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NOTE: These excerpts from the Dhamma are intended to be made into "posters", to serve as Memory Devices. Following the principles of Downbound Confounded Rebounding Conjuration, as long as one is still bound up in the World, what one remembers is what one recreates in the future. This technique uses that phenomena to bring one back time and time again to those sets of ideas that will eventually provide the basis for becoming Unbound in the Complete and Utter Freedom of Objective Detachment.

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The Ariya Atth'Angehika Magga

1. SAMMA DITTHI: High View

This is all Pain [DUKKHA].
The source of Pain is Hunger/Thirst [TANHA]
To end the Pain, end the Hunger/Thirst
This is the way: High View, High Principles, High Talk, High Works, High Lifestyle, High Self Control, High Satisfaction, and High Getting High

2. SAMMA SANKAPPA: High Principles

The Principle of Letting Go, The Principle of Non Cruelty (no mental pain); The Principle of Non-Harm (no physical pain)

3. SAMMA VACA: High Talk

Put away lying words, speak truth, from the truth never swerve; faithful and trustworthy, break not your word to the world, Put away slander, hold aloof from calumny. What you hear in one place do not repeat in another to cause trouble between the two. Live as a binder together of those who are divided, an encourager of those who are friends, a peacemaker, a lover of peace, impassioned for peace, a speaker of words that make for peace; Put away rudeness of speech, hold yourself aloof from harsh language. Whatsoever word is blameless, pleasant to the ear, lovely, reaching to the heart, PORI (urbane), pleasing to the people, beloved of the people -- those are the words to speak;
Put away frivolous talk, hold yourself aloof from vain conversation. Speak in season,  in accordance with the facts, words full of meaning, on DHAMMA, on discipline. Speak at the right time, words worthy to be laid up in one's heart, fitly illustrated with appropriate similes, logical, reasonable, to the point.

4. SAMMA KAMMANTA: High Works

High Kammanta is Abstaining from Intentional Taking of Life, Intentional Theft, and Remembering not to Give up one's Ethical Conduct for pleasure's sake.

5. SAMMA AJIVA: High Lifestyle

High Lifestyle is the style or process of living in accordance with this system: Identifying an element of one's lifestyle that is clearly seen by one's self as low, harmful, detrimental to one's self or others one abandons it, lets it go, drops it, renounces it, restrains it, eradicates it. What remains is considered High Lifestyle.

6. SAMMA VAYAMA: High Self Control

Restrain Low conditions that are present in the Here and Now
Refrain from Low conditions that are not yet Present in the here and now
Retain High conditions that are present in the Here and Now, and
Obtain High conditions that are not yet present in the Here and Now

7. SAMMA SATI: High Memory Satisfaction

Live in a Body, In Sensations, In Emotions, And in the Word
Seeing Bodies, Sensations, Emotions, And The Word
As they Really Are; Seeing how they come to be; Seeing how they burn out;
Living Above It All
Watchful and Diligent (APPAMADA); SATISFIED
Reviewing and Calming Down
Overcoming any TANHA that may appear
Downbound to Nothing At All in the World

8. SAMMA SAMADHI: High Getting High

Get High on the Appreciation of the Peace and Calm of Solitude
Get High on Getting High
Get High with Ease, on the sweet sensations of Ease
Get High off the All Round, Clean Clear Through Bright Shiny Radiance Of Detachment


The Catari Ariyasaccani

This is The High View of DUKKHA [Pain]:

Birth is DUKKHA, Aging is DUKKHA, Death is DUKKHA, Grief and Lamentation are DUKKHA, Pain and Misery are DUKKHA, Despair is DUKKHA

Not to get what is Wished for is DUKKHA

Not getting what is Wished for is in reference to the case when such and such a being wishes: "O,O,O If Only I were not subject to Birth, Aging and Death, Grief and Lamentation, Pain and Misery, and Despair!" for such is not to be had by Wishing.

