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Andrew

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Roots of Everything- Angutara Nikaya - chapter of tens.
« on: May 28, 2011, 01:40:02 PM »
Roots of Everything

It may be, O monks that wandering ascetics of another persuasion might ask you:

"In what are all things rooted?
How do they come to actual existence?
Where do they arise?
Where do they converge?
What is the foremost of all things?
What is their master?
What is the highest of all things?
What is the essence of all things?
Where do they merge?
Where do they end?"

If you are thus questioned, monks you should reply as follows:
"All things are rooted in desire
They come into actual existence through attention,
arise from contact,
and converge on feelings.
The foremost of all things is concentration.
All things are mastered by mindfulness.
Their peak is wisdom,
their essence is liberation.

All things merge in the deathless,
And Nibbana is their culmination.”

This just about sums it up heh? :D

Mindfulness, you gotta love it!

Andrew
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Morning Dew

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Re: Roots of Everything- Angutara Nikaya - chapter of tens.
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 05:15:34 PM »
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Mindfulness, you gotta love it!

Yes you gotta love it, but also trust it, and know where and how to apply it to get into the deep states of meditation (Jhanas) where the roots of greed and ignorance can be severed for once and for all (so sais The Dude).

Nice find

Andrew

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Re: Roots of Everything- Angutara Nikaya - chapter of tens.
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 02:03:41 AM »
This passage has a very unique undertone to it as well, mindfulness is the first thing mentioned that is not a 'thing'.

"All things are rooted in desire...foremost of all things is concentration...all things are mastered by mindfulness"

The picture is then of all of things being a mountain with wisdom at its peak and built out of liberation.

This is the opposite to nihilism. All things is shown to include the meditative lifestyle, and leading inevitably to nirvana.

I'll be doing some longer sessions today, so I will keep in mind your advice!

Cheers mate

Andrew

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