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    The Twin Truths won by keen Dual Consideration:

The blessed Buddha once said:

Friends, the first consideration is:
Whatever Suffering arises, all does so caused by Contact!
Another consequent consideration is:
By stopping Contact, there cannot ever arise any Suffering!

The fool immerses himself in contact and suffers thereby, when it fades.
The wise by comprehending this inherent danger in any contact withdraw,
by quenching his urge for contacting ever changing imprints of sensation...
Considering these twin truths cautiously, resolutely and enthusiastically,
one may either enter the state of Nibbāna right here and now in this life,
or if there is lasting traces of clinging left, the state of a non-returner...
Those who neglect understanding of contact, the origin of contact, the end
of contact, and how contact is completely eliminated, are thus incapable of
release by understanding, are thus incapable of mental release, are thus
incapable of direct knowledge, and are thus incapable of making an end...
They repeat birth, ageing, decay, sickness and death ever again...
While those who undertake understanding of contact, Origin, End and Way,
are quite capable of mental release by understanding, and capable of making
an end... They are near the deathless dimension!

On Contact (Phassa):'s_Horns_6.htm

Source: The Bundle of Threads. The Sutta-Nipāta 724-765āta/index.html

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