We should understand the purity / virtue which we should improve and that is mentioned in Dharma as “Kusalassa Upasampada”. When we improve this purity / virtue / kusala we improve in the Arya path. When improve in the Arya path, our wisdom also improving. The improved wisdom helps to understand all these times we attached to a world of sufferings. Then the attachment to the world is begins to vanish step by step with the understanding. We can understand by our own selves all these times we attached to loads of sufferings by thinking they are pleasant attractive things and we suffer all these times with eleven flames of fire call… fire of desire… fire of hatred… fire of ignorance… and also we suffer from fire of Jati… fire of Jara, fire of Marana, fire of Soka, fire of Parideva, fire of Dukka, fire of Domanassa, fire of Upayasa. We realize that we are not suffering anymore with these fires. We realize we are cool now… no more burnings… because we are not attached to the causes of those fire. We understood the reality and we realize we are not attached to them anymore. Also realize no more hope to produce them again & again. Then you don’t have to check with anyone else Am I attained Nirvana? You will understand it by your own self. When you understood this Sankara which begins with Ignorance you can get rid of that Sankara which begins with Ignorance. Then you get rid of the Vinnana also… and Nama Roopa, Salayatana, Passa, Vedana, Tanha, Upadana, Bawa, Jati, Jara Marana etc… everything will be not with you. When you get rid of the Sankara which begins with Ignorance you will be able to achieve Nirvana.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
You already know about the basic about Cause & Effect theory and about Ignorance through the previous articles. I believe you already gained a good understanding about those through the articles. Through this post I’m going to explain about the second object in the Cause & Effect theory call “Sankara”. Let’s clear about “Avijja paccaya Sankara - Ignorance cause to do actions” and increase our Dharma Knowledge!
In Tripitaka “Sankara” explained in many ways. “Sankara” is divided to 3 main points as
“Punnabhi Sankara (Activities based on righteousness)”
“Apunnabhi Sankara (Activities based on iniquity)”
“Anennabhi Sankara (Activities based on peace without fighting against for the justice or injustice)”
“Kaya Sankara (activities of body)”
“Waci Sankara (activities of words)”
“Mano Sankara (activities of Mind)”
In the previous article about Ignorance I have mentioned about the word “Sang” and said remembering it all the time will help you to understand many dharma facts in future. Also I have mentioned “Sang” gives the meaning adding together. Ignorance make us to adding together with those Eyes, Ears, Nose, Tongue, Body, Mind and Forms, Sounds, Tastes, Fragrance, Feelings, Thoughts. When we adding them together with the vision of that they are good and valuable and productive things we create the life circle / existence which we all know as the word “Sansara”. And we can see in the word “Sankara” the word “Sang” is hidden in the beginning. The thought of adding together with the idea of that they are good and valuable and productive we have to do actions through our body, words & mind means “Sankara”. The vision of Good & Valuable & Productive cause to do many activities through our BODY and that named as “Kaya Sankara”, the vision of Good & Valuable & Productive cause to do many activities through our WORDS and that named as “Waci Sankara” & the vision of Good & Valuable & Productive cause to do many activities through our MIND and that named as “Mano Sankara”. And all of these includes when we do “Punnabhi Sankara (Activities based on righteousness)”, “Apunnabhi Sankara (Activities based on iniquity)” & “Anennabhi Sankara (Activities based on peace without fighting against for the justice or injustice)”.
Let’s understand these Punnabhi Sankara (Activities based on righteousness)”, “Apunnabhi Sankara (Activities based on iniquity)” & “Anennabhi Sankara (Activities based on peace without fighting against for the justice or injustice)” in the beginning.
Worldly Ignorant human beings as we know as “Prutagjana” believe this world is really precious and valuable and very productive and good to live. They are mainly attracted to this world. When they think this existence is fruitful they act accordingly with the attraction. They think… they speak… they do actions… and they do all these things to keep constructing this existence.
What are things we keep constructing in this existence?
