The 5 Clusters
of Clinging are Burning on Ignorance!
The Blessed Buddha once
Friends, form is burning, feeling is burning, perception is burning, mental
constructions are burning, and consciousness itself is burning...
Burning with what?:
Burning with Greed.
Burning with Hate.
Burning with Ignorance.
Burning with rebirth.
Burning with ageing.
Burning with decay.
Burning with sickness & pain.
Burning with death.
I tell you: Burning with Suffering!
fully, friends, the learned Noble Disciple
with all form, with all feeling, with all perception, and with all constructions!
He is disgusted even with consciousness
itself! The experience of this disgust,
and disenchantment. Through this disillusion, the mind is
from all habituated attachment, and tenacious clinging!
When it is thus entirely liberated, then this assurance appears
to the Noble:
"This mind is fully and irreversibly freed" and one instantly understands:
'This rebirth cycle is now finally ended, this Noble life
has been completed,
done is what should be done, there is no state of being beyond this
of clinging only take up and cling to the objects, since they
the 4 Noble Truths. If they knew: This object is also and only
they would neither take it up in the first place, nor ever cling to it...
thus caused by this "not knowing" = ignorance of the 4 Noble Truths!
More on these 5 Clusters of
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya 22:61 III 71