Magic?

“Suppose, bhikkhus, that a magician or a magician’s apprentice would display a magical illusion at a crossroads. A man with good sight would inspect it, ponder it, and carefully investigate it, and it would appear to him to be void, hollow, insubstantial. For what substance could there be in a magical illusion? So too, bhikkhus, whatever kind of consciousness there is, whether past, future, or present, internal or external, gross or subtle, inferior or superior, far or near: a bhikkhu inspects it, ponders it, and carefully investigates it, and it would appear to him to be void, hollow, insubstantial. For what substance could there be in consciousness?

“Seeing thus, bhikkhus, the instructed noble disciple experiences revulsion towards form, revulsion towards feeling, revulsion towards perception, revulsion towards volitional formations, revulsion towards consciousness. Experiencing revulsion, he becomes dispassionate. Through dispassion his mind is liberated. When it is liberated there comes the knowledge: ‘It’s liberated.’ He understands: ‘Destroyed is birth, the holy life has been lived, what had to be done has been done, there is no more for this state of being.’” – SN 22.95

“Seyyathāpi, bhikkhave, māyākāro vā māyā­kāran­tevāsī vā catumahāpathe māyaṁ vidaṁseyya. Tamenaṁ cakkhumā puriso passeyya nijjhāyeyya yoniso upaparikkheyya. Tassa taṁ passato nijjhāyato yoniso upaparikkhato rittakaññeva khāyeyya, tucchakaññeva khāyeyya, asārakaññeva khāyeyya. Kiñhi siyā, bhikkhave, māyāya sāro? Evameva kho, bhikkhave, yaṁ kiñci viññāṇaṁ atītā­nāgata­pac­cup­pan­naṁ … pe … yaṁ dūre santike vā, taṁ bhikkhu passati nijjhāyati yoniso upaparikkhati. Tassa taṁ passato nijjhāyato yoniso upaparikkhato rittakaññeva khāyati, tucchakaññeva khāyati, asārakaññeva khāyati. Kiñhi siyā, bhikkhave, viññāṇe sāro?

“Evaṁ passaṁ, bhikkhave, sutavā ariyasāvako rūpasmimpi nibbindati, vedanāyapi … saññāyapi … saṅkhāresupi … viññāṇasmimpi nibbindati. Nibbindaṁ virajjati; virāgā vimuccati. Vimuttasmiṁ vimuttamiti ñāṇaṁ hoti … pe … nāparaṁ itthattāyāti pajānāti”.

ရဟန်းတို့ ဥပမာသော်ကား မျက်လှည့်သမားဖြစ်စေ၊ မျက်လှည့်သမား၏ တပည့်ဖြစ်စေ လမ်းဆုံလမ်းမ၌ မျက်လှည့်ပြရာ၏၊ ထိုမျက်လှည့်ကို မျက်စိအမြင်ရှိသော ယောကျာ်းသည် ကြည့်ရာ၏၊ တစိမ့်စိမ့်ရှုရာ၏၊ အသင့်အားဖြင့် ဆင်ခြင်ရာ၏၊ ထိုယောကျာ်းသည် ကြည့်နေစဉ် တစိမ့်စိမ့် ရှုနေစဉ်အသင့်အားဖြင့် ဆင်ခြင်နေစဉ် ထိုမျက်လှည့်သည် အသုံးမဝင်ဟူ၍ သာ ထင်ရာ၏၊ အချည်းနှီးဟူ၍ သာထင်ရာ၏၊ အနှစ်မဲ့ ဟူ၍ သာ ထင်ရာ၏။ ရဟန်းတို့ မျက်လှည့်၌ အနှစ်ဟူ၍ အဘယ်မှာ ရှိနိုင်မည်နည်း။ ရဟန်းတို့ ဤအတူပင် အတိတ် အနာဂတ် ပစ္စုပ္ပန်လည်းဖြစ်သော။ပ။ အဝေး အနီးလည်းဖြစ်သော ဝိညာဏ်အားလုံးကို ရဟန်းသည် ကြည့်၏၊ တစိမ့်စိမ့် ရှု၏၊ အသင့်အားဖြင့် ဆင်ခြင်၏။ ထိုရဟန်းသည့်ကြည့်နေစဉ် တစိမ့်စိမ့် ရှုနေစဉ် အသင့်အားဖြင့် ဆင်ခြင်နေစဉ် အသုံးမဝင်ဟူ၍ သာ ထင်ရာ၏၊ အချည်းနှီး ဟူ၍ သာ ထင်ရာ၏၊ အနှစ်မဲ့ဟူ၍ သာ ထင်ရာ၏။ ရဟန်းတို့ ဝိညာဏ်၌ အနှစ်ဟူ၍ အဘယ်မှာ ရှိနိုင်မည် နည်း။

