When is one wrapped up in blinding Ignorance?
Once a certain not very well-known
Venerable Sir, ignorance, ignorance, is it said! What is ignorance?
Venerable Sir, in what way is one wrapped up in ignorance?
The Blessed Gotama
Buddha then pointed out:
Suffering is ignorance;
The Cause of Suffering is ignorance;
The End of Suffering is ignorance;
The Way to end Suffering is ignorance...
All this absence of understanding is ignorance and it is by that blindness,
that dark state of blocked
insight, that one is wrapped up in ignorance!
Bhikkhu, an effort should be made much of to understand:
an effort should be made much of
Such is the Cause of Suffering;
an effort should be made so to
That is the End of Suffering; An effort should be made to penetrate,
recognize, and develop,
The Noble Way leading to the End of all Suffering...
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4 Noble Truths (Cattari Ariya Saccani):
What is Ignorance?
A Blinded Mind!
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the
Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:429]
section 56: Saccasamyutta. Thread 17: Ignorance...