AN 8.40 Rebirth

AN 8.40 Monks, the taking of life — when indulged in, developed, & pursued — is something that leads to hell, leads to rebirth as a common animal, leads to the realm of the hungry shades. The slightest of all the results coming from the taking of life is that, when one becomes a human […]

SN 12.19 The Wise Man and the Fool

Bhikkhus, for the wise man, hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving, this body has originated. For the wise man that ignorance has been abandoned and that craving has been utterly destroyed. For what reason? Because the wise man has lived the holy life [25] for the complete destruction of suffering. Therefore, with the breakup of the body, the wise man does not fare on to [another] body. Not faring on to [another] body, he is freed from birth, aging, and death; freed from sorrow, lamentation, pain, displeasure, and despair; freed from suffering, I say.

SN 22.53 Engagement – Consciousness

SN 22.53 (1) Engagement At Sāvatthī. “Bhikkhus, one who is engaged is unliberated;69 one who is disengaged is liberated. Consciousness, bhikkhus, while standing, might stand engaged with form; based upon form, established upon form, with a sprinkling of delight, it might come to growth, increase, and expansion. Or consciousness, while standing, might stand [engaged with […]

中阿含98經 念處經

有一道,淨眾生,度憂畏,滅苦惱,斷啼哭,得正法,謂:四念處。……云何為四?觀身如身念處,觀覺如覺念處,觀心如心念處,觀法如法念處。……若有比丘、比丘尼七年立心正住四念處者,彼必得二果,或現法得究竟智,或有餘,得阿那含。