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[Pali] Dhammacakkappavattanasutta, no 12.

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  • Nina van Gorkom
    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
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      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
      (kicca~naa.na.m) .
      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
      ~naa.na.m).
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      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
      kata~naa.na.m naama.
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      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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      Nina.



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