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Re: Nibbana

Postby Prasadachitta » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:05 pm

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: Nibbana

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Last edited by Dhammanando on Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Made clear the distinction between writer's words and quoted content.

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Re: Nibbana

Postby rowyourboat » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:24 pm

'sabba sankhara samatha' - the tranquilization of formations, another name for nibbana, does not refer to any tranuqilization known in samatha, or 'tranquility' meditation. The term formations or 'sankhara' is a very broad term- here it refers to everything which arises and passes away. Therefore the tranquilization of everything which arises and passes away is nibbana- as Ven dhammanando's sutta quote brilliantly refers to.
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Re: Nibbana

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Re: Nibbana

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:07 pm

Greetings Element,

So "cotton wool nibbana" isn't nibbana then?

:shrug:

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Re: Nibbana

Postby Prasadachitta » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:27 am

What is going on above?

Dhammanando?

Was there something wrong with my post?

Did you mistakenly write your reply inside my post. :shrug:


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Re: Nibbana

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:36 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Nibbana

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Postby Prasadachitta » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:54 am

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: Nibbana

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:13 am

Greetings,

Yes, and I'd also like to know whether that supposedly applies to arahants too.

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Re: Nibbana

Postby Prasadachitta » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:19 am

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: Nibbana

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:28 am

Greetings Gabriel,

That is how I understand it too... so I would value any clarification that venerable Dhammanando can provide.

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Nibbana

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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