Instantly Evaporating all Evil
The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus and friends, if while one is trying to behave good and clever,
occasionally due to a lapse of awareness, a momentary neglect
evil detrimental memories and bad intentions arise in one,
then slow might
the re-arising of one's awareness, but one should ultra-quickly leave all
these thoughts, dispel these obsessions, and end these
eradicating both any phobia and mania. Imagine a man who let a tiny drop
of water fall onto an iron plate heated for a whole day on the stove...
Slow might be his letting go of the water drop, but then it would quickly
vaporize and vanish, when hitting the pan. Even so, while one is neglecting
the presence of acute awareness and the mind
strays back into the mental
habits of evil detrimental mental habits & bad intentions: Slow might be the
re-arising of one's awareness, yet one should still then instantly
thoughts, dispel these obsessions, end these impulses, thereby
any disadvantageous and afflicting phobia and mania. It is in exactly this
way that a Bhikkhu has comprehended the ideal mode of behaviour
living, that prevents any evil detrimental mental state of avariciousness,
lust, greed, envy, jealousy and discontent in flowing in upon,
completely dominating his mind...
What is Evil,
Bad, Wrong, Disadvantageous and Detrimental
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Book IV [190-] 35:
6 Senses. Salayatana.
States that entail Suffering. Dukkha-Dhammā 244.