Friends:

Heroes die without Identification or Agitation!

On this occasion Ven. Sariputta & Ven. Upasena were staying at Rajagaha
in the Cool Grove, in the Snake's Hood Grotto. There a young viper fell on
the Venerable Upasena's back & bit him badly. Then Ven. Upasena calmly
said to the bhikkhus: Come, friends, lift this body of mine up on a bed and
carry it outside before it is scattered right here like a handful of chaff...
Venerable Sariputta then said to Ven. Upasena: We do not see agitation in
Ven. Upasena's body, nor any change in his abilities! Yet Ven. Upasena says:
Come, friends, lift this body of mine up on a bed & carry it outside before
it is scattered right here like a handful of chaff...
Friend Sariputta, for one who thinks: 'I am this eye', or 'This eye is mine',
or 'I am this ear', or 'This ear is mine', or 'I am this nose', or 'This nose is
mine', or 'I am this tongue', or 'This tongue is mine', or 'I am this body',
or 'This body is mine', or 'I am this mind', or finally 'This mind is mine,'
there might very well be an agitated change of the body or a change of the
abilities. But, friend Sariputta, it does neither occur to me: 'I am this eye',
nor 'This eye is mine', nor 'I am this ear', nor 'This ear is mine', nor 'I am
this nose', nor 'This nose is mine', nor 'I am this tongue', nor 'This tongue
is mine', nor 'I am this body', nor 'This body is mine', nor 'I am this mind',
nor 'This mind is mine', so why should there be any variation or agitation
in my body or any sudden change in my abilities?
It must indeed be because all I-making, and all mine-making, & any latent
tendency to the conceit: 'I Am...' have been all uprooted in the Venerable
Upasena for a very long time, that it does not occur to him: 'I am this eye',
or 'This eye is mine', or 'I am this ear', or 'This ear is mine', or 'I am this
nose', or 'This nose is mine', or 'I am this tongue', or 'This tongue is mine',
or 'I am this body', or 'This body is mine', or 'I am this mind', or 'This mind
is mine'... Then those bhikkhus lifted Ven. Upasena's body up on a bed and
carried it outside. Then Ven. Upasena's body was scattered right there,
just like a handful of chaff!



Upasena was the younger brother of Ven. Sariputta.
For his 'personal' details see: Upasena Vangantaputta:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/u/upasena.htm

More on this deepest self-deception: The conceit that "I Am!" (Asmi-mana):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Pride.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Conceit_I_Am.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/I-dentification.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Prison_of_Pride.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anti-EGO-Tool.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Uprooting_Egoism.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ending_Pain_Itself.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No_Agent_is_Inside.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Solo_Self-Deception.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Mistaken_Reference.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Non-I-dentification.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Input_I-dentification.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Selfless_and_Harmless.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Clinging_to_the_notion_I_Am.htm



Source:

The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV 40-1
The 6 senses section 35. Thread on Upasena: Upasena Sutta (69)
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

No Identification = No Agitation = No Panic!


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