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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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The best things in life aren't things.


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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

Postby cooran » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:26 pm

Hello all,

These writings by respected Bhikkhus may be of assistance:

Is Nibbana mere annihilation ? - by Bhikkhu Bodhi
http://www.beyondthenet.net/dhamma/nibbanaAnni.htm

State of an Arahant after passing away – by Bhikkhu Bodhi
http://www.beyondthenet.net/dhamma/nibbanaState.htm

Nibbana by Narada Thera
http://www.buddhanet.net/nutshell10.htm

What is Nibbana by Mahasi Sayadaw
http://www.thisismyanmar.com/nibbana/nibbana5.htm

Nibbana Sermons by Bhikkhu K. Ñänananda
http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... mon_18.htm

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

Postby Prasadachitta » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:58 pm

"Where do earth and water,
Fire and wind no footing find,
Where is it that long and short,
Fine and coarse, pleasant, unpleasant,
As well as name-and-form,
Are held in check in a way complete?"

"Consciousness, which is non-manifestative,
Endless, lustrous on all sides,
Here it is that earth and water,
Fire and air no footing find,
Here it is that long and short,
Fine and coarse, pleasant, unpleasant,
And name-and-form,
Are cut off without exception,
When consciousness has surceased,
These are held in check herein."


DN 11
Kevatta Sutta
as Quoted in the Nibbana Sermons by Bhikku Nanananda





"Where do water, earth, fire, & wind have no footing? Where are long & short, coarse & fine, fair & foul, name & form brought to an end?

And the answer to that is:
Consciousness without feature,[ without end, luminous all around: Here water, earth, fire, & wind have no footing. Here long & short coarse & fine fair & foul name & form are all brought to an end. With the cessation of [the activity of] consciousness each is here brought to an end.'"

DN 11

Kevatta Sutta

translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
"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 vs. annihilation?

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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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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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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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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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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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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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

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Re: Nibbana vs. annihilation?

Postby Prasadachitta » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:30 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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