Friends:

Ignorance is the Root of Suffering!


At Varanasi in the Deer Park at Isipatana, they once asked Sāriputta:
Ignorance, ignorance, it is said, what now, friend, is this ignorance,
and in what way is one immersed in such ignorance? Sāriputta replied:
Here, friend, the uninstructed ordinary person does not understand
as it really is: The arising, the ceasing, the satisfaction, the danger in,
nor the escape from, nor the way leading to this escape, neither in the
case of form, nor of in the case of feeling, nor regarding perception,
nor of mental construction, nor of in the case of this consciousness!
This, friends, is called ignorance, and in this way is one indeed still
immersed in this much more than fatal blindness of ignorance...

More on Ignorance (Avijjā), which is the root cause of all Suffering:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ignorance.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/a/avijjaa.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cause_of_Ignorance.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Because_of_Not_Knowing.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Causes_of_Ignorance.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Whenever_and_Wherever.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Because_of_Not_Examining.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Indifference_Creates_Ignorance.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/What_is_the_Cause_of_Ignorance.htm

Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya 22:131+5 III 174-6
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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