ရဟန်းတို့ ဤသို့ မြင်သော အကြားအမြင်ရှိသော အရိယာတပည့်သည် ရုပ်၌လည်း ငြီးငွေ့၏၊ ဝေဒနာ၌လည်း ငြီးငွေ့၏၊ သညာ၌လည်း ငြီးငွေ့၏၊ သင်္ခါရတို့၌လည်း ငြီးငွေ့၏၊ ဝိညာဏ်၌လည်းငြီးငွေ့၏၊ ငြီးငွေ့သော် စွဲမက်မှု ကင်း၏၊ စွဲမက်မှု ကင်းခြင်းကြောင့် ကိလေသာမှ လွတ်မြောက်၏၊ ကိလေသာမှ လွတ်မြောက်သော် “လွတ်မြောက်ပြီ”ဟု အသိဉာဏ်သည် ဖြစ်၏။ပ။ ဤမဂ်ကိစ္စအလို့ငှါတစ်ပါးသော ပြုဖွယ် မရှိတော့ပြီဟု သိ၏။

“Ví như, này các Tỷ-kheo, một ảo thuật sư hay đệ tử một ảo thuật sư, tại ngã tư đường bày trò ảo thuật. Một người có mắt nhìn chuyên chú, như lý quán sát trò ảo thuật ấy. Do người ấy nhìn chuyên chú, như lý quán sát, ảo thuật ấy hiện rõ ra là trống không, hiện rõ ra là trống rỗng, hiện rõ ra là không có lõi cứng. Làm sao, này các Tỷ-kheo, lại có lõi cứng trong ảo thuật được? Cũng vậy, này các Tỷ-kheo, phàm thức gì thuộc quá khứ, vị lai, hiện tại … hoặc xa hay gần; Tỷ-kheo nhìn chuyên chú, như lý quán sát, thức ấy hiện rõ ra là trống không, hiện rõ ra là trống rỗng, hiện rõ ra là không có lõi cây. Làm sao, này các Tỷ-kheo, lại có lõi cây trong thức được?

“Thấy vậy, này các Tỷ-kheo, vị Ða văn Thánh đệ tử nhàm chán đối với sắc … đối với thọ … đối với tưởng … đối với các hành … nhàm chán đối với thức. Do nhàm chán, vị ấy ly tham. Do ly tham, vị ấy giải thoát. Trong sự giải thoát, trí khởi lên: “Ta đã giải thoát … không còn trở lui trạng thái này nữa”. Vị ấy biết rõ như vậy.”

「比丘們!猶如幻術師或幻術師的徒弟,如果在十字路口表演幻術,有眼的男子如果檢視、靜觀、如理審察;當檢視、靜觀、如理審察時,對他來說,它看起來只是空無的、空虛的、無實心的。比丘們!在幻術中,有什麼實心呢?同樣的,比丘們!凡任何識,不論過去、未來、現在……(中略)或遠、或近,比丘檢視、靜觀、如理審察;當檢視、靜觀、如理審察時,對他來說,它看起來只是空無的、空虛的、無實心的。比丘們!在識中,有什麼實心呢?

「比丘們!當這麼看時,已受教導的聖弟子在色上厭,在受上厭,在想上厭,在行上厭,在識上厭;厭者離染,經由離貪而解脫,當解脫時,有『[這是]解脫』之智,他了知:『出生已盡,梵行已完成,應該作的已作,不再有這樣[輪迴]的狀態了。』」

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