Mere dhammas alone exist



When right understanding of realities grows one understands more clearly that each situation one faces is conditioned already, that it is beyond control. Instead of impatience there can be mindfulness of the reality which appears. The commentary to the Cariyapitaka Ven. Bodhi, p. 283. states that the Bodhisatta considers the following:

“Mere dhammas alone exist, devoid of self or of anything pertaining to a self.

They arise and pass away in accordance with their conditions.

They do not come from anywhere,

they do not go anywhere,

they are not established anywhere.

There is no agency in anything whatsoever.

In this way a Bodhisatta becomes fixed in his destiny,

bound for enlightenment, irreversible.”

 

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