Impermanence

The Empty Robot

The robot and teacher sit under a tree.

The teacher says to his student, “Observe the impermanence of form. Observe this and you will observe correctly. Correctly observing gives rise to disenchantment. Disenchantment exhausts delight and craving. When delight and craving exhaust the mind becomes liberated.”

“The same applies for observing the impermanence of feeling, thought, will, and consciousness. Observe this and you will observe correctly. Correctly observing gives rise to disenchantment. Disenchantment exhausts delight and craving. When delight and craving exhaust the mind becomes liberated.”

“One with a liberated in mind is able to realize, ‘My births have ended. The Path is now established. What was to be done is done, and there is self-knowledge of no further existence’. As it is with observing impermanence, it is the same for suffering, emptiness, and the illusion of self.”

The robot hears this and practices in accordance.

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