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    The Twin Truths won by keen Dual Consideration:

The blessed Buddha once said:

Friends, the first consideration is:
Whatever Suffering arises, it does so caused by Consciousness!
Another consequent and subsequent consideration is:
By ending Consciousness, there cannot ever arise any Suffering!

Knowing this danger: All Suffering emerges due to Consciousness, and by
stopping consciousness, there cannot therefore ever be any pain!, any with
intelligence would quench his craving, and latent urge for being conscious...
Considering these twin truths cautiously, resolutely and enthusiastically,
one may either enter the state of Nibbāna right here and now, in this life,
or if there is lasting traces of clinging left, the state of a non-returner...
Those who neglect the understanding of consciousness itself, the cause of
consciousness, the end of consciousness, and how consciousness is completely
eliminated, are incapable of release by understanding, are thus incapable
of mental release, are incapable of direct knowledge, and are thereby also
incapable of making an end...They repeat birth, ageing, decay, sickness, and
death ever again! While those who undertake understanding of Consciousness,
Origin, End and Way, are quite capable of mental release by understanding,
and capable of making an end... They are indeed near the deathless dimension!

On the early Buddhist definition of Consciousness (viññāna):

On the Dual Consideration of the Twin Truths:'s_Horns_1.htm's_Horns_2.htm's_Horns_3.htm's_Horns_4.htm's_Horns_5.htm's_Horns_6.htm's_Horns_7.htm

Source: The Bundle of Threads. The Sutta-Nipāta 724-765āta/index.html

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