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  • Bhikkhu Samahita
    Friends: What is Mara, Transient, Painful, No-Self & a State of Ceasing ? At Savatthi. While seated, the Venerable Radha asked the Blessed One: Venerable Sir,
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      Friends:

      What is Mara, Transient, Painful, No-Self & a State of Ceasing ?

      At Savatthi. While seated, the Venerable Radha asked the Blessed One:
      Venerable Sir, one says: Mara, Mara!! What, Venerable Sir, is Evil Mara?
      Radha, form, feeling, perception, mental construction, and consciousness
      is Mara, is a state of Mara, is impermanent, is of an impermanent nature,
      is suffering, is of a painful nature, is no-self, is of an impersonal nature,
      is in a state of destruction, is in a state of vanishing, is a fluctuating state,
      is always in a state of momentary ceasing...
      Radha, you should therefore leave behind desire, should leave behind lust,
      you should leave behind all desire and lust for whatever is a state of Mara,
      for whatever is impermanent, for whatever is only impermanent appearance,
      for whatever is suffering, for whatever is of a painful nature, for whatever
      is no-self, for whatever is of a selfless nature, for whatever is a state of
      destruction, for whatever is a state of vanishing, for whatever is in a state
      of arising, for whatever that is a state of cessation... And what, Radha, is a
      state of cessation? Form is a state of cessation. Feeling, Perception, Mental
      Constructions, and this Consciousness is also a state of continuous ceasing...
      Understanding this, Radha, the well instructed Noble Disciple experiences
      disgust towards form, disgust towards feeling, disgust towards perception,
      disgust towards mental construction, & disgust towards consciousness itself!
      Experiencing disgust, he becomes disillusioned! Through disillusion his mind
      is released. When it is released, one instantly knows: This mind is liberated,
      and one understands: Extinguished is birth, this Noble Life is all completed,
      done is what should be done, there is no state of being beyond this...

      Source:
      The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya 23:24-34 III 199
      http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
      http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html


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