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The lost knowledge of how
to exit from the Samsara
“Patichcha Samuppada” The law of cause and
whom it was intended
wrote for my son
later thought to give this as my Birthday Gift to all of you
The Method in
Nutshell is like this:
how to exit, you need to be armed with a little bit of know how.
Specifically how a being or a person is lured to get trapped due to
it's curiosity. As the beings are very curious and wants to see, know,
taste, hear, sense and experience all. Just like a fish trap this
curiosity was used against the beings to initially trap them and also
to keep them inside the trap.
It is just like
some Casinos use various attractions like food, drinks and other
entertainments of ADDICTION to keep you inside.
keeps you bound to this cruel game of life and death called Samsara are
also attractions offered to please your five senses. That means visions
to please your eyes, sounds to please your ears, smells, tastes, sensory
pleasures through your skin. All these are dangled in front of your nose
and come nicely wrapped in the form of love, romance, parties,
properties, cars, wealth, family and friends , beautiful bodies, health
and wealth. Etc… Etc… and once you indulge in it you keep wishing more
and more of those.
Why you wish it
again and again . ? Because you got attached to it in your mind and more
you think about it .. more you get attached more you create energy of
bond called.. Karmic bond or “Upadana’ . This is the trap. Upadanas are
like an electronic tag attached to a commodity in a shop. How much you
try to hide it in the pocket you cannot leave the shop floor as long as
you carry that thing with you. As long as you have attachments and
wishes of sensual objects you hope to posses you cannot leave this
prison. If you want to leave, then you need to clean your mind of the
baggage and leave empty handed through the gate with out trying to take
anything with you even in your mind. That is why it is important to
clean up your mind from attachments and defilements. Since it is your
mind, you have to do it by yourself as no other external force can
clean your mind for you, however advanced that external force or the
civilization is. In nutshell the way out from prison is not to have any
desire for anything within the walls of the prison( the World).
What you wish, is what you
.. that, your wish is the command in this
holographic simulation world). With that wish comes the physical body.
The second prison.
condition of the imprisonment is such, that the prisoners are wiped out
of former life's memory with each cycle of birth, and only wishes being
granted according to good or bad merits they earned in the past life
(Just like in an ordinary prison the prisoners are rewarded for their
good conduct within the prison and bad ones tough conditions), thus they
forget the knowledge, and having to start a new ever time, they get
trapped in this never ending wish that keeps person bound , imprisoned
and slaved to this vicious circle of birth and death called Samsara..
This leads to never ending sufferings of a being without him realizing
it.. The most effective prison is one where the inmates does not know
that they are prisoners.
What you need to know:
To get released
from this prison world, apart from having an excellent understanding of
the principle of the workings of the trap called Law of cause and
effect ( Also called as "Pattichcha Samuppada" principle of the
generation of attachments) one also needs to know 4 truths about the
nature of imprisonment or the trap (called 4 Nobel Truths) and 3
Qualities of the life inside the trap (Called 3 Lakshana – 1. Anichcha,
2. Dukkha, 3.Anartha).
Once you really
understand that you are in the process of liberation. Since it is the
knowledge that liberates you. There is no need to pray to any god for
the salvation. While Buddhism does not dispute the existence of the
higher godly realms and even talks about godly beings, what Buddhism
teach us is that your salvation should be made by yourself through your
intellect without waiting for the help from any other force.
Daily Contemplating on the
meaning of the
following 2 Karma Displacement thought lines called "Karmasthanas"
(Which I had translated in to
English) as well as other Karmasthanas (there are many more)
given in the following web site will be helpful in speedy release
from the bonds of lust, enmity and ignorance in the mind which keeps you
bound in to the world.
End of the Summary
Almost same thing in different way in different view by Mr. Rich West
but very much worth listening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lqy-wYpX98 which I too
The lost knowledge of how to exit
from the Samsara …. “Patichcha Samuppada” - “The law of cause and effect”
Samuppada or dependent origination or the law of cause and effect is a deep and
complex topic that is the heart of Lord Buddha’s teachings. Lord Buddha has said
if one knows Dependant origination, they know Dhamma. Also if one knows Dhamma,
they know Dependant origination. So it is very important as Buddhist to know
this teaching. Knowing Dependant origination goes beyond knowing the mere words.
It is about learning and understanding the teaching and then being able to apply
it into our daily life.
In this article Mr. Lakshman Abeykoon
has written in very simple and easy to understand terms an explanation of the
law of cause and effect. It is aimed at children who have not had an upbringing
in Sri Lanka. Therefore, this article serves as a great introduction to the pali
or Singhalese words used to typically describe dependant origination. As it is
in words that are easy to understand, I believe it will be a great starting
point for children to learn about the Dependant origination and how it applies
to their lives.
I would like to take this opportunity to
bless Mr. Abeykoon for the wonderful meritorious deed. As a result of this great
meritorious deed of sharing Dhamma, may Mr. Abeykoon be well and happy, May he
attain Nibbana! May you all learn and understand the dependant origination. May
you be able to lead your own lives mindfully and happily in Dhamma! May you be a
blessed and guided by the Noble Triple Gems always! May you all attain Nibbana!!
Venerable M. Dhammagavesi
Chief Incumbent and Abbot of Lankarama
Buddhist Vihara and Chief Sangha Nayaka of the Siyam
Mahanikaya Malwatte Chapter in Australia
The lost knowledge of how to exit
from the Samsara …. “Patichcha Samuppada” - “The law of cause and effect”
I thought of writing this for the benefit of children who
were not born or never lived in Sri Lanka like my son.
My son find it difficult to understand advanced
Sinhalese language and the words used in Dhamma Sermons thus miss out the real
Buddhist View of the world. there may be many other families like that and this
is my gift for them for the month of "Vesak".
I wrote this in very simple everyday English as it is absurd to use highly
technical language used by some translators when you talk to children.
Though the words are simple you need to read in carefully as the theories given
are profound and every word written is there, because it is absolute necessary
for that word to be there in order to convey the meanings. And people live and
die never ever knowing or understanding what is written here.
