Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mahasatipatthana Sutta (8)

IV. Dhammanupassana (Contemplation on Dhammas)

v. Sacca Pabba (Section on Noble Truths)

c. Nirodhasacca Pabba (Section on the Noble Truth of the Cessation of Dukkha)

And what, bhikkhus, is the Noble Truth of the cessation of dukkha? It is the complete extinction and cessation of this very craving, its abandoning and discarding, the liberation and detachment from it. Bhikkhus, when this craving is abandoned, where is it abandoned? When it ceases, where does it cease? When this craving is abandoned or ceases it does so in the delightful and pleasurable characteristics of the world.note103

What are the delightful and pleasurable characteristics of the world? In the world, the eye has the characteristic of being delightful and pleasurable. When this craving is abandoned, it is abandoned there (i.e. in the eyes); when it ceases, it ceases there. In the world, the ear…. In the world, the nose…. In the world, the tongue…. In the world, the body…. In the world, the mind has the characteristic of being delightful and pleasurable. When this craving is abandoned it is abandoned there; when it ceases, it ceases there.

In the world, visible objects…. In the world, sounds…. In the world, odours…. In the world, tastes…. In the world, tactile objects…. In the world, dhammas have the characteristic of being delightful and pleasurable. When this craving is abandoned, it is abandoned there; when it ceases, it ceases there.
In the world, eye-consciousness…. In the world, ear-consciousness…. In the world, nose-consciousness…. In the world, tongue-consciousness…. In the world, body-consciousness…. In the world, mind-consciousness has the characteristic of being delightful and pleasurable. When this craving is abandoned, it is abandoned there; when it ceases, it ceases there.

In the world, eye-contact…. In the world, ear-contact…. In the world, nose-contact…. In the world, tongue-contact…. In the world, body-contact…. In the world, mind-contact has the characteristic of being delightful and pleasurable. When this craving is abandoned, it is abandoned there; when it ceases, it ceases there.

In the world, the feeling born of eye-contact…. In the world, the feeling born of ear-contact…. In the world, the feeling born of nose-contact…. In the world, the feeling born of tongue-contact…. In the world, the feeling born of mind-contact has the characteristic of being delightful and pleasurable.

When this craving is abandoned, it is abandoned there; when it ceases, it ceases there.
In the world, the perception of visible objects…. In the world, the perception of sounds…. In the world, the perception of odours…. In the world, the perception of tastes…. In the world, the perception of tactile objects…. In the world, the perception of dhammas has the characteristic of being delightful and pleasurable. When this craving is abandoned, it is abandoned there; when it ceases, it ceases there.

In the world, the volition towards visible objects…. In the world, the volition towards sounds…. In the world, the volition towards odours…. In the world, the volition towards tastes…. In the world, the volition towards tactile objects…. in the world, the volition towards dhammas has the characteristic of being delightful and pleasurable. When this craving is abandoned, it is abandoned there; when it ceases, it ceases there.

In the world, the craving for visible objects…. In the world, the craving for sounds…. In the world, the craving for tastes…. In the world, the craving for tactile objects…. In the world, the craving for dhammas has the characteristic of being delightful and pleasurable. When this craving is abandoned, it is abandoned there; when it ceases, it ceases there.

In the world, the initial thinking about visible objects…. In the world, the initial thinking about sounds…. In the world, the initial thinking about odours…. In the world, the initial thinking about tastes…. In the world. the initial thinking about tactile objects…. In the world, the initial thinking about dhammas has the characteristic of being delightful and pleasurable. When this craving is abandoned, it is abandoned there; when it ceases, it ceases there.

In the world, the continued thinking about visible objects…. In the world, the continued thinking about sounds…. In the world, the continued thinking about odours…. In the world, the continued thinking about tastes…. In the world, the continued thinking about dhammas has the characteristic of being delightful and pleasurable. When this craving is abandoned, it is abandoned there; when it ceases, it ceases there.

This, bhikkhus, is the Noble Truth of the cessation of dukkha.

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Notes

103. It is important to note that craving arises and is discarded in the same place and that craving is removed by mindfully observing each object as it arises at one of the six sense doors and not by mere intellectual understanding.

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