the 5 Higher Mental
Chains! The Noble 8-fold Way
should be developed for the direct experience
of these five Higher
Mental Chains, for the full understanding and elimination of them, and for
overcoming, abandoning and leaving all behind...This
Noble 8-fold Way
is developed for the breaking asunder
these five Higher Mental Chains!
Chain of Craving
for Fine-material Existence is attraction to the
of first 4 mental absorptions...
The Chain of Craving
for Formless Existence is attraction to the
Equanimity of 4 formless absorptions...
Mental Chain of the Conceit:
“I AM” is the narcissism, that
there IS an 'Ego', that remains as the same...
Chain of Restlessness is the obsessed addiction to all making, intending,
planning, doing, constructing...
The Chain of Ignorance is the not seeing, not understanding and
not knowing directly the 4 Noble Truths...
These Higher Chains bind beings to existence in the worlds of fine subtle matter & in the
some details on the 31 levels of
How to Cut these 2 sets of Five Mental Chains
or Fetters (Samyojana) see:
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
section 45: The Way. 180: The 5 Higher Mental Chains...