Sunday, November 24, 2013
නක්කාවත්ත හිමි Noble Quest (Aarya Paryeshanaya)
මෙහි සිතක්ද නැත, කයක්ද නැත, එමනිසා "මම" කියා අයෙකුද නැත. මෙවැනි ලෝකයක් නැත. පරලොවක් නැත, ඉරක්, හඳක් නැත, මේ සියල්ල අවිද්යාව නිසා සකස් කරගත් මිත්යවන්ය. මෙම මිත්යාධර්ම මොහොතක් මොහොතක් පාසා සමුදය වෙයි. එම සමුදය තුලම නිරෝද වෙයි. එම නිරෝදය එම මොහොත තුලම ප්රඥාවෙන් දකිමින්යන්න. එසේ කරගෙන යාමේදී එක් ක්ෂණයක දී මෙම ලෝකනිරෝඩය ප්රත්යක්ෂවම අත්දැකිය හැකිය. එය සියලෙහි නිවීම දැකීම නොහොත් නිවන් දැකීම නම් වෙයි" යනු එම ගැඹුරු කරුණු දැක්වීමයි.
The doctrine of reality discovered by our Super exalted, the Fully Enlightened Lord Buddha with his unique axiomatic wisdom is extremely profound. The Buddha made it clear to the whole world that the supermundane Truth of Reality would be disclosed through a cessation of perception that occurs in an instant, when the reality of the complicated convention is being seen from within oneself at the same spot. But the mass of people do not understand the Truth of Reality which is clearly explained by the Buddha, because of the difficulty of making out the difference between the convention and the Ultimate Reality. That is why the world being is engaged in an endless journey in the cycle of continuity or the transmigration; being subdued to the eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and the mind that accomplish the convention. What the Buddha has taught is a way to shorten the cycle of continuity and be saved from Dukkha. A clear direction has been shown in the guidance to realize being in the convention itself that the world is an illusion and how to be aware of that doctrinal path of the absolute Truth in one's self created wisdom. Those who are accepted as scholars and intellectuals in the conventional world gather their knowledge through the studies on physical subjects in the outer world. Many people are deceived by the fact that the 'modern science' fed with perceptive knowledge gained through the studies connected with the time is the sole Universal Truth. The scientific data discovered by one generation would differ from the new discoveries of the next generation and the new ideas are continued thereon. The earliest scientists declared that the earth was a square. Another scientist in the next generation showed with reasonable facts that it was a spherical object . But a very few people knew that the nature of the physical investigation done linking with the senses caught in time is nothing but the same differentiation. But the nontimic doctrine of reality disclosed by the Buddha is a very profound philosophy which had gone surpassing the modern science and it is the Eternal Truth that does not change in the beginning, in the middle or in the end. It is difficult to realize the Ultimate Reality of the world to the worldings (potujjana) clinged on different views and because of the knowledge obtained through sensuous experience caused by ignorance. Different interpretations of the mind are found in books. The people who accept them as the pure truth are being deceived today. That is why they go chasing after outer forces seeking for consolation in mind. Many of them are not aware that the doctrine of Dependent origination (paticca samuppada) is the real revelation of the mind which is similar to a mirage. To see Dhamma is to see the reality of the mind. The external world to which we are exposed is created within the mind. The world is a Iinage of thoughts that die within the arising itself Thus the Buddha advised us to realize the Truth by seeing the reality of the world, from within ownself. The only thing that should happen for the manifestation of Nibbana is realizing what the mind is and seeing its cessation from within ownself. Look at a tree. One may say that the tree shakes. Another one may say what shakes is not the tree, but the wind. All these are, true in the convention. But when it is considered in reality what shakes is not the tree or the wind but the mind. Assume that you see externally a scene of a child blowing up, a balloon. As the Buddha has clarified that the whole world is created within own self, both the balloon and the child who blows up, the balloon are only concepts created in one's own mind. What would it really blow up when seeing it blowing up? It is the own mind. Assume that the balloon bursts. What did really burst? Nothing but the own mind. That is the reality. What is the method to see the dhamma evidently? It is seeing from within ownself the destruction of all the concepts of the natures subjected to five senses as colour, sound etc through dispersion instantly on the same spot. When seeing it, the realization of the Four Noble Truths would occur within ownself along with it simultaneously . Therefore this truth can be realized without a least difficulty along with the performance of one's own daily activities.What is needed is only to maintain zealous (appamada) enlightened thinking. That is the way once followed by the citizens of Kuru colony. When proceeding on seeing the reality of mind, it is the great wisdom, the Nibbana or the doctrinal eye, the Dhamma cakkhu that would arise instantly through an instant cessation of perception- (sauna nirodha). It is from there, that it would be "light arisen aloko udapadi) having discarded the darkness of ignorance.A correct interpretation on what the reality or the Noble Vision (ariya dassana) is bestowed in this hook, in such a time that some persons have instigated to accept the wrong opinion that the combination of Buddhist culture and it's literature make the Buddhist vision. The intellectuals who read this book with a deep review would realize that the content in it has logically introduced the same pure nonlogical (atakkavacara) doctrine taught by the Buddha. It would be the profound consequence that can he achieved by the rare human quality to realize the correct way of Nibbana today itself by going through this text of Dhamma unheard before, a few more times. Sheela Subasingha, Welpalla, Sri lanka.
1. BHAVA NIRODHAYA by Kularatna Nakkawatta
2. SATHYABIVADHANAYA by Kularatna Nakkawatta
3. ARYA DHARSHANAYA by Kularatna Nakkawatta
4. ARYA DHANAYA by Kularatna Nakkawatta
5. AKALIKA GOTHAMA DHARSHNAYA by Kularatna Nakkawatta
These books are an excellent exposition of Buddha's doctrine. The books of this nature are quite rare to find, especially coming from a native Sri Lankan. The explanations may be controversial to the traditionalists but would serve as a lamp to those who are zigzagging in search of the path, unable to find the way in the darkness, lost in the wilderness of scholarship, intellect and tradition. These books will appeal more to those who realise that they are trapped in an endless Samsaric cycle due to ignorance and craving. The detailed analysis is very clear, informative and written without any ambiguity. These books in my opinion would offer an excellent opportunity to the reader to help understand the concepts of the Buddha's doctrine very clearly.