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Aloka
30 Jan 11, 13:03
I was reflecting on the meaning of vipallasa -distortions of the mind - and how one can have mistaken perceptions about everyday situations and about life in general.

Also, in the past I became too attached to things which I once considered to be positive and of spiritual benefit - and that in itself eventually became a source of future confusion, until I was able to move on.



I found the the Vipallasa Sutta.....




AN 4.49 -Vipallasa Sutta: Distortions of the Mind


These four, O Monks, are distortions of perception, distortions of thought distortions of view...

Sensing no change in the changing,
sensing pleasure in suffering,
assuming "self" where there's no self,
sensing the un-lovely as lovely —

Gone astray with wrong views, beings
mis-perceive with distorted minds.

Bound in the bondage of Mara,
those people are far from safety.
they're beings that go on flowing:
going again from death to birth.

But when in the world of darkness
Buddhas arise to make things bright,
they present this profound teaching
which brings suffering to an end.

When those with wisdom have heard this,
they recuperate their right mind:

They see change in what is changing,
suffering where there's suffering,
"Non-self" in what is without self,
they see the un-lovely as such.

By this acceptance of right view,
they overcome all suffering.



http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.049.olen.html




ANY COMMENTS?


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Element
31 Jan 11, 04:15
When those with wisdom have heard this,
they recuperate their right mind:

They see change in what is changing,
suffering where there's suffering,
"Non-self" in what is without self,
they see the un-lovely as such.

By this acceptance of right view,
they overcome all suffering.

the Spiritual Doctor

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Cloud
13 Feb 11, 15:16
Seems pretty self-explanatory.