Friends:

Non-Control makes U into a Monkey-Robot!


Buddha once asked: How, Bhikkhus and friends, is there non-control?

Seeing a form with the eye, one becomes attracted by the pleasing form,
while repelled by the displeasing form. Having heard a sound with the ear,
one becomes attracted by the charming sound, while repulsed by a horrid
sound. Having sniffed a smell with the nose, one becomes attracted by the
lovely smell, while repelled by a detestable smell. Having tasted a flavour
with the tongue, one becomes attracted by the liked taste, while repelled
by a disliked taste. Feeling a touch with the body, one becomes attracted
by the pleasant touch, while repelled by any unpleasant touch. When one
experiences a mental phenomenon with the mind, one becomes attracted
by the agreeable mental phenomenon, while repelled by any disagreeable
mental phenomenon. In this uncontrolled way does such mind live without
having established Awareness of the body, & confined by a limited mind!
Therefore does such one neither understand, nor experience that release
of mind, that mental liberation through understanding, wherein those evil
detrimental states cease without remaining trace. In exactly this way
is there non-control!

Comments:
The limited & finite mind is a mind not made infinite by the praxis of the
4 sublime or 'divine abodes' (brahma-vihāra), also called the four infinite
mental states (appamaññā), which are:

1: Infinite Friendliness (Mettā),
2: Infinite Pity (Karunā),
3: Infinite Sympathy (Muditā), and
4: Infinite Equanimity (Upekkhā).

More on this crucial Mind-Control:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/In_Control.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Blazing_and_Bright.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Magnificent_Mind.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Highway_to_Nibbana.htm


Please UPDATE your mental SOFTWARE before social CRASH!

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV [189-]
35: 6 Senses. Salayatana. States that entail Suffering. Dukkha-Dhammā.
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

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