Released by Disengaged
At Savatthi The Buddha once said:
All form is transient, all feeling is transient, all
perception is transient,
all mental constructions are transient, all consciousness is
This transience is suffering! What is suffering is no-self!
What is no-self
should be seen as it really is with correct understanding in
this very way:
"All this is not mine, cannot be mine, this I am not, this is
not my self!"...
When one sees and understands this thus, as it really is with
penetrating understanding, then one maintains no views on what
When one maintains no more views regarding the past, then one
maintains any views about the future. When one has
relinquished all hopes
regarding the future, then one is not being possessed by
Having no trace of immovable clinging left, the mind becomes
regarding all form, all feeling, all perception, all mental
all consciousness. By that it is released from the
3 mental fermentations
through detached non-clinging... By being released, the mind
is all silenced!
By being thus stilled, the mind becomes content... Being
content, it is not
agitated anymore... Being thus unagitated, one indeed attains
Right there and then, one instantly understands: Ended is this
rebirth, this Noble Life has been lived, done is all what had
to be done,
there is no state beyond this...
More on this nicely
ballanced Equanimity (Upekkhā):
Even is Equanimity,
The 7 Links to Awakening,
Serene Equanimity & Beyond,
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya III
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