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  • Bhikkhu Samahita
    Friends: The World Out there is an Experience Displayed In here : The young deity Rohitassa once
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 31, 2008
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      Friends:

      The World 'Out there' is an Experience Displayed 'In here':

      The young deity Rohitassa <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/r/rohitassa.htm> once asked the Buddha:
      Sir, is it possible - by travelling - to reach, see & know an end of the world,
      where one is not born, do not age, do not die, do not pass on, & is not reborn?

      The exalted Buddha answered:
      That end of the world, where one neither is born, nor ages, nor dies,
      nor is reborn, cannot ever be reached, known, or seen by travelling...
      However, friend, I say that without reaching the end of the world,
      there cannot be any end of Suffering...
      It is just here within this fathom long carcass, endowed with conscious
      experience, that the world emerges, manifests, ceases, and the Way
      leading to its cessation is developed, completed and made known...
      Therefore, knowing this world to be thus, the intelligent one reach the
      end of the world, by completing the Noble life. Having directly known
      the world's end, at ease & in peace, there remains no longing for this or
      any other world...!!!





      Comments:
      This seems IMHO the most profound and far reaching statement in
      human history so far... The world start & ends within this very frame
      of a conscious corpse... 600 years later the 'Mind-Only' idealists
      took this to the extreme by declaring: 'All is Empty'..., which -though
      captivating-, leads nowhere, except ever deeper into the entangling
      jungle of speculative views... This subtle and deep middle view of a
      mirror world, created by observing it, is only seen by the Buddha...!

      Source: The Connected Discourses of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya I 62
      http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
      http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html

      The physical world 'out there' is an internal mental representation!

      Have a nice day!


      Friendship is the Greatest *
      Bhikkhu Samahita * Sri Lanka :-)
      ....
    • sarah abbott
      Dear Ven Samahita, ... That end of the world, where one neither is born, nor ages, nor dies, nor is reborn, cannot ever be reached, known, or seen by
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 1, 2008
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        Dear Ven Samahita,

        --- On Sat, 1/11/08, Bhikkhu Samahita <bhikkhu0@...> wrote:

        >The exalted Buddha answered:
        That end of the world, where one neither is born, nor ages, nor dies,
        nor is reborn, cannot ever be reached, known, or seen by travelling.. .
        However, friend, I say that without reaching the end of the world,
        there cannot be any end of Suffering...
        It is just here within this fathom long carcass, endowed with conscious
        experience, that the world emerges, manifests, ceases, and the Way
        leading to its cessation is developed, completed and made known...
        Therefore, knowing this world to be thus, the intelligent one reach the
        end of the world, by completing the Noble life. Having directly known
        the world's end, at ease & in peace, there remains no longing for this or
        any other world...!!!
        ...

        >Comments:
        This seems IMHO the most profound and far reaching statement in
        human history so far... The world start & ends within this very frame
        of a conscious corpse...
        ....
        S: In other words, the namas and rupas appearing now.
        ...
        >600 years later the 'Mind-Only' idealists
        took this to the extreme by declaring: 'All is Empty'..., which -though
        captivating- , leads nowhere, except ever deeper into the entangling
        jungle of speculative views...
        ...
        Sarah: Good comments! Thank you. Please repeat them often:-).

        Metta and respect,

        Sarah
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