liberation

When the self is alone, this is said to be the attainment of liberation
Restraint for the sake of freedom from remorse
freedom from remorse for the sake of joy
joy for the sake of rapture
rapture for the sake of tranquility
tranquility for the sake of pleasure
pleasure for the sake of concentration
concentration for the sake of knowledge and vision of things as they are
knowledge of things as they are for the sake of disenchantment
disenchantment for the sake of release
release for the sake of knowledge and vision of release
knowledge and vision of release for the sake of total unbinding without clinging – Vinaya Pitaka, book 5

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4 responses to “liberation

  1. There is a lifetimes study in that one short piece. The mind jumps at some of them, ‘pleasure for the sake of concentration’. I’ve never heard of Vinaya Pitaka, is it Buddhist?

  2. most interesting path of liberation. for the sake of total unbinding, it winds and unwinds. for the sake of total unbinding
    ‘if you meet the buddha on the road, kill him’ for some reason that old adage comes to mind and fits somewhere like a prayer flag in the wind.

    • Yes it is buddhism. My brother had this written down on a piece of paper tacked to his wall. Then lately, in a fateful moment of personal struggle, it fell down and hit his head. So I’ve been pondering it ever since. I’ll be sure to check out the Lifetime piece.

  3. I looked it up, Mrs Ott. Part of a manual for training Buddhist monks and nuns it seems. No wonder it fell on your brother’s head. There are no coincidences.

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