We believe Attractive Forms, Attractive Sounds, Attractive Fragrances, Attractive Touches, and Attractive Thoughts are fruitful and we construct objects to create these things more & more with the vision of “they are fruitful”. We construct things which last for long time by giving what we need. This is the base to Sankara as we do many activities through our BODY, WORDS & MIND to construct the above process. But these Attractive Forms, Attractive Sounds, Attractive Fragrances, Attractive Touches, and Attractive Thoughts are not available to have as much as we need. They are limited and also we have to produce them. We only able to have fun with them and use them that if we produce them only. We have to put an 'intentional effort' through our BODY, WORDS & MIND. We have to spend time on these. We have to compete with each other because there are many who expect the same product. As these are limited we have to fight with each other to grab the best for our own self. We create the vision of “I” & “MINE” to run after these SO CALLS fruitful things. We compete and struggle. It is turning to a battle then. That time we take 2 decisions.
One is “we should share equally among everyone and let’s share them”. The other one is against this decision. They say “No I shouldn’t share as I have more power & energy I can have this alone… I don’t share”. We can see always these 2 decisions against each other. The battle starts again between these 2 kinds of teams. You should understand this section very well. The one team is with the crowd who always try to grab things alone as being so selfish and the other team is with the crowd who always trying to go against whom selfish and trying to share things.
In this two teams those who go against whom selfish and trying to share things counted to the good side. They are trying to achieve all these worldly things in a good & right way and they do actions accordingly through their Mind, Words & Body. These activities based on righteousness recognize as “Punnabhi Sankara” or “Punna Sankara (Good Point or Merit Sankara).
And the other team those whom selfish and fight in the battle to grab things for one’s own self do actions accordingly through their Mind, Words & Body. These activities based on iniquity recognize as “Apunnabhi Sankara” or “Apunna Sankara (Sinful Sankara)”.
There is another team. They are those who just watch the above 2 teams and they decided this battle will make us tired… and very competitive… so I don’t want to face all these troubles by entering to the battle field and better to mind my own business…etc” and they do actions accordingly through their Mind, Words & Body. These activities based on peace without fighting against for the justice or injustice recognize as “Anennabhi Sankara” or “Aroopa Sankara (Formless Sankara)”.
This is the easiest way to understand “Punnabhi Sankara (Activities based on righteousness)”, “Apunnabhi Sankara (Activities based on iniquity)” & “Anennabhi Sankara (Activities based on peace without fighting against for the justice or injustice)”! When these 3 are come up with ignorance you should understand that then we have no freedom from the existence / life circle.
Sankara also we mentioned as “Kaya Sankara (activities of body)”, “Waci Sankara (activities of words)” & “Mano Sankara (activities of Mind)”. When BODY, WORDS & MIND act with ignorance with the ignorant thoughts these 3 do activities accordingly. When Body act accordingly “Kaya Sankara” is there and when Words act accordingly “Waci Sankara” & “Mano Sankara” there when Mind act accordingly.
Let’s learn about the difference between “Sankara” & “Kara”. “Kara” is the activities. Everyone do many activities from their birth to death. Even after attaining Nirvana the Greatest Arihat have to do activities. Speak, do actions & Think are mainly among those activities. Then we understand here that the “Kara” & “Sankara” is NOT the same thing. When activities do with the ignorance “Kara” becomes “Sankara”! The greatest Arihat who attained Nirvana do think… but they do NOT think with ignorance! They do speak… but they do NOT speak with ignorance! They do actions… but they do NOT act with ignorance! So their Mind is identified as “Kara sith (An action oriented mind)”. Then we should understand that Greatest Arihat don’t have the Sankara which comes up with Ignorance. Then to attain Nirvana we should get rid of the Sankara which happen as a result of causing Ignorance. That we all know as “Avijja paccaya Sankara (Ignorance cause to do activities / do action)” which cause to suffering!
I have seen a common view among many! That is to attain nirvana we should get rid of all the thoughts… all the actions… and all words which we speak. They say Nirvana is where all these thoughts, actions & words not there! I already discuss this same things in many articles what we should get rid of and what shouldn’t to attain Nirvana.
