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6 years ago  ::  May 04, 2008 - 10:41PM #21
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The Third Noble Truth: CESSATION OF SUFFERING

Nirrod



Cessation is the natural ending of any condition that has

arisen. We have control over suffering because it's within us -

we create them, we experience them. For that reason, we

don't need to depend on anyone else to remove the cause of

suffering.



The Three Aspects



Cessation of  SUFFERING.

Cessation of SUFFERING SHOULD BE RELEASED.

Cessation of SUFFERING HAS BEEN RELEASED.




The buddha-dharma doesn't ask us to give up control.

Instead, it acknowledges that we never had it in the first

place. We can stop clinging to something that wasn't there to

begin with.

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"Never forget the earth longs to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."  Kahlil Gibran
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6 years ago  ::  May 05, 2008 - 2:16AM #22
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Notes on: * CESSATION OF SUFFERING

* Nirodha



You can end eternal suffering by ending the craving that leads

to the continuation of suffering. Remember that suffering is

caused by endlessly wanting what you don't have. So, when

you stop this endless wanting of things to not be what they

*are* you won't suffer anymore. That's not to say you won't

ever feel pain, sad, happy or ecstatic again. It's just that it

won't be the merry-go-round of; wanting it to go - wanting it to

stay - not getting it - being sad - getting it  - being happy -

changes - and wanting again.



This is the natural tendency; clinging to the pleasant and

adverse to the unpleasant. We spend most of our lives 

chasing after and clinging on to things that satisfy our desires, 

egos, lusts and trying to run away from things we find painful

and unpleasant.



If you want to suffer and waste your life stay on the merry-go-

round. It  will all take you to the end, to cessation and you

will not be any wiser for it. You will just keep repeating the

same old dreary habits, and when you die, you will not have

learned anything important in life.



What is ignorance? Not to know that *all* conditional things

are unsatisfactory is ignorance. Not to know that *all* things;

good, bad and in-between, are impermanent is ignorance.



The Third Noble Truth says that the cause of suffering can be

ended. Our struggle to survive, our effort to to prove

ourselves and solidify our relationships is unnecessary. We

and the world can get along quite comfortably with out

unnecessary posturing. We could be just be a simple, direct a

and straight-forward person. We could form a simple 

relationship with our world. We do this this abandoning *our*

expectations about how we think things should be and accept

the way things really *are*.





When you let go, then what is left is peace.


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"Never forget the earth longs to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."  Kahlil Gibran
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6 years ago  ::  May 05, 2008 - 8:55PM #23
shoeless
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My eyes, like Jalus's fingers, are tired.

I rub my eyes.
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6 years ago  ::  May 05, 2008 - 11:11PM #24
Jalus
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QUOTE=shoeless

My eyes, like Jalus's fingers, are tired.

I rub my eyes.



Because You are Awake, Shoeless...


While Many Others Sleep. 




Forgive my ignorance.

I shall rest my fingers. ^I^

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"Never forget the earth longs to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."  Kahlil Gibran
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6 years ago  ::  May 06, 2008 - 5:36PM #25
shoeless
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please do not rest them entirely...your comments were great for this thread...
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6 years ago  ::  May 06, 2008 - 6:22PM #26
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All is well. A wise community is a gift.  ^I^
"Never forget the earth longs to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."  Kahlil Gibran
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6 years ago  ::  May 07, 2008 - 12:42AM #27
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My apologies Jalus.  Reading back I think I came across as rude and arrogant.  This was not my aim.  Lately, I've been consumed with the teachings of buddhism that I've forgotten to be present.   I'm like a starving man reading a cookbook in a room full of already prepared food.
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