What is the “Law of Cause
and Effect..” ?
Buddhism is a view of life based on the “law of cause and
effect” and it is not a religion. Any one who has this view or the vision of
cause and effect called “Patichcha Samuppada” in ancient Pali Language is a
Buddhist. No matter what religion he or she was born in to.
Since the “law of cause and effect” is the very core or the
heart of the Buddhism. Lord Buddha Said that, who understood this “law of cause
and effect” understood the Dharma and hence understood me .
The “law of cause and effect” itself is the mechanism of
rebirth, and the driving force of the wheel of “Samsara” ( Samsara means endless
cycle of taking births and hence inevitable deaths thus causing the sufferings
in the course of life). The only precondition you need to have in order to
understand this law of Cause and Effect or the Patichcha Samuppada is your
belief that, there is occurrences of rebirth and this is not the one and only
life time you have left to live.
What is the
benefit of knowing this Law of cause and effect … ?
The immediate benefit is
that, you will never ever have emotional break downs or mental depressions in
the current life.
The over all benefit is that once you understand “Law of
the cause and effect” and how it works or the mechanism of it, you will know
that, how to disable the wheel of “Samsara” or the endless process of Birth and
Death which keeps you bound to it and causes the inherent suffering attached
with birth such as getting sick, getting old and pain of death etc. As once you
were born you were bound to die.
Imagine for a moment that you are playing a computer game.
Say for an instance the name of the game is " Domination and control of Is Be's"
(Is Be's are also reffered to as Souls or Sathwas in a imaginary Galaxy.. How to
play the game how to deceive and control stupid Is-Be's and live like a
prince are written in books like "48 Laws of Power and
Machiavelli's "The Prince" in that planet ).
The game is so absorbing you get addicted in to the character or the “Avathar”
you choose to play. You got mesmerized so much, you think you are nothing else
but the “Avathar”. You began to think that the game world is real and it is not
You lost the knowledge of how to exit from the game
and to move in to the real wide world. So you keep playing the game.
When you finish living one life inside it. You wish an another,
what you wish, what you get. (Remember
.. that, your wish is the command in this holographic simulation
world) Thus you get another life..... and after that another one, and so
on....., life after life after life...., never ending ...as your wishes
too ...are never ending ... Like a Wheel .. no end to it.. Thus you get
trapped in this Wheel of Samsara..
also Holographic Universe
For that never ending wish we call the “Trushna” or the
“Desire” and we say that, person is lost in Samsara due to the Trushna (Desire)
. ( the person is “Bhawa Gaami” or the worldly bound). This never ending wish
keeps you bound and imprisoned to this vicious circle of birth and death.
The lost knowledge of how to exit from the Samsara
by not generating “Desire” is the “Patichcha samuppada “ or the
knowledge of the mechanism of the law of Cause and effect. Understanding
it gives you the key to the exit door which leads to the eternal bliss
or the liberation called "Nirvana".
:Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor Nuro Scientist PhD.
The Law of Attraction and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTrJqmKoveU See also .
Nirvana is not a place as many
think. Nirvana is loosing your identity of self and merging with all knowing
all penetrating existence that is deathless, birth less, formless, shapeless,
omnipresent, attribute less, and quality less, ever present, pure loving
blissful beyond all perceptions manifestation of universe. When a tiny drop of
water merges with the ocean what happens ? It becomes the whole ocean or the
other way round the tiny drop becomes as big as the mighty ocean.
Since it is the knowledge that liberates you. There is no
need to pray to any god for the salvation. While Buddhism does not dispute the
existence of the higher godly realms and even talks about godly beings, what
Buddhism teach us is that your salvation should be made by yourself through your
intellect without waiting for the help from any other force.
What is the 4 Truths you need to
You can not talk about the “Law of Cause and effect” (Patichcha
samuppada) without talking about the Four Noble Truths called (Chathurarya
Sathya). Because these two are inseparable. If you know “Chathurarya Sathysa
you know Patichcha samuppada and If you know Patichcha Samuppada you know
Hence before learning how to exit, you need to be armed
with a little bit of know how. Specially how a being or a person is lured to
get trapped in this never ending wish that keeps person bound , imprisoned and
slaved to this vicious circle of birth and death called Samsara. It is just like
some Casinos use various attractions like food, drinks and other entertainments
to keep you inside.
Similarly, what keeps you bound to this cruel game of life
and death called Samsara are also attractions offered to please your five
senses. That means visions to please your eyes, sounds to please your ears,
smells, tastes, sensory pleasers through your skin. All these are dangled in
front of your nose and come nicely wrapped in the form of love, romance,
parties, properties, cars, wealth, family and friends , beautiful bodies, health
and wealth. Etc… Etc…
You get sucked in to this trap of lures and you start
feasting in these pleasures with never ending “Desire” and spending your time
and energy to gain more and more of these pleasures by any means possible or
being selfish and by hook or crook thus, creating bad Karmas or the minus Game
points in the process of it.
All these are so irresistible you get lured like a fly in
to a honey trap. Once you indulge in it, there comes the Delusion, called
“Avidya” or not having the ability see things as they really are.
Blinded by delusion. You begin to think all these things
belongs to you. Your love, your romantic partner, your properties ,your wealth,
your status, your body and health, your friends and family. In that way your
world is formed or created around you and you get attached to those perks.
Because of the delusion or the ignorance, you fail to see
the reality. That all these lures are temporary manifestations and they are the
cause of your “Suffering”. For an example, your love to some one is your joy as
well as the cause of inevitable suffering. Your beautiful body is the cause of
your joy as well as inevitable suffering when you get old. Your properties could
be your joy as well as sorrow when they break down or get lost.
Knowing that these attachments to things and people you think are yours is the
cause of your Suffering is very important as it is the first important lesson in
your jail break. Identifying this normally hidden and sweet wrapped causes of
suffering are so important it is labeled as the First Noble truth of 4 Noble
How to become the coolest
head around the block when your sweet heart leaves you…
You may think it is crazy to say that all these goodies
such as your love, your romantic partner, your properties, your wealth, your
status, your body and health, your friends and family are identified as causes
of suffering. Don’t you..? That is the secret, that is why it is hard to find.