Lord Samma Sambuddha said if any action, speak, thought cause to sin or defilement we should get rid of those actions, words & thoughts! If any action , speak, thought cause to the virtuous side or the purity we should do those actions more & more… we should speak those words more & more and we should think them more & more! Not only that, the Lord Samma Sambuddha explained the Nirvana as “Ragakshayo Nibbanang, Dweshakshayo Nibbanang, and Mohakshayo Nibbanang which is when get rid of Desire that is Nirvana… when get rid of hatred that is Nirvana…. When get rid of Ignorance that is Nirvana…”! The Blessed One never mentioned that “Alobakshayo Nibbanang, Adweskshyo Nibbanang, Amohakshayo Nibbanang which is when get rid of Benevolence that is Nirvana… when get rid of Kindness or non anger that is Nirvana… When get rid of Knowledge that is Nirvana…”! So we all know all the thoughts, actions & words are not with Desire, Hatred & Ignorance. So no one can tell that Nirvana is where all the thoughts, words & actions are not there… if anyone tells so that means that person go against to the Lord Samma Sambuddha’s teachings! Not only that he or she is using the name of Lord Samma Sambuddha to express their own ignorant view. And they trying to prove all the thoughts, words & actions are with desire, hatred & ignorance. So you must think all of these nicely and you should select the truth & the lie through your own mind & knowledge.
The Lord Samma Sambuddha is the one who thought more than anyone else in this universe. If we think about a thing he used to think about the same thing into infinite. And he thought limitlessly about the previous births of him as well as the others.
And the blessed one talks more than anyone else in this universe. He got the ability to spread 500 words at once and that also help to give more dharma to others and also that happen the way of understandable to others. He got the ability to talk to hear those who live in all over the millions of solar systems.
The Lord Samma Sambuddha acted more than anyone else in this universe. He happened to visit all over the other worlds in a instant (the instant is compared to the time take to unfold a hand or the time take to fold a hand)… so I mentioned all these here to show you how the greatest Lord Samma Sambuddha used his BODY, MIND & WORDS to do activities. If the Nirvana is available where no action, thoughts or words is that means our greatest teacher doesn’t had the Nirvana himself??? And the one who happen to realize Nirvana and showed the path to others didn’t have the Nirvana himself???? Aren’t these ignorant people trying to prove this? How it is possible when you think of the Cause & Effect theory? How they going to prove these things according to the Cause & Effect theory?
So think… think… think… to achieve your own Nirvana you should think about all these things and understand these things. When people try to change the Dharma accordingly what they think and believe that counted to the cause of trying to make the truth in to a lie & the results will be more dangerous and they even can’t imagine how it will be like. Those are counted to the things which effort of change the Lord Samma Sambuddha’s teachings by an ignorant person.
So my dear Dharma Friends, I tell all these things as a true Kalyana Mitta whom trying to share the best for your freedom I request you all to give the first place to the Lord Samma Sambuddha’s teachings & Tripitaka Dharma when it’s come to the Dharma. Compare with the teachings when you listen or read the dharma facts. Compare them with the theory of Cause & Effect theories and identify the best for you. Some are giving the first place to the languages and words which we create to communicate. They believe there can’t be anything beyond these words or languages. They believe in the rules of languages or wordings or grammar. They keep trying to prove they are right and what ever against the language theories or whatever can’t express through words are not available and not true. They are known as “Pada Parama (Those who stuck with words)” in dharma and also mentioned them never able to attain nirvana as long as they stuck with the same views. This is a better opportunity for you all to think openly. All the thoughts, actions & wordings should not stop to attain nirvana and this article of “Explaining Sankara” is a best chance you to get a better understanding about the fact. When you are clearer with the theory of the Cause & Effect you will be able to see Dharma.
