The destruction of suffering

The Buddha continued to meditate on the chain of causation.

 

 

By the destruction of ignorance, body, speech and mind are destroyed.
By the destruction of body, speech and mind, consciousness is destroyed.
By the destruction of consciousness, the names and forms or objects is destroyed.
By the destruction of names and forms of objects, the six senses are destroyed.
By the destruction of the six senses, contact is destroyed.
By the destruction of the contact, sensation is destroyed.
By the destruction of sensation, desire is destroyed.
By the destruction of desire, attachment is destroyed.
By the destruction of attachment, birth is destroyed.
By the destruction of birth, old age age, death, grief, pain and despair are destroyed.

In this manner the whole mass of suffering in the world may cease.

Taken from 366 Readings from Buddhism.

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