Comprehending and Leaving All!
At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
Bhikkhus, without directly knowing and completely comprehending
being disgusted with it and leaving it all behind, one is incapable of
Without directly knowing & completely comprehending the
eye, forms, ear,
smells, tongue, tastes, body, touches, mind, ideas and all metal
states, any consciousness
all forms of contact and whatever kind of feeling
caused by such sense-contacts,
without becoming disgusted with it,
without relinquishing it all, and without
letting it all go,
eradicating any suffering irreversibly...
This, friends, is
that All, which without directly knowing, without completely
comprehending, without being disgusted by and without leaving,
incapable of eliminating
The radical rationality of the Buddha-Dhamma here shines forth, wiping all
empty babble away! Since what is suffering?
The five Clusters of Clinging
are suffering! Body,
Feeling, Perception, Construction & Consciousness and
thus also the 6 senses, their 6 objects,
and the 6
kinds of consciousnesses,
their 6 kinds of contact, and their 6 kinds of feeling are all suffering...
is all that suffering? Because all that is inherently impermanent and
thus always lost, decaying, and
vanishing by itself right where it arised...
Clinging is an intense form of Craving. Craving is the Cause
Further sharp shots @ clinging to sensuality:
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV [17-8]
The 6 senses 35. Thread on Complete Comprehension: Parijānāna Sutta (26)