posted Jan 27, 2014, 10:34 AM by Mark Nunberg
updated Jan 27, 2014, 4:18 PM by Scott Jensen
Introduction to the Integral Anatomy Series, Volume 1, Skin and Superficial Fascia by Gil Hedley
Hang on to Your Ego by Ajahn Thanissaro
Muccalinda Sutta, Udana 2.1, translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Free of “I”- making, AN 3.32; trans. by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi and Ven. Nyanaponika Thera
On one occasion the Venerable Sāriputta approached the Blessed One, paid homage to him and sat down to one side. The Blessed One then said to him:
“Sāriputta, whether I teach the Dhamma in brief, or whether I teach it in detail, or whether I teach it both in brief and in detail, those who understand are hard to find.”
“Now, O Blessed One, is the time for it! Now, Sublime One, is the time for the Blessed One to teach the Dhamma in brief, to teach it in detail, and to teach it both in brief and in detail. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.”
“Well then, Sāriputta, thus should one train oneself: ’We shall not entertain any I-making, mine-making or underlying tendency to conceit either in regard to this conscious body or in regard to all external objects; and we shall enter and dwell in the liberation of mind, liberation by wisdom, so that we are no longer subject to I-making, mine-making and the underlying tendency to conceit.’ That is how one should train oneself.
“When, Sāriputta, a monk has no more I-making, mine-making and underlying tendency to conceit either in regard to this conscious body or in regard to external objects, and when he thus enters and dwells in the liberation of mind, liberation by wisdom, he is then called a monk who has cut off craving and removed the fetters, one who, by fully breaking through conceit, has made an end of suffering.