The Twin Truths won by keen Dual Consideration:
The blessed Buddha once said:
Friends, the first consideration is:
Suffering arises, this
and subsequent consideration is therefore:
of this Fuel, stops
all arising of
Taking up many acquisitions, clinging
to possessions and thereby accumulating
fuel for renewed becoming, the fool comes to
Suffering ever again
Letting go, renouncing, and leaving all behind, the wise goes
Considering these twin truths cautiously, resolutely and enthusiastically,
may either enter the state of
Nibbāna right here and now in this very life,
or if there is remaining traces of
left, the state of
Those who neglect
analysis and understanding of
the origin of
the end of
Clinging, and how
Clinging is completely
and irreversibly eliminated,
are incapable of release by understanding, are incapable of mental release,
are incapable of direct knowledge, and thus incapable of making an end...
They repeat birth, ageing, decay, sickness,
and death ever again and again...
While those who undertake understanding of
Clinging, Origin, End,
are indeed capable of mental release by understanding, direct knowledge,
and thus capable of making an end... They are headed towards the deathless!
Clinging to inevitably
impermanent Acquisitions IS always suffering...
Why so? These accumulated acquisitions will always be
Dual Consideration of the Twin Truths:
Source: The Bundle of Threads.
The Sutta-Nipāta 724-765