Posted by: Upāsaka | 12/30/2018

Happy Uposatha – Lust

Then the Venerable Vaṅgīsa addressed the Venerable Ānanda in verse:

721 “I am burning with sensual lust, My mind is engulfed by fire. Please tell me how to extinguish it, Out of compassion, O Gotama.” 502 [The Venerable Ānanda:]

722 “It is through an inversion of perception That your mind is engulfed by fire. Turn away from the sign of beauty Provocative of sensual lust. 503

723 “See formations as alien, As suffering, not as self. Extinguish the great fire of lust; Don’t burn up again and again. 504

724 “Develop the mind on foulness, One-pointed, well concentrated; <406> Apply your mindfulness to the body, Be engrossed in revulsion. 505

725 “Develop meditation on the signless, And discard the tendency to conceit. Then, by breaking through conceit, You will be one who fares at peace.” 506


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