The Clusters of Clinging are Unsubstantial!
The Buddha once said about the fleeting aspects of
Form is like a lump of foam,
feeling is like a water bubble, perception is like
constructions like a hollow tree, and consciousness like an illusion!
coreless appearance! However one may reflect over it, and carefully
investigate it. When one views it cautiously:
It appears but empty and void!
Pointing at this body
The One of
Broad Wisdom has taught that
if only three
things are lacking, one will have to leave this fragile
frame, ditched all behind:
If metabolism, heat and consciousness depart from this physical body,
lies there, cast away again: Unconscious food for others..
This illusion, beguiler
of vain fools. It is similar to a serial killer. Neither
a substance, nor any safety.
A Bhikkhu with aroused enthusiasm looks upon these
of clinging in
exactly this ultra-realistic way:
both day & night! Ever aware, calmly
& clearly comprehending! He should eliminate all mental chains,
island! Thereby becoming his own protector, refuge, lamp and light!
Let him train as with his head ablaze with fire
yearning only for the
More on these 5 Clusters of Clinging
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya III
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