Dear All, How To End Anusaya
[Presented by Dr.Tep Sastri @ SD/JTN]
The big difference between the uninstructed "run-of-the-mill" person, known as the 'puthujjana', who assumes things, and Buddhists who are well-taught in the Dhamma is knowledge of the true teachings. Endowed with the four factors for Stream-entry, they do not assume 'atta' in the five khandhas. --because they discern (pajÄnÄti : know clearly) the khandhas as they really are, i.e. anicca.m dukkha.m anatta sa.mkhata.m.
[SN 22.55 Udana Sutta:]
"Now, a well-instructed disciple of the noble ones --who has regard for noble ones, is well-versed & disciplined in their Dhamma; who has regard for men of integrity, is well-versed & disciplined in their Dhamma-- does not assume form to be the self, or the self as possessing form, or form as in the self, or the self as in form. He does not assume feeling to be the self... does not assume perception to be the self ... does not assume fabrications to be the self... He does not assume consciousness to be the self, or the self as possessing consciousness, or consciousness as in the self, or the self as in consciousness.
1. "He discerns, as it actually is, inconstant form as 'inconstant form' ... inconstant feeling as 'inconstant feeling' ... inconstant perception as 'inconstant perception' ... inconstant fabrications as 'inconstant fabrications' ... inconstant consciousness as 'inconstant consciousness.'
2. "He discerns, as it actually is, stressful form as 'stressful form' ... stressful feeling as 'stressful feeling' ... stressful perception as 'stressful perception' ... stressful fabrications as 'stressful fabrications' ... stressful consciousness as 'stressful consciousness.'
3. "He discerns, as it actually is, not-self form as 'not-self form' ... not-self feeling as 'not-self feeling' ... not-self perception as 'not-self perception' ... not-self fabrications as 'not-self fabrications' ... not-self consciousness as 'not-self consciousness.'
4. "He discerns, as it actually is, fabricated form as 'fabricated form' (sa.mkhata.m ruupa'nti) ... fabricated feeling as 'fabricated feeling' ... fabricated perception as 'fabricated perception' ... fabricated fabrications as 'fabricated fabrications' ... fabricated consciousness as 'fabricated consciousness.'
5. "He discerns, as it actually is, that 'form will stop being' ... 'feeling will stop being' ... 'perception will stop being' ... 'fabrications will stop being' ... 'consciousness will stop being.'
"From the stopping of form, from the stopping of feeling ... of perception ... of fabrications ... of consciousness, a monk set on this --'It should not be, it should not occur to me; it will not be, it will not occur to me'-- would break the five lower fetters."
"Lord, a monk set on this would break the five lower fetters. But for one knowing in what way, seeing in what way, is there the immediate ending of fermentations?" [Ending of anusaya]
"If a monk abandons passion for the property of consciousness, then owing to the abandonment of passion, the support is cut off, and there is no base for consciousness. Consciousness, thus unestablished, not proliferating, not performing any function, is released. Owing to its release, it stands still. Owing to its stillness, it is contented. Owing to its contentment, it is not agitated. Not agitated, he (the monk) is totally unbound right within. He discerns that 'Birth is ended, the holy life fulfilled, the task done. There is nothing further for this world.'
"For one knowing in this way, seeing in this way, monk, there is the immediate ending of fermentations."