|Tiger Girl with full Japanese back tattoo or irezumi (Arisu Nomura/imageof.net)|
|Ssshh, don't talk or think about "cookies."|
|Sexual craving is like a jungle thicket, hard to escape. A banyan park is better (Kiran Gopi)|
|The Buddha (ArunHaridharshan/flickr)|
"The thought occurs to me: What within me is as yet unabandoned so that there are times when these invade my heart/mind and remain?"
- NOTE: Previously mistranslated, the point of this sentence is that the mental states that invade Mahanama's mind/heart are precisely the ones he has yet to abandon. In practical terms, this means he does not have to look for another quality lurking behind them but, instead, can focus attention on abandoning these states directly whenever they arise. The remainder of the discourse gives a lesson on how craving, aversion, and delusion can be abandoned by understanding the object on which they most frequently focus: sensuality (Ven. Thanissaro).
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