23NOV2020 – DEEP DIG by Steve Lin
Realizing Insights for Oneself Begins with Abandoning Claims of a Self
“I teach the Dhamma for the abandoning of the gross acquisition of a self, such that, when you practice it, defiling mental qualities will be abandoned, bright mental qualities will grow, and you will enter & remain in the culmination & abundance of discernment, having known & realized it for yourself in the here & now. If the thought should occur to you that, when defiling mental qualities are abandoned and bright mental qualities have grown, and one enters & remains in the culmination & abundance of discernment, having known & realized it for oneself in the here & now, one’s abiding is stressful/painful, you should not see it in that way. When defiling mental qualities are abandoned and bright mental qualities have grown, and one enters & remains in the culmination & abundance of discernment, having known & realized it for oneself in the here & now, there is joy, rapture, serenity, mindfulness, alertness, and a pleasant/happy abiding.”
Key Section of the Sutta with Pali
“When you practice accordingly, corrupting qualities will be given up in you and cleansing qualities will grow. You’ll enter and remain in the fullness and abundance of wisdom, having realized it with your own insight in this very life.”
’‘yathāpaṭipannānaṃ vo saṅkilesikā dhammā pahīyissanti, vodāniyā dhammā abhivaḍḍhissanti, paññāpāripūriṃ vepullattañca diṭṭheva dhamme sayaṃ abhiññā sacchikatvā upasampajja viharissathā’ti.
Lesson One: You Will Realize Insights for Yourself When You Abandon Concept of a Self
The Buddha’s teachings are to be followed and understood closely for results
Only by abandoning of the “gross acquisition” of a self can deep insights arise
They lead to realizing and experiencing for oneself when followed
They are realized and experienced for oneself (Sacchikatvā; sacchikaroti)
Insights, a higher or special knowledge is gained; true understanding (Abhiññā)
Lesson Two: There are Three Results
Corrupt qualities (saṅkilesikā) will be given up, fade (pahīyissanti) Bright (pure) qualities (vodāna)) will grow; increase (abhivaḍḍhati)
You’ll enter and remain (pāripūriṃ) in the fullness and abundance (vepullattañca) of wisdom (paññā-pāripūriṃ)
“And there will be only joy and happiness, tranquility, mindfulness and awareness. Such a life is blissful.”
Are you willing to practice and follow the teachings of The Buddha in order to have deep insights and gain discernment for yourself?
Does your practice help corrupt qualities to fade and pure qualities to grow?
Have you experienced the fullness and abundance of wisdom?
Are you experiencing the joy, happiness, and tranquility that arises from ‘gaining insights for oneself’? “Such is a life of bliss.”
I highly recommend reading or listening to the full Sutta. https://www.paliaudio.com/dn9