Friends:

Only Relinquishment Wins Freedom!



The Blessed Buddha once said:

Bhikkhus, I will teach you the state of relinquishment... Please pay attention.
And what, Bhikkhus, is the state of overcoming all by leaving it all behind?
The eye, form, visual-consciousness, eye-contact, and any feeling arised from
seeing, whether pleasant, painful or neutral, is to be relinquished and left.
The ear, sound, hearing-consciousness, ear-contact, any feeling arised from
hearing, whether pleasant, painful or neutral, is to be relinquished and left.
The nose, smell, smelling-consciousness, nose-contact, any feeling arised from
smelling, whether pleasant, painful or neutral, is to be relinquished & let go of.
The tongue, any flavour, tasting-consciousness, tongue-contact, and any feeling
arised from tongue-contact, pleasant, painful or neutral, is to be relinquished.
The body, touch, tactile-consciousness, body-contact, any feeling arised from
body-contact, whether pleasant, painful or neutral, should also be relinquished.
The mind, any mental state & phenomenon, mental-consciousness, mental-contact,
and whatever feeling arised with mental-contact as origin, whether pleasant,
painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant, that indeed also is to be relinquished!
This is the radically released state of overcoming all by leaving all behind..


Back-pack-burden of heavy dependencies all exploded!

Comments:
Logically can only relinquishment of all dependencies gain true freedom!
Only true freedom means absence of fear from all events from any corner...
Only freedom from fear and anxiety can ever open up for ease, peace & bliss!



More on systematic relinquishment:

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Free_from_Fear.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Leaving_All_Behind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Not_Resisting_Anything.htm


Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV 15-6
The Salayatana section 35. Thread on Leaving: Pahana Sutta (23)
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html


Only Relinquishment can ever gain Freedom!


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Updated: 25 Feb 2012  http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Leaving_All_Behind.htm