zenguide.com random_koan - zen buddhism principles, practice, discussion forum, books and directory http://zenguide.com/ random_koan syndicated from zenguide.com en-us Copyright - forever - zenguide.com Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:58:20 EDT zenguide.com http://zenguide.com/images/zen_guide_dot_com_logo_small.gif http://zenguide.com One Is Liberated By Nonclinging At Savatthi. Then the Venerable Suradha approached the Buddha...and said to him:<br><br> "Venerable sir, how should one know, how should one see so that, in regard to this body<br> with consciousness and in regard to all external signs, the mind is rid of I-making, mine-<br>making, and conceit, has transcended discrimination, and is peaceful and well liberated?"<br><br> "Any kind of form whatsoever, Suradha, whether past, futre, or present...far or near - having<br> seen all form as it really is with correct wisdom thus: "This is not mine, this I am not, this is<br> not myself," one is liberated by nonclinging.<br> "Any kind of feeling whatsoever... Any kind of perception whatsoever... Any kind of volitional<br> formations whatsoever... Any kind of consciouness whatsoever, whether past, future, or <br>present, internal or external, gross or subtle, inferior or superior, far or near - having seen<br> all consciouness as it really is with correct wisdom thus: "This is not mine, this I am not,<br> this is not myself," one is liberated by nonclinging.<br> "When one knows and sees thus, Suradha, then in regard to this body with consciousness<br> and in regard to external signs, the mind is rid of I-making, mine-making, and conceit, has<br> transcended discrimination, and is peaceful and well liberated."<br><br> Then the Venerable Suradha...became one of the arahants.<br><br> From the Samyutta Nikaya" of the Buddha<br> Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi http://zenguide.com/zenmedia/index.cfm?id=349 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:58:20 EDT