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Purification by Knowing and Seeing the Way!

Purification by knowledge and vision of the way comes by 8 understandings:
1: Understanding the momentary rise and fall of all phenomena whatsoever.
2: Understanding the unavoidable dissolution of all phenomena whatsoever.
3: Understanding that appearance is terror, since it always entails suffering.
4: Understanding the danger inherent in any clinging to things bound to vanish.
5: Understanding disillusion and dispassion as good signs of reduced greed.
6: Understanding of the deep desire for deliverance from the rebirth round.
7: Understanding of contemplating reflection as a crucial tool for release.
8: Understanding of equanimity regarding all formations and constructions.
Visuddhimagga 639

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