Friends:

Ceasing the 5 Clusters Ceases Suffering!

At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
Bhikkhus, there are these five clusters of clinging! What five?

The cluster of clinging to form...
The cluster of clinging to feeling...
The cluster of clinging to perception...
The cluster of clinging to construction...
The cluster of clinging to consciousness...

When, Bhikkhus, a Noble Disciple understands as they really are:
The arising, the ceasing, the satisfaction, the danger, and the escape
from these five clusters of clinging, then he is called a Noble Disciple,
who is a Stream-Enterer, no longer bound to the painful lower worlds,
fixed in destiny, with Enlightenment as his assured destination!

Explanation: Being is Burning on Craving and Clinging:
The body arises from food and ceases in absence of food.
Feeling, perception & mental construction arise from contact and ceases
in absence of sense contact. Consciousness arises from name-&-form and
ceases in absence of this body-&-mind: mentality-&-materiality. These are
the proximate causes of the clusters. Their remote causes are past ignorance,
lust for them and intentional action (= Kamma) resulting in them much later!
The satisfaction of these five clusters of clinging is the pleasure and joy
they temporarily induce... The danger of these five clusters of clinging is
their impermanence & inevitable fading away! The escape is the Noble Way
of ceasing all craving for these 5 clusters of clinging! That ends suffering!

More on this Noble Stream-Entry:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4_Doors.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Enter.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Stream-Enterer.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Stream_Entrance.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruits_of_the_Noble_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Links_to_Stream_Entry.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/s_t/sotaapanna.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/a/ariya_puggala.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Helpers_to_Stream_Entry.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Entering_the_Stream_Supreme.htm


Entering the Stream means having max. 7 lives before Enlightenment!

Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya 22:109 III 161
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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