Is Nibbana cessation of being?

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Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:52 am

arahant is not reborn, objectively stated. it has been called extinction
"Just as the ocean has a single taste — that of salt — in the same way, this Dhamma-Vinaya has a single taste: that of release."
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Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

Post by auto » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:08 am

Dead matter is made organic by not moving but at the same time wanting to move(plants rooted to the ground can't move, sunlight or warmth or any other trigger triggers life desire to move)
Nibbana is when you satisfy that urge to move. That for plants is to grow fruits and see generation.

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Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

Post by Dinsdale » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:25 am

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:51 am
being is defined in suttas by craving, delight
Bhava ( existence or becoming in the three realms ) arises in dependence upon upādāna ( clinging ), which in turn arises in dependence upon tanha ( craving ).

Cessation of tanha ( craving ) does not necessarily mean the simultaneous cessation of bhava ( existence or becoming ).
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Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

Post by cappuccino » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:37 pm

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:51 am
only suffering arises and only suffering passes away
this is true, but not the whole truth

cessation of existence is true, but not the whole truth

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