Saturday, December 03, 2005

AN 6.9.1

The Discourse on Coolness

Endowed, o monks, with six dhammas, a monk is unable to attain self-realization of the unsurpassed coolness.

With what six? Here, o monks, a monk,

1. at which time the mind should be restrained, at that time does not restrain the mind,
2. at which time the mind should be supported, at that time does not support the mind,
3. at which time the mind should be gladdened, at that time does not gladden the mind,
4. at which time the mind should be viewed with equanimity, at that time does not view the mind with equanimity.
5. He is one with base attachments and
6. delights in his own person.

Indeed, endowed, o monks, with these six dhammas, a monk is unable to attain self-realization of the unsurpassed coolness.

Endowed, o monks, with six dhammas, a monk is able to attain self-realization of the unsurpassed coolness.

With what six? Here, o monks, a monk,

7. at which time the mind should be restrained, at that time does restrain the mind,
8. at which time the mind should be supported, at that time does support the mind,
9. at which time the mind should be gladdened, at that time does gladden the mind,
10. at which time the mind should be viewed with equanimity, at that time does view the mind with equanimity.
11. He is one with excellent attachments, and
12. delights in nibbana.

Indeed, endowed, o monks, with these six dhammas, a monk is able to attain self-realization of the unsurpassed coolness.?