Actually there is nothing wrong in enjoying all these things. After all you are
a human being and humans are social animals. You need to live a normal
comfortable life and enjoy the presence of family and friends and the material
comforts. It is perfectly Ok.
What is not OK is getting the wrong ideas. That those are
yours and you have the control over those. That is the point you have to be
enlightened. So enjoy it but not get overly attached. Not physically throw
things away you still have it and enjoy those but mentally, give up everything
and be free. So if you loose those physically, you have nothing to be sad,
because you had long ago, given those up in your mind.
Say for an example, your girlfriend, you treat her nicely as best as you can
and enjoy the time with her and have a happy life, suddenly for some reason she
Then will you have reason to be depressed.. ? No. Because you already knew that
all these things are impermanent and changing. Knowing that, you had already
given it up long ago in your mind. So you become the coolest head around the
block. You live like nothing happened. Why ? because you learned a profound
secret method of how be the coolest man when the world breaks apart around you.
What you need to know is that all these lures are temporary manifestations and
the cause of all the suffering you find in this word. If you can gasp the above
explained reason why the things you hold dear is the root cause of suffering ,
then you gain a unique wisdom among people who have no clue about it. That
Wisdom is called “Dukke Gananam”. Or the realization of the root cause of all
sufferings. Unless you realize it, you will never be interested in finding a
What is Suffering … ?
Lord Buddha defined suffering as following : “
Jaathi Pi Dukkha, Jara pi dukka, Maranam pi dukkm, soka paridewa dukka
domanassa upayasa dukkam, priye hi vippa yogo dhkko, appriyana sampayogo
dukko, Yampi Ichcham nolabathi
thampi dukkam, sanshiptana pancha upadanaskanda dukka” ,
Birth (Jaathi) is a cause for suffering
( Jaathi + Pi = Priya
Jaathi = things you like -- Therefore the things you like are also the
cause of suffering) , sickness and old age and death
(or else things you like does not stay or behave
as you like (Anichcha)),
too are sufferings. Sadness, sorrow, weeping, and struggle to make a
living is suffering. Loss of loved ones and compelled to put up with
tormentors or enemies is suffering,
not gaining things you desired
is suffering and in short the burden of pleasing the five senses
of the body is the cause of suffering.
Picture above: The things you like does not stay
or behave as you like them to be
(Un + Ichcha = Anichcha)
is the cause for all sorts of sufferings in the world
Though you believe due to the misconception or
ignorance called “Avidya”, that all these are yours, yet you control
nothing. Yours love affair may break at an unexpected moment causing you
heart break, your properties may be taken away from you in one minute
due to a natural disaster causing you become homeless, your health and
beauty will fade with aging .whether you like or not, your friends and
family may die one after another with the passing of time.
Oblivious to all this you live in your own world
surrounded by what ever you think belongs to you. Though you do not have
any control over those, you want these nice things to be yours and wish
those things to be yours for ever to enjoy. Thus you get attached to
this imaginary world you think is yours. Defining from it your identity
as a person. This imaginary but perfectly real world to you is called
“Bhava”. And the “Avidya” or the ignorance of
not knowing the real nature
of the impermanence or the dynamic nature of the things (
Anichcha) you think
which belongs to you, is the reason for the world or the “Bhava” you
created for yourself.
Naturally, you get attached to this
imaginary world of yours which defines your identity and your wish or
the “Desire” to be those things to be yours for ever is called “Trushna”.
This desire or the “Trushna” is the trap which keeps you locked or
“attached” in to this vicious circle of birth and death called Samsara.
This desire or the “Trushna” is generated no where but in
your mind. When this desire is not fulfilled due to changes beyond your control
such as old age or sickness or love break ups or fluctuations of wealth est.
you suffer. So the reason for your suffering is your desire or the attachment to
these ever changing world around you or the “Bhava” .
Realization of this simple truth is so important it is
regarded as the 2nd Noble Truth or the “Samudaya Sathya” in
Buddhism. That is : Reason for suffering is Desire or the Attachment in your
own mind. Or the suffering are generated through Desire and attachment. Word
“Samudaya” means Generate and “Sathya” means truth. So it is “The truth about
the generation of attachments”
Now you gained another unique wisdom which others do not
easily find. That is “Dukka Samudaye Gnanam” The wisdom of knowing where the
sufferings occur. That is, it happens not some where out side or by the fault of
some one else like the girl friend or the boy friend who broke up with you. But
within in your own self. Inside your mind due to the desires and the attachments
you created by yourself you suffer.
Then you get an answer. If you can find a way to change
your mind and not generate “Trushna” or the “Desire” in your mind” you can
stop all sorts of sufferings as well as disconnect the attachments and exit from
this vicious game of life and gain unshakable tranquility and peace even within
what is left to live in this life. Understanding that is the 3rd
Noble Truth called “Nirodha Sathya” Nirodha means disconnect or Disable.. So it
is the truth about disconnection of bonds.
Until you learn how to change your mind and disconnect the
attachment you will be subject to birth and death and in between all these
sufferings associated with the birth such as loss of loved ones, loss of
freedom, sickness, old age and so on again and again and again with no end as
you keep jumping from one life to another enduring endless amount of births and
deaths possessing various bodies some desirable some undesirable due to plus or
minus Karmic points you acquired during the course of it.
Playing the Game…
As same as in a computer game, this Plus or the good merits
points means in the next jump in to a new body, you will be able to get bonus
extras like comfortable easy life beautiful body rich family and good parents.
Minus or bad Karmas mean in next life you may born in to a poor family, bad
parents, cruel spouse or physical disability or even in some cases a life as an
PS ( This is an another view point on
the same principal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS6GdaSvgHk see also
think these two are important alternative unconnected views of the same
principle which does not conflict)
Almost same thing in different way in different view by Mr. Rich West but
very much worth listening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lqy-wYpX98 which I too mostly
Whether the world is real
or unreal ?
