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However, the meditators who practise constant mindfulness have sallehka visions of hand, feet, heads, etc. It is not, however, a deep-seated belief among Burmese Buddhists. After their death they will reach celestial realms, and on their return to the human world, they will have no enemies, but many loyal friends.
When we say that the king is one of the enemies posing a threat to our economic security, we mean unscrupulous kings. Self and world mean essentially the hhe thing — a living being.
Those who avoid killing will not revert to lower realms. Then, he will find the sense-object as well as the consciousness that he notes continually vanishing.
Presumably, this passage in the sutta was primarily intended hte the strictly celibate bhikkhus.
A Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta ebook pdf by Mahasi Sayadaw
This is pointed out in the szllekha dialogues of the Buddha. This is the teaching of the Buddha. In reality, there is no immortal soul or annihilation after death — there is neither immortality nor complete annihilation. According to a census, the thhe number of meditators trained at all these sutya both in Burma and abroad had passed the figure of seven hundred thousand.
The supreme soul is infinitely great and pervades the whole universe and so the self too is infinitely great. Progress on the path presupposes constant salkekha, so one should practise mindfulness for spiritual growth and conquest of defilements. She asked him if the experience was accessible to women. They spent their time serving the physical needs of the Buddha. It is easy to see the harmful karmic fruits of killing, for they are just the opposites of the benefits that have been mentioned.
The queen was greatly surprised because she thought that she was a real girl. To publish the books, permission must be sought from the appropriate copyright owners.
As the Sallekha Sutta says, stealing is one of forty-four defilements: Then there is the clear realisation of the three characteristics and so on with fhe successive stages of illumination.
Because they were unmarried, they led a carefree life. Some thirty years ago, a friend of mine who was residing at a village monastery had to protest vehemently against the practice.
However, the method that we recommend is noting the rising and falling of the abdomen.
Sallekha Sutta : A Discourse on the Refinement of Character
Thus in the Commentary, we have twenty-three karmic advantages of non-killing. These beliefs about the self loom large in ancient Indian literature and similar beliefs about the self or soul are to be found in other countries.
Constant mindfulness of all phenomena arising from the six senses means abstinence from unwholesome deeds. This is not true. Joking and talking merrily with women. If a man leads a life of chastity, his spiritual status is high.
Only then did they realise that they were not yet completely free from defilements. Now by virtue of their serious practice of chastity, they were reborn in the celestial realms. A true noble one does not reveal his spiritual insight although he wants to share it with other people. These songs were also sung by ladies of the court.
Of the forty-four defilements, some can be completely eradicated at the stage of Stream-winning, some at the stage of a Non-returner, while some can be rooted out only on the attainment of Arahantship.
Ill-health is often the karmic result of aggression committed in a previous existence. Mindfulness is essential, for the meditator cannot overcome the defilements stemming from sense-objects that escape his attention. She wondered why the young man had dedicated himself to a holy life that was, she thought, only for old people who were given to the pursuit of sensual pleasures in their youth.
Those who cannot practise chastity should avoid illicit sexual acts. At the Stream-winning stage, ego-belief and doubt become extinct, the meditator no longer commits unwholesome deeds such as killing, stealing, and so forth, that lead pn rebirth in the lower realms.
The part of Mawlamyaing in which I resided was malaria-infested, and I had an attack every two or three months, but the woman was immune although she lived there the whole year.
Many people believe that the story is credible. If he or she can avoid unchastity, it will be better for his or her spiritual life. Indeed the seven princesses adored the Dhamma greatly. Retribution follows for many lifetimes in the form of a short life-span, physical afflictions, poverty, and so forth.
A Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta
The first belief regards the body as the ego while the other three beliefs identify it with the mind. First, one makes the affirmation that one will avoid stealing. The objects of introspection in regard to the sense of touch are manifold. According to other people, the self is not the human body, but includes the body.