The great thread on Sensual Craving

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PTa
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Re: The great thread on Sensual Craving

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Note to self: Sensual craving is craving for sensations, having sensations is existence, seeing it like it really is - all is burning - is the end of the taint of sensations, the end of the taint of existence, the end of the taint of ignorance, i.e. the end of suffering.
"No matter how much we may speak in line with what we understand to be right in accordance with the Dhamma, if the citta that is acting isn't right, how can we be right?"
-Ajaan Mahã Boowa

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Re: The great thread on Sensual Craving

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What is the all? Burning with what?
The Fire Sermon
"No matter how much we may speak in line with what we understand to be right in accordance with the Dhamma, if the citta that is acting isn't right, how can we be right?"
-Ajaan Mahã Boowa

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Re: The great thread on Sensual Craving

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PTa wrote:What is the all? Burning with what?
The Fire Sermon
The All is the aggregates, this entire samsaric realm, dependently arisen, and impermanent. because of which if we attach and cling is derived dukkha: this entire mass of physical and mental suffering, stress, rebirth, aging, disease, death and rebirth.... according to my understanding.
What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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