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The Luminous Mind!

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  • Bhikkhu Samahita
    Friends: Luminous is the Mind released by Friendliness! The Blessed Buddha once explained: Whatever meritorious action one performs, all these together are not
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      Friends:
      Luminous is the Mind released by Friendliness!

      The Blessed Buddha once explained:
      Whatever meritorious action one performs, all these together are not worth
      1/16th part of a mind released into friendliness, since the mind released
      into
      friendliness blazes forth, & outshines all with an unsurpassable
      brilliance...
      Just as the radiance from all the stars and planets does not match even a
      1/16th part of the radiance from the moon, which thus outshines all the
      stars
      and planets, similarly; whatever intention making one do meritorious
      actions,
      all these together are not worth one-sixteenth fraction, of the mind
      released
      by infinite friendliness!!! Since a mind released into friendliness - all
      alone -
      friends!! blazes forth, outshine all these with an incomparable radiance...
      Just as the mighty sun rising at autumn dawn, by making any fog evaporate,
      scattering any dark thundercloud, makes the sky all blue & clear, so it
      alone
      freely shines, blazes in a blue brilliance, - exactly so - whatever thoughts

      there may be for gaining merit, all together these are not worth one 16th
      fraction, of a mind released into friendliness!!! Since the mind released
      into
      friendliness - all alone - outshines all these with inestimable luminosity!
      So did the Lord Buddha state this matter, and he further added:
      For the Noble friend, who by will, who fully aware and deliberately bring
      infinite, boundless and endless friendliness into being, this mountain like
      limitless goodwill makes all evil substrate evaporate, & the chains of mind,

      these mental fetters become thin, slender and slack. If a friend without
      ill will cares for even one single living being, such friend, through that,
      becomes quite skilled and clever, so far more for the Noble Friend, who
      by possessing a caring heart for all sentient beings, without even a single
      exception, accumulates great, massive, and immense amounts of merit!!!
      Those gurus and priests who sacrifice life, objects or fire, who bath
      ceremoniously, devoted to mere forms and empty ritual, blindly attached
      to and obsessed by culture, tradition of primeval & often unknown origin,
      do never experience even a 16th of this release of mind by friendliness
      fully brought into being, just like the vagueness of even all the stars
      cannot
      either ever outshine the moon! Since there cannot exist any evil animosity
      whatsoever, nor enmity at all, neither even an atomic trace of hate in a
      Nobly Released One, who by caring indiscriminately and infinitely for all
      living beings, who by possessing such treasure of a mind relinquished by
      friendliness, simply cannot ever suppress, dominate, harm, or kill even the
      smallest sentient breathing being! Luminous is a perfectly released mind!

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      Source:
      The Itivuttaka 27: Thus was it Said:
      http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=404214
      http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/khuddaka/iti/index.html
      Have a nice & noble day!

      Friendship is the Greatest!
      <http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Bhikkhu_Samahita> Bhikkhu
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