The more you understand Cause & Effect theory the more you understand Dharma. When you complete you understanding of Dharma you attain your Nirvana and also you will find the TRUTH too! The main things you should remind is that recitation of Dharma books by cramming them in to memory will not help you to attain Nirvana. You should identify this Dharma as the eternal truth in this universe and you should guide your own self through the recognize Dharma theories to the truth you have identified. For that you should improve your own way of thinking ability which is more open!
So I like to explain the word “Sang” more here. Because it will help you to understand what is this “Sang” which added in front to the “Kara” word. Sang gives the meaning adding together. The way of adding things explains through this word “Sang”. So what is this adding thing? We can’t see an existence if there is no adding or collection. The reason is Eyes, Ears, Nose, Tongue, Body & Mind is a there because of this adding together. And Forms, Sounds, Tastes, Fragrance, Feelings, Thoughts are also exist because of this adding together. And this collection we identify as “Sang”. When we do things by using above collection…. That cause to make the same collections again & again. That means when we do actions with the “Sang” it cause to create the existence. We create something which is not the way want (Anicca), we create something suffering (dukka), and we create something destitute (Anatta). That is how Suffering exist causing “Sang” and “Sankara”. So this clear us how Sankara causing to sufferings. I believe now you are clear with the “Kara” & “Sankara” also.
I believe the above explanation help you to understand the
“Punnabhi Sankara (Activities based on righteousness)”
“Apunnabhi Sankara (Activities based on iniquity)”
“Anennabhi Sankara (Activities based on peace without fighting against for the justice or injustice)”
“Kaya Sankara (activities of body)”
“Waci Sankara (activities of words)”
“Mano Sankara (activities of Mind)” clearer!
The Sankara again divided to 2 main points. One is causing Ignorance and the above explanation explains it with facts & figures. The most important is Kusala Moola Paccaya Sankara (Purity or Virtuous Cause to do actions).
You already know about this Cause & Effect theory which begins with the purity and causing to the Arya path through previous articles.
And in this theory we don’t see Ignorance causing to Sankara. We see Purity/ Virtuous causing to the Sankara. You should understand about this Arya Cause & Effect theory as this is the one helps you to walk in this Eight Fold Path.
The one who follows the Eight fold path as we know Arya person also have a set of Sankara. That person has to follow a path till he attained Nirvana. And also that person should develop a set of Sankara and that named as “Kusalamoola paccaya Sankara”. That means do actions causing Purity / Virtuous. We should get rid of the “Avijja paccaya Sankara (Ignorance cause to do actions)” as a follower. We should get rid of the actions, thoughts, words which begin with Ignorance. Through this again I’m trying to explain you that we are not get rid of all the Sankara to attain Nirvana. In this Sankara there is a part which helpful for us to follow the path. Knowing & Understanding only the theory of Cause & Effect which begins with the Ignorance will not help us to understand the cause & effect theory fully. For that we should understand this Arya cause & effect theory which begins with the Purity / Virtuous. So don’t mix up these 2 unique theories where you will get more troubles when it comes to understanding Dharma.
“Punna Papa Paheenassa” says The Greatest Arihat has destroyed the Sin & Merits. These are sins & merits which come with the ignorance. They are not begins with the Purity / Virtuous which is Kusala Moola. In dharma we can find a conversation mentioned between Dhamma Dinna Tero & Wisaka Situ Son. The Wisaka asked “When a Arihat who was in Nirodha Samapatti (“attainment of ceasing', ‘ceasing of feeling and perception', is the temporary suspension of all consciousness and mental activities. With regard to the difference existing between the Bhikkhu abiding in this state of ceasing on the one hand, and a dead person on the other hand, In him who is dead, and whose life has come to an end, the bodily in-and-out breathing, verbal thought-conception and discursive thinking, and mental functions have become suspended and come to a standstill, life is exhausted, the vital heat extinguished, the abilities are destroyed. Also in the Bhikkhu who has reached 'ceasing of perception and feeling' the bodily, verbal and mental functions have been suspended and come to a standstill, but life is not exhausted, the vital heat not extinguished, and the abilities are not destroyed) and awake after that what Sankara comes firstly, secondly & thirdly?” Then the Dhamma Dinna Tero answered “When a Greatest Arihat awake from Nirodha Samapatti he first comes up with ““Mano Sankara (activities of Mind)” then Kaya Sankara (activities of body)”
& “Waci Sankara (activities of words)”! This section proved that Greatest Arihat also have a set of Sankara. But they can’t cause of Ignorance… they can be surely Sankara which begins with Kusala Moola / purity / virtuous.
