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By Lotsawa Kawa Paltseg, Thubten K. Rikey, Andrew Ruskin

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The absorption of cessation is a state free from the afflictive emotions such as the desire for even the state of perception of nothingness. One even goes beyond the peak of · cyclic existence. Through the appearance to the CATEGORIZATION OF BUDDHIST TERMINOLOGIES mind of the aspiration to attain this state identified as complete pacification, one extirpates the instabilities of the mind and mental factors. Also, one extirpates those enduring factors such as afflicted consciousness. One having no discrimination is the result of absorption without discrimination.

The innatelyborn causes are like earth, water, fire or air, which all exist in any one particle. In order for one to arise, all four elements must act as the cause. Thus each element depends on each other element. The way in which they arise simultaneously is similar to the way in which one person cannot go alone to a frightening place. After several people gather together, they accompany each other and are delivered from the fear . Equal-state causes refer to CATEGORIZATION OF BUDDHIST TERMINOLOGIES the arising of mental factors that are in accordance with the state of mind.

Unhappiness of body and mind is called suffering. When neither of these feelings are present, this state is neutrality. The general characteristics of these feelings are the same as those of the internal body. The specific nature of these is that each of the three is the nature of S~Jffering. The feeling of suffering is the sUffering of suffering. The feel ing of happiness is the suffering of change. of all-pervasive conditionedness. One identifies these characteristics and contemplates them single-pointedly.

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