囊ANANDA, THE INTERNAL ASPCET REFERS TO WHAT OCCURS INSIDE LIVING BEINGS.
“That is why living beings’ mouths water when they think about delicious food. When they think about a deceased person, either with fondness or with anger, tears will flow from their eyes. When they are greedy for wealth and jewels, a current of lust will course through their hearts. When confronted with a smooth and supple body, their mind become attached to lustful conduct and from both male and female organs will come spontaneous secretions.
That is why living beings’ mouths water when they think about delicious food. Why is it said that once living beings have love and defilement they develop emotions which eventually, if not stopped, will produce fluids of love? Some examples will substantiate this. Just thinking about eating some delicacy makes people salivate. It happens because of their gluttonous thought. When they think about a deceased person-a friend or close relative, someone with whom they had the most affinities-either with fondness or anger, tears will flow from their eyes. The person who has died was so close to them that they give rise to anger-resentment or even rage-and think, ”He was so fine. Why did he have to die so soon? Things were so good between us. Why him?” Excessively fond regard or tremendous resentment both cause a person to cry.
When they are greedy for wealth and jewels, a current of lust will course through their hearts. They dream about getting rich, and in their hearts a flow of lust is stirred. When confronted with a smooth and supple body, their minds become attached to lustful conduct and from both male and female organs will come spontaneous secretions. When they see a particularly attractive person, they have thoughts of sexual desire. With that, their essence flows of itself. Strange, isn’t it?
“Ananda, although the kinds of love differ, their flow and oppression is the same. With this moisture one cannot ascend, but will naturally fall. This is called the‘internal aspect.’
Ananda, although the kinds of love differ-although there are various kinds of love-their flow and oppression is the same. They flow or accumulate in the same manner. With this moisture one cannot ascend, but will naturally fall. Emotion sends one down. This is called the “internal aspect.”
“Ananda, the ‘external aspect’ refers to what happens outside living beings. Because of longing and yearning, they invent the fallacy of discursive thought. When this reasoning accumulates without cease, it can create an uplifting energy.
Ananda, the “external aspect” refers to what happens outside living beings. Because of longing and yearning, they invent the fallacy of discursive thought. The “longing and yearning” also refer to love. The “discursive thought” is in fact false thought, which accumulates. When this reasoning accumulates without cease, it can create an uplifting energy. You think of it from all angles. You think about it today and you continue thinking about it tomorrow. You thought about it during your last life; you’ve thinking about it in this life. You thought about it in former kalpas and you think about it now in this kalpa. No one knows how long you've been thinking. And you never rest. However, from this continual thinking a special response can occur, which is an “uplifting energy.”
To be continued