Urge for Delight Ceases the Suffering!
once drew near to the Accomplished One, bowed,
paid his respects, sat down, and asked him: Venerable Sir, it would be good
if the Blessed One would teach me the Dhamma in brief, then I might dwell
alone, withdrawn to the forest, attentive, keen, and determined...
consummated Buddha then explained:
There are here,
experienceable by the eye, sounds that are
experienceable by the ear, odours
experienceable by the nose, many tastes
experienceable by the tongue, tactile objects
experienceable by the body,
and mental phenomena cognizable by the mind, that
all are quite attractive,
charming, enjoyable, pleasing, enticing, and very tantalizing. In anyone who
seeks delight in them, welcomes them, and
clings to them, delight arises!
With the arising of this delight,
there is the arising of Suffering!
In anyone who does not seek delight in them, who does not welcome them,
who does not remain holding on or clinging to them, that delight ceases...
With the ceasing of this delight, there comes the cessation of suffering...
Migajāla, agreeing & rejoicing in what the Buddha had said,
rose from his seat, & after having bowed for the Blessed One, keeping him
on his right, he left for the forest. There, alone, withdrawn, enthusiastic,
devoted, & resolute, Venerable
Migajāla, realized it by direct experience,
himself, in this very life, by entering
and abiding in that unsurpassed goal of
the Noble life for which men of good family rightly go forth from the dusty
household life into homelessness. He directly knew: Destroyed is rebirth,
the holy life has been lived, done is what had to be done, there is no state
of being beyond this! The Venerable
became one of the
The addiction to pleasure by sensing is an