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Summary: url=index.html#snp.5.13.than In what way should one live mindfully, so as to bring about Awakening.
Sn 5.13 PTS: Sn 1105-1111
Udaya-manava-puccha: Udaya's Questions
translated from the Pali by
To the one in jhana
seated dustless, passionless, his task done, effluent-free, gone to the beyond of all phenomena,
I've come with a question. Tell me the gnosis of emancipation,
the breaking open of ignorance.
both of sensual desires, & of unhappiness,
the dispelling of sloth, the warding off of anxieties, equanimity-&-mindfulness purified,
with inspection of mental qualities swift in the forefront:
That I call the gnosis of emancipation,(1) the breaking open
of ignorance.<span notetag #fnt-2>([[#fn-2|2]])</span>
is the world fettered?
is it examined?
Through the abandoning of what
is there said to be Unbinding?
the world's fettered.
With directed thought
Through the abandoning of craving
is there said to be Unbinding.
Living mindful in what way does one bring consciousness
to a halt?
We've come questioning
to the Blessed One.
Let us hear your words.
Not relishing feeling,
inside or out:
One living mindful in this way
brings consciousness to a halt.<span notetag #fnt-3>([[#fn-3|3]])</span>
AN 3.32 contains a discussion of this verse. The Buddha tells Ven. Sariputta that one should train oneself such that “with regard to this conscious body, there will be no 'I'-making or 'mine'-making or obsession of conceit, such that with regard to all external themes [topics of concentration] there will be no 'I'-making or 'mine'-making or obsession of conceit, and that we will enter & remain in the awareness-release & discernment-release in which there is no 'I'-making or 'mine'-making or obsession of conceit.” When one has trained in this way, he says, one is called a person who has cut through craving, unraveled the fetter, who has, through the right penetration of conceit, put an end to suffering & stress. He then states that it was in connection to this state that he uttered this verse.