Friday, January 29, 2010

Sunk in confusion

Staying attached to the cave, covered heavily over,1 a person sunk in confusion is far from seclusion — for sensual pleasures sensual desires2 in the world are not lightly let go.


.....Doing nothing for which he himself would rebuke himself, the enlightened person doesn't adhere to what's seen, to what's heard. Comprehending perception, he'd cross over the flood — the sage not stuck on possessions. Then, with arrow removed, living heedfully, he longs for neither — this world, the next.

Guhatthaka Sutta: The Cave of the Body
translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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