The futility of samsara

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The futility of samsara

Post by Kusala » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:47 pm

"Through the round of many births I roamed
without reward,
without rest,
seeking the house-builder.
Painful is birth
again & again.

House-builder, you're seen!
You will not build a house again.
All your rafters broken,
the ridge pole destroyed,
gone to the Unformed, the mind
has come to the end of craving"
Dhammapada, Verses 153-154

"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: The futility of samsara

Post by manas » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:31 pm

Hi Kusala,

thanks for sharing that inspiring video. This story sounds authentic, as there are far too many people involved in it for it to be faked, imo. Interesting. Maybe you could post it in the rebirth debate thread :tongue:

"With regard to internal factors, I don't envision any other single factor like appropriate attention as doing so much for a monk in training, who has not attained the goal but remains intent on the unsurpassed safety from bondage. A monk who attends appropriately abandons what is unskillful and develops what is skillful."
- from the Itivuttaka

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