Experiencing Right Things might cure
Girimananda was sick,
Buddha said to Ven.
would go to Ven.
& explain to him the 10 experiences,
it may be that
illness will be cured instantly!
And which are these ten experiences? They are:
experience of Impermanence, and
experience of No-Self, Egolessness,
and Impersonality (Anatta-Saññā).
Disgust, Loathsomeness, and Foulness (Asubha-Saññā).
experience of Danger, Damage, and Disadvantage (Ādīnava-Saññā).
experience of Leaving Behind,
and Giving up (Pahāna-Saññā).
experience of Disillusion, Dispassion,
and Detachment (Virāga-Saññā).
7: The experience of Ceasing, Stilling, and Final Finishing (Nirodha-Saññā).
experience of Disappointment with
the entire world (Sabbaloka-Anabhirati-Saññā).
Transience of all formations (Sabbasankhāresu
The experience of
Having learnt and fully memorized these ten experiences from the Blessed
Ananda went to the Venerable
Girimananda and recited these
experiences to him. Then as soon as the Venerable
Girimananda heard these ten
experiences explained, his illness instantly subsided! This was thus the way
Girimananda was cured, and could rise from his sick-bed
see and know that in advance - a priori - takes a
On the 10 experiences or perceptions:
Video on detailed explanation of
Source (edited extract):
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha.
AN 10:60, AN V 108ff.