Buddha 

Siddhartha Gautama

This matter about destroying, discarding or eliminating psychological defects is radical in order to awaken consciousness. 

‘For the awakened one, forbearing patience is the highest austerity. Nirvana is supreme, says the Buddha. He, verily, is not an anchorite who harms another. Nor is he an ascetic who oppresses others.’

‘Ah, happily we live without yearning (for sensual pleasures) amongst those who yearn (for them); amidst those who yearn (for them) we dwell without yearning.’

‘Those sages who are harmless, and are ever restrained in body, go to the deathless state (Nirvana), whither gone they never grieve.’

‘The awakened ones who are intent on meditation, who delight in the peace of renunciation, such mindful perfect Buddha’s even the gods hold (most) dear.’

‘Ah, happily do we live if we restrain ourselves of afflicting those who afflict us, if amongst those who afflict us we dewell in good health (free from the disease of revenge).’

‘Four misfortunes befall the reckless person who consorts with another’s spouse: acquisition or merit, disturbed bed (filthy as well), punishment and states of woe (hell).’

‘To cease from all evil, to cultivate good, to purify one’s mind: This is the advice of all who are awakened.’

‘Ah, happily do we live without hate amongst the hateful; amidst hateful men we dwell unhating.’

‘Ah, happily do we live, we who have no impediments. Feeders of joy shall we be even as the gods of the Radiant Realms who nourish themselves with happiness.’

‘Whoever honours those worthy of honour, those who have a wakened, or honours their disciples who have overcome the malignant guest (the animal ego) and who have traversed through the floods of suffereing; he who honours those worthy of honour, those who have reached liberation and who do not know fear, he has overcome Suffering, he has gained great merit.’

‘Those who are ever vigilant, who discipline themselves day and night, who are wholly intent on Nirvana, will succeed by destroying their own passions.’

Multiple aggregates of the subjective type (the ‘ME’ or the shards) particularize and give their characteristic feature to our passions.

Comprehension and elimination are indispensable in order to discard all of that variety of subjective elements which constitute the ego, the myself, the itself.

Comprehension is not everything. Somebody can comprehend in an integral way what the three classical forms of anger are: corporeal anger, emotional-moody anger and anger of the tongue. Nonetheless, this person can continue having all of them.

We can even give ourselves the luxury of controlling the body, the emotional mood and the mind; yet, it is ostensible that that this does NOT signify elimination.

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