How to become a perfect
Theravada Buddhist Bhikku
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The goal of the fully dedicated Buddhist bhikku, the one ‘gone forth into homelessness’, is to achieve nibbana (Sanskrit: nirvana) in this life, thereby ending the cause of apparently endless transmigration within samsara and which is the cause of endless suffering (Pali: dukkha). The perfectionist bhikku’s initial goal is to achieve relative non-activity (i.e. non-connectivity), i.e. relative @rest status. Thereafter he eliminates relativity absolutely and achieves absolute non-activity (i.e. non-connectivity), i.e. pari-nibbana, and which brings transmigration to an absolute stop.
· Evaluate your situation in regard to actual and probable suffering.
· Decide that the cost-benefit relationship of living (i.e. of migrating from contact to contact) is wholly negative.
· Decide to stop connecting in order to shut your self down. Then,
· Gradually reduce external touch/contact. A touch/contact creates a home, i.e. a momentarily real and identifiable ‘other’, i.e. a life.
· Gradually reduce internal touch/contact, hence self-interaction.
· Completely eliminate contact/touch, i.e. action/reaction. Perfect non-action/reaction stills a system to @rest (i.e. unchanging sameness) status, i.e. nibbana.
· (Optional, if you want to become a Bodhisattva) Having achieved unchanging sameness, he touches/contacts once to experience absolute realness (Sanskrit: sat’tva).
· (Optional, if you want to become a Buddha). Contact/touch a series serially, thereby waking up to relative identity (Sanskrit: cit’tva, Pali: bodhi).
· Observe with perfect concentration the emergence and decay of absolute realness (i.e. rupa/sat) and identity (i.e. nama/chit), and achieve perfect awakening, i.e. samma-sambodhi.
· Read the anatta sutta very slowly, three times.
· The smart bhikku detaches from every thing but a single focus/point (Pali: nimitta). Then, when he has let go of all but the single point, he dumps the point and ‘waits’ as limitless virtual sameness (i.e. nibbana).
· The smarter bhikku simulates all the former, and achieves the same result.
· Your path to nibbana (i.e. your visuddhimagga) will be lonely, difficult and dangerous. It’s the Razor’s Edge Path par excellence.
· Gradual detachment, i.e. as dehabituation and/or dissociation, eventually removes you completely from the everyday world. Hence, perfection of the path to nibbana should be undertaken only if you are completely independent, healthy, fearless and very quick.
· The perfect bhikku’s goal is a dead end.
· Avoid local bhikkus as the plague.
· Make a will before you go forth.
Things you’ll need
ü Reliable ground support, i.e. caring parents (or a sibling) who will pull you out of the mess you’ll get yourself into, no matter what.
ü A safety net that will protect you if you get pulled into the abyss or over the edge.
ü No libido.
ü Absolute faith that you are designed to succeed.
ü Whole body/mind expectation that you will succeed. Sheer guts and/or luck
ü A safety line (i.e. a reality test)
ü A safety net (i.e. a holy period)
ü Common sense (i.e. playing the odds)
ü Expectation, i.e. that you will succeed
ü Absolute faith, i.e. that you can do it and that you will survive