Lord Buddha preached the middle
path and said not to take world as real nor unreal. If said real
it is one wrong end of assumption and If unreal then another wrong end
of assumption as the world is real nor unreal. This easily explained in
the above example of computer game. Is the world in a computer game is
real and it exists somewhere ? No it does not exists. If it does not
exists then how do you play ? No it exsists.. So if you say it exists it
is wrong.. If you say it does not exist that is wrong too..
Now it comes to the question What is the method or the path
you need to follow in order to change and disconnect the attachment from your
mind.. ? . The shortest answer is. “Think in the opposite direction. Not the way
you are sheepishly directed to think by the matrix or the worldly way of
thinking but the way opposite to the other people think. Thus you stop
participating in the game of the generation of extreme emotions and desires.
Neutralize the flow of the wave of high and low extremes of emotions and settle
in a flat line. This is called taking the Middle path or the “Madyama
Using the simple but profound techniques mentioned below,
you will be able to live a vary satisfying, contempt and fulfilling happy life
without sufferings and at the same time not generating desires, attachments and
associated good and bad karmas.
That means you stopped playing the game by stopping the
creation of the bonds. You had broken free from the mundane world just by
changing the way you think. But the beauty is that to the outside world and the
family, you look perfectly normal. In fact, you become a person much better
than before as you will notice your gradual changes, like you become more
tolerant, more patient, more kinder, more gentler, more happier, less greedy and
a well balanced stable person who is not emotionally impacted by any good or
bad things life throws at your way. Therefore if you really understood what is
told here you will never ever have emotional break downs or mental depressions
as no true Buddhist will ever get those as he/she knows from deep within the
real nature of things in the world their changing nature or the impermanence
which goes hand in hand with the associated sufferings.
When some one asked what is Nirvana .. ? Lord Buddha
mentioned following “Raga hshayo, dwashah shayo, mohah shyo Nibbanam” that
means Not generating attachments or craving(Raga), not generating dislikes,
Intense animosity or
hatred (Dwesha) and Removal of the ignorance and gaining the
wisdom of seeing things as they are the Nirvana. Hence Nirvana is a condition
of mind you gain when you are neutral to outside world and have the ability to
see things in true perspective. You have stopped the game to look at a world
where others are running like mad chasing insatiable desires.
This path or the method you need to follow to gain this
ever lasting mental peace and tranquility is called the 4th noble
truth or the “Maarga Sathya” “ Maarga” means path. “Maarga Sathya” means true
path to follow.
When you talk about “Maarga Sathya” or the True path to
follow we need to talk about the “Aaarya Asthangika Marga” or the “Eight fold
path which Aaryans follow” which include correct Vision (Which you already got
by knowing 4 noble truths) Correct thought (You already have it that is why you
read this in order to find out how to get rid of Desires)..
The rest are the right action, right livelihood, right effort, right awareness
and right concentration. I am not going to talk about it any more as it makes
this writing too long.
If interested, you can do a web search and read. You can
find so many articles on the matter as an individual topic. What you do not
easily find is: How The “Chathurarya Sathya”, Patichcha samuppada and Arrya
ashtangika Marga are interconnected.
When you have lost the connection, you lost the Path to Nirvana. That is the
reason why that, it is very rare to find people who really understood the path
to follow or what needs to be done even among Buddhist Priests who spent whole
life studying scriptures. My aim is not discussing the theory which every book
written about Buddhism does. But to tell you in simplest possible way what you
practically need to do to change your own mind.
In simplest, what you need to do is two types of simple
Meditation. Elaborated in the scripture called “Sathi Pattana Suthra “ (Mind
settling scripture) The two types of Meditation are Samatha and Vidarshana.
In that scripture lord Buddha Said the following: “I
promise you this, if some one practices this method given here that person
depending on his intellectual ability , either minimum within 7 hours , or
medium within 7 days or 7 months or else maximum within 7 years will be able to
change his mind and attain the realization of Nirvana “ So is the power of these
Samatha Meditation and what is Vidarshana Meditation .. ? Why two types.. ?.
The reason is when you want to change your mind what you
have to do.. ? First thing is you need to learn to focus your mind in order to
concentrate on some subject . For that you need to learn how to calm the mind.
To achieve the calming and concentration ability you start with Samatha
Meditation or in other words “Breathing meditation”. Once your mind is calm and
settled you slowly move in to the other type of meditation called “Vidarshana”
Meaning of the word “Vidarshana” is Analysis. You contemplate on the subject and
start thinking in order to realize and convince your self the real Nature of the
Before learning breathing meditation to calm your mind you
need to know a little bit about the nature the mind specially because this is
the reason why people find it is hard to keep attention on one thing more than
a minute before unknowingly the thoughts wander in to thinking various things
than what you wanted to think. The reason is, the two parts of the process. The
focus part and the attention part.
When you begin the berating meditation you first have to
sit in a comfortable position in a chair or on the floor or under a tree etc.
and focus on your breathing . The focus point should be the tip of your nose or
the upper lip where the air of your breath is touching. You do not follow the
breath up or down . You only focus your attention on the movement of air which
passes your focus point which is either the tip of the nose or upper lip, where
ever you find easy to focus. In that focus point, your awareness is such you
know when you breath long breaths , short breath or heavy ones or light ones.
Easy, piecy isn’t it.. ? Yes in the beginning it is easy but, after a minute
or so you will find that instead of concentrating and watching on the sensation
of the movement of upward and downward air touching your tip of lip or nose,
your attention has drifted away. Why ?.
The reason is, when you begin the meditation the focus part
of mind direct your attention to the breathing so you are able to focus the
attention on it, and the attention is there now. The nature of focus part of the
mind is such that, once the attention is there, the focus goes away and fish
out some thing else and brings it back to the attention, thus focus jumps from
one to another and like a puppy dog bringing sticks, it picks up and brings
various thoughts in to attention one after another, that is why you loose
What is the
The remedy is simple. Every time you breath , think it is
the first time you begin. Then the focus part of the mind will bring the breath
in to your attention. Next breath also think it as the very first. Thus. Focus –
Attention, focus attention to the touch of the air. Thus the mind will not drift
away and your attention span will drastically improve. You only need to think
every breath is you first breath and you began meditation just now.
