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Dhamma Corner

August, 2006

Friends

The Way to Escape:

Life is like being caught up inside an empty bottle…

Even buzzing much around like a housefly one gets

actually nowhere & quite often ends up stone dead,

lying heaped up among other corpses on the bottom…

The only Way out is Upwards, towards the Light and

through the always apparent yet as if hidden hole &

out into the open & free space !!!



‘Inside the Bottle’ signifies the repeated round of

rebirth & death, again & again in this Samsara –



‘Buzzing Around’ signifies the useless & futile urge

craving, & monotonic restless stress of life itself!



‘Upwards’ signifies progress along increased morality,

absorbed concentration & insight of understanding!



‘The Light’ signifies the Buddha-Dhamma to follow &

utilize like a guiding lighthouse & torch in the dark…



‘The Hole’ signifies the Noble 8-fold Way to initiate,

develop, expand, refine, purify, complete & perfect!



‘Open & Free Space’ signifies the Deathless Nibbana;

silent & still, safe & same, even & eternal

Peace & Bliss !!!


Come Along, friends!

I’ll show it to you!

Directly !!!


Friendship is the Greatest !


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Dhamma Corner

August, 2006

Dhamma Corner

Universal Causality

Caused by What ?

Ignorance causes mental construction to arise.

Mental construction causes consciousness to arise.

Consciousness causes name-&-form, mind-&-matter to arise.

Name-&-form cause the-6-sense-sources to arise.

The-6-sense-sources cause contact to arise.

Contact causes feeling to arise.

Feeling causes craving to arise.

Craving causes clinging to arise.

Clinging causes becoming to arise.

Becoming causes birth to arise.

Birth causes ageing, decay, & death to arise.

Ageing, decay, & death cause suffering to arise.

So is the emergence of this entire mass of pain..!!

There is becoming, birth, presence, decay, & ceasing of the moments of time.

There is becoming, birth, presence, decay, & ceasing of the lives of the being.

There is becoming, birth, presence, decay, & ceasing of the galaxies of the universe.

This sweeping yet exhaustive description of causality applies to all these three

extreme time-scales and all those in between. Verily of Universal Generality is this

Dependent Co-Arising (Paticca Samuppada)!

The Buddha has said:

Profound, Ananda, is this dependent origination, and profound does it appear.

It is through not understanding, not penetrating, this subtle law that this world resembles

a tangled ball of thread, a bird’s nest, a thicket of grass or reed. Any person who does not

understand this, does neither escape from the lower states of existence, nor from the course

of pain, misery & suffering, nor from this ever-returning round of rebirth.

Digha Nikaya 15

Whoever understands Dependent Origination understands the Dhamma.

Whoever understands the Dhamma understands Dependent Origination.

Majjhima Nikaya 28

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author bio:

Bhikkhu Samahita, Sri Lanka.

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Buddha-Direct

Dhamma-Questions sent to my email are quite Welcome

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