rightviewftw wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:42 am
I've no idea what you are talking about but i edited it a bit.
The term 'nama-rupa' comes from Brahmanism, before the Buddha. It literally means 'naming-forms'. Buddha seemed to hijack the term & redefine it as: 'feeling, perception, intention, contact, attention and form composed of earth, wind, fire & water'
. Therefore, in consciousness with feature, it is possible for 'naming-forms' to cease but not possible for 'feeling, perception, intention, contact, attention and form composed of earth, wind, fire & water'
to cease. This might be why the Buddha said the four elements do not cease without remainder but only have no footing.
Sariputta entered & remained in the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness. Whatever qualities there are in the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness — the perception of the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, singleness of mind, contact, feeling, perception, intention, consciousness, desire, decision, persistence, mindfulness, equanimity, & attention — he ferreted them out one after another.
rightviewftw wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:17 pm
I have heard that on one occasion Ven. Sariputta was staying near Rajagaha in the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrels' Feeding Sanctuary. There he said to the monks, "This Unbinding is pleasant, friends. This Unbinding is pleasant."
When this was said, Ven. Udayin said to Ven. Sariputta, "But what is the pleasure here, my friend, where there is nothing felt?"
"Just that is the pleasure here, my friend: where there is nothing felt.
Questionable translation, requiring examination.
Here a bhikkhu is an arahant, one whose taints are destroyed, the holy life fulfilled, who has done what had to be done, laid down the burden, attained the goal, destroyed the fetters of being, completely released through final knowledge. However, his five sense faculties remain unimpaired, by which he still experiences what is agreeable and disagreeable and feels pleasure and pain. It is the extinction of attachment, hate, and delusion in him that is called the Nibbana-element...