Causes and Effects:
Pleasant Feelings = mental gladness and bodily pleasure.
There is Painful Feelings = mental sadness and bodily pain.
There is neither Pleasant nor Painful Feeling = Neutral indifference.
Feeling is agreeable when arising, yet disagreeable when ceasing!
Painful Feeling is disagreeable when arising, yet agreeable when ceasing!
Neutral Feeling is quite agreeable, when one is aware of its presence,
yet quite dull and disagreeable, when one is unaware of its presence!
Pleasant Feeling will inevitably cause the arising of Desire...
If Aware, Pleasant Feeling will not cause the arising of this Desire!
If Unaware, Painful Feeling will inevitably cause the arising of
If Aware, Painful Feeling will not cause the arising of this Aversion!
If Unaware, Neutral Feeling will inevitably cause the arising of
If Aware, Neutral Feeling will not cause arising of this Ignorance!
of Feeling is Contact: Eye-contact, Ear-contact, Nose-contact,
Tongue-contact, Body-contact or Mental-contact. At the moment this
contact ceases, the associated feeling also instantly ceases...
of the phenomena Feeling is -in the case- of Unawareness:
Craving towards the object = Attraction, when the feeling is pleasant.
Craving away from the object = Repulsion, when the feeling is painful.
Craving towards 'other' than object = neglect, when the feeling is
- as everything else - that is conditioned and constructed:
1: Transient, impermanent, passing, unkeepable, and unmaintainable!
2: Dissatisfying, disappointing, frustrating, painful, and miserable!
3: Impersonal, selfless, ownerless, and not-Me-nor-Mine-nor-Self!
this changing phenomena Feeling, yet there is no Feeler...
Buddha once said:
Everything, every mental state, converges on Feeling...
We run after
pleasant feeling and away from painful feeling, even without
knowing it or being aware of it! Feeling is thus the property our
mind is controlled by. Unaware of that we become blind slaves of feeling!
Such robot-maniac run after the objects, which when contacted gives rise
to pleasant feeling such as: Porn, drugs, booze, sex, entertainment, food!
Pleasant feeling is thus the proximate cause of any destructive addiction!
More on Feeling (Vedanā):
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