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Drop of Dhamma Delight!

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Disillusion => Ceasing => Bliss => NibbAna!



The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, when the Four Foundations of Awareness are developed and
cultivated well, then they lead to revulsion, to disillusion, to ceasing,
to peace, to direct knowledge, to enlightenment, to Nibbāna itself...
What four? When an honest and devoted Bhikkhu keenly considers:

1: The Body just as frame, and neither as lasting, mine, nor attractive...
2: The Feeling as reaction, and neither as pleasant, my self, or stable...
3: The Mind merely as mood and neither as fine, I or Ego, or special...
4: Phenomena as states, and neither as nice, permanent, or substantial...

When the Four Foundations of Awareness are developed and trained well,
then they lead to revulsion, to disillusion, to ceasing, to stilling, to peace,
to direct knowledge, to enlightenment, and even to Nibbāna!

 

Brief Comments:

Disillusion means comprehending impermanence, suffering, and no-self.
Ceasing means the gradual fading away of greed, aversion and ignorance.
Peace means absence of urge, craving, frustration and stirring activity.
Bliss means absence of pain and sadness, and presence of Happiness.
Nibbāna  means signless, not created, not conditioned, and not changing!


 

Details On Foundations of Awareness (Sati):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Awareness.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Awareness_Sati.htm



Source of reference (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V: 179] 47 The Foundations of Awareness: 32 Disillusion..

First Disillusion, then Delight...


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