The Twin Truths won by keen Dual Consideration:

The blessed Buddha once said:
Friends, the first consideration is:
Whatever Misery arises, it does so caused by Consciousness !
Another consequent consideration is:
By ending Consciousness , there cannot ever arise any Misery !

Knowing this danger: - All Suffering emerges due to Consciousness, by 
stopping consciousness, there cannot ever be any arising of any Pain! -,
the intelligent one quench his craving, and urge for being conscious...
Considering these twin truths cautiously, resolutely & enthusiastically, 
one may either enter the state of Nibbāna right here & now in this life,
or if there is lasting traces of clinging left, the state of a non-returner...
Those who neglect understanding Consciousness, cause of Consciousness, 
the End of Consciousness, & how Consciousness is completely eliminated, 
are incapable of release by understanding, are thus incapable of mental 
release, are incapable of direct knowledge, and are thereby incapable 
of making an end...They repeat birth, ageing, decay, sickness & death 
ever again... While those who undertake understanding of Consciousness, 
Origin, End & Way, are quite capable of mental release by understanding,
and capable of making an end... They are near the deathless dimension!

Source: The Bundle of Threads. The Sutta-Nipata 724-765



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