Friday, November 4, 2011

Pure is Peace...

What are the qualities of Nibbâna?

Nibbāna is:
Total ease, complete calm, absolute freedom, perfect happiness & pure peace…
Absence of any uncertainty, doubt, confusion, any delusion and all ignorance…
Presence of confidence, certainty, understanding all, and direct experience…
Absence of any greed, lust, desire, urge, attraction, hunger, and temptation…
Presence of imperturbable and serene composure in an all stilled equanimity…
Absence of all hate, anger, aversion, hostility, irritation, & stubborn rigidity…
Presence of universal goodwill: An infinite & all-embracing friendly kindness…
Nibbāna is not a place, not an idea, not a fantasy deception, not a conceit,
a conception, not a cause, not an effect, not finite, not definable,
not formed, not begun, not ending, not changing, not temporal, but lasting…
Nibbāna is unborn, unbecome, unmade, uncreated, uncaused, unconditioned,
unconstructed, yet ultimately real…
Nibbāna is void of eye, visible objects & visual consciousness, void of ear,
sounds & auditory consciousness, void of nose, smells & smell consciousness,
void of tongue, tastes & gustatory consciousness, void of body, touch & tactile
consciousness and void of mind, thoughts and mental consciousness…
Pure Peace @ Rest …

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Hard it is to see the unconstructed, the undistorted! This independent state
not easily realized. Craving is all cut for the One, who knows, since he sees,
there is nothing to cling to ... !!! Udana – Inspiration: VIII - 2

In any dependence there is bound to be instability. In free independence there
be any instability. When there is no liable instability, no feeble wavering,
is a quiet calm, stillness, serenity and peace.
When there is such solid tranquillity, then there is no tendency to drift,
attraction, neither any mental push, nor any pull, nor any strain of appeal
or repulsion. When there is no attraction, no drift, no bending, then there is
movement, no development, and neither any coming, & much less any going.
Neither any starting, nor any ending occurs... When there is neither any coming,
nor any going, then there is neither any ceasing, nor any re-appearance...
There being neither ceasing, nor reappearing, then there is neither any here,
, beyond, nor in between... This – just this – is the End of Suffering.
Udana – Inspiration: VIII - 4

Having understood this unconstructed state, released in mind, with the chain
becoming eliminated, they attain to the sublime essence of all states.
Delighting in the calmed end of craving, those steady Noble Ones have left all
& becoming behind. Itivuttaka: Thus spoken 38

Nibbana is The Highest Bliss!

One, who so knows, sees that there is nothing to cling to ...

More on this uncreated state - Nibbāna (Sanskrit = Nirvana):

Pure is Peace...

Have a nice & noble day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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