Now, once the attention is improved, start the Vidarshana
part of the Meditation. That is analysis.
Analysis of what.. ?
What is the most irresistible force this word… ? What makes
the continuation of animal and plant life possible in the world.. which makes
flowers bloom, Bees ..Humm.. birds sing and people fall in love ?
It is the sex and the attraction to the physical body. Out of that, the
attraction or love for own body and self preservation instinct is the most
intense. Therefore if you know the reality about your own body then the reality
about every thing else in the world will be evident to you.
That is why Lord Buddha said .. In this six feet body I will show you the whole
world as well as cessation of the world or the Nirvana.
Thus the Vidarshana is all about the contemplation and
analysis of, mainly the own body as well as the body of others.
This is what you have to think and keep thinking with the
now improved attention of the mind. This is called “Kaayanupassana” There are
several ways to think. Any one way or all the ways are ok depending on what is
easy for you.
But remember this the only way and there is no other way to change your mind and
disconnect from repetitive birth and death circle called “Samsara” and gain the
What you have to think and convince to your self is this:
The below is what the
scripture called "Manasikara
Sutra or the "Contemplation Stanza" says as "
Etham Samtham Etham paneetham.. Yadidam Sabba
Samkara Samato.. Sabbupadee pati Nissago.. Thannakkayo.. Virogo..
Niroodo. Nibbananmthi "
Manasikara Suthra – What
a person should contemplate in his mind in the process called
“Vidarshana” or Analysis in order to change his mind and achieve
Nirvana. The freedom from all Defilements
Etham Samtham Etham paneetham....lf
There is only one sweet feeling in this universe that is the sweetness
in the feeling of experiencing the pure consciousness or the
assimilation with the source.
Yadidam Sabba Samkara Samato..Gained
by Relinquishing the conjured up illusory impressions of extreme
desires, expectations and hopes in the mind.
Sabbupadee pati Nissago.Feeling
of freedom in Breaking up of all sorts of bonds which holds a being
down in the cruel never ending circle of Samsara due to attachments
caused by those never ending illusory expectations of extreme desires
and hopes.Thus Not polluting the untainted primary pure initial thoughts
or the pure consciousness in the mind with attachments generated by all
sorts of desires such as lust hatred and dilutions .
the mind clean by not generating and not attaching the secondary
occurred impure thoughts and extreme emotions to the initially
generated pure thoughts…
Which arise as soon as the attention to any thing or any one
worldly attractions with such polluted and altered extreme mind set
tainted by attached impurities .
analytical and watchful about every moment, when the pollution of mind
occurs by having mindfulness about the working of the own mind .
Attaining the status of mind which can be described as seeing and only
seeing, hearing and only hearing, sensing and only sensing, thus
recognising and responding to those with no attachments caused by
either of anger resentment or hatred or liking or need for possessing
generated in the mind to what is being engaged with. But only having
neutrality, compassion and kindness.
Ending all attachments and Keeping clean the initial pure mind or the
pure consciousness without pollutants of impure thoughts is the way to
the ultimate freedom from bonds of “Samsara” or the way to enlightenment
and gaining the ever lasting happiness of the feeling of Nirvana..
Even while you are still living your life in the world.
This is my first Video .. There is some
break in the sound file when slides are transitting sorry for that
.Actually I made this for the benifit of forigners and those who does
not understand Sinhalese language and the "මාතෘකා
(What you get below is the law of cause and effect
(Patichcha Samuppada) as well as Chathurarya sathiya( Four
Noble Truths) and Trilakshana (3 Qualities ) all in a one simple
understandable format )
have to think and convince to your self is this:
This body of mine is the present result of previous life’s
ignorance (Avidya) of not being
able to seeing things as they really are (Avidya - not
being able to see and analyse in the line of Indulgence(Ashwaada),
Consequences of that indulgence( Aadeenawa) and by
seeing the adverse consequences of that indulgence , the relinquishment (Nissarana)
give up or abandonment )
and because of that Avidya (
or not seeing the consequences of indulgences and not being able to relinquish)
I created desires (Trushna), which resulted in intense sense of
ownership and attachments (Upadana) and karmas (Good and bad points or merits)
while living in the imaginary world of reality I built around me (Bhawa) as a
result of these previous causes, I could not see the reality of the things in
the light of Anichcha
(Anichcha = Un + Ichcha = Does not stay or behave as
desired = constantly changing or dynamic) or the impermanence
*** of the things I thought
which are mine and even at my moment of death I could not leave those behind.
My present body is the result of that, which is
made out of an erected skeleton bound by blood soaked veins and filled
by pieces of meat and covered by skin. This body it self is no different
from a cadaver (dead carcass). This carcass is made alive by the
consciousness which came to possess it due to the desire for the
attractions offered to lure it in to the trap of never ending circle of
life and death or the Samsara.
Because of the current ignorance (Avidya) I will again be attracted to
those lures aimed to please my five senses and the resulting Karmas,
Trushna (Desire), Bhawa ( What you think your own or world around) and
Upadana (attachment) I will again be subjected to the emotions of
intermittent joys as well as great deal of unavoidable sufferings such
as sick ness ,old age and death ect and also will be generating an
another body to go through the same sufferings again and again.
This body has nothing to be desired. Once the consciousness leaves the
body it is nothing but a cadaver. Food for worms. In a two three days
time after death it will start to smell bad, attracting flies and
insects the meat will dissolve and will decay to the earth.
Therefore this body is (As well as every thing else
I believe as mine ) Anichcha
(Does not stay or behave as I wish). Hence it is a reason for
Dukkha. (Sufferings) and
it is a cause for all sorts of disastrous outcomes (Anartha).
Because of that it is not a thing to be get attached.
Why you are advised to think as mentioned above ?. That is to make you
realise the Thrilakshana or the
3 qualities mentioned below.
