SN V 56.26 To Your Friends

SN V 56.26 To Your Friends

 

Mitta Sutta #

 

 

“To those you have compassion for,

To those you think would listen and understand–

To your friends and family,

Acquaintances and relatives,

 

They should be encouraged, explained and helped

to directly understand reality

by way of the four awakened understandings.

 

 

What four?

 

 

(1) The awakened understanding of tension,

(2) The awakened understanding of the increase of tension,

(3) The awakened understanding of the release from tension,

(4) The awakened understanding of the way to release tension.

 

 

To those you have compassion for,

To those you think would listen and understand–

To your friends and family,

Acquaintances and relatives,

 

They should be encouraged, explained and helped

to directly understand reality

by way of the four awakened understandings.

 

Bhikkhus,

 

(1) One should continually discern: 

‘This is Tension [1]

 

(2) One should continually discern:

‘This is the increase of tension 

 

(3) One should continually discern: 

‘This is the release from tension 

 

(4) One should continually discern: 

‘This is how to release tension.”

 

 


[1] Tasmātiha, bhikkhave, ‘idaṃ dukkhan’ti yogo karaṇīyo …

 
 

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