Impossible. You cannot stop contact, even if you were to put all your senses on hold, including your mind, your mind still functions. Even if you were to "freeze" your mind, all that happens is that you extend the period of a single mind moment, there will be a subsequent moment of mind. It is minds nature to dance and move. Dealing with ignorance is the ONLY way to stop the cycle.spot dawa wrote:I have heard one venerable person describe the point to break this cycle in a given lifetime is at the point of "contact." This stops feeling, stops craving, stops clinging, stops birth and death.
No it is not. Contact is when a sense organ, the conditions for sensation (light, for example, when we are talking about the eye) and a sense object come together. One can still have contact with a sense object but not fall into the trap of aversion-attachment if they have overcome ignorance. You are not talking about (phassa) contact , you are talking about (tanha) craving and (upadana) clinging.spot dawa wrote:...and that is what is meant by cessation of contact.
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