The 3 Poisons. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 25, 2019

3 poisons

THE 3 POISONS

“In the Buddhist teachings, the three poisons (of ignorance, attachment, and aversion) are the primary causes that keep sentient beings trapped in samsara.

These three poisons are said to be the root of all of the other kleshas. The three poisons are represented in the hub of the wheel of life as a pig, a bird, and a snake (representing ignorance, attachment, and aversion, respectively).

As shown in the wheel of life (Sanskrit: bhavacakra), the three poisons lead to the creation of karma, which leads to rebirth in the six realms of samsara.”

-Wikipedia

MICHAEL: It’s our ignorance that leads to our attaching and averting. Thus, all 3 poisons work together (illustrated by all 3 animals biting each other by the tail) to maintain our wheel of ignorance.

Question from FACEBOOK

SREDHARAN: “Can elaborate on aversion? Other two makes sense.”

MICHAEL: Due to ignorance, i grab toward some objects and try to avoid or avert others. It’s this continual grasping of the moment or trying to avert it that fuels the samsaric dream. Attachment and aversion go hand in hand. You cannot get involved with one without the other showing up. A clear mind being empty contains no grasping or averting.

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IMPERMANENCE: Why trying to hold on to anything creates suffering. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 3, 2019

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IMPERMANENCE: WHY TRYING TO HOLD ON TO ANYTHING CREATES SUFFERING

Trying to hold on to anything, good or bad, creates suffering. Why? Because everything that arises is impermanent. It’s temporary. Like a cloud in the sky or a soap bubble. There’s nothing there but an impermanent image that soon transforms/morphs into a different impermanent image all by itself.

What do all images, thoughts, feelings, sensations, in fact every object that appears in our Consciousness have in common? They’re empty. They have no inherent existence. No core. No solidity.

Which means that the thought/image is as real as you believe it to be, because you are what’s feeding it, giving it power, illuminating it. Like a neon sign needs power to illuminate, your thoughts need you attention to seem real.

You could just as easily lose interest in the thought /image and it will literally disappear/dissolve away. How can it do that? Because it was never really there as a reality, as a real thing. It was only ever an imagine in your mind.

Michael Jeffreys

We DEFINE ourselves into separation. New MJ Awakening Blog
June 19, 2018

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The illusion of separation comes about via believing words.

We define ourselves into separation.  

Michael Jeffreys

 

Comments

OSWALDO: “Truly I tell you, this miserable Samsara is held together by nothing.” -Ribhu Gita

MICHAEL: Yes. the illusion is in believing the words… as soon as words are believed, we have defined ourselves into illusory separation. I am this, not that, etc.

OSWALDO: Nama-rupa. When the word is taken as the form
language turns the blob of energy into chunks and then boom the entire samsara appears.

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