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Buddha Sakyamuni



The philosophy of Buddha Sakyamuni

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W hat now is the effort to avoid? There the disciple incites his mind to avoid the arising of evil, demeritorious things, that have not yet arisen; and he strives, puts forth his energy, strains his mind and struggles.
Thus, when he perceives a form with the eye, a sound with the ear, an odor with the nose, a taste with the tongue, a contact with the body, or an object with the mind, he neither adheres to the whole, nor to its parts. And he strives to ward off that, through which evil and demeritorious things, greed and sorrow, would arise, if he remained with unguarded senses; and he watches over his senses, restrains his senses.
Possessed of this noble Control over the Senses, he experiences inwardly a feeling of joy, into which no evil thing can enter.





Buddhism Quote n°2489 | 
Anguttara Nikaya, V 13, 14 





W hat now is right Mindedness?
The thought free from lust.
The thought free from ill-will.
The thought free from cruelty.
This is called right mindedness.





Buddhism Quote n°2488 | 
Digha Nikaya, 22 





A nd the action (kamma) that is done out of greed, anger and delusion (lobha, dosa, moha), that springs from them, has its source and origin there: this action ripens wherever one is reborn; and wherever this action ripens, there one experiences the fruits of this action, be it in this life, or the next life, or in some future life.




Buddhism Quote n°2487 | 
Anguttara Nikaya, III, 33 





V erily, because beings, obstructed by delusion and ensnared by craving, now here, now there, seek ever-fresh delight, therefore it comes to ever-fresh rebirth.




Buddhism Quote n°2486 | 
Majjhima Nikaya, 43 





O n Delusion (aviija) depend the (life-affirming) Activities (sankhara).
On the Activities depends Consciousness (nana: here, rebirth-consciousness in the womb of the mother).
On consciousness depends the Psycho-physical Combination (nama-rupa).
On the psycho-physical combination depends the Sixfold Sense-activity (chal-ayatana).
On the sixfold sense activity depends the Sensorial Impression (phassa).
On the sensorial impression depends Feeling (vedana).
On feeling depends Craving (tanha).
On craving depends Clinging to Existence (upadana).
On clinging to existence depends the Process of Becoming (bhava; here: kamma-bhava, or action process).
On the process of becoming depends Rebirth (jati).
On rebirth depends Decay and Death (jara-marana), sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair. Thus arises this whole mass of suffering. This is called the noble truth of the origin of suffering.

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Thus, through the entire fading away and extinction of this Delusion, the (life-affirming) Activities are extinguished. Through the extinction of the activities Consciousness (rebirth) is extinguished. Through the extinction of consciousness, the Psycho-physical combination is extinguished. Through the extinction of the psycho-physical combination, the sixfold Sense activity is extinguished. Through the extinction of the sixfold scnse-activity, the Sensorial Impression is extinguished. Through the extinction of the sensorial impression, Feeling is extinguished. Through the extinction of feeling, Craving is extinguished. Through the extinction of craving, Clinging to Existence is extinguished. Through the extinction of clinging to existence, the Process of Becoming is extinguished. Through the extinction of the process of becoming, Rebirth is extinguished. Through the extinction of rebirth, decay and death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair are extinguished. Thus takes place the extinction of this whole mass of suffering This is called the noble truth of the extinction of suffering.





Buddhism Quote n°2485 | 
Anguttara Nikaya, III, 61 





I f now any one should ask: Have you been in the past, and is it untrue that you have not been? Will you be in the future, and is it untrue that you will not be? Are you, and is it untrue that you are not?-you ought to say that you have been in the past, and that it is untrue that you have not been ; that you will be in the future, and that it is untrue that you will not be; that you are, and that it is untrue that you are not.




Buddhism Quote n°2484 | 
Digha Nikaya, 9 





T o say that the mind, or the mind-objects, or the mind consciousness constitute the Ego: such an assertion is unfounded. For an arising and a passing away is seen there; and seeing the arising and passing away of these things, one should come to the conclusion that one's Ego arises and passes away.




Buddhism Quote n°2483 | 
Digha Nikaya, 15 





N ow, if someone should say that feeling is his Ego, he should be answered thus: There are three kinds of feeling; pleasurable, painful, and indifferent feeling. Which of these three feelings now do you consider as your Ego? At the moment namely of experiencing one of these feelings, one does not experience the other two. These three kinds of feeling are impermanent, of dependent origin, are subject to decay and dissolution, to fading away and extinction. Whosoever, in experiencing one of these feelings, thinks that this is his Ego, will, after the extinction of that feeling, admit that his Ego has come dissolved. And thus he will consider his Ego already in his present life as impermanent, mixed up with pleasure and pain subject to rising and passing away.




Buddhism Quote n°2482 | 
Digha Nikaya, 15 





T he perfect One is free from any theory, for the Perfect One has understood what the body is, and how it arises, and passes away. He has understood what feeling is, and how it arises, and passes away. He has understood what perception is, and how it arises, and passes away. He has understood what the mental formations are, and how they arise, and pass away. He has understood what consciousness is, and how it arises, and passes away.




Buddhism Quote n°2481 | 
Majjhima Nikaya, 72 





T herefore, I say, the Perfect One has won complete deliverance through the extinction, fading away, disappearance, rejection, and getting rid of all opinions and conjectures, of all inclination to the vainglory of I and mine.




