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    Friends: Restlessness and Regret Agitates the Mind! A Brahmin Priest once asked the Blessed Buddha: Master Gotama, what is the cause of being unable to
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 11, 2010
      Friends:

      Restlessness and Regret Agitates the Mind!


      A Brahmin Priest once asked the Blessed Buddha:
      Master Gotama, what is the cause of being unable to remember something
      that has been memorized over a long period and also that which has not
      been memorized?
      Brahmin, when then mind is agitated by restlessness and regret, stressed,
      agitated, troubled and tyrannized by restlessness and regret, & one does
      neither know, nor understand any actual safe escape from this dominating
      restlessness and regret, in that moment, then one can neither see, nor ever
      understand what is advantageous, neither for oneself, nor for others, nor
      for both oneself and for others. Then, consequently, even texts, that have
      been long memorized, cannot be remembered. Why is this blind neglect so?
      Imagine a bowl of water with the surface stirred up by wind into ripples,
      undulations & small wavelets. If a man with good eye-sight were to inspect
      the reflection of his own face in it, he would neither see nor recognize it,

      as it really is! So too, brahmin, when the mind is distracted by
      restlessness
      and regret, excited, anxious, distressed, worried, perturbed and upset by
      restlessness and regret, on any such occasion even texts long memorized
      do not recur to the mind, not to speak of those texts, events & knowledge,
      that have not been memorized at all…



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      Source (edited extract):
      The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
      Book [V:123] section 46: The Links. 55: To Sangarava...



      Have a nice & noble day!


      Friendship is the Greatest!
      <http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Bhikkhu_Samahita> Bhikkhu
      Samahita _/\_ *
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    • Bhikkhu Samahita
      Friends: Restlessness and Regret Agitates the Mind! A Brahmin Priest once asked the Blessed Buddha: Master Gotama, what is the cause of being unable to
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 1, 2011
        Friends:
        Restlessness and Regret Agitates the Mind!


        A Brahmin Priest once asked the Blessed Buddha:
        Master Gotama, what is the cause of being unable to remember something
        that has been memorized over a long period and also that, which has not
        been memorized?
        Brahmin, when the mind is agitated by restlessness and regret, stressed,
        agitated, troubled and tyrannized by restlessness and regret, & one does
        neither know, nor understand any actual safe escape from this dominating
        restlessness and regret, in that moment, then one can neither see, nor ever
        understand what is advantageous, neither for oneself, nor for others, nor
        for both oneself and for others. Then, consequently, even texts, that have
        been memorized long, cannot be remembered. Why is this blind neglect so?
        Imagine a bowl of water with the surface stirred up by wind into ripples,
        undulations, & small wavelets. If a man with good eye-sight were to inspect
        the reflection of his own face in it, he would neither see, nor recognize
        it,
        as it really is! So too, brahmin, when the mind is distracted by
        restlessness
        and regret, excited, anxious, distressed, worried, perturbed and upset by
        restlessness and regret, on any such occasion even texts long memorized
        do not recur to the mind, not to speak of those texts, events & knowledge,
        that have not been memorized at all�



        On how to prevent Restlessness & Regret (=curable anxiety):
        1: Frequent systematic attention both to bodily and mental Tranquillity!
        http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Forest_Bliss.htm
        http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.3-4.htm
        http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.3-4c.htm
        http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Curing_Restlessness_and_Regret.htm



        Source (edited extract):
        The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nik�ya.
        Book [V:123] section 46: The Links. 55: To Sangarava...

        Have a nice & noble day!

        Friendship is the Greatest!
        <http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Bhikkhu_Samahita> Bhikkhu
        Sam�hita _/\_ *
        http://What-Buddha-Said.net <http://what-buddha-said.net/>
        Restlessness and Regret!



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