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Why does the True Saddhamma last Long or Short ?

A certain Brahmin once asked the Blessed Buddha:
Master Gotama, what cause will make the true Dhamma endure long after
a Tathagata has attained final Nibbana? And what cause will make the true
Dhamma endure only short after a Tathagata has attained final Nibbana?
Brahmin, it is because these Four Foundations of Awareness are developed
and cultivated well, that the true Dhamma endures long after a Tathagata
has attained final Nibbana! And, Brahmin, it is consequentially so because
these Four Foundations of Awareness are neither developed nor cultivated
well, that the true Dhamma does not endure long after a Tathagata has gone
into final Nibbana. What four? When an earnest & devoted Bhikkhu regards:

1: The Body just as a transient formation ...
2: The Feelings only as passing sensations ...
3: The Mind merely as temporary moods ...
4: Phenomena only as momentary mental states ...

while always acutely aware & clearly comprehending, he thereby removes
any urge, envy, jealousy, frustration and discontent rooted in this world...
It is because these Four Foundations of Awareness are neither developed
nor cultivated ... or because they indeed are developed & cultivated, that the
true Dhamma endures long after a Tathagata has attained final Nibbana...

Details On Foundations of Awareness (Sati):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Awareness.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Awareness_Sati.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Accumulation_of_Advantage.htm

Source of reference (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V: 174] 47 The Foundations of Awareness: 25 A Certain Brahmin.. 


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