Blessed Buddha once said: Bhikkhus, there are these three searches.
What three? 1: The search for
sense pleasure, 2: The search for becoming this and that, 3: The search for the pure, holy & Noble Life.
These are the three searches. The Noble 8-fold Way should be developed: For the direct experience of these three searches... For the complete
understanding of these three searches... For the utter
destruction of these three searches... For the overcoming
and leaving all behind of these three searches... And how does a Bhikkhu do so? Here, friends, the Bhikkhu develops: Right View
based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, culminating in release. Right Motivation removing
greed, hate and ignorance when succeeding. Right Speech having
the deathless as its base, destination, & last resort. Right Action
flowing into & inclining
towards Nibbāna, the Highest Bliss! Right Livelihood
based upon solitude, detachment, and relinquishment. Right Effort
immortal as its
source, and its journey's final end. Right Awareness
lust, anger & confusion as its ultimate aim. Right Concentration descending into
Nibbāna, the Highest Happiness! It is in this way,
friends, that a Bhikkhu, comes to directly
experience, fully understand, utterly destroy, completely overcome & leave all behind
these three otherwise
perpetual and truly endless searches...
Searching by own light is
easier especially when knowing what to look for!
for pleasure: "May I have more sex, food, music, porn, drugs" etc...
Search for becoming:
"May I become rich, praised, famous, beautiful" etc... Search for the Noble Life:
"There must be something else and higher!"...