It is said that “right view is the forerunner of the path” (Thanissaro, n.d.; Ñanamoli & Bodhi, 1991), and it is affirmed this is the case.
Abiding wisdom—beyond nihilism view (i.e., view of nothing-ness), what could possibly be extinguished, culled, pulled up? Is not manifest impermanence (i.e., anicca of rupa) of the sense doors beside mind door consciousness, the hidden (i.e., anicca of rupa) of the mind door consciousness, and the divine (i.e., anicca of vedana, anicca of sañña, and anicca of cetasika), merely anicca of vipaka and kammic “collateral damage”? In this way, the ocean of samsara, “with its churning waves” of anicca of interference patterns is at play gone beyond. Turning this, what picking is there?
Abiding wisdom—beyond eternalism view (i.e., view of essence-ness), what could possibly be put up, hoisted, or displayed? Is not the manifest (i.e., rupa) of the sense doors beside mind door consciousness, the hidden (i.e., the rupa) of the mind door consciousness, and the divine (i.e., vedana, sañña, and cetasika), merely vipaka and kammic “collateral damage”? In this way, the ocean of samsara, “with its churning waves” of interference patterns is at play. Turning this, what choosing is there?
Gone, Gone, Gone Beyond, Gone Far Beyond Picking & Choosing
To avoid is to not get into the accident by mere probability of a path (i.e., do, michi, flow interference) evidencing a recollection of “accident” and suffering “enduring view[s]” (i.e., dukkha)! The road less accident prone is but by remainder, far beyond effort of picking, of choosing. Yet what are these accidents?
To put out, and eradicate “the defilements”, is illusion, for what nothingness is there to arrive at a putting out? There is cessation of interference, far beyond a seed (i.e., an essence) of destruction.
To raise up, and elevate “the dhamma”, is illusion, for what essence is there to dhamma to arrive at elevation? There is product of interference, far beyond a seed (i.e., an essence) of production.
This, just this… is dhamma… gone out, like a lamp. The fuel, the oxygen, the heat; this interference no longer sufficient for the flame? What puts? What raises? This interference coming, this interference going—not self, not other (i.e., anatta); not we, not they (i.e., anvayám); not kingdom, not school, not brand (anakuram). Thus come [as interference manifest] (i.e., tatha), thus gone [as interference de-manifest] (i.e., gatha) as ocean meets sky, and thus it is said, it (i.e., the inseparability of <samsara|nirvana>) is not even a hair’s breadth apart.
For the interfering benefit of limitless beings… thus are the complications, turned once more… for the interference of limitless beings… thus come, thus gone…
Appendix I: The Etymology of Picking & Choosing
Citing this, here are further signs, and indexes “selected” to “pull up” wrong views.
According to Muller’s (2011) Digital Dictionary of Buddhism, this is translated as “to put up”, is related to “put up, hang out, hoist, display… stir, provoke, arouse… challenge, defy , dare… to have a duel (match) with… select out, pick out, cull, pulling up by roots, eradicating, driving away, banishing”. The Sanskrit words related are utpātana (Muller, 2011), which signs/indexes “tearing out… destroying… banishing… the act of tearing out or up… pulling up by roots, eradicating… driving away, banishing… dethronement” (Monier-Williams, 1899). It also means “to carry with a pole on the shoulder (by one person)… to dance, leap” (Muller, 2011).
According to Muller’s (2008/2003) Digital Dictionary of Buddhism, this is translated as “to choose”, is related to the Sanskrit uddhrta as “to select” and “elect”, and has etymology related to “outstanding, excellent”. In Monier-Williams’ (1899), uddhṛta, is related to drawing up/out as in water from a well, extraction, eradicated, broken off, ladled out, skimmed, raised, elevated, lifted, thrown up/upwards, separated, set apart, taken away, removed, chosen, selected, taken from or out, raised, made strong or famous, recovered, uncovered, dispersed/scattered, holding/containing, and vomited.
Turning toward ancient India, uddhṛta is “one of the saṃyutta-hastāni (twenty-seven combined hands)” (Wisdom Library, 2022). This related to an assumption of illusory forms, extraction of juice from the sprouts of the airandhrīkara (Wisdom Library, 2022).
Monier-Williams, M. (1899). A Sanskrit-English dictionary. Oxford.
Muller, C. (2011). 挑. Digital Dictionary of Buddhism. http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xpr-ddb.pl?q=挑
Muller, C. (2008). 選. Digital Dictionary of Buddhism. http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xpr-ddb.pl?q=選. (Original work published 2003).
Ñanamoli, B., & Bodhi, B. (1994). The discourse on right view; The samaditthi sutta and its commentary. Access to Insight; Readings in Theravada Buddhism. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nanamoli/wheel377.html
Thanissaro, B. (n.d.). Maha-cattarisaka sutta; The great forty (MN 117). Access to.Insight; Readings in Theravada Buddhism. https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN117.html
Wisdom Library. (2022). Uddhrita, Uddhṛta: 15 definitions. Wisdom Library. https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/uddhrita