Arising & Ceasing induces Calm!
once said to a fellow disciple:
Sariputta, it is because I have seen, known and directly experienced
the momentary arising & ceasing of the eye, visual-consciousness, and any
phenomena recognizable by visual-consciousness, that I indeed regard
them all thus: This is not mine, this is not me, this is not
Furthermore: It is because I have seen, known and directly experienced the
momentary arising & ceasing of the ear, auditory-consciousness, all sounds,
the nose, olfactory consciousness, smells, the tongue, gustatory-consciousness,
all flavours, the body, tactile consciousness, all touches, the mind, any mental
consciousness, and any phenomena recognizable by mental-consciousness,
that I now indeed consider all these momentary mental states thus:
This is not mine, this is not me, this is not
Then the Venerable
Mahacunda said to Venerable
Channa: Then friend
this teaching of the Buddha is to be given acute and constant attention
In any dependence, there is
always a shaky, risky & vacillating wavering!
In all independence, there
is neither any shaky, nor any risky wavering!
When there is no wavering, then there is tranquillity. When there is
there is neither inclination, nor drifting, nor bending, nor attraction, nor
When there is no such tendency, then there is neither any coming, nor any
Where there is no coming & going, there is no passing away, nor any being
When there is neither passing away, nor being reborn, then there is neither
nor beyond, nor in between the two! This -itself- is the very End of all
Any dependence implies insecure
instability! Only the unconditioned
Nibbāna is safe...
Stable Independence and Unstable Dependence...
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV
Section 35: On The 6 Senses. Channa: