Learning to Let Go!


 Learning The Five Grades of Mental Purity:

Initially the Noble Learner temporarily disables the mental hindrances and bindings by "Substitution by the Opposite" using insight. Lust is thus temporarily substituted by disgust, anger by friendliness, restlessness by calm, laziness by energy and doubt is substituted by certainty.

Later the Noble Learner temporarily overcomes the mental hindrances and bindings by "Suppression" by entering one-pointed absorption of concentration, which is unmixed, unpolluted and untainted by hindrances.

Later the Noble Learner permanently eliminates another fraction of the hindrances & bindings by "Cutting Off" at reaching path-moment of the Stream-entry, Once-Returner, Non-Returner and Arahat (Magga) state.

Later the Noble Learner permanently eliminates the remaining fraction of hindrances by effortless "Calming" at reaching the fruition-moment of the Stream-entry, Once-Returner, Non-Returner & Arahat (Phala) state.

Finally the Noble Learned irreversibly leaves behind all mental hindrances and bindings by "Escape" into the unconditioned and unconditional element of Nibbāna, without remaining traces of either clinging or other fuel...

Take Home: Substitution => Suppression => Cut Off => Calming => Escape!

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Source: The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga. 5th century AC.



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