Friends:

Secluded & Sweet is Ideal Solitude:

They once asked a Bhikkhu just named 'Elder':
How, Venerable Elder, is one living completely alone?
Regarding this, the Elder responded:
All that is past, this one has left all behind!
All that is future, this one has all relinquished!
All that is present now, this one has completely removed any desire & lust for...
The intelligent, who has conquered all, who understands all phenomena,
Who are from all things & states  detached, disengaged, and unsoiled,
Who has given up all, released by the irreversible removal of craving,
Such One, I call: 'Living Alone'...



The Buddha on the 'Local World':
"This world starts and ends within this 2 fathom frame of flesh and bo
nes!"

Comment:
In bad company with one's own greed, anger & confusion, one is never alone!

Seclusion (Viveka): Viveka_SukhaSense_Seclusion



Source: The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya II 282-4
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/sn/index.html

Ideal Solitude!


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