In sum: The Five Stockpiled Piles of DUKKHA are a heap of DUKKHA

The Five Stockpiled Piles of DUKKHA are a heap of DUKKHA means: Material is DUKKHA, Sense Experience is DUKKHA, Perception is DUKKHA, Confounding is DUKKHA, Consciousness is DUKKHA

This is The High View of DUKKHA SAMUDAYA, The Origin of DUKKHA:

The Origin of DUKKHA is in that TANHA (Hunger/Thirst) leading to rebirth, confounded with Lust and Self Indulgence, seeking pleasure here and there, that is: the TANHA for Life, for Becoming, and for Un-Becoming.

And this TANHA begins and is found in the material things which give pleasure that are downbound to the world and to which we are attached, that is: The [LOKA] spheres of the visible, hearable, smellable, tasteable, touchable, and knowable, [VINNANA] Consciousness of sight, sound, scent, taste, touch, and ideas, The [SAMPHASSO] stimulation of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and mind, [SAMPHASSAJA VEDANA] Sense Experience arising from the stimulation of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and mind, [SANNA] Perception of sights, sounds, scents, tastes, touches and ideas, [SANCETANA] Intentions with regard to sights, sounds, scents, tastes, touches and ideas, [TANHA] Hunger/thirst for sights, sounds, scents, tastes, touches and ideas, [VITAKKA] Thinking in words about sights, sounds, scents, tastes, touches and ideas, [VICARA] The Reliving in pictures and feelings of sights, sounds, scents, tastes, touches and ideas.

This is The High View of DUKKHA-NIRODHA, the ending of DUKKHA:

The ending of DUKKHA is in the ending of TANHA, letting it go, giving it up, putting it away, eradicating it, eliminating it, burning it off, burning it up, burning it out, causing it to cease, becoming disenchanted with it, renouncing it, freedom from it, utter objective detachment towards it.

And this TANHA ends and is put away in the material things which give pleasure that are downbound to the world and to which we are attached, that is: The [LOKA] spheres of the visible, hearable, smellable, tasteable, touchable, and knowable, [VINNANA] Consciousness of sight, sound, scent, taste, touch, and ideas, The [SAMPHASSO] stimulation of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and mind, [SAMPHASSAJA VEDANA] Sense Experience arising from the stimulation of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and mind, [SANNA] Perception of sights, sounds, scents, tastes, touches and ideas, [SANCETANA] Intentions with regard to sights, sounds, scents, tastes, touches and ideas, [TANHA] Hunger/thirst for sights, sounds, scents, tastes, touches and ideas, [VITAKKA] Thinking in words about sights, sounds, scents, tastes, touches and ideas, [VICARA] The Reliving in pictures and feelings of sights, sounds, scents, tastes, touches and ideas.

This is The High View of the Way to Accomplish the Ending of DUKKHA:

High View, High Principles, High Talk, High Works, High Lifestyle, High Satisfaction, and High Getting High.


Resolve

Beggars!
I have realized two things:
Not to be content when things are going well, and
not to give up when it is a struggle.
 
And how does one not give up when it is a struggle?
 
By resolving:
"Let my skin and flesh and blood dry up while I wither to the bone
if only I can hang on long enough
to win what may be won by the strength of a man
by the energy of a man
by the effort of a man."
 
By my energetic effort
Beggars
I won unsurpassable freedom from bondage.
 
And you, too
Beggars
do not be content when things are going well
and
do not give up when it is a struggle
but resolve:
"Let my skin and flesh and blood dry up while I wither to the bone
if only I can hang on long enough
to win what may be won by the strength of a man
by the energy of a man
by the effort of a man."


The Four Basics
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Making Friends

Gifts

Making One's Self Useful

Speaking Well of People

Treating All Alike
According to the Same Standard


The Refuges

BUDDHAM SARANAM GACCHAMI

DHAMMAM SARANAM GACCHAMI

SANGHAM SARANAM GACCHAMI

 

I Go for Refuge to the Buddha

I Go for Refuge to the Dhamma

I Go for Refuge to the Sangha


It can be done,

Beggars!

It can be done!

If it could not be done,

I would not say:

"It can be done!"

It can be done.

Therefore I say:

"It can be done!"


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