Title- Venerable Pakoku Sayadaw’s Homily


(1) While seeing visible form object, do not remark that it is a type of human being. And the eye sees, you do not see it. Without comparing it with the former objects, understanding can be achieved.
Who sees the visible form object? The eye sees. You’d not say, “ I see “ You’d better say, “ The eye sees.” In fact, the eye only sees the visible form object.
As was stated above, without comparing with the former object, while seeing something, you notice correctly it is visible form object. It is understanding Dhamma.


(2) While bearing sound object, do not remarks that it is a type of human being. And the ear hears, you do not hear it. Without comparing it with the former objects, understanding can be achieved.
Who hears? The ear does. Whose ear is it? It is the ear of mind and matter. Do not say, “ I hear” You just say, “ The ear hears.” Whatever you hear is sound object. Do not remark that it is voice of human being, man, girl, fowl, bird, dog, cat, etc.
As was stated above, without comparing with former object, while hearing something you notice correctly it is sound object. It is understanding the Dhamma.

(3) While smelling smell object, do not remark that it is a type of human being.And the nose smells, you do not smell it without comparing it with the former objects, understanding can be achieved.
Who smells? The nose does. Whose nose is it? It is the nose of mind and matter. If so, do not say,” I get the smell.” You’d better say.” The nose gets the smell.” Whatever you smell, just smell object.
As your ancestors said, do not remark the smell as the smell of flower, perfume, fish, etc.
As was stated above, without comparing with former object, while smelling something, you notice correctly it is smell object. It is understanding the Dhamma.

(4) While eating taste object, do not remark that it is a type of human being. And the tongue eats, you do not eat it. Without comparing it with the former object, understanding can be achieved.
Who eats? You do not know the taste. Your tongue knows the taste. So the tongue eats. Whose tongue is it? It is the tongue of mind and matter. Do not say. “ I taste.” You’d better say.”The tongue tastes.”Do not remark that this taste is sweet, sour, hot, bitter, salty,etc.
As was state above, without comparing with former object, while eating something, you notice correctly it is taste object. It is understanding the Dhamma.

(5) While touching tangible object, do not remark that if is a type of human being. And the body touches.You do not touch it.Without comparing it with the former object, understanding can be achieved.
Who touches? The body touches. Whose body is it? It is the body of mind and matter. If so, you do not say, “I touch” You’d better say.”The body touches.”Do not remark that I touch. I hold something touches me something holds me, as your ancestors said.
As was stated above, without comparing with former object, while touching something, you notice correctly it is tangible object.It is understanding the Dhamma.


(6) While thinking of mental object,do not remark that it is a type of human being. And the mind thinks of. You do not think of it. Without comparing it with the former object, understanding can be achieved.
Who thinks of? The mind thinks of. Whose mind is it? It is the mind of mind and matter. What does it think of? It thinks of mental object.Do not say,” I think” You’d better say.”The mind thinks.” Do not think of so many things as your ancestors said because just your mind thinks.


As was stated above, without comparing with former object, while thinking of something, you notice correctly, it is mental object.It is understanding the Dhamma.


May this good deed be the perfect support in order to finish suffering and realise freedom of suffering.


“The point is understanding that there is no being.”

 

 

 

 

 

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