of all Phenomena!
The Ancient Elders
All past constructions and all past formations, whether mental or material
and they continue to break up into any future, just as they do
now! Clearly observing this
inevitable impermanence of all the present
constructions, one can infer those past and future
to be the same: All formations will
disappear! Like dew-drops vanish, when the morning sun
comes up. All Aggregates cease and nothing else really exists.
The breakup of these 5 clusters
of clinging is known as
death... One should watch and reflect upon their destruction carefully,
just as one,
who with a diamond-drill bores a hole through a jewel. Since:
One who regards all phenomena
as lasting as a bursting bubble;
as illusive as a mirage;
One regarding all worldly life exactly so,
is forever unseen even by the King of Death!
Dhammapada Illustration 170
Background Story 170
Seeing the breakup of all phenomena therefore
makes one approach Nibbāna
with the acute imperative urgency
and efficacy of one with a burning turban...
Spontaneous is the
Dissolution of all
8 Advantages of noting and contemplating the Dissolution: