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The Twin Truths won by keen Dual Consideration:

The blessed Buddha once said:
Friends, the first consideration is:
Suffering arises, all this Suffering does so caused by Feeling!
Another consequent consideration is:
By ending all Feeling, there cannot therefore ever arise any

Repeatedly seeing both pleasant, painful and neutral feeling all fade away,
and instantly vanish in each moment, one is freed for passion for feeling!
By quenching craving for feeling one becomes all cool and quite calmed...
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 understanding Feeling, the origin of Feeling, the End
of Feeling, and how Feeling is completely eliminated, are thus incapable of
release by understanding, are thus incapable of mental release, are thus
incapable of direct knowledge, and are thus incapable of making an end...
They repeat the round of birth, ageing, decay, sickness & death ever again...
While those who undertake understanding of Feeling, Origin, End and Way,
are quite capable of mental release by understanding, and capable of making
an end... They are near the deathless dimension!

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

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