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All Things Considered

If Asked:
'What, friend, is the root of all things?
What brings all things to life?
What is the support of all things?
What is the confluence of all things?
What is at the interface of all things?
Ruled over by what are all things?
Directed at what are all things?
What is at the heart of all things?
What is the pitfall of all things?
What is the end of all things?'

Properly answered, the answers would be:
Wanting is the root of all things, friend.
Work of mind brings all things to life.
Contact supports all things.
All things converge in sense experience.
Serenity is at the interface of all things.
Ruled over by mind are all things.
Directed at wisdom are all Dhammas.
Freedom is at the heart of all Dhammas.
Falling into the deathless are all Dhammas.
Ending in Nibbana are all Dhammas.

 


 

References:

AN 10.58
the M. Olds translation The Buddha teaches ten important ideas by posing them as questions that might be asked of Buddhists by outsiders.


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