What do you mean?sentinel wrote: ↑Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:05 pmIs there a state called nibbana , if not how does nibbana became an object of awareness ? Isn't that contradicting .pegembara wrote: ↑Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Consciousness is released from clinging and at that time becomes aware of the deathless/unconditioned or takes nibbana as an object. It experiences nibbana.
There is that dimension, monks, where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind; neither dimension of the infinitude of space, nor dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, nor dimension of nothingness, nor dimension of neither perception nor non-perception; neither this world, nor the next world, nor sun, nor moon. And there, I say, there is neither coming, nor going, nor staying; neither passing away nor arising: unestablished, unevolving, without support [mental object]. This, just this, is the end of stress.
States of fear, joy etc are objects/dhamma.
Nibbana is also an object.
You are always aware of something(object) even if that object is nothingness/voidness etc.
There is, monks, an unborn — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated. If there were not that unborn — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated, there would not be the case that escape from the born — become — made — fabricated would be discerned. But precisely because there is an unborn — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated, escape from the born — become — made — fabricated is discerned