Twin Truths won by Dual Consideration:

Ignorance is Not Knowing the 4 Noble Truths!

The blessed Buddha once said:
Friends, the first clever consideration is:
Whatever Suffering arises, this Suffering is caused by Ignorance!
Another consequent, and subsequent consideration is:
Clearing all Ignorance by Understanding, stops all arising of any Suffering!

This immensely long round of rebirth with transition from now this, then to that form,
is caused by this dreadfully deep Ignorance alone! Those who really understand this,
do not renew any return into any form of being...
Considering these twin truths cautiously, resolutely and enthusiastically, one may either
enter the state of
Nibbāna  right here and now in this very life, or if there is remaining
traces of Clinging left, win the state of non-return...

Those who neglect understanding of Ignorance, the origin of Ignorance, the End of
Ignorance, and how Ignorance is completely eliminated, are incapable of release by
Understanding, are incapable of mental release, are incapable of direct knowledge,
and are thereby incapable of making an end...
They will therefore repeat birth, ageing, decay, sickness, and death ever again...
While those who do undertake understanding of Ignorance, Origin, End and Way,
are indeed capable of mental release by understanding, direct absolute knowledge,
and thus capable of making an end... They are thus headed towards the Deathless!

More on this Deepest Root of all Evil:

Deeper than the eyes is the mental Blindness of Ignorance!

On the Dual Consideration of the Twin Truths:'s_Horns_1.htm's_Horns_2.htm's_Horns_3.htm's_Horns_4.htm's_Horns_5.htm's_Horns_6.htm's_Horns_7.htm

Source: The Bundle of Threads. The Sutta-Nipāta 724-765

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