When get rid of Desire, Hatred, Ignorance attained Nirvana. After that there is no cause to have again these Desire, Hatred or Ignorance. The attained Nirvana is not going to change in any case. But after achieving Nirvana no one is stop talking, activities or thinking. Those who attained Nirvana talked, thought, acted. But they never begin with Ignorance. There is no reason to them begin with Ignorance. So that is why you should clear about the difference between these two different Cause & Effect theories.
Kusala Moola Paccaya Sankara (Purity or Virtuous Cause to do actions) is for the Arya path.
Alobha paccaya Sankara (Non Desirable / Benevolence cause to do actions)
Adwesha paccaya Sankara (Non Hatred / Kindness, Sympathy cause to do actions)
Amoha paccaya Sankara (Knowledge cause to do actions)
And I believe you remember how I explained these worldly & extramundane Arya Alobha (Non Desirable / Benevolence), Adwesha (Non Hatred / Kindness, Sympathy) & Amoha (Knowledge) in previous articles. Those who enter to Dharma as a Buddhist as a beginner they can’t improve extramundane Arya Alobha, Adwesha & Amoha at the beginning. But they do have worldly Alobha, Adwesha & Amoha. Through those worldly Alobha, Adwesha & Amoha they got the chance to provide best for those who already in the Arya path and following the path to attain nirvana. When they provide things to those greatest people their blessings helps to the person with worldly Alobha, Adwesha & Amoha to gain the Arya Age (Aau), Color (Warna), Comfort (Sapa), Power (Bala) which are mandatory qualities enter to the path. I’ll explain about these things in future articles. And when they gain those qualities they are able to create the Arya Alobha, Adwesha & Amoha and enter to the path as a follower. Then they begins to do actions accordingly Kusala Moola Paccaya Sankara (Purity or Virtuous Cause to do actions). And it causes to create the four noble categories of Bhikku, Bhikkuni, Upasika, and Upasikaa. When we get rid of desire, hatred and ignorance and also we are not attached to desire, hatred and ignorance that are where we gain the results in this Arya path. For that we should have improve 5 qualities of Saddha (Faith), Sila (Virtuous), Suta (Listen), Tyaga (Giving) and Panna (wisdom). For that we should have Age (Aau), Color (Warna), Comfort (Sapa), Power (Bala).
If one of these not with us we won’t be able to gain the results. In Dharma it says every quality is improving step by step. It says the basic qualities improve first and step by step entering to the deepest qualities. Those who are with the basic qualities will not be able to understand the deep dharma facts. They will not be able to make the purity minds with wisdom at the beginning. The base to understand deep dharma fact should be gain first. Giving, Virtuous activities etc… should be done at the beginning. When people do those merits those things are coming with the person who did it in the previous birth up to the present life as hidden powers. When they hear about the Buddhism or Lord Samma Sambuddha they will feel peace and whatever they follow as their religion they happen to grab the Buddhism. As soon as they enter to the path those hidden powers will be activate and help them to understand the deep dharma facts too. When these previous birth merits are less those will not be able to concentrate about the deep dharma facts. They are too lazy to follow the path and they rarely come closer to the Arya persons. At least a person did help to a alms giving or offer a flower a that person gain the maximum benefit out of that and will enter to the path soon. Even though they don’t understand the deep dharma facts they are in the path. So when we see such persons we should NOT make fun out of them. Everyone should spread the blessings for them to achieve the best for them. Those blessings with Metta will be a great help to them.