(If you did not understand any thing else I
wrote above still it does not matter.. but at least try to grasp what is
said in the 4 short paragraphs given below under the Thrilakshana..
If you understood it and keep contemplating or thinking on it.. that is
enough to get you released from Samsara eventually..)
Over all, this body (as well as every thing
else in this world) is impermanent or dynamic
(1.Anichcha) and does not
behave as I desire or stay as I want it to be (1.Anichcha
= Un + Ichcha = Does not stay or behave as desired = constantly changing
Hence It is a cause for all sorts
of sufferings and fearfulness
(2.Dukka)in regard to that changeability
(Dukkha = Du +Ksha = Polluted + Ruined -
Meaning that the happy clear peaceful and tranquil mind get tainted
resulting a suffering and polluted mind)
Also, this body is not me, this
body is a thing to be disillusioned. I do not own it, (If I own it I
should be able to stop it getting sick or old or die) and since it fools
me and cheats me thus leading me to imagine and think that it possess
the qualities it actually does not posses, such as making me believe
that the body is me/mine/his/her body or soul (Aathma
pudgala Sagnya = Misinterpretation as a soul or a person) and
brings associated desires (or Else Undesire or
hatreds ex. like I love this person , I hate this person, I want to
posses this etc.) and hence creates attachment
(Desire for love or Else revenge or Else acute
desire to possess) causing me to be bound and enslaved to
this cruel endless cycle of life and death by compelling me to wish for
and take more and more future births to play roles of different and
different characters in order to fulfill those unfinished desires.
Because of that, this body is a thing to be disillusioned.
Since, those desires brings
disastrous effects (3.Anartha)
( Anartha = Un + Artha = Does not + Do
good = Disastrous effects
associated endless sufferings such are more and more future births,
sicknesses, old ages and deaths, because of this Anartha or the
adverse disastrous byproducts the attachment creates, the attachment to
the body (or any worldly possession to
the matter) is a thing that is to be:
disappointed with, by realising the futileness of those attachments.
you do not get attached . Once
not get attached the person gets released from the bond to Samsara.
( * Some Buddhist monks define
this as Anaathma (Soul
Less) But that does not fit properly in the context and I believe this
mix up of single word
Anartha to Anaathma
which led to misunderstanding and mis interpretation from original
Pali Language is one of the main reasons that for a long time and for
some generations it was not possible for people to properly understand
the Thrilakshana and hence realize how to exit from Samsara. As even the
most erudite monks could not grasp the total meaning with the wrong word
Anaathma placed there instead of the correct word Anartha. For an
Example, it is something like giving a recipe for a cup of tea as Hot
water + a Teabag + Salt rather than Hot Water + a Teabag + Sugar )
Or else you can also think this body is made out of
4 elements (Sathara maha butha = Aapo, thejo Waayo, Patawi) Solids,
Liquids, Gases and Heat.
Once you achieved enough attention span through breathing meditation
practice, then you can keep thinking on the above said Thrilakshana
line even while you are working or driving or going for a walk, every
time you have a moment to contemplate. When ever an another person come
in to your eye site or mind as soon as it comes think same about that
are two impermanence of things you need to realise according to
Buddhist theory, first the evident hence easy to grasp impermanence of
things such as aging, decay, change or things does not stay or behave
as we like and destruction of living and physical things around us. that
is helpful in the beginning in order to reduce attachment.
But for the enlightenment
or to escape from matrix , you need to realize a second form of
impermanence, the "instant impermanence" this is a big theory which
needs more understanding through "Vidarshana" or the analysis process.
In the shortest form what I can say is that Lord Buddha said some thing
Every thing in this world instantly appears to
you when you look at it . When not observed they cease to exists
therefore every thing is impermanent as you generate it within your own
mind at the point of your interaction with it.
" දකින්ට පෙර තිබ්බ නොවේ .. දැක්කට පස්සෙත් තියනවා
නොවේ .. අවස්ථාවට උපදවා ගෙන පරිහරණය කරන්නේ .."
" Ha,, ha,, ..Oh my god
!! how can I explain this ? In a few words even the most erudite monks
take hours to explain in the deepest of discourses of Buddhism..
Ok think like this.. When
you look at yourself in a Mirror.. The image was not there before you
look. When you look only you see it. Once you get away from the mirror
it cease to exist yet again you look in that instant again it is there.
In this holographic world
too .. there is some thing like this occurring.. When you look at some
thing the image is taken through the eye in to your mind. You interact
with that image in your mind and not with the object you think you see
in the outside. Your love, your hate , your anger every interaction is
happened inside your mind with that holographic image you took in to
your mind. In that way you create good or bad karmas. If you
realize this truth and recognize this image as an
image in your own mind as same as you do not go to love or hate the
image you see in the mirror you become neutral to it. Because you
realise it is nothing but only a projection. Nothing in this world can
shake you. That is the way to neutralize the influence of the matrix of
Samsara. You stopped interacting by knowing how it operates.
But due to your ignorance or the dilution or the Avidya you think you
are interacting with the outside object you thought you saw. But in
reality it already ceased to exist until you look t it again
The object you saw had
already vanished just like the your image you saw in the mirror. But
since you already have the image in your own processor called mind you
interact with it in your mind and you do not realize it.
For an example in a movie
film a projector runs 30 still images per second ,one slightly different
from other through it so we can see walking talking and moving
characters in the film. For a one hour long movie film you run 2 -3
kilometers of film strip in which every frame is slightly different to
other and when one frame cease to exist the other come in to view in
order to the film story to run. Yet we do not notice that technical
part happening behind the curtain. Similarly every thing around us is an
illusion and thus impermanent
See also Holographic Universe
That is all you need to do.. and need to
And again I will remind you that Buddha Said the following:
“I promise you this, if some one practices this method given here that person
depending on his intellectual ability , either minimum within 7 hours , or
medium within 7 days or 7 months or else maximum within 7 years will be able to
change his mind and attain the realization of Nirvana “ So is the power of these
What next.. ?
Keep thinking in the above way at any time you can find a
moment to spare. Not only while you sit and meditate which usually happen very
rare in a practical busy world. But do it when you sit in a train or bus, when
you drive to work, when go to sleep or when you eat.
