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Dvayatànupassanà Sutta – Khuddaka Nikaya,Suttanipata, Maha Vagga

[title not known] circa 1810-27 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/D40026

[title not known] circa 1810-27 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851 Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/D40026

Dvayatànupassanà SuttaTwofold Reflections.(2Sutta-Pitaka/5Khuddaka-Nikaya/05Suttanipata/3-maha-vagga)

‘O! bhikkhus, why should you listen to these noble teachings leading to enlightenment, you should reply thus;  ‘It is to know the twofold teaching as it really is’ . How is it twofold: One reflection is, this is unpleasant and this its arising. The other reflection is, This is the cessation of unpleasantness and this the path leading to the cessation of unpleasantness.

If asked is there another method, to reflect rightfully in a twofold way, there is, would be the reply, and it would be asked how;

“Whatever  unpleasantness experienced is on account of endearments (1). This is one reflection. With the remainder less cessation of all endearments, unpleasantness is not experienced. This is the second reflection To a bhikkhu reflecting in this ……re… .. the Blessed One further said thus.

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