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The 3 Ultimate Facts!

 

Friends:

The 3 Universal Characteristics are Absolute:

All form is unstable, falling apart, transient and inevitably vanishing!
Therefore is all form fragile, frustrating, and ultimately disappointing!
Therefore is all form ownerless, neither what I am, nor mine or self!

All feeling is unsteady, disintegrating, temporary and just fading away!
Therefore is all feeling feeble, annoying, and really a painful suffering!
Therefore is all feeling unkeepable, alien, not-me-nor-mine-nor-any-self!



All perception is fickle, collapsing, transitory and quickly disappearing!
Therefore is all perception frail, bothering, and never quite enough!
Therefore is all perception foreign, strange, not-me-nor-mine-nor-self!

All construction is insecure, subsiding, ephemeral and always leaving!
Therefore is all construction brittle, irksome, and invariably inadequate!
Therefore is all construction impersonal and not-me-nor-mine-nor-self!



All consciousness is momentary, fleeting, passing, evanescent and lost!
Therefore is all consciousness insubstantial, tedious, and quite miserable!
Therefore is all consciousness egoless, alien and neither-me-nor-I-nor-self!

Thus seeing, thus knowing, thus assured, and clearly comprehending, but
shattered, and disgusted, yet still calm, cool and collected, one gradually
stops taking up and accumulating these things, since only fools pick up pain!
One instead Relinquishes! This -only and exactly this release by letting go-
is the liberating escape from all suffering, be it past, future or present! 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Blessed Buddha said:

Whether Perfect Ones appear in the world, or whether Perfect Ones do not
appear in the world, this still remains the same condition, an immutable fact,
and a fixed regular nature-law: That all constructions are impermanent, that
all constructions are subject to suffering, that everything is without a self...
                                                                        Anguttara Nikāya III 134

          Constructions are all impermanent:
          When he sees thus with understanding
          And turns away from what is ill,
          Then that is the path to mental purity.
          Constructions are all suffering:
          When he sees thus with understanding
          And turns away from what is sick,
          Then this is the path to mental purity.
          All states are all without a same self:
          When he sees thus with understanding
          And turns away from what is illusory,
         This is verily the path to mental purity.
          Dhammapada 277-79

Regarding these 3 general characteristics or signs (Ti-lakkhana) see also:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_3_Universal_Characteristics.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/s_t/ti_lakkhana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Anything_Whatsoever.htm

The 3 Ultimate Facts!

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