arising of consciousness, & such its ceasing.
That is how the perception of impermanence is developed and cultivated so
eliminates all sense desire, all lust for becoming
all ignorance, and so that it finally uproots this conceit that "I
Causes cause emergence when present, while
ceasing when they are absent:
Body is caused by food, ignorance, form lust, & intention resulting in
Feeling arises from contact, ignorance, desire for feeling, & prior intention.
Perception is caused by contact, ignorance, lust for perception, and kamma.
Mental Construction arises caused by contact, past ignorance, desire for
mental construction, and prior intention = kamma resulting in construction.
The causes of consciousness are
desire for being conscious, and kammic intention resulting in
Ignorance is Not Knowing: Suffering, Craving as the cause of Suffering,
No Craving as the End of Suffering, and the
to end Suffering...
Ignorance is thus Not Knowing the 4 Noble Truths...
Whether going along, above, across or back, wherever he goes in this world
let him carefully scrutinize the arising
and ceasing of all constructed
More on the Universal Fact of Impermanence:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya 22:102 III 155-7