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I'm just curious as to its roots and the thought behind it.

Self mortification is done with the intention that it will end the past store of bad Kamma through experiencing all negative karmic results through mortification. When all the past Karma is exhausted, it is expected that you reach enlightenment, i.e., you do not experience any more pain. This is the reasoning behind the Bodhisattva's mortification practice including breathless mediation, which was also based on widely held contemporary beliefs and practices.

Nirgranthas, you have done bad deeds before. Exhaust them through sharp painful austerities. And restraining your body, speech and mind right here and now, you would not be committing further karma. Thus, by the destruction of old karma through asceticism and by doing no fresh karma, there will be no more flow of karma through its being destroyed. With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering; with the destruction of suffering there is the destruction of feeling; with the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.

Cūla Dukkha-k,khandha SuttaCūla Dukkha-k,khandha Sutta

‘Whatever this person feels—whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral—all that is caused by past action.

Thus, by eliminating past action by asceticism, and by doing no new action, there

will be no further flood of karma.

Without further flood of karma, there is the destruction of karma.

With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering.

With the destruction of suffering, there is the destruction of feeling.

With the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.’

Deva,daha SuttaDeva,daha Sutta - it is best you read the whole sutta as it is about self-mortification and too long to quote in full

during his 6 years of searching he practiced extreme ...

With regard to other references about Buddha's path to enlightenment and also self mortification see:

I'm just curious as to its roots and the thought behind it.

Self mortification is done with the intention that it will end the past store of bad Kamma through experiencing all negative karmic results through mortification. When all the past Karma is exhausted, it is expected that you reach enlightenment, i.e., you do not experience any more pain. This is the reasoning behind the Bodhisattva's mortification practice including breathless mediation, which was also based on widely held contemporary beliefs and practices.

Nirgranthas, you have done bad deeds before. Exhaust them through sharp painful austerities. And restraining your body, speech and mind right here and now, you would not be committing further karma. Thus, by the destruction of old karma through asceticism and by doing no fresh karma, there will be no more flow of karma through its being destroyed. With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering; with the destruction of suffering there is the destruction of feeling; with the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.

Cūla Dukkha-k,khandha Sutta

‘Whatever this person feels—whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral—all that is caused by past action.

Thus, by eliminating past action by asceticism, and by doing no new action, there

will be no further flood of karma.

Without further flood of karma, there is the destruction of karma.

With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering.

With the destruction of suffering, there is the destruction of feeling.

With the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.’

Deva,daha Sutta - it is best you read the whole sutta as it is about self-mortification and too long to quote in full

during his 6 years of searching he practiced extreme ...

With regard to other references about Buddha's path to enlightenment and also self mortification see:

I'm just curious as to its roots and the thought behind it.

Self mortification is done with the intention that it will end the past store of bad Kamma through experiencing all negative karmic results through mortification. When all the past Karma is exhausted, it is expected that you reach enlightenment, i.e., you do not experience any more pain. This is the reasoning behind the Bodhisattva's mortification practice including breathless mediation, which was also based on widely held contemporary beliefs and practices.

Nirgranthas, you have done bad deeds before. Exhaust them through sharp painful austerities. And restraining your body, speech and mind right here and now, you would not be committing further karma. Thus, by the destruction of old karma through asceticism and by doing no fresh karma, there will be no more flow of karma through its being destroyed. With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering; with the destruction of suffering there is the destruction of feeling; with the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.

Cūla Dukkha-k,khandha Sutta

‘Whatever this person feels—whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral—all that is caused by past action.

Thus, by eliminating past action by asceticism, and by doing no new action, there

will be no further flood of karma.

Without further flood of karma, there is the destruction of karma.

With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering.

With the destruction of suffering, there is the destruction of feeling.

With the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.’

Deva,daha Sutta - it is best you read the whole sutta as it is about self-mortification and too long to quote in full

during his 6 years of searching he practiced extreme ...

With regard to other references about Buddha's path to enlightenment and also self mortification see:

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I'm just curious as to its roots and the thought behind it.

Self mortification is done with the intention that it will end the past store of bad Kamma through experiencing all negative karmic results through mortification. When all the past Karma is exhausted, it is expected that you reach enlightenment, i.e., you do not experience any more pain. This is the reasoning behind the Bodhisattva's mortification practice including breathless mediation, which was also based on widely held contemporary beliefs and practices.

Nirgranthas, you have done bad deeds before. Exhaust them through sharp painful austerities. And restraining your body, speech and mind right here and now, you would not be committing further karma. Thus, by the destruction of old karma through asceticism and by doing no fresh karma, there will be no more flow of karma through its being destroyed. With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering; with the destruction of suffering there is the destruction of feeling; with the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.

Cūla Dukkha-k,khandha Sutta

‘Whatever this person feels—whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral—all that is caused by past action.

Thus, by eliminating past action by asceticism, and by doing no new action, there

will be no further flood of karma.

Without further flood of karma, there is the destruction of karma.

With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering.

With the destruction of suffering, there is the destruction of feeling.

With the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.’

Deva,daha Sutta - it is best you read the whole sutta as it is about self-mortification and too long to quote in full

during his 6 years of searching he practiced extreme ...

With regard to other references about Buddha's path to enlightenment and also self mortification see:

I'm just curious as to its roots and the thought behind it.

Self mortification is done with the intention that it will end the past store of bad Kamma through experiencing all negative karmic results through mortification. When all the past Karma is exhausted, it is expected that you reach enlightenment, i.e., you do not experience any more pain. This is the reasoning behind the Bodhisattva's mortification practice including breathless mediation.

