[Pali] Dhammacakkappavattanasutta, no 12.
- Dear friends,
Dhammacakkappavattanasutta, no 12.
The origin of dukkha, craving, has to be abandoned, but this can only
be accomplished by pa~n~naa that knows realities as they are. At the
end of each passage pa~n~naa has been emphasized: � in regard to
teachings not heard by me before, vision, insight, wisdom, knowledge
and illumination arose.�
We read in the commentary:
The knowledge that should understand the task to be done, namely,
what must be comprehended and what must be abandoned with regard to
these truths, that is called understanding of the task
The knowledge that understands the nature of each task, namely, the
fact of having comprehended and having abandoned (with regard to
these truths), is called the knowledge of what has been done (kata
Pali: Tesuyeva "pari~n~neyya.m pahaatabba"nti eva.m
kattabbakiccajaanana~naa.na.m kicca~naa.na.m naama. "Pari~n~naata.m
pahiina"nti eva.m tassa tassa kiccassa katabhaavajaanana~naa.na.m
N: The origin of dukkha is lobha, clinging. When it arises it should
be known as it is, otherwise it cannot be eradicated. Lobha is
attached to all objects, to things, to persons, to self. At the
moment of clinging there is ignorance of the fact that whatever
arises has to go immediately, so that there is nothing left. Only by
understanding the true nature of dhammas will there be less clinging.
Without firm understanding of what clinging is and to what objects it
clings there cannot be understanding of the task, namely, that lobha
has to be abandoned. Through the practice, the development of
understanding of all dhammas that appear, there will be abandonment
stage by stage. The sotaapanna has abandoned clinging to the wrong
view of self, and only the arahat has abandoned all kinds of clinging.
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