Nibbana, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
This short essay sketches the use of fire imagery in early Buddhism to describe Nibbana, the goal of Buddhist practice.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... bbana.html
Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon
Several months after his Awakening, the Buddha delivers this sermon to an audience of 1,000 fire-worshipping ascetics. The Buddha uses the metaphor of fire to illustrate the nature of clinging. Upon hearing the sermon, the entire audience attains full Awakening.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
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