removes false Complacency
Blessed Buddha once said:
What, Ananda, is the experience of Danger?
Here the Bhikkhu considers thus: Truly, this body is prone to sickness, full
countless painful Dangers. Many kinds of suffering arise in this body, such
Diseases of eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, head, mouth, tooth-ache, pneumonia,
asthma, colds, angina, fever, belly ache, fainting, diarrhoea, kidney failure,
cholera, leprosy, arthritis, psoriasis, tuberculosis, epilepsy, anaemia,
ring-worm, psychosis, bilious jaundice, diabetes, strokes & palsy, cancer,
boils, fistulas, diseases brought about by cold, heat, starvation, disturbed
failing excretion, disharmonic living, climatic changes, environmental
accidents, social unrest, stress, violence or due to
kamma! Thus does he
while regularly experiencing the inherent Danger of having a physical body.
This is the experience of Danger.
The experience of Danger is one of the 18
The rewards are:
1: Realistic sensation of acute urgency.
2: Disables risky
reliance on what is neither safe,
3: Complete cure of the naive intoxication of youth, beauty, and success!
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha.
Anguttara Nikāya AN
10:60, AN V 108ff.