Nirgranthas, you have done bad deeds before. Exhaust them through sharp painful austerities. And restraining your body, speech and mind right here and now, you would not be committing further karma. Thus, by the destruction of old karma through asceticism and by doing no fresh karma, there will be no more flow of karma through its being destroyed. With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering; with the destruction of suffering there is the destruction of feeling; with the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.

Cūla Dukkha-k,khandha Sutta

‘Whatever this person feels—whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral—all that is caused by past action.

Thus, by eliminating past action by asceticism, and by doing no new action, there

will be no further flood of karma.

Without further flood of karma, there is the destruction of karma.

With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering.

With the destruction of suffering, there is the destruction of feeling.

With the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.’

Deva,daha Sutta - it is best you read the whole sutta as it is about self-mortification and too long to quote in full

during his 6 years of searching he practiced extreme ...

With regard to other references about Buddha's path to enlightenment and also self mortification see:

I'm just curious as to its roots and the thought behind it.

Self mortification is done with the intention that it will end the past store of bad Kamma through experiencing all negative karmic results through mortification. When all the past Karma is exhausted, it is expected that you reach enlightenment, i.e., you do not experience any more pain. This is the reasoning behind the Bodhisattva's mortification practice including breathless mediation, which was also based on widely held contemporary beliefs and practices.

Nirgranthas, you have done bad deeds before. Exhaust them through sharp painful austerities. And restraining your body, speech and mind right here and now, you would not be committing further karma. Thus, by the destruction of old karma through asceticism and by doing no fresh karma, there will be no more flow of karma through its being destroyed. With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering; with the destruction of suffering there is the destruction of feeling; with the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.

Cūla Dukkha-k,khandha Sutta

‘Whatever this person feels—whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral—all that is caused by past action.

Thus, by eliminating past action by asceticism, and by doing no new action, there

will be no further flood of karma.

Without further flood of karma, there is the destruction of karma.

With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering.

With the destruction of suffering, there is the destruction of feeling.

With the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.’

Deva,daha Sutta - it is best you read the whole sutta as it is about self-mortification and too long to quote in full

during his 6 years of searching he practiced extreme ...

With regard to other references about Buddha's path to enlightenment and also self mortification see:

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I'm just curious as to its roots and the thought behind it.

Self mortification is done with the intention that it will end the past store of bad Kamma through experiencing all negative karmic results through mortification. When all the past Karma is exhausted, it is expected that you reach enlightenment, i.e., you do not experience any more pain. This is the reasoning behind the Bodhisattva's mortification practice including breathless mediation.

Nirgranthas, you have done bad deeds before. Exhaust them through sharp painful austerities. And restraining your body, speech and mind right here and now, you would not be committing further karma. Thus, by the destruction of old karma through asceticism and by doing no fresh karma, there will be no more flow of karma through its being destroyed. With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering; with the destruction of suffering there is the destruction of feeling; with the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.

Cūla Dukkha-k,khandha Sutta

‘Whatever this person feels—whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral—all that is caused by past action.

Thus, by eliminating past action by asceticism, and by doing no new action, there

will be no further flood of karma.

Without further flood of karma, there is the destruction of karma.

With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering.

With the destruction of suffering, there is the destruction of feeling.

With the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.’

Deva,daha Sutta - it is best you read the whole sutta as it is about self-mortification and too long to quote in full

Alsoduring his 6 years of searching he practiced extreme ...

With regard to other references about Buddha's path to enlightenment and also self mortification see:

Self mortification is done with the intention that it will end the past store of bad Kamma through experiencing all negative karmic results through mortification. When all the past Karma is exhausted, it is expected that you reach enlightenment, i.e., you do not experience any more pain. This is the reasoning behind the Bodhisattva's mortification practice including breathless mediation.

Nirgranthas, you have done bad deeds before. Exhaust them through sharp painful austerities. And restraining your body, speech and mind right here and now, you would not be committing further karma. Thus, by the destruction of old karma through asceticism and by doing no fresh karma, there will be no more flow of karma through its being destroyed. With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering; with the destruction of suffering there is the destruction of feeling; with the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.

Cūla Dukkha-k,khandha Sutta

‘Whatever this person feels—whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral—all that is caused by past action.

Thus, by eliminating past action by asceticism, and by doing no new action, there

will be no further flood of karma.

Without further flood of karma, there is the destruction of karma.

With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering.

With the destruction of suffering, there is the destruction of feeling.

With the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.’

Deva,daha Sutta - it is best you read the whole sutta as it is about self-mortification and too long to quote in full

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I'm just curious as to its roots and the thought behind it.

Self mortification is done with the intention that it will end the past store of bad Kamma through experiencing all negative karmic results through mortification. When all the past Karma is exhausted, it is expected that you reach enlightenment, i.e., you do not experience any more pain. This is the reasoning behind the Bodhisattva's mortification practice including breathless mediation.

Nirgranthas, you have done bad deeds before. Exhaust them through sharp painful austerities. And restraining your body, speech and mind right here and now, you would not be committing further karma. Thus, by the destruction of old karma through asceticism and by doing no fresh karma, there will be no more flow of karma through its being destroyed. With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering; with the destruction of suffering there is the destruction of feeling; with the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.

Cūla Dukkha-k,khandha Sutta

‘Whatever this person feels—whether pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral—all that is caused by past action.

Thus, by eliminating past action by asceticism, and by doing no new action, there

will be no further flood of karma.

Without further flood of karma, there is the destruction of karma.

With the destruction of karma, there is the destruction of suffering.

With the destruction of suffering, there is the destruction of feeling.

With the destruction of feeling, all suffering will be exhausted.’

Deva,daha Sutta - it is best you read the whole sutta as it is about self-mortification and too long to quote in full

during his 6 years of searching he practiced extreme ...

With regard to other references about Buddha's path to enlightenment and also self mortification see:

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