Those Buddhist sometimes attached to the worldly things and entertain them. Sometimes they fight, argue, challenge each other and stay by burning the world. Some feelings of their so much of desire… some take aside… some fights… some corrupted… and they believe Arya path as the outer Buddhist properties such as temples… Lord Samma Sambuddh’s statues…. Bo trees… etc… and they fight for them to keep them safe. They want to fight for the Buddhists and the sake of Buddhism. They try to make the powerful kingdom of their own by saying Dharma kingdom is for Lord Samma Sambuddha and this power kingdom is for us…. But they are faithful. When they hear even the name of Lord Samma Sambuddha they obey and respect. We shouldn’t blame them when we see such situations. We shouldn’t criticize them. That is the childish level of everyone whom follows the path successfully one day. They will too enter to this path one day and will get rid of Desire, Hatred & Ignorance and will attain Nirvana. If they kill you or even hurt you we shouldn’t react for the bad side… we should spread Metta for everyone and should complete this Arya path soon as possible. And one day with the Dharma knowledge you will understand that is the teaching of every greatest teacher. It is compared to the best tree of the agrarian field which gets fruits at the very first.
These are the reason why I tell everyone NOT to criticize others or don’t go behind what others do while you have your own chance to correct yourself and follow the path to achieve the best results. Remembering all these facts all the time will be for your own good and I can recommend the best results you will gain through this manner.
Likewise when Kusala Moola Paccaya Sankara (Purity or Virtuous Cause to do actions) happen that cause to the Greatest Eight Fold Path. And you can attain Nirvana. Apart from this all the things what we do through our Mind, Body & Words by aiming for the existence are worldly Sankara and begins as Avijja paccaya Sankara (Ignorance cause to do actions). As you already know through previous articles…. When Kusala Moola Paccaya Sankara happens by causing Alobha, Adwesha & Amoha for the Arya path after the Sankara paccaya Vinnana, Nama Roopa, Salayatana, Passa, Vedana and the last part continue as Vedana paccaya PASADO, Pasada paccaya ADIMOKKO, Adimokka paccya BAWO, Bawa paccya Jati etc…etc… and end with “Eva metassa kewalassa DHAMMANAG samudayo hoti” which gives the meaning of “likewise Dharma begins”. This ending clearly says that Paticca Samuppada which starts with Kusala and do actions to the Arya Path NOT cause to begin sufferings. It is cause to become an Arya person with Dharma.
In here there are 4 Categories (Jati / Birth). We can see in this birth itself as an immediate effect in this life itself. Those are Bhikku, Bhikkuni, Upasika, Upasikaa. Even these 4 categories have to face the Jara Marana… which is decay & death as we all know. But they do not end with sufferings as they did actions based on Purity / Virtuous / Kusala and they will gain Dharma instead of suffering.
I don’t see any reason to be fear for this Arya cause & effect theory as it begins with Kusala Moola paccaya Sankara and end with Dharma NOT sufferings. We should fear for the one begins with Ignorance and ends up with loads of sufferings. If we can get rid of sufferings… if can end this life circle… if we can do well & be good for others… we can be one of the greatest categories of Bhikku, Bhikkuni, Upasika, Upasikaa…. Why we should stop continue it?? Why we should fear for that? You will get all the answers when you understood these Cause & Effect theories clearly. And the future articles also will be a great help for you all.
So now you know how important to understand what Sankara is. You should understand Sankara like this. And you should understand the cause to Sankara like this. Also should understand Cease of Sankara and Path of ceasing Sankara.
You already know the first too main point through above explanation which is “What is Sankara” & “What cause to Sankara”.
When you see the useless of do actions through ignorance you can understand the reality of Sankara. When you see do actions through mind, body & words also not the way we want (Anicca), also is suffering (Dukka), also is destitute (Anatta) you will know that there is nothing fruitful or nothing valuable or no meaning in this existence. You will understand it is not suitable to waste your time through this existence. Then you understand how important is ceasing Sankara and you concentrate your mind in to Nirvana. When you cease do actions through Mind, Body & Words which begins with ignorance you will attain Nirvana. Ragakshayo Nibbanag, Dweshakshayo Nibbanag, and Mohakshayo Nibbanag which is when get rid of Desire that is Nirvana… when get rid of hatred that is Nirvana…. When get rid of Ignorance that is Nirvana…”!
