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I-Me-Mine-Ego-belief is Death Bondage!

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  • Bhikkhu Samahita
    Friends: Belief in an Ego is a Bondage linking to Death! At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said: Bhikkhus, the uninstructed ordinary person regards form as self,
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2008
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      Friends:

      Belief in an Ego is a Bondage linking to Death!

      At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said:
      Bhikkhus, the uninstructed ordinary person regards form as self, or self as
      possessing a form, or form as inside self, or self as inside a frame of form...
      This, bhikkhus, is called an uninstructed ordinary person, who is bound by
      bondage to form, who is bound by inner and outer bondage, who neither
      sees the near shore, nor the far shore, who grows old in bondage, who dies
      in bondage, who goes from this world to the next other world in bondage...
      Such one regards feeling, perception, mental construction & consciousness
      as a self or self as having feeling, perception, construction & consciousness,
      or feeling, perception, construction & consciousness as being inside a self,
      or a self as hidden inside feeling, perception, construction & consciousness!!!
      Such one, Bhikkhus, is called an uninstructed ordinary person who is bound by
      bondage, by clinging, by inner chains to feeling, perception, mental construction,
      and consciousness... Such one, Bhikkhus, bound by both inner & outer bondage,
      who neither sees this near shore, nor the far shore, who grows old in bondage,
      who dies in bondage, will pass on in bondage to the next world still in bondage!!!



      ...
      Source:
      The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya 22:117 III 165
      http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
      http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html

      Have a nice day!


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      I-Me-Mine-Ego-belief is Death Bondage!
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