After some time you will begin to get disappointed about, first your body and
subsequently the way the world is set up.
Once you get disappointed, you will
not get attached. Once the attachment is removed from the mind “ Nacha Kinchi
Loke Upadiyathi” Or never creating attachments on any thing in the world ,
Now you will understand that, Why..Buddhism teach us that your salvation should
be made by yourself through your intellect without waiting for the help from any
other force.. Because no one can change your mind except yourself !!!.
You will be free of all worldly bonds. Not even attached to
your body. Of course you care about your body better than before in order to
maintain, but not to be attached to it, by wrongly thinking this is me and mine.
As you clearly begin to see the difference between the me-consciousness (Vingnana
or Naama) and the body (Ruupa).
Once you removed at least the attachment to the body, (Ruupa) at a letter stage
of spiritual enlightenment by using the other 3 remaining methods described in
the “Sathipattana Suthra” called “Chittanupassana” “Vedananupassana” and
“Dhammanupassana” which are the extensions of the “Kayanupassana” Method given
above, you will learn to remove the attachment to the me-consciousness too (Naama,
or the soul conciousness) to become pure-consciousness (Arhath).
Just like the drop of water becoming the whole ocean you merge in to it to that
all it is, was and to be. Become one with it . By loosing your identity of self
and merging with all knowing all penetrating existence that is deathless, birth
less, suffering less, formless, shapeless, omnipresent, attribute less, and
quality less, ever present, pure loving blissful beyond all perceptions
manifestation of universe where all Buddhas and Arhaths told that ultimate
happiness, peace and bliss is.
Finally I suggest, you to do a web search and read more
about Sathi Pattana Suthra, Paticchcha Samuppada and Aarya ashtangika Maraga. As
I talked and introduced all those Buddhist concepts very simply in a manner a
child could understand it within the context of this writing which, 99% of
Buddhist never grasped due to the heavy weight way it is presented to them.
Buddhism is not heavy weight words. It is a practical way of living in this
May peace be upon this world
May all beings are Happy and Well !!
May all beings are infinite boundless, beings of pure light, filled with love
compassion and kindness for all other beings, with never occurring a slightest
of thought of harming an other being !!!
articles and books for follow up:
1. Elon Musk believes we are probably characters in some advanced
civilization's video game
2. Is our universe FAKE?
Every thing in this world instantly appears to you when you look at it .
When not observed they cease to exists therefore every thing is
impermanent as you generate it within your own mind at the point of your
interaction with it.
" දකින්ට පෙර තිබ්බ නොවේ .. දැක්කට පස්සෙත් තියනවා
නොවේ .. අවස්ථාවට උපදවා ගෙන පරිහරණය කරන්නේ .."
දැකීම දකින තැනම ඉතිරි නැතිව අවසන්වේ.ඇසත්,රූප චායාවත් ගැටුන විට චක්ඛු
විඤ්ඤානය ඇතිවේ.මේ තුනේ එකතුව චක්ඛුසම්පස්සයයි.මේ ස්පර්ශය පෙර නොතිබී
ඇතිවි,ඉතිරි නැතුවම නැතිවේ.මෙයයි අනිත්යය.ඇස මම නොවේ.මගෙ නොවේ.රූපය මම
නොවේ.මගෙ නොවේ.විඤ්ඤාණය මම නොවේ. මගෙ නොවේ.චක්ඛුසම්පස්සය මම නොවේ.මගේ
නමුත් මේ අනිත්ය සහ අනාත්ම ස්වභාව නොදන්නා,නොදකිනා ප්රතක්ජනයා දකින්නේ
මමයි,දකින දෙය පවතී, වශයෙන් ගැනීමෙන් දකින දෙය රැස් කරයි.මේ විදියට
සැම විටම එතන,එතනම ඉතුරු නැතිව නැතිවන බවයි අනිත්ය ස්වභාවය.නමුත්
අවිද්යාව හෙවත් යථාස්වභාවය නොදැනීම,නොදැකීම නිසා අසන,දකින,දැනෙන,සිතන
සියල්ලම රැස් කරයි.මේ රැස් කිරීම් තමයි අවිද්යා පච්චයා සංඛාර කියන්නෙ.කර්ම
රැස් කරනව කියන්නෙ.නැවත නැවතත් දකින,අසන,දැනෙන,සිතන සැම විටම මේ රැස්
කිරීම් ඉදිරියට එයි.නැවත,නැවත රැවටෙයි.රැස් කිරීම අලුත් වෙයි.
සරලව සිතන්න මෙතෙක් කල් අසන ලද සියල්ලම මේ මොහොතේ කොහෙද තියෙන්නෙ?දැකපු
දේවල් කොහෙද තියෙන්නෙ?දිවට,නාසයට,සමට දැනුන දේවල් කොහෙද තියෙන්නෙ?සිතපු
දේවල් කොහෙද තියෙන්නෙ?ඒ සියල්ලම දැන් නැහැනේද?මේ මොහොතේ ඉන්ද්රිය ගෝචර වන
රූප හැර අනිත් සියල්ලම ඉවරයි.නමුත් ඔබ ඉවර කරලද?මනසේ රැස් කරලද?මෙසේ
සැබවින්ම ස්වභාවයෙන්ම නැති දේ සිතේ රදවා ගෙන දුක් විදීම නොවේද ඔබ කරන්නෙ?
Copied from Face book article written by
Sarath Kohilawaththage 27 September 2015
I was stunned when I saw this how is it
possible to see the same theory in physics which was told in Buddhist
theory 2600 years back and to use the example of mirror to explain it ?
How come ?
Taken from THE HOLOGRAPHIC
UNIVERSE written by Michael Talbot in 1991
…..To most of us
it is obvious that our feelings of love, hunger, anger, and so on, are
internal realities, and the sound of an orchestra playing, the heat of
the sun, the smell of bread baking, and so on, are external realities.