So when you understand when you cease of Sankara you can attain nirvana our main concern will be achieving Nirvana and that is also by ceasing Sankara. You should see Sankara also as Anicca, Dukka and Anatta.
When you realize that nothing is the way you want and that brings you sufferings and make you destitute you understand all the actions, words speaks, thoughts thinks are also not the way I want even though I need it on my way. It is something impossible to keep things according to the way we want as it the nature of this world. The more we attached to them we gain suffering. The more we do actions we gain suffering… the more we talk we gain suffering… the more we think we gain suffering… the more we are with these with the thought of fruitful we gain nothing but suffering. And that suffering makes us so destitute and brings more & more sufferings.
Have you ever thought that how many words we have speak all throughout this existence in uncountable years? How many activities we did throughout this existence? How many thoughts we think throughout this existence? And how many we still talk, do & think? And how many we are planning to do, talk & think? When the day we realize this journey is useless and no meaning of it we understand the uselessness of this existence. We understand the nature of this meaningless construction. All meaningless thoughts, words, activities and how we happen to create them… So when a person starts to do activities, speak & think with desire, hatred & ignorance he or she left with nothing but this useless meaningless existence. They left with nothing fruitful.
When this is understood by wisdom we realize we did all these actions because of ignorance. And then we make the decision that we should not run after this ignorant behaviors. The mind which attracted to the worldly perceptions will be over then. All the “Punnabhi Sankara (Activities based on righteousness)” will be over. And the activities did for the evil side also be over as “Apunnabhi Sankara (Activities based on iniquity)” over. And become the level of “Punna papa paheenassa” the sin & merit will be over and attained Nirvana. That is final greatest result in this path of Buddhism.
So to achieve that final result you should understand what Sankara is. And you should understand the cause to Sankara. Also you should understand the cease of Sankara and the path of ceasing Sankara. This is the Four Noble Truth of Sankara. Here you opened another way to Nirvana. So if you willing to attained Nirvana by ceasing Sankara you should understand all these facts firmly. You can attain Nirvana by realizing this then.
When you cease Sankara through this path of Dharma you will cease Vinnana to. Where ever the Sankara is Vinnana also there. Where ever the Sankara is NOT Vinnana also NOT there... Sankara cause to Vinnana, Nama Roopa, Salayatana, Passa, Vedana, Tanha, Upadana, Bawa, Jati, Jara Marana – Soka – Parideva – Dukka – Domanassa – Upayasa and when Sankara cease all these Vinnana, Nama Roopa, Salayatana, Passa, Vedana, Tanha, Upadana, Bawa, Jati, Jara Marana – Soka – Parideva – Dukka – Domanassa – Upayasa also cease! And you end the suffering and attain nirvana!
Let me explain how Vinnana arise by causing Sankara through next article.
Till that let me make a short note above what we discuss all these time. Ignorance cause to do actions which we recognize as Sankara… When Ignorance cause to Sankara ignorance becomes the cause and that make Vinnana to. And for Vinnana Sankara is the cause. To stop getting the level of Vinnana we should cease Sankara. When Kaya Sankara, Waci Sankara & Mano Sankara or “Punnabhi Sankara (Activities based on righteousness)”, “Apunnabhi Sankara (Activities based on iniquity)” and “Anennabhi Sankara (Activities based on peace without fighting against for the justice or injustice)” makes the sin or merit for this existence and we run after them blindly because of ignorance. We think they are fruitful and valuable. Through understanding we realize the nature of existence IS like that and we happen to get rid of the attachment for the world. And we stop activities, words & thoughts which attached to the world. Then we cease the Sankara. Then we complete the Arya path and attained Nirvana!
So I attached all the blessings for you to understand the Sankara, Cause of Sankara, Cease of Sankara and the path of ceasing Sankara with this article!
May Samma Sambuddha bless you!