to be Frustrated ceases in the 2nd JhAna!
The Blessed Buddha once said: Here, Bhikkhus, while a Bhikkhu
is dwelling diligent, enthusiastic, &
resolute, there arises in him the ability to feel mental frustration.
He notes and understands it
thus: There has arisen in me an ability
to feel mental frustration. That has a cause,
a source, a basis, & a
causal condition. It is impossible for that ability to feel frustration
to arise without a cause, without a source, without any condition...!
He understands how the ability to feel frustration essentially is..
He understands the
causal origin of the ability to feel frustration..
He understands the very
ceasing of the ability to feel frustration..
He understands when the ability
to feel frustration ceases without
any remaining trace...
And where does any arisen ability to feel mental frustration
without remaining trace? Here, Bhikkhus, with the silent stilling of
directed & sustained thought, one enters & dwells in the 2nd jhāna,
calmed assurance & unification of mind joined with joy & pleasure
now born of concentration, devoid of any
thought or thinking....
It is right there that the arisen ability to feel frustration ceases
remainder. This, Bhikkhus & friends, is thus a Bhikkhu who
has understood the
ceasing of the ability to feel frustration!
He directs his mind for this purpose!
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