But it is not so clear how our brains enable us to distinguish between
Pribram points out that when we look at
a person, the image of the person is really on the surface of our
retinas. Yet we do not perceive the person as being on our retinas. We
perceive them as being in the "world-out-there. " Similarly, when
we stub our toe we experience the pain in our toe. But the pain is not
really in our toe. It is actually a neuro physiological process taking
place somewhere in our brain. How then is our brain able to take the
multitude of neuro physiological processes that manifest as our
experience ,all of which are
internal, and fool us into thinking that some are internal and some are
located beyond the confines of our gray matter? Creating the
illusion that things are located where they are not is the
quintessential feature of a hologram.
As mentioned, if
you look at a hologram it seems to have extension in space, but if you
pass your hand through it you will discover there is nothing there.
Despite what your senses tell you, no instrument will pick up the
presence of any abnormal energy or substance where the hologram appears
to be hovering. This is because a hologram is a virtual image, an image
that appears to be where it is not, and
possesses no more extension in space than does the three-dimensional
image you see of yourself when you look in a mirror. Just as the
image in the mirror is located in the silvering on the mirror's back
surface, the actual location of a hologram is always in the photographic
emulsion on the surface of the film recording it……Page 25
by Michael Talbot (ISBN 0 586 09171 8)
Read the book online here
by Michael Talbot (ISBN 0 586 09171 8)
As for Pribram, by the 1970s enough evidence had accumulated to
convince him his theory was correct. In addition, he had taken his ideas
into the laboratory and discovered that single neurons in the motor
cortex respond selectively to a limited bandwidth of frequencies, a
finding that further supported his conclusions. The question that
began to bother him was, If the picture of reality in our brains is not
a picture at all but a hologram, what is it a hologram of? The dilemma
posed by this question is analogous to taking a Polaroid picture of a
group of people sitting around a table and, after the picture develops,
finding that, instead of people, there are only blurry clouds of
patterns positioned around the table. In both cases one could
rightfully ask, Which is the true reality, the seemingly objective world
experienced by the observer/photographer or the blur of interference
patterns recorded by the camera/brain?
Pribram realized that if the
holographic brain model was taken to
its logical conclusions, it opened the door on the
possibility that objective
reality—the world of coffee cups, mountain vistas, elm trees, and
table lamps—might not even exist, or at least not exist in the way we
believe it exists. Was it possible, he wondered, that what the
had been saying for centuries was true, reality was maya, an illusion,
and what was out there was really a vast, resonating symphony of
wave forms, a "frequency domain" that was transformed into the
world as we know it only after it entered our senses?
Realizing that the solution he was seeking might lie outside the
province of his own field, he went to his physicist son for advice. His
son recommended he look into the work of a physicist named David
Bohm. When Pribram did he was electrified. He not only found the
answer to his question, but also discovered that according to Bohm,
the entire universe was a hologram...."
astonishing of all is that there is compelling evidence
that the only time quanta ever manifest as particles is when we are
looking at them. For instance, when an electron isn't being looked at,
experimental findings suggest that it is always a wave. Physicists are
able to draw this conclusion because they have devised clever strategies
for deducing how an electron behaves when it is not being observed
(it should be noted that this is only one interpretation of the
evidence and is not the conclusion of all physicists; as we will see,
Bohm himself has a different interpretation).
Once again this seems more like magic than the kind of behavior we
are accustomed to expect from the natural world. Imagine owning a
bowling ball that was only a bowling ball when you looked at it. If you
sprinkled talcum powder all over a bowling lane and rolled such a
"quantum" bowling ball toward the pins, it would trace a single line
through the talcum powder while you were watching it. But if you
blinked while it was in transit, you would find that for the second or
two you were not looking at it the bowling ball stopped tracing a line
and instead left a broad wavy strip, like the undulating swath of a
desert snake as it moves sideways over the sand (see fig. 7).
Such a situation is comparable to the one quantum physicists encountered
when they first uncovered evidence that quanta coalesce
into particles only when they are being observed. Physicist Nick
a supporter of this interpretation, says this has sometimes
caused him to imagine that behind his back the world is always "a
radically ambiguous and ceaselessly flowing quantum soup. " But
whenever he turns around and tries to see the soup, his glance instantly
freezes it and turns it back into ordinary reality. He believes
this makes us all a little like Midas, the legendary king who never
knew the feel of silk or the caress of a human hand because everything
he touched turned to gold. "Likewise humans can never experience the
true texture of quantum reality, " says Herbert, "because everything
we touch turns to matter. "
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Mankadawala Sudassana Maha Theros sermons translated to English In PDF
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Acknoledgement And Thanks
I wish to thank and
convey my heart felt gratitude to Ven. Maaankadawala Suddhassna Maha Thero and
the web master of
showing the correct path to me so I could understand these Profound Concepts. If
not for them I would have been lost in Samsara.
Though I have never seen Ven. Maaankadawala Suddhassna Maha Thero in Person.
This write up is a result of 6 months of my listening to Maha Thero’s sermons
From Dec, 2015 to May 2016 published in www.Sudassana.org.Since
all those sermons are in Sinhala Language. I felt sorry and compassion for
people like my son who being born and bread in Australia are not fortunate
enough to know the Sinhala Language as proficiently as I do in order to grasp
the subtle points and meanings in profound theories and concepts given above.
I too as a person born in to a family whose father is a Christian and Mother is
Buddhist, I never had a chance even to go to a Buddhist Sunday school to learn
Buddhism. Hence there could be some short comings in this write up written
within two days solely out of compassion and necessity as there are no English
Translations of Maha Theros Sermons and some how this void has to be filled even
as little as this. Hence if any short comings it is entirely my fault of not
knowing how to explain better as I am just a ordinary person and a parent of a
Also I wish to thank Ven.
Meegahakubure Dhammagavsi Thero. The chief incumbent of Sydney Lankaramaya
Temple for encouragement and Support. As well as agreeing to proof read and
write an preface. Without Ven. Meegahakubure Dhammagavsi Theros support this
Dharma Dana may not be possible.
The Gift of Dharma is the Highest Gift an any one can give “ Sabba Daanam Dhrma
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