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Drop of Dhamma Delight!

Friends:

The One & only Way to Purification of Beings!

Just after enlightenment the Blessed Buddha stayed under a great Banyan
tree at Uruvela on the bank of the river Neranjara. There he reflected:
There is this single, one and only direct way for the purification of beings,
for the relief from all sorrow and grief, for the fading away of all pain and
frustration, for achieving the right method, for the realization of Nibbāna,
that is, these Four Foundations of Awareness! What four? When a Bhikkhu
lives & dwells, aware & clearly comprehending, while always contemplating &
reflecting upon:

1: The Body merely as a disgusting and fragile accumulation..
2: The Feelings just as instantly passing conditioned reactions..
3: The Mind only as a set of recurring, banal and habituated moods..
4: Phenomena only as mentally manifested, fake & artificial appearances..


The 4 Great Frames of Reference!

He thereby removes any lust, urge, envy & frustration rooted in this world..
This is verily the one and only direct way for the purification of all beings,
for the relief from all sorrow and grief, for the fading away of all pain and
frustration, for achieving the right method, for the realization of Nibbāna,
that is, these Four Foundations of Awareness...
Then the Brahma Sahampatti, knowing this, instantly appeared before the
Blessed One & having arranged his upper robe over one shoulder, he raised
his joined palms towards the Blessed One, and said to him:
"So is it! Blessed One. So be it! Well-Gone One. Venerable sir, that is the one
and only direct way for the purification of beings..."

The Great Seer of the Silencing of all Becoming,
Compassionate, understands this unique One Way:
By which they all in the past crossed the flood,
By which they all cross now in the present, and
By which they all will cross over in any future...

Comment: The 'Flood' (Ogha) here means:
The Flood of sense-desire (kāmā-ogha)
The Flood of wanting to (re-)become (bhavā-ogha)
The Flood of wrong views (ditthā-ogha)
The Flood of ignorance (avijjā-ogha)
These 4 floods overwhelm and destroy all beings in Samsara!
Ever and ever, again and again!

Details on the 4 Foundations of Awareness (Sati):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Sati_Studies.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Causes_of_sati.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Sati_Summary.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sati_in_Solitude.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Awareness_Sati.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Clear_Comprehension.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Noble_Awareness.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/One_and_only_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Awareness.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Awareness_Analysis.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sati_a_la_Anuruddha.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Awareness.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Careful_and_Rational_Attention.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Clear_and_Aware_Comprehension.htm


Source of reference (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V: 167-8] 47 The Foundations of Awareness: 18 Brahma...

The One and Only Way!


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