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Drifting in Samsara is like Russian Roulette!

The Blessed Buddha once said this:
Bhikkhus & friends, even exactly as a stick thrown up into the air always
falls down sometimes hitting with one end, sometimes  with the other end
sometimes falling flat with on middle, so too do beings roam & wander on,
blinded by ignorance and obsessed by craving, sometimes in this world,
sometimes in another world. Why is it so?
Because they have not seen, understood  known the Four Noble Truths.
What four?

The Noble Truth of Suffering is an in all existence inherent misery;
The Noble Truth on
Craving as the dominant Cause of all Suffering;
he Noble Truth on Ceasing of Craving as the End of all Suffering;
The Noble Truth on
This Noble Eightfold Way will End all Suffering!
Therefore, Bhikkhus, an effort should be dedicated to really understand:
All this is Suffering! An effort should be made much of to truly comprehend:
Craving is the Cause of Suffering! An effort should be aroused to realize:
No Craving is the End of Suffering! Effort should be made to set in motion,
reinforce, and develop:
This Noble 8-fold Way which Ceases all Suffering...

Comments on this Simile of the Stick:
Reappearing in this or that lower world is like when the stick hits with one of the ends!
Reappearing at the same level of being is like when the stick falls flat on the middle.
Reappearing at a higher level is like when the stick hits and keep standing on one end!

For the 31 levels or planes of Existence see:

More on these 4 Noble Truths (Cattari Ariya Saccani):

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:439-40]
section 56: Saccasamyutta. Thread 33: The Stick ...

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