Dry out that which is past, let there be nothing for you in the future

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Dry out that which is past, let there be nothing for you in the future

Post by one_awakening » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:58 am

Dry out that which is past, let there be nothing for you in the future

Sn 4.15
This is a line from one of my favourite suttas. I would be interested in people's interpretations of this particularly where he says "let there be nothing for you in the future".
“You only lose what you cling to”

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Re: Dry out that which is past, let there be nothing for you in the future

Post by SarathW » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:11 am

The following is make more sense to me.

Let what’s “before” just wither up,
“after” for you be not a thing,
if then “between” you will not grasp,
You will fare at peace.

https://suttacentral.net/snp4.15/en/mills
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Dry out that which is past, let there be nothing for you in the future

Post by Antaradhana » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:22 pm

one_awakening wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:58 am
Dry out that which is past, let there be nothing for you in the future

Sn 4.15
This is a line from one of my favourite suttas. I would be interested in people's interpretations of this particularly where he says "let there be nothing for you in the future".
For one who has reached the end of existence, there will be no more birth, which means there will be no more endless series of sufferings.
All that is subject to arising is subject to termination, all formations are non-permanent. And that which is impermanent is suffering. Regarding what is impermanent and prone to suffering, one cannot say: "This is mine, I am this, this is my self".

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