10 September 2008

Dhamma Sharing: Buddha had Seven Treasures for you (Part 6: Wisdom / Discernment)

Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures
...is said not to be poor, has not lived in vain.
So the wise should develop
conviction & virtue, confidence & Dhamma-vision(Right View)...

Remembering the Buddhas' instruction...


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There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones is discerning,

Endowed with discernment of arising & passing away
— noble, penetrating, leading to the right ending of stress.
This is called the Treasure of *Discernment.


These, monks, are the seven treasures.
The treasure of conviction,
the treasure of virtue,
the treasure of conscience & concern,
the treasure of listening, generosity,
& discernment as the seventh treasure.

Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures
is said not to be poor, has not lived in vain.

So the wise should develop
conviction & virtue, confidence & Dhamma-vision,
remembering the Buddhas' instruction.

Note:
*Pan~n~aa: Insight / Wisdom / Discernment; The sharp and accurate understanding/judgment on truth = Penetration of the truth
(Understanding based on Wisdom (Pan~n~aa) is gained through direct investigation and personal experience, as compared to understanding based on Memory (San~n~aa), which are knowledge from intellectual and academic means.)
Intellectual theories relies on views and opinions which leads to alot of guesswork.

You may read alot, listen alot...

...But they are merely memory than truth...
As your delusions and defilements within you were not uprooted!

How can it be wisdom if it lacks the ability to destroy delusion?

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