Buddhism Quote n°2480 | 
Majjhima Nikaya, 72 





N ow, in understanding wrong understanding as wrong, and right understanding as right, one practices Right Understanding; and in making efforts to overcome wrong understanding, and to arouse right understanding, one practices Right effort; and in overcoming wrong understanding with attentive mind, and dwelling with attentive mind in possession of right understanding, one practices Right Attentiveness. Hence, there are three things that accompany and follow upon right understanding, namely: right understanding, right effort, and right attentiveness.




Buddhism Quote n°2479 | 
Majjhima Nikaya, 117 





W hat now is Right Understanding? […]
- The view that alms and offerings are not useless; that there is fruit and result both of good and bad actions; that there are such things as this life and the next life; that father and mother, as also spontaneously born beings (in the heavenly worlds) are no mere words; that there are in the world monks and priests, who are spotless and perfect, who can explain this life and the next life, which they themselves have understood: -this is called the Mundane Right Understanding, which yields worldly fruits and brings good results.





Buddhism Quote n°2478 | 
Majjhima Nikaya, 117 





B ut those disciples, in whom these three fetters (Self-illusion, Skepticism and Attachment to Rule and Ritual) have vanished, they have all entered the Stream (sotapanna), have for ever escaped the states of woe, and are assured of final enlightenment.




Buddhism Quote n°2477 | 
Majjhima Nikaya, 22 





I f there really existed the Ego, there would be also something which belonged to the Ego. As, however, in truth and reality, neither an Ego nor anything belonging to an Ego can be found, is it therefore not really an utter fool's doctrine to say: This is the world, this am I; after death I shall be permanent, persisting and eternal?




Buddhism Quote n°2476 | 
Majjhima Nikaya, 22 





W hat now is Right Understanding? […]
- Or, when one understands that form, feeling, perception, mental formations and consciousness are transient, (subject to suffering and without an Ego) also in that case one possesses Right Understanding.





Buddhism Quote n°2475 | 
Samyutta Nikaya, 21 (5) 





W hat now is Right Understanding?
- 1. To understand suffering; 2. To understand the origin of suffering; 3. To understand the extinction of suffering; 4. To understand the path that leads to the extinction of suffering. This is called Right Understanding.





Buddhism Quote n°2474 | 
Digha Nikaya, 22 





G ive ear then, for the Immortal Is found. I reveal, I set forth the Truth. As I reveal it to you, so act! And that supreme goal of the holy life, for the sake of which sons of good families go forth from home to the homeless state: this you will, in no long time, in this very life, make known to yourself, realize and attain.




Buddhism Quote n°2473 | 
Majjhima Nikaya, 26 





B ut each one has to struggle for himself, the Perfect Ones have only pointed out the way.




Buddhism Quote n°2472 | 
Khuddaka Nikaya, Dhammapada, 276 





I t is the Noble Eightfold Path, the way that leads to the extinction of suffering, namely:
i. 1. Right Understanding, Samma-ditthi
ii. 2. Right Mindedness, Samma-sankappa
iii. 3. Right Speech, Sarnma-vaca
iv. 4. Right Action, Samma-kammanta
v. 5. Right Living, Samma-ajiva
vi. 6. Right Effort, Samma-vayama
vii. 7. Right Attentiveness, Samma-sati
viii. 8. Right Concentration, Samma-samadhi





Buddhism Quote n°2471 | 
Samyutta Nikaya, 56 





T o give oneself up to indulgence in Sensual Pleasure the base, common, vulgar, unholy, unprofitable, and also to give oneself up to Self-mortification, the painful, unholy, unprofitable; both these two extremes the Perfect One has avoided and found out the Middle Path which makes one both to see and to know, which leads to peace, to discernment, to enlightenment, to Nibbana.




Buddhism Quote n°2470 | 
Samyutta Nikaya, 56 





T here is an Unborn, Un-originated, Uncreated, Unformed. If these were not this Unborn, this Un-originated, this Uncreated, this Unformed, escape from, the world of the born, the originated, the created, the formed, would not be possible. But since there is an Unborn, Un-originated, Uncreated, Unformed, therefore is escape possible from the world of the born, the originated, the created, the formed.




Buddhism Quote n°2469 | 
Khuddaka Nikaya, Udana, VIII.3 





T he extinction of greed, the extinction of anger, the extinction of delusion: this indeed is called Nibbana.




Buddhism Quote n°2468 | 
Anguttara Nikaya, III.53 





H ence, the annihilation, cessation and overcoming of bodily form, feeling, perception, mental formations and consciousness, this is the extinction of suffering, the end of disease, the overcoming of old age and death.




Buddhism Quote n°2467 | 
Samyutta Nikaya, 12 





T here will come a time, when the mighty ocean will dry up, vanish, and be no more. There will come a time, when the mighty earth will be devoured by fire, perish, and be no more. But yet there will be no end to the suffering of beings, who, obstructed by ignorance and ensnared by craving, are hurrying and hastening through this round of rebirths.




Buddhism Quote n°2466 | 
Samyutta Nikaya, 21 (10) 





A nd wherever the beings spring into existence, there their deeds will ripen; and wherever their deeds ripen, there they will earn the fruits of those deeds, be it in this life, or be it in the next life, or be it in any other future life.




Buddhism Quote n°2465 | 
Anguttara Nikaya, III 33 



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