the seven kinds of Latent
Tendency! The Noble 8-fold Way
be developed for the direct experience of these 7 kinds of Latent Tendency,
for the full understanding &
elimination of them, & for their final overcoming,
abandoning and leaving all behind...This
Noble 8-fold Way
is developed for
the sake of the uprooting of all disadvantageous Latent Mental Tendency!
Latent Tendency towards pleasurable
sights, sensations, & thoughts is fairly obvious...
Tendency to Aversion is all hate, anger, irritation, opposition,
Tendency to Speculative
Views is believing that
action has no future effects...
Latent Tendency to Skeptical Doubt is no conviction in the Buddha's Enlightenment...
Tendency to Conceiving “I
Am” is assuming the hidden existence
of an Ego...
Tendency to Lust for
Becoming is the hoping for
a future becoming this or that...
Latent Tendency to Ignorance is not seeing,
not understanding the
Four Noble Truths...
means lurking liability, hidden inclination, underlying dormant
The unaware monkey mind
automatically runs in the local minima of least
Needless to say: This can hardly by called "freedom",
but better "blinded conditioning"...
The 7 Latent Tendencies Drives the Mind from the
Backseat! Makes U Running in circles...
Buddha once emphasized a crucial Impossibility:
That a person, without eliminating the latent
tendency to lust for pleasant feeling,
without abolishing the latent tendency to aversion towards any painful feeling,
without uprooting the latent
tendency to neglect accompanying all neutral feeling,
without extirpating ignorance & developing clear & complete understanding, should
ever, here & now, in this very life, be able
to cease all suffering & awaken by full
enlightenment, that is indeed impossible...
More on the 7 Latent Tendencies
Any Latent Tendency is always ready to Raise, Bite & Kill!
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
section 45: The Way. 175: The 7 Latent Tendencies ...