Ahetuka Cittas which are Unknown in Daily Life - Wise attention

And how, friends, is one free from lust?

Herein, friends, a monk, seeing an object with the eye,

is not attached to objects that charm,

nor averse from objects that displease....

               

Tasting a savour with the tongue...

with mind cognizing a mind-state,

he is not attached to mind-states that charm,

nor is he averse from mind-states that displease,

but dwells with mindfulness of the body,

his thought is boundless.

So that he realizes in its true nature

that emancipation of heart,

that emancipation of wisdom,

wherein those evil,

unprofitable states that have arisen come to cease without remainder.

               

This monk, friends, is called 'not lustful

after objects cognizable by the eye...

not lustful after mind-states cognizable by mind.

'Thus dwelling, friends, come upon him by way of the eye,

of the tongue, of the mind...

Mara gets no access, gets no opportunity...

 

Moreover, friends, so dwelling a monk conquers objects,

objects do not conquer him.

He conquers sounds, scents, savours, tangibles, mind-states.

They do not conquer him.

Such a monk, friends, is called, 'conquerer of objects,

 sounds, scents, savours, tangibles and mind-states,’

He is conquerer, not conquered.

He conquers those evil, unprofitable states, passion-fraught,

inciting to lust, leading to rebirth, states unhappy,

whose fruit is pain, rebirth, decay and death.

Thus, friends, is one free from lust.

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