Dhamma Letter No. 73
Vipassana: when seeing it, it disappears!
When you see it, it disappears. Everything is a phenomenon.
No matter how happy or pleasant things are, they do not last forever. No matter how sad or painful it is, it doesn't last forever. If it continues, it will probably be difficult for us to live our entire life.
Knowing that it will come to an end someday, we live in hope of the next. If it is clearly understood and fully understood rather than vaguely aware of it, there is no more suffering. Because this too is just passing.
But to understand clearly (Sati sampajañña, Satima!) is to understand the three characteristics of anicca (changing all the time), dukkha (unsatisfaction/suffering) and anatta (non-self) in Buddhist terms with Bhavana-maya panna(Wisdom through practice).
Only when the ignorance that is rooted in man is fully realized will such delusions never arise again. Because its roots are gone. That is the state of Arahatship, which is complete enlightenment.
Rather than setting a goal that is too big, you must first put the power to look at the defilements of every moment that occurs to you. There is often a big difference between what you think you are and what you actually are. Narrowing that gap is practice/meditation.
You have to recognize that it is just a phenomenon. It is first necessary to understand the three characteristics of the Dhamma presented above. This is because, as they are understood, the progress of the practice can be accelerated.
Being able to look as it is (Dhamma: The natural law); if you don't fall into the memories of the past and let go of your worries for the future, reality can be faithful to the moment. The practice of Buddhism is to stay in the present moment, no matter what. Only then can you feel happy for yourself. You can only find peace and happiness within yourself, not through any material object. That is why we meditate.
To be continued...
May you understand ‘Dhamma’ through practice!
May you be well and happy!
Ayyā Kosallā & Mahāpajāpatī Bhikkhunī Sangha
Edited by Euna Bonovich
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May the Buddha’s teachings last a long time!
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May everyone be led on the path of peace and blessing!!
Sādhu Sādhu Sādhu !