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Sammā ditthi is defined by the Buddha as knowledge of the Four Noble Truths. Now, many people say that samma ditthi means “right vision”. But when we ask them to explain what they mean, we most likely get no answer. Therefore, we have to know the real, or deep, meaning behind this first factor of the Noble Eightfold path. Only then can we understand how sammā ditthi arises.
One day at midnight Prince Siddhartha renounced the palace-life in order to seek enlightenment. He touched my thigh with his soft flexible hands and copper-colored nails. While touching my thigh he told me, “My friend, I am going to achieve enlightenment and after I have attained it, I will help others in the world to cross over this samsara.
Great Bhante, if someone offers fruit to the community of noble monks who have pure hearts and calm minds, he will receive a great result. He will enjoy birth in the Tavatimsa Heaven experiencing that great result. Bhante, I too offered four pieces of fruits to the Noble Sangha.
There is an amazing contentment within that Bhikkhu about the Dhamma preached by the Supreme Buddha. He also could attain the Nirvāna that holds the pleasure beyond all merits and demerits.
There’s no fear about death in me. There’s no special desire about living as well. I am letting go of this body by establishing mindfulness and wisdom very well.
People who carry water can carry whatever the amount of water they wish. Bow carpenters also can bend bows to their wish. Carpenters who work with wood can also bend those lumbers as they wish. Similarly, noble men can discipline themselves as to their wish.
If you are capable of cultivating the meditation in this very life, your mind will start to develop rapidly. In this effort, you need to have the ability to think well. If you cannot think well, you will not be able to develop your mind. In fact, most people do not develop their minds. Only few humans develop their minds. You can become one among that few. Learn this mindfully and attentively. We will gradually show you how to see your life in depth.